News Bits

MONDAY

Helicorders at LA12 and LA17-02 both went wild starting after 2:30 p.m. and continue that way all afternoon. Others calm.

This screenshot from ANF was sent in. It shows a big Gulf of Mexico quake near the south side of the Gulf. USGS didn’t list it.

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Gulf event map

TUESDAY

A big 6.2 quake in Mexico at 9:40 p.m. CST … see if helicorders notice this while they do the jitterbug. The USGS calls the location “Gulf of California”. So it is not on the Gulf side of Mexico.  There are continuing aftershocks there. USGS live list.

WEDNESDAY

USGS – Groundwater-Level Declines Continue to Cause Land Elevation Loss in Houston – Galveston Region

Historical groundwater withdrawals have caused the loss of land-surface elevation, or subsidence, in the Houston-Galveston region. Loss of surface elevation is a concern as it may increase the potential for more intense flooding in the study area according to the latest annual report conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. “

China had a 6.0 quake on their west side just after midnight CST. MAP

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A 2.5 quake at Sidney, Arkansas at 8:09 a.m. CST. MAP

News Bits

Tuesday

Attorney Stuart Smith opines on Texas Brine’s water discharge permit deal – A terrible quick fix for the Louisiana sinkhole

Wednesday

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At 1:34 a.m. something shook up Lake FUBAR … but not all of the helicorders went off. There was a 6.7M quake in Guam at 1:14 a.m. CST.

Temorary, Arkansas showed it too.  LA10-01 and 02 are broken.

LA10-03, LA12 etc. showed it clearly but, oddly, LA17-01 (lower borehole) did not and neither did LA21. LA21 shows a big ding at 3 a.m..

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Thursday

Seismic activity returned around 6:45 a.m.. Some helicorders show ‘fuzz’ and no big dings and others look like this:

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Jumping Jack Flash has an announcement about a book. He is interesting.

Crosstex is moving butane - from their dangerous cavern. Sept. 17 report, Sept. 18 report.

Agency can look at rig owner’s role in oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board’s right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling for BP PLC at its Macondo well, about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast when an explosion killed 11 workers and led to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.

Environmental groups crank up heat on methane mandates

WASHINGTON _ Environmental groups on Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on methane leaking from the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure….

Friday

Strange Sounds – Earthquake Map: Dangerous US Earthquake Hot Spots Beyond California < has video

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Fluid movement at LA12 at 10:14 p.m. with a big spike after about 20 minutes.

Fluid Movement at Lake FUBAR, Iceland Blows

Some grumbles started Tues. night at 11 p.m. and continued today. Small 15 to 20 min. long sloshing is seen on LA12 monitor.

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Afternoon:

O.K. – we GIVE UP! What is this???

LA12Sept3_2014It shows well also in Temporary, Arkansas too. It may be this 2.4 Missouri earthquake. USGS only features 2.5 and above on their list. There are quite a few medium quakes across the United States today.  Napa area aftershocks, Arizona, Idaho etc….

AFTER MIDNIGHT: 1 A.M. fluid movement for about 20 min..

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ICELAND VOLCANO -

There she blows! Incredible photographs capture Bardarbunga spewing lava 30 metres into the air during dramatic eruption

 

Huge Crack Opens in Earth Near Hermosillo – Coast of Mexico

It is 26 feet deep and over 1/2 mile long!

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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.

Giant Crack Appears In Earth In Mexico

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.)

And - Fault Lines in the USA: This Map Shows the Major Earthquake Hazard Areas Within the United States

Wal-Mart Preps for New Madrid Fault Big One

Wal-Mart Preparing For A Major Earthquake On The New Madrid Fault?

By Michael Snyder
Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information. According to a Wal-Mart executive, Wal-Mart “participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line” earlier this summer. And officials at the U.S. Geological Survey have just released a report which indicates that they believe that the New Madrid fault zone has the “potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought“.

Fluid Movement at Lake FUBAR

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Fluid sloshes dramatically at 4 a.m.. It shows well at LA10-03 and here at LA12. Here’s the view from LA17-02 but 17-01 looks more calm so it isn’t sloshing from some outside event or quake. It is local source …
4 a.m. CST is 9 a.m. GMT (USGS time stamp).

The helicorder listed as being from ‘Temorary’ (town name or temp. ??), Arkansas shows complete mush underground. We don’t know what is going on. Is Lake FUBAR affecting the New Madrid fault zone?

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