Oklahoma And Texas Earthquakes Getting Stronger

A map of the North American Craton boundary.

The North American Craton boundary – Wilipedia


Earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma are increasing along the ancient Craton Boundary, both in number and in magnitude.

The quakes are a result of mounting Earth movement due to Earth changes, but the concentration of movement in these two states is exacerbated by the oil and gas industry’s fracking procedures.


Oil pumps in the sunset.

Our addiction to oil and gas is creating more future problems.

Our refusal to lessen our dependency on oil and gas has led us to using very eco-unfriendly techniques of “bleeding the Earth” of every drop of oil we can get our hands on.

Fracking does not cause earthquakes, but fracturing the weakest parts of the Earth’s crust certainly exaserbates them. THIS is what is happening in Texas and Oklahoma today.

Human interference is weakening an already fractured crustDon’t blame Nature for your property damage – blame our gluttony and addiction to profits.

The Craton

The Craton boundary is where the ocean (now the Gulf of Mexico) once met the North American shore, and these are areas rich in ancient, fossilized natural resources that we, modern humans, are addicted to. Cratons are found on every continent, and every Craton boundary is rich in minerals.

As modern technology over extracts these “boundary” resources, the crust becomes weaker. This leaves the people in these areas susceptible to earthquake effects. It doesn’t seem like people living in Oklahoma or Texas are expecting any major damage, but what we are NOT considering is the fact that:

  1. the North American plate (crust) is moving;
  2. this movement will eventually affect the US West Coast;
  3. crustal movement will also effect the Mississippi River Valley.

Pay attention to these quakes on the Craton and along the Mississippi Valley because they are the warning signs that the USA will respond to movement at the North American Plate. Increase your awareness so you can prepare for the changes ahead.

Deadly Tornadoes Hit Texas And Kansas

A picture of a perfectly formed tornado from a storm spotter in Kansas, May 2013.

Picture perfect tornado in Kansas May 2103 – youtube

Fatal tornados swept through my neck of the woods in North Texas on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, and they came as a surprise. Big storms were predicted, but the tornado index was low, and standard storm warnings were updating on my NOAA weather radio.

Because large tornadoes caught North Texans by surprise, several people were killed southeast of Ft. Worth, and over 100 were injured when the first tornado whipped through two housing subdivisions in the town of Granbury. Then another twister hit about 40 miles west of Ft. Worth in the town of Millsap, damaging buildings.

Tornadoes In A Blender

A storm spotter photo of Saturday's tornado in Kansas.

Storm spotter photo of Saturday’s tornado in Kansas.

Three days later, warnings were out for the midwest on Saturday, May 18, 2103 when some of the most perfectly-formed tornadoes raced through Kansas. The storm spotters took some incredible pictures of the tornadoes, and this makes it easy to see how a tornado is like an atmospheric “drain” – the water vapor in the upper atmosphere spirals down to the ground with extreme force and spins like a blender when the conditions are just right.

What are the perfect ingredients that make a picture-book tornado?

  • a warm, dry ground surface to the south-southwest
  • a warm, humid air flow from the southeast
  • cold air coming from the north-northwest
  • a torrent Jet Stream overhead that switches on the “blender”

Making History

There is no doubt that today’s climate and extreme weather changes are making history. To date, Des Moines, Iowa has not seen a tornado in over 1-year. It’s coming, though, but not in the traditional fashion like years ago. Climate change brings storm change …

On May 3, 1999, 74 tornadoes were spawned in Kansas and Oklahoma, including a F5 tornado which struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City. The number of tornado outbreaks seems to be decreasing, yet the power of tornadoes today appears stronger and more unpredictable.

Keep Your Eye To The Sky

As today’s weather makes history, keep your eye to the sky and go buy a NOAA weather radio…