Weekend News

SATURDAY

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of U.S.
A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.

Temporary, Ark. has the oddest seismic activity today

4.7 quake (on the Pacific side) at La Libertad, El Salvador < Map

SUNDAY

Something happened at Lake FUBAR before 2 p.m. – shown in LA10-03 helicorder. There was a big quake north of Japan (M6.6) today. SEE ALSO COMMENTS.

In case it affects helicorders -

 

WED. & THURS. NEWS

WEDNESDAY

SF ChronicleAnswers on link between injection wells and quakes

[internet problem seems fixed for now :) ]

THURSDAY

Helicorders grmubling at 5 a.m. – It isn’t workers. July 10 story (we missed) from WAFB - has video. Oh, but they went back to Code 1. Still work doesn’t usually start til about 7 or 8 a.m. at Lake FUBAR.

UPDATE: At 6:49 a.m. CST there was a giant 6.0 quake up in Alaska. It may affect helicorders. At 7:12 LA14 had major fluid movement but not all the helicorders showing that. LA12 had the same starting a few minutes earlier. But LA12 was already grumpy before the Alaska quake.

Real Coastal WarriorsFlesh-eating bacteria in the Gulf, more. BP screwed up all the lifeforms in the Gulf.

The DNR hasn’t put out a subsidence report since January(!). Did they not bother to do one or are they just keeping it secret? And the last bubble site map was from May. It shows lots of sites north of LA70. What’s a “seismic shothole”??

France weighs in on Bayou Corne disasterEnglish translation, original: Quelque chose d’énorme qu’ils ne veulent pas que vous voyez : Update sur le Sinkhole de la Louisiane

Unexplained: Temporary, Ark. helicorders are doing skiing moguls. What the heck??

 

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Crater Found in Russia – Updated

Don’t what this thing is …. Russia:

Giant crater found in Siberia near ‘end of world’  < has video
“Video of the 260-foot-wide hole has caused such a stir in the region that a team of Russian scientists was due to arrive today to try to determine its origins….”

The Watchers -  Gigantic sinkhole opens up in Yamal Peninsula, northern Russia  < has Google Map

NBC- Deep Mystery: Theories Fly Over Giant Black Hole in Siberia < note they link to Lake FUBAR story at the bottom ;)

PHOTOS of what impact craters look like

Siberian crater is just one of many mysterious holes around the world

[snip] . . .  “the most likely cause put forward by scientists so far involves a buildup of an underground gas pocket that ignited. If it was formed through natural means, then that would point to a melting of permafrost or an enormous ice block, possibly caused by the recent warming of the Arctic region. However some suggest that it’s not coincidental that the area hosts one of the richest gas reservoirs in Russia, and possibly there was an ongoing buildup of underground gas until increasing pressure simply caused the ground to blow its top.”

“. . . . More recently at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, about an hour from Chicago, the sand dunes unexpectedly began acting like quicksand, forming holes. Park rangers were alerted last year July to these weird formations when a 6-year-old boy was climbing a dune that suddenly gave way and swallowed him up whole. After three hours of frantic rescue efforts, they managed to extract him from an 11-foot-deep cavern, and he fortunately survived.

Now researchers from Indiana Geological Survey and the local university are drilling core samples and using ground-penetrating radar to probe the dunes and map out their architecture, and have been finding more of these subsurface anomalies in the park. Scientists so far have been at a loss to explain their origins, but have found more of these openings and as a precaution they have kept the area closed to the public.”

“.. an ongoing buildup of underground gas…” Kind of like Bayou Corne?

PravdaGiant sinkhole in Russia’s north puzzles scientists

[ snip]  Russian scientists conducted a primary examination of the giant sinkhole in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. The video of the bizarre hole on YouTube has received more than two million views in several days. As a result of the examination, the scientists concluded that the crater was of natural origin and did not appear either as a result of a manmade impact or the fall of a meteorite, the website of the regional government said.

There was no dangerous radiation detected on the site of the giant sinkhole. The scientists, who arrived to examine the sinkhole on the instructions of the regional governor Dmitry Kobylkin, said that the sinkhole appeared “as a result of a natural phenomenon, the nature of which is impossible to establish yet,” the report said.

“There is no terrestrial impact here, – Marina Leibman, a member of the scientific mission, chief researcher at the Institute of Earth’s Cryosphere said. – A careful examination showed that there was no trace of human presence on the site of the object. Assumptions about a hot meteorite are also groundless, otherwise, there would have been traces of charred rock,” the specialist said.

July 24 – 2nd Crater found in Siberia (!!)

Tech. Issues Here (Notification)

[ this post is temporary ]

There is a technical problem here with the internet provider.

Many connections fail. Others are slow. WordPress is hard to log into due to slow connection and time outs.

So this blog will be updated ASAP, hopefully by Thursday.

No access from here to the helicorders so please comment as you see changes since I cannot do updates at the moment.

Sorry for the absence of news and updates – FC

Fluid Movement at Lake FUBAR

fluid

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?

July14_2014_NewMad

 

4.8M Quake in the Middle of Gulf of Mexico < UPDATED

It is on ANF map -

GOM_eqJuly13

That’s 3:52 a.m. Louisiana time.
Latitude 25.0031
Longitude -90.6526

It is making a zipper up the Gulf from the top of Yucatan to New Madrid Fault Zone:

FaultMAP_toJul13_2014

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Gulf event map

UPDATE, July 14

There is a small quake offshore from Texas in the Gulf!

It is on the ANF map -

TexasEQ_July14

It is south of Galveston, Texas. Here is a map of all the oil rigs offshore near there.

Galveston_offshoreWells

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