New Seafloor Map + Thursday News

BBC – Satellites detect ‘thousands’ of new ocean-bottom mountains < has graphics

“The roughness of the seafloor is important also as it steers currents and promotes mixing – behaviours that are critical to understanding how the oceans transport heat and influence the climate.”

NBC – Global Seafloor Survey Reveals Volcanic Wonderland

You have to pay to see the report. Supplement is on line – has maps and graphics.

>>>>> Explore The World’s Most Detailed Map Of The Seafloor, Released Today

Gulf of Mexico – Look at that big trench going up to Louisiana!

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BOO-HOO! – Ebola outbreak disrupts Exxon’s oil drilling

Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish – Public hearing denied for proposed coal terminal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch … helicorders continue to malfunction and ‘flare up’ with big seismic activity. heli_button


Yellowston Updated

St. Helena Parish – water grab attempt by Comstock Resources:

PUBLIC HEARING

The Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, as administrator of Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers System, is currently considering Scenic River Permit Application numbers 902, 903, 904, 906, and 911 for water withdrawals from the Amite and Tickfaw Rivers associated with well fracturing. In response to a sufficient number of requests for public hearings on these applications received by the Department, and since these withdrawals are similar in nature and close together (within 12 miles of one another), the Department has decided to hold one hearing for all five applications. The hearing is being held to gather comments and information from all interested parties.

The hearing will be held on October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at:

St. Helena Parish Police Jury
17911 Highway 43 N
(Approximately 0.75 miles north of LA Hwy 10 along west shoulder of Hwy 43)
Greensburg, LA 70441

The public is invited to attend and provide comments to the Department. Written comments may be submitted now and will be accepted for a period of 15 days after the hearing. Written comments should be submitted to:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Scenic Rivers Program
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

One response we have seen:

Comstock Resources, Inc. has filed virtually identical Permit Applications to withdraw ONRW water from the scenic Tickfaw into private ponds for use in hydraulic fracking operations along the river. We oppose the issuance of each permit. …

Water withdrawal(s) of 12,600,000 gallons of Outstanding National Resource Waters (ONRW) at each site, contamination of the water with 30 to 40 different chemicals, some of them toxic, and the drilling and production from commercial fracking well(s) along the river and within the watershed of the river will interfere with management and protection of the Scenic River.

Neither application for permits #902 or #903 considers the cumulative detrimental effects of the two proposed water withdrawals, contamination of the water, and of the drilling and production from two hydraulic fracking wells within a mile and within the watershed of the scenic river.

Comstock’s applications do not consider alternatives to withdrawal of water from the Scenic River, including use of surface water and non-potable sub-surface water.

Comstock’s applications do not mention the fact that the Scenic Tickfaw is designated for use by the Legislature for “fish and wildlife propagation”.

Comstock’s applications incorrectly deny the presence of any “protected, rare, endangered or threatened species” (PRETS) in the Scenic Tickfaw. There is no reference to analysis for the presence of PRETS and no discussion of strategies for minimizing or eliminating impacts to PRETS.

Comstock’s applications contain no analysis of the detrimental effects of the proposed water withdrawal and drawdown and the hydraulic fracking and production on the propagation of PRETS or the detrimental effects on the other fish, wildlife, biota, mussels, diatoms in the water column and in river bottom sediments.

Comstock’s applications do not identify the importance of public uses of the Scenic Tickfaw including recreation, swimming, fishing and canoeing.

Comstock’s applications fail to consider the effects on the scenic value and water quality of activities related to the water withdrawals that take place more than 100 feet from the Scenic Tickfaw River. These include drilling of hydraulic fracking well(s) and associated industrial activity including processing, storage and transportation in the proximity and within the watershed of the river.

Comstock’s applications fail to set out how it will employ DWF’s Best Management Practices for the proposed hydraulic fracking wells and associated industrial activities.

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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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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Repost: Louisiana Sinkhole Collapses Into Aquifer: ‘Active Volcanic + Geothermal’

By Susan Duclos

 New reports on the Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole show that it has collapsed into the Aquifer, making this ever expanding sinkhole an issue not just for the residents of Bayou Corne, but for the entire region as polluted water now being flowing through what is normally clean aquifer water.

 
The video below not only shows the activity being seen, but splits the screen with the local meeting held where officials attempt to explain and answer questions from understandably concerned citizens. . . .

http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2014/07/louisiana-sinkhole-collapses-into.html#.U7LChNEg85t

LINK –  http://youtu.be/INIWMzA0FHI

And this face book photo.

Weekend News – Terrible Seismos Sunday – 7.9 quake Alaska

SATURDAY

In spite of setting the helicorders to nearly unreadable micro-settings they still show larger seismic activity at Lake FUBAR.

After 2 a.m. Saturday this big burp at LA19 -

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 SUNDAY     fluid

Very big, sustained fluid movement, shaking after midnight, after 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday morning. Also very visible on LA14 and other helicorders.

LA10-03 :

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UPDATE:

It is grumbling at 11 a.m. too.  heli_button

 Very large quakes went off below Patagonia overnight. 6.9 quake and 5.1  and another 5.1 very nearby at the same time. There was a 6.2 quake off Iwo Jima Japan too. General seismic mayhem worldwide.

Dutchsinse –  Earthquake overview + MULTIPLE seismic monitoring links for you to use (national and international)

UPDATE:

Many more giants quakes worldwide -

Another 6.2 down there below S. America

7.9 quake in Alaska

6.9 quake near New Zealand and 6.2 quake off Tonga. LA10-03 showing all the new big quakes very well on the afternoon chart.

Time zone converter     USGS quake page – LIVE info

Yellowstone  area (Utah) felt it.

NEWS

(June 24) Colorado suspends oil and gas wastewater disposal well after quake

(Reuters) – Disposal of wastewater from oil and gas drilling into a Colorado well was ordered halted this week after seismic activity was detected in the area, state regulators said on Tuesday.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ordered High Sierra Water Services to stop disposing wastewater for 20 days into the well in Weld County after seismologists detected a small 2.6-magnitude temblor on Monday. That came after a 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook the area on May 31. . . .

LINK –  http://youtu.be/FdMJLtnEOUY

[ Note - when they mention a 'sock' they mean a storage bag like a mail pouch ]

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