Friday, December 6, 2013
Oklahoma earthquake M3.0 - somewhat isolated
Like some of the others, this seems far away from most of the action, and the deep geologic structure as I have guessed it. Unlike Texas, I have good faith in the location. To me, it just shows how close is the general stress field to be triggered. I can't imagine the geology required to have an infinite number of M3's without an M4, but I am now going to tempt Fate by issuing a statement of absolute certainty:
We will have M3's forever in Oklahoma and Texas, and never anything bigger. Therefore, there is no cause for concern.*
* I must point out that my wife says I am always wrong when I say something like this, such as "No way it's going to rain!"