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
” ….. a sinkhole spontaneously appeared in the city’s downtown, swallowing a car that had been parked street side.
And even more concerning, city officials say they have no idea how it happened….”
LINK – https://youtu.be/67NhqGC-5tU
LINK – https://youtu.be/e2B-6UOVBXg
“A 70-year-old woman lost parts of her hand and arm after contracting a flesh eating bacteria while fishing with her husband off of Alabama’s Gulf Coast last week.
The woman, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, first became ill after she reached into a bucket of live shrimp bait and pricked the back of her hand. . . . “
There’s more than one . . . The Watchers – New giant craters explode on Yamal Peninsula, Russia
We follow this frozen methane news since there’s a huge amount of it in the Gulf of Mexico – F.C.
“Scientists generally believe that the methane leaking from these seeps never makes it to the surface of the ocean, instead dissolving in the water on its way up. But some suggest that an explosion, of the type described in Thursday’s paper, could produce enough force to send some gas straight up to the surface and into the atmosphere, with potentially climate-warming consequences. . . . “
How about the explosion risk? Page 4 of this science paper shows a Louisiana map with all the seeps.
Plus the methane at Bayou Corne was thought by some to be from the Gulf of Mexico … not from decaying vegetation like Texas Brine claims.
Sacramento Bee – He got a tattoo, then went for a swim. Now he’s dead from a flesh-eating bacteria
An unidentified Texas man died after he went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico shortly after he got a crucifix tattoo with the words “Jesus is my life” below it, according to a case study published last week. . . .
[CAUTION: Story has link to gross images you may want to skip – F.C.]