Two Earthquakes 1,000 miles apart– RELATED?! — California Volcano + Oklahoma Fracking (6/29/2015)

H/t reader squodgy:

“This might be worth keeping an eye on. If dormant volcanoes are rumbling in sympathy with fracking quakes several states away, it could be linked to the Craton Plate becoming more unhinged.”

6/29/2015 — Two Earthquakes 1,000 miles apart– RELATED?! — California Volcano + Oklahoma Fracking (Dutchsinse, June 29, 2015):

Two earthquakes occurred virtually back to back from one another across 1,000 miles — one in California (at a dormant volcano), and the other in Oklahoma (at a fracking operation).

I believe these events are related.  I will explain more below the graphic.

Above: Two “back to back” earthquakes struck in the United States , both in the M3.0 range (3.2+3.4) occurring approximately 1075 miles apart.


[disclaimer:USGS says small earthquakes are NOT related to each other over large distances, this obviously needs to change, and is an incorrect assumption on their part]


If you look at the above graphic, which shows the earthquakes plotted via USGS coordinates, you will clearly see that both earthquakes almost fall on a direct “line” between one another.

This “line” is 36 North Latitude . To be exact, the locations in question are 36.733°N (California) , and 36.900°N (Oklahoma)



If this was the first time we saw an earthquake at a fracking operation in Oklahoma located along 36N , followed by an earthquake at a dormant volcano in California on 36N… then we might say it was just “chance” or “coincidence”.

However, we saw this same series of events occur before, rather recently!

We saw earthquakes strike these very same locations, same back to back time frame, same general magnitude, same latitude of 36N.  Happened just two weeks ago, on June 14, 2015.


Information on the M3.4 at Ubehebe Craters in California:



Magnitude/uncertainty 3.3 ml± 0.2
Location 36.733°N 117.248°W
Depth/uncertainty 0.3 km± 0.8
Origin Time
Number of Stations 37
Number of Phases 44
Minimum Distance 24.38 km (0.22°)
Travel Time Residual 0.19 sec
Azimuthal Gap 53°
FE Region Central California (40)


Information on the M3.2 in Oklahoma at the fracking operation:


Magnitude/uncertainty 3.2 mb_lg± 0.0
Location/uncertainty 36.900°N 97.821°W± 5.2 km
Depth/uncertainty 4.2 km± 7.6
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 69
Minimum Distance 16.81 km (0.15°)
Travel Time Residual 0.63 sec
Azimuthal Gap 23°
FE Region Oklahoma (499)

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