Oklahoma was struck by a noteworthy M4.7 earthquake (near M5.0 in size).
Most of my viewers / readers will not be surprised to find out this larger earthquake struck directly at a fracking operation. (see screenshots of the nearest well below, which is part of a huge pumping operation)
The earthquake forecast issued on November 17, 2015 specifically told the region to be prepared for near M5.0 earthquake activity.
Why were we watching for larger earthquake activity to strike Oklahoma this week? Simply summed up, we were watching for near M5.0 activity because a large amount of seismic pressure was transferring across the craton (plate) from other regions to the West.
Oklahoma had a 2 day warning before this event occurred.
See the warning for near M5.0 earthquake activity to strike Oklahoma this week here:
The above video also covers the topic of Oklahoma becoming the MOST seismically active area on the entire planet.
The news on this new “status” of “most active region on Earth” just broke this week (2nd/3rd week of November).
Full information from the USGS:
|Magnitude/uncertainty||4.7 mwr± 0.0|
|Location/uncertainty||36.661°N 98.461°W± 2.0 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||6.2 km± 4.0|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||69|
|Minimum Distance||27.38 km (0.25°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.18 sec|
|FE Region||Oklahoma (499)|