Friday, April 29, 2016
Oklahoma earthquake rates hit ridiculous levels
Ok, I defined Earthquake Season as 3 M3-ish earthquakes a day, and maybe a 4 once a week. Today (Friday) it has hit 5 already and looks to hit 6 by the end. I only round magnitudes to one digit, since the uncertainties are so large. This is a tremendous rate and I can't see being a steady thing for the Season. Most likely it will end with something big and then die down for a while. I find that it boggles the mind to maintain 6 3's a day, which means a 4 every few days.
We had a 3 in Alabama, could be strain projection from OK. We'll know we are getting a good strain pulse from OK when New Madrid kicks up again. I still expect a 'closer' next Season.