Sputnik – ‘Something is Rising Up’: Massive Blob of Magma Growing Under New England
In what sounds like the setup to a shlocky B-movie, a blob of molten rock has been discovered welling up underneath Vermont, growing ever larger in the subterranean catacombs beneath New England.
The anomaly was discovered by Earthscope, a National Science Foundation (NSF) project to monitor the geology of North America to better understand the processes behind earthquakes and volcanoes.
Geologists and seismologists were baffled when Earthscope told them that huge amounts of magma were churning 124 miles beneath the surface of New England. While such phenomena are common enough along tectonic plates, Lovecraft Country isn’t exactly known for its volcanoes. . . . (more)
This isn’t directly related to our sinkhole topic but it touches on things we have discussed often in comments over the years. FC
U.S. regulator proposes scaling back offshore drilling safety rules: WSJ
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which regulates offshore oil and gas drilling, proposes relaxing requirements to stream real-time data on oil production operators to facilities onshore, where they are available for review by regulators, the Journal reported.
The BSEE has also proposed cutting a provision requiring that third-party inspectors of critical equipment – such as the blowout preventer that failed in the Deepwater Horizon case – be certified by the BSEE….
The Bugle hasn’t has news or updates due to our getting caught in a giant hurricane and having computer trashed and having regional internet service utility trashed too.
FC is OK but The Bugle will not have regular posts for some more months as the internet goes in and out. That said, we just would like all of our prepper friends to know these watch words from sad experience.
Again – water goes away a lot faster than food. For 1 person in a house 6 cases is just not enough. 4 cases makes a nice table and you can put a table cloth over it. A storm or hurricane wrecking water tanks, infrastructure causes such a long water outage you will need every drop. And forget that out-of-date stamp. You will be fine drinking 2 year old bottled water. Boiling water uses lots of cooking gas so all is best if you have the bottled water on hand in advance of any bad event or weather.
The utility shut water down way earlier than the hurricane hit so my plan to fill lots of stored bottles went awry. They have to not let all the water go low to hold the sides of the water tanks up against storm force.
So go buy some water this week. Make tables out of it.