4/20/2014 — Yellowstone / Jackson WY Landslide — URANIUM Mine , Copper Mine + Fracking earthquakes

April 20, 2014

So far, we’ve seen a  day of interesting earthquakes, and geologic events.

The most dramatic movement of the weekend is shown via multiple pictures of a large hillside giving way in Jackson, Wyoming (the first major town just South of Yellowstone national park).

jackson wyoming

 

What is being reported as an “abrupt lurch” causes a large crack to appear in a hillside.  The large movement split a house in half, and moved roads / parking lots below.

jackson wyoming movement april 19 2014s

http://abcnews.go.com/US/abrupt-lurch-wyoming-landslide-splits-house/story?id=23393052

“A rapid and sudden shift in a slow-moving landslide in Jackson, Wyo., has residents rattled and experts looking for answers.

The down-falling movement Friday created a fracture several feet deep in the ground beneath a house in the northwest Wyoming town in, causing it to split in two.

Workers who had been striving to stabilize the 100-feet-high hillside since early April, when town officials first noticed movement, were forced to suspend their efforts. Several other homes and businesses were also threatened by the abrupt land movement.”

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Today (April 20th) was ANOTHER “surface” earthquake in Nevada…  in the same region as the previous multiple 3.0M+ events, and the same general area as the dormant volcanoes (Lunar Crater Complex).

The newest earthquake occurring due North of the previous surface events, this current 3.2M struck close to a long abandoned URANIUM mine.

abandoned uranium mine earthquakes april 20 2014


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nn00444241#summary

 

 

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Also, another earthquake struck due East of Nevada, near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Measuring 3.2M , at a depth of 4.2 miles — this event happened very close to the largest Copper mine in the world.  The Kennecot Copper mines just South of Salt Lake.

kennecot mines

kennecot copper mines earthquake april 20 2014

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uu60065467#summary

This earthquake cannot be related to the strip mine , unless they have a hidden record breaking depth shaft dug out that we don’t know about !

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The midwest US then saw two back to back 4.0M + 3.7M earthquakes strike the Central Oklahoma fracking operation .

These two earthquakes happening within a few hundred feet of each other (AGAIN .. sigh…).

The earthquake epicenters just 750 feet away from the nearest well head.

4.0m fracking earthquake april 20 2014

4.0M event:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ps3d#summary

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3.7M event:

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ps4d

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Finally, on a more coincidental note, we saw an earthquake strike the Easter Island region .. on Easter day.

It is fairly rare to see sizable earthquakes in the Easter Island region, one every few months, to few years……. while not unheard of, it is a ‘coincidence’ worth making note of.   Two 5.0M+ events in the past few days.

5.4 easter island april 20 2014

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000prru#summary

 

4/18/2014 — 7.3M earthquake strikes Mexico — Area warned 3 days prior

Video update here:

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Another large earthquake has struck the Pacific ring of fire.  Again, a greater than 7.0M event — this time in Mexico a 7.3M earthquake has struck .

 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000pq41#summary

7.3 mexico april 18 2014

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Event Time

  1. 2014-04-18 14:27:26 UTC
  2. 2014-04-18 09:27:26 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-18 09:27:26 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

17.552°N 100.816°W depth=24.0km (14.9mi)

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I named out Mexico specifically as an area to watch in my most recent earthquake forecast on April 15, 2014:

 

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Multiple earthquake monitoring links here:

http://liveweatherfeeds.wordpress.com

4/18/2014 — California Fracking Operation erupts large plumes — seen on RADAR

This is becoming a disturbing occurrence to see happen over such a large area.

First the Midwest fracking operations sent off similar plumes earlier yesterday, then surface earthquakes at a volcano in Nevada, followed by a surface earthquake at a fracking operation in Illinois, finally followed up with an earthquake at a fracking operation in Texas.

Now this fracking operation in North Central California gives off several large blasts of steam / gas.

Not to be confused with a “fire”, forest control burn, or a farmers field burn in the spring — this location (as all the others have been) is verified as a fracking / injection  well operation.

california fracking plumes final

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The RADAR hydrometer classification marks this as water vapor and Ice Crystals mixed together !

Keep in mind its a partly cloudy night in the area.

Whatever the wells are erupting, its vaporizing and rising in a fairly dense series of “clouds”.

codnexlab.NEXRAD.BBX.HHC.20140418.933.200ani

 

The 1-hour NEXRAD RADAR storm total tells the tale of the gaseous release.  Steam?  Like a man made geyser, only much larger?

codnexlab.NEXRAD.BBX.OHA.20140418.935.200ani

 

Several more shots of the event below using different NEXRAD RADAR filters can be found here (for the next several hours):

http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=TWX-N0S-1-200

codnexlab.NEXRAD.BBX.N0K.20140418.932.200ani

codnexlab.NEXRAD.BBX.N0Q.20140418.907.096ani