Thumpy this morning . . .
The Guardian [UK] – Iceland aviation on red alert again after more volcanic activity
No ash detected, but authorities raise warning to the highest level and close airspace to 18,000 feet
The event was described as being not highly explosive — and thus not producing much of the fine ash that can affect aircraft engines.
At 1:37 a.m. there was fluid movement at Lake FUBAR. It shows on LA12‘s monitor.
We are watching the storm in the gulf. NOAA:
Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a weak low pressure area located over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico has increased during the past few hours. Some additional development is possible before the system moves inland over southern Texas and northern Mexico on Thursday.
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Aug. 23 – Geologists’ convention to draw 1,000 to Cajundome [Lafayette]
“Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in several one-day courses on topics ranging from reservoir fluid analysis, to advanced techniques for interpreting seismic data. There will also be field trips to locales including the Wax Lake Delta and the recently formed and expanding sinkhole at Bayou Corne, as well as a chance to see how Lafayette’s population growth is impacting policies related to local land and water use. Short courses and field trips will take place the weekend before the convention, and all are led by recognized experts from academia and the petroleum and environmental industries.”
TRIP #3: The Use of Louisiana Salt Domes and Associated Geological Difficulties — Exploration, Production, and Storage
St. John Parish – Deadly, brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water system
BoartLongyear, the world’s leading integrated exploration drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider, has been awarded a contract on August 1, 2014 for drilling services at the Magnum NGLs (Natural Gas Liquids) Storage Projectat central Utah’s Western Energy Hub.
Magnumis building the first underground salt cavern NGLs storage facility in the Rocky Mountain region at the site, located 10 miles north of Delta.Development will include the construction of solution-mined storage caverns in a salt domeapproximately 3,000 feet below the natural surface.Initially, thefacility will featuretwo caverns each capable of storing between 1 and 2 million barrels (mmbbl) of natural gas liquids (NGLs) such as propane and butane. . . .
The magma from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano could be moving towards another large volcanic system.
Data recorded by a team from the University of Cambridge suggests that 50 million cubic metres of molten rock has moved in the last 24 hours.
If it continues on a northern trajectory it could feed into the Askja volcanic system, potentially triggering a large eruption. . . .
They seem to be doing some work at Lake FUBAR making the usual machine noises on the helicorders. So wait til quittin’ time to see what is really happening.
Iceland calm down story has evaporated.
Stay tuned ….
Originally posted on Assumption Parish Police Jury:
Assumption OEP is currently investigating reports of a hydrocarbon-like odor in the Pierre Part community. This odor does not seem to be related to the sinkhole (no burp has taken place to produce such an odor). Updates will be provided accordingly regarding this situation.
Oklahoma Has 20 earthquakes in One Day < frack quakes
Strange Sounds asks, “Did you experience rumbling noises and see strange blue light flashes in Mississippi on August 17” ? Reply to them if you did.
NOTE: Lake Peigneur has begun bubbling again. News and photos about it added to the Thurs. post. [Scroll down]
LA12 shows it -
It knocked out electricity in Napa – LA Times report.
Thanks to Walter for the tip - ;)
A half hour later the ANF map shows a 5.4 quake at the top of Canada in the NW Territory.
At 68.2358 N, -99.4608 W. But the USGS doesn’t have it.
Scientists have discovered methane gas bubbling from the seafloor in an unexpected place: off the East Coast of the United States where the continental shelf meets the deeper Atlantic Ocean.
The methane is emanating from at least 570 locations, called seeps, from near Cape Hatteras, N.C., to the Georges Bank southeast of Nantucket, Mass. . . .
Video footage has emerged of a kilometre-long crack thought to have been triggered by an underground stream in northwest Mexico. The eight-metre (26ft) deep trench opened up last week and severed Highway 26 between Hermosillo and the coast. Captured by Hermosillo Desde El Cielo, the footage was shot by a drone flying along the length of the trench, which is up to five metres (16ft) across. Farm workers and vehicles have been forced to go around the area due to the unstable ground. Another crack was reported to have opened near Highway 4 in the same area. Geological investigations are under way into the cause of the crack, according to El Imparcial newspaper. The civil protection unit said the fissure could have been triggered by an earthquake last Sunday. The newspaper added that an investigation found that farmers in the area had built up a levee to contain rainwater which had begun to leak, causing an underground stream which undermined the earth above it until it collapsed.
LINK – http://youtu.be/G8rNUASnO1E
Also on Strange Sounds – Indiana Sand Dune: More Mysterious Holes In Mount Baldy Sand Dune Discovered
(Note - in prehistoric times the Great Lakes area was a sea and after receding left lots of sand around Indiana and Mich.)