Rare 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Colorado

Colorado has been struck by a noteworthy M4.0 earthquake at the Trinidad, CO oil + gas pumping (fracking injection) operation.

This is the largest earthquake to strike Colorado in a fairly long time, well over a year.

M4.0 earthquake colorado fracking feb 6 2016

This M4.0 range fracking operation movement was expected to occur this week, (read below for more information).

Clearly this location is part of a much larger gas injection / extraction operation.

colorado fracking M4.0 earthquake february 6 2016

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The earthquake forecast issued 6 days ago SPECIFICALLY called for M4.0 earthquake activity to strike the midwest Colorado + Oklahoma fracking operations this week.

Today (Feb. 6), hours before this earthquake in Colorado, we saw another near M4.0 earthquake strike due East at the Oklahoma fracking operations.

Both the Colorado + Oklahoma earthquakes struck directly below large pumping / fracking operations – this was expected.

oklahoma earthquake fracking feb 6 2016

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We indeed were expecting to see this size of movement occur in the midwest, although “rare” , this activity was forecast to occur.

See the forecast video talking about the expected midwest + Colorado fracking operation earthquakes from January 30, 2016:

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Information on the Colorado and Oklahoma fracking earthquakes from the USGS:

Magnitude/uncertainty 4.0 ml± 0.1
Location/uncertainty 37.080 °N 104.966 °W± 3.1 km
Depth/uncertainty 1.7 km± 7.1
Origin Time 2016-02-06 23:09:10.910 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 29
Minimum Distance 49.76 km (0.45°)
Travel Time Residual 1.09 sec
Azimuthal Gap 64°
FE Region COLORADO (479)
Magnitude/uncertainty 3.8 mb_lg± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 36.810 °N 97.765 °W± 1.1 km
Depth/uncertainty 4.3 km± 6.1
Origin Time 2016-02-06 20:39:09.280 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 64
Minimum Distance 1.56 km (0.01°)
Travel Time Residual 0.36 sec
Azimuthal Gap 30°
FE Region OKLAHOMA (499)

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Original Article:http://dutchsinse.com/2062016-colorado-shaken-up-by-rare-m4-0-fracking-earthquake-forecast-area-hits/

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