4/18/2014 — SURFACE Earthquake Strikes Illinois — Plumes erupting from wells + Volcanic movement showing

An earthquake has struck near the surface in South Central Illinois, at a fracking operation. Depth 0.1km / 0.1miles.

fracking trigger illinois earthquake april 17 2014


Event Time
  1. 2014-04-18 03:02:30 UTC
  2. 2014-04-17 22:02:30 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-17 22:02:30 UTC-05:00 system time
38.037°N 88.747°W depth=0.1km (0.1mi)


Also an earthquake struck near a frack well in Dallas Texas (near a very well hidden frack well)

2.5M texas fracking


fracking texas earthquake april 17 2014a



The series of events began at roughly 3pm Central time, just a few hours before these above listed earthquakes… all of the below events occurred within the same 2-3 hour time frame…

First, a series of plumes kicked off from multiple Oil / Gas wells — happening across multiple states (Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas).

video of the events here:

These Oil / Gas well plumes are NOT to be confused with “control burns” in the forests, or farmers seasonal field burns…… these all erupt off at the same time — only across a few areas.

Most importantly, now with high resolution imagery on Google Earth, each plume location can for sure be traced back to an Oil / Gas well !


craton middle steaming april 17 2014

Several dozen smoke plumes erupt SIMULTANEOUSLY from Oil / Gas wells across Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Indicating MAJOR pressure building on the center of the North American Craton. Each gas/oil well has a release mechanism in case of emergencies. Clearly they are all being triggered at once.


This is not good news.  Major pollution occurring must be reported, as well as a serious geologic event that must be monitored.

We’ve seen these plume events happen before, only during periods of major international geologic unrest.  Previously, in 2011, several plume events occurred at Western dormant volcanoes, and hot springs areas in the Southern United States (MS, AL, GA, LA).

The previous plume events in 2011 were followed by 5.0M events along the edge of the craton, and a 5.9M event in Virginia (which caused damage to the East coast).

This type of plume event happened 6 days ago as well, I personally looked up over two dozen plume locations.  Each location is a pumping / extraction well operation.  You can verify the same by looking up the feed, and triangulating the plume position based upon each county.


Undeniably the plumes are from Oil / Fracking / Injection wells :

oil and gas wells plumes april 11 2014

This happened previously 6 days ago , Kansas and Oklahoma, each plume traced back to a oil / gas well. This previous event was followed by multiple 4.0M earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Now the plumes erupt again, from the same locations as last week.  It is worthy to make note the April 11th plume event happened before we saw the swarm movement occur in the midwest, and Yellowstone.

craton quakes april 11 2014a

Graphic from April 11th going into April 12th showing current earthquake activity after the plume event


At the same time the above occurred ..  today (April 17, 2014 3-4pm Central time) … there were two back to back SURFACE earthquakes at dormant Volcanoes in Nevada.


nevada volcano earthquake


To top it all off, at the same time we saw the plumes erupt in the midwest, and the same time the surface earthquakes occurred in Nevada… approximately 3-4 PM Central time … a seismic event began at Yellowstone National park.


mammoth vault

April 17, 2014 at approximately the same time as the plume event in the Midwest, and the Nevada surface earthquakes at the volcanoes, this began at Mammoth Vault inside Yellowstone National park. It appears these events are related.


After you’ve seen all the above, let me propose a hypothesis.

The simultaneous plumes from wells, surface earthquakes at Volcanoes, and movement at Yellowstone are related.


I explained the process leading to this activity in my Earthquake overview on April 15th (2 days ago):


Also, over the past week, we’ve seen three volcanic plume events on the West Coast of the United States.  Mount Rainier + Mount Adams Washington, and Golden Trout Creek, California.

Mount Rainier, Mount Adams Washington State.  The plume actually caused a “storm” return to be detected on a partly cloudy day :

mt. rainier plume april 14 2014




Golden Trout Creek , California plume event:


mono lake volcanic plume april 11 2014


golden trout peak volcano plume april 12 2014

4/17/2014 — Nevada Volcanoes rumbling — 3.0M event strikes Lunar Crater Volcanic Complex

Back to back surface earthquakes occurred in Nevada — a hundred miles apart — both at dormant volcanic locations.

First, a 3.0M struck near the Lunar Craters volcanic complex.  Occurring at 0km , recorded as a surface earthquake.

nevada volcano earthquake


Event Time
  1. 2014-04-17 23:04:29 UTC
  2. 2014-04-17 16:04:29 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-17 18:04:29 UTC-05:00 system time


38.684°N 115.709°W depth=0.0km (0.0mi)


This surface event literally means a shallow rupture in the crust has occurred,  the earthquake happening actually at, or near the surface.

In this case, the surface is already prone for movement at the Lunar Craters of Nevada — a natural weak spot in the crust.

Lunar Craters volcanic field 2255 m / 7,398 ft
Nevada, USA , 38.25°N / -116.05°W
Last Eruption: approximately 15,000 years ago

craters nevada

View from above of the region (taken via aircraft) shown on Google Earth images


The Lunar Crater volcanic field is a zone of vulcanism covering over 300 km2 at the southern end of the Pancake Range in the Great Basin Desert, Nevada. It contains numerous cinder cones and lava flows, fissures, and, most visibly, the 150 m deep Lunar Crater, a 1050 m wide and nearly circular maar (explosion crater) believed to have formed about 15,000 years ago.
Lunar Crater is one of Nevada’s 6 National Natural Landmarks.


From Wood and Kienle, 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: Cambridge University Press, 354p., p.256-262, Contribution by John C. Dohrenwend (cited on CVO / USGS website):

The Lunar Crater volcanic field, an apparent middle to late Pliocene and Pleistocene continuation of the Reveille Range volcanic field immediately to the southwest, is superposed across the 25-million-year-old Lunar Lake caldera, a crudely circular topographic basin on the crest of the Pancake Range. The field contains approximately 95 late Pliocene and Pleistocene vents and at least 35 associated lava flows contained within a northeast-trending zone, up to 10 kilometers wide and approximately 40 kilometers long, that extends obliquely across the flanks and crest of the range. Vents include cinder cones, elongate fissures, and at least two maars. Lunar Crater, a nearly circular maar, approximately 130 meters deep and 1,050 meters wide, is the most distinctive feature of the field. A second maar, approximately 550 meters wide and 65 meters deep, occurs at the south end of a northeast-trending chain of coalesced cinder cones. Several other northeast-trending alignments of closely spaced and coalesced cinder cones characterize the field. Lava flows range up to 1.9 kilometers wide and 6.1 kilometers long with thicknesses from less than 3 meters to as much as 25 meters. Progressive degradation of the cones and flows is very similar to that displayed by other basaltic volcanic fields in the southwest Basin and Range (including the Cima, Crater Flat, and Coso fields). Many of the flows in the northeast and central parts of the field are veneered with varying thicknesses of air-fall tephra. In other areas, all but the youngest flows are mantled with extensive deposits of aeolian silt and fine sand.

The Lunar Crater volcanic field is in the central Great Basin, approximately 105 kilometers east-northeast of Tonopah, Nevada, and 140 kilometers southwest of Ely, Nevada. U.S. Highway 6 runs through the center of the Lunar Crater field.



The 2nd earthquake which occurred in Nevada was ALSO a surface event.

Occurring at 0km depth, again near dormant volcanoes, however these volcanoes are being MINED FOR GOLD.  The actual earthquake occurring several miles away from the strip mines in this screenshot:

surface earthquakes nevada april 17 2014


Event Time
  1. 2014-04-17 17:07:21 UTC
  2. 2014-04-17 10:07:21 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-17 12:07:21 UTC-05:00 system time
40.834°N 116.344°W depth=0.0km (0.0mi)



Overall, this is a further sign of the obvious unrest occurring along the Western portion of the craton.

See my most recent earthquake overview for an idea of what is going on, why this is occurring:


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