Large Seismic Ding at 1 A.M. Saturday & Weekend News

SATURDAY

I think the bigger jump on the monitors is on the SE corner of Lake FUBAR next to the incredible amount of butane.

LA21 shows the “Ding” at 1:10 a.m.  The parish blog says they are keeping the Code 2 status.
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Oddity – 1 a.m. seems to be prime time for Lake FUBAR to turn into an underwater disco. Check out previous headlines here with “1 a.m. ” in the title!

8:30 p.m. Sat. eve –  
6.0 quake out in the Atlantic - between Jamaica and Africa <  MAP.
  It showed up as fluid movement at 8:45 p.m. at Lake FUBAR – seen on LA18 helicorder.

UPDATE

The 6.0 figure comes from USGS but RSOE says it was 6.6 plus there were 2 big ones next to it. All late Sat. at 10:28 except the 5.7 was at 8:28.  If they all went off at 28 min. after the hour … were they man-made/oil drilling?

Reports – 6.6, 5.7, 5.6

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Scientists discover why the Appalachian mountain chain bends

If you took a bird’s-eye view of the Appalachian mountain chain, you could pretty much trace a 1,500-mile straight line from Newfoundland to Alabama, notes Nature World News.

Except, that is, for a little squiggle in New York and Pennsylvania. So what on earth could make a mountain chain bend like that? Geologists think they’ve figured out the answer, and it’s not so much “on earth” as “in earth”—namely, an underground volcanic rock about 60 miles by 280 miles in dimension. . . .

Vermilion Parish – Instead of DEQ fines, plant sees tax breaks after explosion

Multi-Chem, a Halliburton-owned business that blends chemicals for oilfield production, including fracking, paid no state environmental fines when its New Iberia plant exploded in 2011.

Instead, the company received an expedited environmental permit to build a new plant in Vermilion Parish without public notice or a public hearing and was granted $1.8 million in state property tax exemptions over a 10-year period to build the new plant. . . .

. . . .  DEQ scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the North Vermilion High School cafeteria, 11609 La. Highway 699, Maurice.

St. Tammany Parish - ‘Fracking’ site could affect Louisiana’s wetlands

SUNDAY

A jump on the helicorders at 12:06 a.m. and at 6:10 a.m. – seen on LA12.

What Happened at Lake FUBAR at 6 A.M. Friday???

Something BIG.  Seismos + fluid movement.

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To get into the spirit of the Code 2 declaration, Crosstex is ADDING a lot more butane to the cavern next to sunken berm corner!

On July 13 it had 498,803 barrels in Well #1.

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jarheads …

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.

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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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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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Weekend News

SATURDAY

Something happened – medium tremor – at Lake FUBAR after 12:15 p.m. – shown on LA17-02

Reader, Harriette reports there was a big fat 4.3 quake (frack-quake) in Oklahoma right then. Mystery solved. Louisiana is in big trouble if Lake FUBAR is going to get shook up over all those big frack-quakes over there!

Something ELSE happened at 6:49 p.m. there – something quite big. Not fluid motion or a far away quake. See the same helicorder - -

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SUNDAY

Almost 20 minutes after midnight something twanged again at Lake FUBAR. A sharp jolt…. shows well on the LA17-01 helicorder. The Gulf of Mexico quake didn’t show up at all (see later post above )

The AdvocatePBS focusing NOVA’s lens on Bayou Corne sinkhole
Film crew visits Bayou Corne site
By David J. Mitchell
The Public Broadcasting Service television series NOVA is focusing its documentary lens on the nearly 2-year-old sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish.
A film crew associated with the venerable, award-winning science program finished up four days of interviews and shooting in Bayou Corne on Friday, said NOVA producer Larry Klein. A one-hour program is set to air in the winter of 2015. . . .

“. . .  Never one to be left out, the sinkhole also had a say in the NOVA shoot. Tremors last week delayed the crew’s attempts to use an aerial drone to shoot over the sinkhole. Klein said things calmed down enough eventually to get the shot. . . “

Stuart Smith – Bayou Corne, natural gas, and the law of unintended consequences

[snip] “. . . .  One of the saddest environmental tragedies to touch the Deep South in recent years has been the small Louisiana community of Bayou Corne, about 70 miles west of New Orleans. Over the last two years, a massive sinkhole, shaking the earth and emitting dangerous amounts of potentially explosive methane, has forced 350 residents to abandon the homes where some had lived their entire lives. The sinkhole was clearly the result of years of extraction at an underground salt dome by the Texas Brine Co., and then structural issues that had been ignored by the firm and by state regulators. But just now are researchers finding out specifics about what actually caused the sinkhole — and the results are troubling:

To find out what might have caused these tremors, scientists analyzed data gathered by a temporary network of seismic stations that the U.S. Geological Survey had set up in the area. The scientists detected 62 tremors — which ranged in magnitude from 1.3 to 1.6 — in the day before the sinkhole was discovered.

Unexpectedly, the scientists found that the tremors originated about 1,540 feet (470 meters) beneath the western edge of the Napoleonville salt dome.

The seismic data suggested that the sinkhole-linked quakes were caused by explosive events similar to volcanic eruptions. While hot magma causes volcanic eruptions, these sinkhole-linked quakes were apparently triggered by high-pressure gushes of either natural gas or water charged with natural gas.

The surges of natural gas that caused the tremors may have weakened the salt cavern and caused its collapse. Alternatively, a collapse of part of the salt cavern may have caused a nearby gas pocket to give off surges of gas, later followed by the complete collapse of the salt cavern.

These findings are striking for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it comes as scientists are also learning more about how the fracking process is intrinsically linked to swarms of earthquakes, many in areas that has seen little seismic activity before the drilling boom. . . . “