The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that homeowners who have sustained injuries or property damage from rampant earthquakes they say are caused by oil and gas operations can sue for damages in state trial courts, rejecting efforts by the industry to block such lawsuits from being decided by juries and judges.
Strange Sounds – Helium leaks from huge massive Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in Los Angeles – doom?
Helium LEAKS from a massive earthquake fault in Los Angeles raising fears that the ‘Big One’ could be more devastating than previously thought.
This helium leak reveals the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating.
Geol 105 – “Limnic eruptions are a rare, but potentially deadly class of natural disaster, in which toxic gases are rapidly expelled from a saturated lake. The gas, in observed cases was carbon dioxide, which was unevenly distributed in the lake, causing part of the water to be saturated. Volcanically active regions are particularly prone to this, as a eruptions may leave depressions for lakes to form in. Once the lake is formed, volcanic gases, such a CO2 or methane can seep into the water, and begin to accumulate in the cooler bottom waters, due to the higher saturation point than that of the warmer water above. . . . “ (more)
STORM SURGE: The combination of a storm surge and the tide will
cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising
waters. The water could reach the following heights above ground if
the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
Upper Texas coast...2 to 4 feet
Western Louisiana coast...1 to 2 feet
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to
the right of the landfall location. Surge-related flooding depends
on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can
vary greatly over short distances.