12/7/2013 — Oklahoma 4.5M Fracking Earthquake — One injection well surrounded by several quakes

Video explanation here:

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A 4.5 magnitude earthquake has struck at the Central Oklahoma fracking earthquake swarm site.

If you’ve been following the Oklahoma fracking earthquake situation along with me, you saw this coming MILES away, and days beforehand.

oklahoma fracking earthquake 4.5M dec 7 2013

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ldeh#summary

Event Time

  1. 2013-12-07 18:10:24 UTC
  2. 2013-12-07 12:10:24 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-12-07 12:10:24 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

35.632°N 97.344°W depth=9.2km (5.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 8km (5mi) NW of Jones, Oklahoma
  2. 12km (7mi) E of Edmond, Oklahoma
  3. 16km (10mi) NNW of Choctaw, Oklahoma
  4. 20km (12mi) NNE of Midwest City, Oklahoma
  5. 23km (14mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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How could anyone know this was coming in the near term?

Here are my past posts regarding fracking earthquakes across the US.   My past few posts in December, specifically stating to watch for larger movement near the 5.0M level in Oklahoma.

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How do we know its “fracking” leading to the Earthquake activity? If the satellite picture proof isn’t enough for you, at this point, it would be best to hear it from the USGS directly:

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/11182013-usgs-acknowledges-the-oklahoma-fracking-earthquake-swarm-colorado-and-texas-moving-again/

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3710

Earthquake Swarm Continues in Central Oklahoma
Released: 10/22/2013 1:07:59 PM

“Since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have rattled Central Oklahoma, marking a significant rise in the frequency of these seismic events.  

The U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey are conducting collaborative research quantifying the changes in earthquake rate in the Oklahoma City region, assessing the implications of this swarm for large-earthquake hazard, and evaluating possible links between these earthquakes and wastewater disposal related to oil and gas production activities in the region. 

Studies show one to three magnitude 3.0 earthquakes or larger occurred yearly from 1975 to 2008, while the average grew to around 40 earthquakes per year from 2009 to mid-2013. 

“We’ve statistically analyzed the recent earthquake rate changes and found that they do not seem to be due to typical, random fluctuations in natural seismicity rates,” said Bill Leith, USGS seismologist. “These results suggest that significant changes in both the background rate of events and earthquake triggering properties needed to have occurred in order to explain the increases in seismicity. This is in contrast to what is typically observed when modeling natural earthquake swarms.” 

The analysis suggests that a contributing factor to the increase in earthquakes triggers may be from activities such as wastewater disposal–a phenomenon known as injection-induced seismicity. The OGS has examined the behavior of the seismicity through the state assessing the optimal fault orientations and stresses within the region of increased seismicity, particularly the unique behavior of the Jones swarm just east of Oklahoma City. The USGS and OGS are now focusing on determining whether evidence exists for such triggering, which is widely viewed as being demonstrated in recent years in Arkansas, Ohio and Colorado.

This “swarm” includes the largest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma, a magnitude 5.6 that occurred near Prague Nov. 5, 2011.  It damaged a number of homes as well as the historic Benedictine Hall at St. Gregory’s University, in Shawnee, Okla.  Almost 60 years earlier in1952, a comparable magnitude 5.5, struck El Reno and Oklahoma City. More recently, earthquakes of magnitude 4.4 and 4.2 hit east of Oklahoma City on April 16, 2013, causing objects to fall off shelves.

Following the earthquakes that occurred near Prague in 2011, the agencies issued a joint statement, focusing on the Prague event and ongoing seismic monitoring in the region.  Since then, the USGS and OGS have continued monitoring and reporting earthquakes, and have also made progress evaluating the significance of the swarm.”

12/03/2013 — Texas 3.4M Fracking Earthquake — fracking RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS

Seismic unrest again showing in Texas.  Again, at the fracking operations in the NE portion of the state.

Today, December 3, 2013 — a 3.4M earthquake struck near Reno, TX.  The center south of the craton (plate) edge, which is currently under stresses coming from the WEST.

This was expected.  Read about the expectations for frack / injection well earthquakes in this article I put out yesterday.  We were expecting Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas to show moderate movement following the 5.5M off the coast of Oregon 2 days ago.

The current 3.4M earthquake occurred in a residential area, which also is peppered with frac / injection wells across the entire region.

click to view full size:

texas fracking earthquake december 3 2013

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000lac6#summary

Event Time

  1. 2013-12-03 15:44:32 UTC
  2. 2013-12-03 09:44:32 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-12-03 09:44:32 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

32.939°N 97.555°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 2km (1mi) ESE of Reno, Texas
  2. 4km (2mi) N of Azle, Texas
  3. 19km (12mi) WNW of Saginaw, Texas
  4. 21km (13mi) NNW of White Settlement, Texas
  5. 280km (174mi) S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Here are all my past posts on the topic of Frac / injection / induced seismicity :

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/?s=frack&submit=Search

12/2/2013 — Double Fracking Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Just as expected, Oklahoma began showing signs of unrest again, via multiple earthquakes at Frack / Injection wells.

This comes on the heels of yesterdays activity on the Western edge of the craton, off the shores of Oregon..

oregon 5.5m dec 1 2013

Expected you might ask? Yes. Expected.

I issued this post yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=646332708752490&set=a.363126717073092.106418.296574443728320&type=1

Past 24 hours of noteworthy earthquake activity… 5.5M off the West Coast (coast of Oregon) — in the fresh lava fields , where the USGS announced new small fissures which are producing large volumes of lava across the sea floor (burying USGS sensors). A sign to expect movement along the craton edge (again).. meaning OK, TX, AR.. possibly CO/NM border, and Yellowstone again as well.

Any time Oregon shows, we see follow up along the edge of the plate.”

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Move forward 24 hours, and just as I warned, Oklahoma showing multiple events at the fracking operations.

2.9M Earthquake:

oklahoma 2.9 fracking december 2 2013

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000l92n#summary

Event Time

  1. 2013-12-02 07:10:54 UTC
  2. 2013-12-02 01:10:54 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-12-02 01:10:54 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

35.614°N 97.373°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) NW of Jones, Oklahoma
  2. 10km (6mi) ESE of Edmond, Oklahoma
  3. 16km (10mi) NW of Choctaw, Oklahoma
  4. 18km (11mi) N of Midwest City, Oklahoma
  5. 20km (12mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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2.5M Earthquake:

oklahoma 2.5m fracking earthquake dec 2 2013

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000l92p#summary

Event Time

  1. 2013-12-02 07:21:52 UTC
  2. 2013-12-02 01:21:52 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-12-02 01:21:52 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

35.600°N 97.355°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 7km (4mi) WNW of Jones, Oklahoma
  2. 12km (7mi) ESE of Edmond, Oklahoma
  3. 13km (8mi) NW of Choctaw, Oklahoma
  4. 17km (11mi) NNE of Midwest City, Oklahoma
  5. 20km (12mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Here are all my past posts on the topic of fracking / injection well Earthquakes:
http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/?s=frack&submit=Search