Thurs. News – Lots of Seismic Fuzz Overnight

Constant seismic activity at Lake FUBAR. See helicorders. . . (except LA11 which seems broken)


9:30 p.m. CST – LA14 has a cough.

We missed this Op-Ed (Jan. 9) – The AdvocateJames Gill: Graves shows why lawsuit is needed

“Garret Graves, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s point man on coastal restoration, makes a compelling case. He should by now have convinced all doubters that the state ought to sue the oil and gas companies that have spent about a century ravaging our wetlands. That wasn’t Graves’ intention and it won’t happen. But put together all his public pronouncements, and that’s where logic leads. Graves and Jindal actually want the companies to go scot-free, leaving you and me to pick up a tab that is bound to run into the billions. That’s why they are in the process of scuttling a suit filed by the New Orleans-area levee board seeking damages for the havoc caused by the canals and pipelines that criss-cross Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing marshes. . . “

About Texas – With a Rise in Manmade Quakes, a Search for More Data

[snip] ” . . . The likely culprit behind the quakes isn’t fracking, but rather a byproduct of it — hundreds of billions of gallons of wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The disposal of that wastewater deep underground has been known to cause faults to slip, triggering earthquakes in parts of Texas. There were under a hundred recorded earthquakes (measuring 2.0 or higher) in Texas during the three decades before the current drilling boom began in earnest in 2007, according to records from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Since then, there’s been two hundred quakes recorded by the agency, along with hundreds more smaller ones. . . “

Maryland – weird event. (We don’t know where to put this)  Boom, then rumble leaves Ocean City[MD]  puzzled

Illinois –  weird event. (We don’t know where to put this)  No carbon monoxide found in Springfield school, School evacuated ater students fall ill

17 thoughts on “Thurs. News – Lots of Seismic Fuzz Overnight

  1. As far as I can tell just how far down in the ground is this salt dome I should say top of Cavern 3 roof ?
    From what they’re saying is on August 2, 2013 the top of roof for cavern 3 is 3650’ feet deep down in the ground.
    And on Feb. 4, 2014 they say the top of roof for cavern 3 is 3636’ feet deep down in the ground.
    So all you need to do is subtract 3650’ feet from 2636’ feet that well tell you just how much of cavern 3 roof has fell in.

  2. I did not see it from ground level down to the top of cavern no. 3 never mind here it is.
    Well: Oxy Geismar 3
    Location: Assumption PA. LA
    As far as I can tell the top roof of cavern 3 when built was 1,750’ feet that ground level down to top roof of cavern 3.

    Click to access vsp.pdf

  3. Walter – I am having a problem visualising the situation. If the top of the roof is decreasing (it’s is 14′ closer to ground level) then either what constitutes ground level is changing or the cavern roof is rising.
    All measurements are typically accurate to + or – x% and 14 to 3650 is approx. 0.4% which seems unbelievably accurate in this case – how do they ensure the ground position used, what constitutes the top, the equipment used and it’s calibration are equivalent between readings?
    Perhaps the decreasing numbers simply represent the relative level of fill of the cavern i.e if the cavern is not collapsing but rather it is filling then the top of said fill is rising as expected – assuming it is being measured consistently to have true relevance.

    • yes, but there is supposed to be solid cap rock at the top.
      I think the cap rock is less solid than at the start of this fiasco. Just opinion. They will come up with a siesmo-graphic at some time or other.
      Meanwhile, we guess.

      • So I take it, you are saying it’s the ceiling that’s falling in resulting in a new ceiling line closer to the surface. The roof is still fine 😉

    • To: WRas
      You are right Aug. 2013 to Feb. 2014 there was 14’ feet of cavern 3 roof has come down.
      Cavern 3 or well oxy geismar 3 is like two empire state building deep when it was build one side of the cavern blow out or cave-in.

  4. Fresh water in a salt dome is a no no.
    Man-made disaster on November 20, 1980, changed the structure of the lake and surrounding land.

  5. “…The likely culprit behind the quakes isn’t fracking, but rather a by product of it – hundreds of billions of gallons of waste water from oil and gas drilling…”

    That’s just ridiculous! Just use common sense. Same fluids. Same injection process. Often, into depleted oil and gas plays. So, same locations. Only difference: injection waste companies don’t have the clout to buy off government and regulatory officials or scientists.

  6. Solar Flares — coronal mass ejections (CMEs)
    This happen in March 8th through 10th 2012 a X-class flares.
    It’s all about what angle they hit the earth it can heat it up or cool the earth down.
    Solar blast hit the earth it’s true solar storm can heat up the earth.
    SOLAR STORM HEATS UP EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE: A flurry of solar activity in early March dumped enough heat in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. The heat has since dissipated.
    Space Weather and Near Earth Asteroids.

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