Breaking: 6.6 Taiwan Quake – Seismic Activity Continues into Thursday

(CNN) — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern part of Taiwan late Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
USGS shake map – It happened at 7:09 p.m. last night Louisiana time.

  • Media does NOT report on the huge number of massive earthquakes across the Pacific rim this year. Many 6s in a day sometimes and 7s happening TOO OFTEN.
  • More quake LIVE maps at Radioactive Chat found on the ‘Blog Roll’ on the sidebar.

Non-stop since this past weekend . . .

Reader, Stephen Charles sent this uncropped chart for LA17-01 today




Hey! Relax! smile2Texas Brine has everything under control and is mitigating everything.

WWLTV – Work halted at Assumption Sinkhole after containment berm cracks < has VIDEO

By Katie Moore
BAYOU CORNE, La. — Work around the Assumption Parish sinkhole is at a standstill now, after two cracks in the containment berms around it appeared.
Seismic activity has been increasing over the past week, an indication that it may be getting ready to swallow more land. . . .

PHOTOS Show Sinkhole Growth

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Expected to Double in Size – (Not so newsworthy as projection was in Oct. 2 news here )
Respected general declares war — on the abuses of Big Oil

The sinkhole that swallowed a swamp
A 25-acre pit won’t stop growing — and it’s threatening a Louisiana town

In Louisiana, a former Army commander goes to war against Big Oil

With the trial of BP for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster still underway, and with controversy raging over a lawsuit filed against oil companies for eroding Louisiana’s coast, the industry is facing growing scrutiny for its impact on the region.
Among those speaking out in surprisingly strong terms about the need to rein in out-of-control oil companies is a man who might seem an unlikely messenger for environmental justice: retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, a Point Coupee Parish native and Republican since the Reagan administration who gained national fame for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina following the 2005 disaster. He now works to promote disaster preparedness. . . .

The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a graphic on oil companies land grab in Louisiana – “Louisiana Purchased”

Canada – People Who Live Downwind Of Alberta’s Oil And Tar Sands Operations Are Getting Blood Cancer

Florida – Apparent sinkhole swallows small lake



6 thoughts on “Breaking: 6.6 Taiwan Quake – Seismic Activity Continues into Thursday

  1. Alternate way to see Heli readings as the Ceri page is not showing updates on some recorders
    Select YC on the network colum (near bottom)
    The heli you want to look at in the second, then highlight the data day file that is then displayed in the middle of the screen ( today’s is top one 304th day of year) then click the link in the last colum that says
    Webicorder of selected time series data to see results
    Data is laid out differently to the Ceri page so takes a bit of getting used to but the displays are RAW and peaks are unclipped.

    • and …
      you can see alt. view at Quake Watch ….
      What I don’t get is how Texas Brine describes this week’s quakes as micro-quakes when they appear to be leaping off the charts.

      • Agree totally here is the non cllipped image from LA17 for yesterday

        Some of those spikes cover more Than 12 hours peak to peak,
        I don’t think anybody could call them micro

  2. Just out of interest I looked up the definition of micro earthquake in the Collins English dictionary



    (geology) a mild earth tremor that is usually of a value between 0 and 3 on the Richter scale

    So no need to worry then eh :=O

  3. quote from “The Sinkhole that Swallowed a Swamp” (sent in, not my find) —
    referring to the famous tree-sinking video –
    “The video was posted everywhere from CBS to Gawker, and now has 6.7 million views. Reporters from CNN, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times headed to Bayou Corne, the unincorporated fishing town next to the sinkhole. ”
    6.7 MILLION!

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