Some Seismic Activity Monday

It started a little before 5:30 a.m. – seen here on LA12.

At 9:54 CST there was a huge 6.8  quake off Fiji. It was very deep so maybe it is the shallow ones that shake up the helicorders from far away. It doesn’t show on helicorders at Bayou Corne. Then before noon all the helicorders had an outage for about an hour and a half. Looks like some tech issue.

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Strange Sounds – Loud Boom: Increasing Number Of Mystery Booms Around The World – July 2014

Florida has a giant new sinkhole threatening homes – see comments.

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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Wed. News

Gas-Charged Earthquakes Linked to Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole

Surges of gas-charged fluid may have explosively generated the earthquakes preceding a giant sinkhole in Louisiana, researchers say.

These findings could lead to a better understanding of how pressurized fluids can trigger earthquakes and tremors, scientists added. . . .

     the jig is up

” . . . .  Frequent tremors were reported in the two months before the sinkhole opened. Researchers had suspected the collapse of a plugged-up, abandoned salt cavern underneath the Napoleonville salt dome may have caused these small earthquakes and the sinkhole.

“Mine collapses in Utah have made earthquakes before,” said lead study author Avinash Nayak, a seismologist at the University of California, Berkeley. . .  “

At 8:02 a.m. there was a big ding seen on many helicorders. Doubt it is from work trucks. LA21 shows it.

The officials say they are switching to CODE 2.

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 Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala is waking up today.

Fluid Movement at New-New South Berm

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Wed. night after 10:30 p.m. a long slosh is seen on LA10-03. And LA17-02

 LA12 shows it plus a BIG SLOSH before at 9 p.m. (the start of the event??) … LA11 shows it just slightly. . .and it shows up at  LA18  , LA14,

No slosh at see 17-01, LA-21, LA19  (indicating it is from a local source at Lake FUBAR).    heli_button

No slosh at LA10-01 but a mystery 8 minute outage at 10:22.

You can see on this map the SLOSHING is all next to the new-new south berm:

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CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE

UPDATE – A big long slosh around 3:45 p.m. – shown here on LA10-03  Then after 4 p.m. the sloshing is followed by 3 sharp dings shown at LA21.

NEW MAPS by Keith M.

These are new Bayou Corne maps made using Google Earth.  They have all been added to the MAPS page (left sidebar) to make them easy to find.

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE:

1]  Lake FUBAR

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2] Helicorder locations as of today

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3] Helicorders + butane tanks as of today

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 This map shows the new-new south berm very well.

LINK -  http://youtu.be/YMnuSoULH64

The AdvocateVideo: Water quality advocates ‘Flood Into Baton Rouge’

(June 26) WWLTV – Frustrations continue to rise over Bayou Corne sinkhole

BAYOU CORNE — Frustration continues at the Bayou Corne sinkhole despite assurances from parish officials as well as the company that operated the collapsed underground salt dome cavern.

“Texas Brine indicated to the community that they should be able to remove all gas by the end of the year,” said John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. “I would say that it’s probably their plan, but I don’t believe that can happen”.
[ This story got reprinted by many news outlets :)  ]

2.7 quake at Yellville, Arkansas

Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes

A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma.

Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science. Many of the quakes were much farther away from the wells than expected.

Combined, those wells daily pour more than 5 million gallons of water a mile or two underground into rock formations, the study found. That buildup of fluid creates more pressure that “has to go somewhere,” said study lead author Cornell University seismologist Katie Keranen. . .

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