All About Limnic Eruptions

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)

http://geol105naturalhazards.voices.wooster.edu/limnic-eruptions/

More from Tripod

LINK –  http://youtu.be/jIg-LQQdbrM

Thanks to reader, Kathleen for the tip ;)

Scary, Scary Methane

Here is a scary video about methane as the sinkhole does its own scary, scary thing.

LINK –  http://youtu.be/QAweFTEyd2c

LINK –  http://youtu.be/5IevqUUWD4o

And … also affecting the atmosphere and everything else in a not nice way at all is Fukushima. Speaking of disasters . . . Gov. Piyush  Jindal is competing with B.P. to be the biggest disaster in the state.
Meanwhile, at Camp Minden [in N.W. Louisiana] – Explo Systems Inc. owners ask state judge to toss charges“Attorney Lyn Lawrence Jr. of Bossier City represents Smith. He said Monday that Louisiana law does not classify the M6 artillery propellant as an explosive.” – that’s why they named the company “EXPLO systems:)


Yellowstone Updated

Tuesday News & Lots on DOW

THURSDAY UPDATE:

fluid  Lots and lots of Fluid movement 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.! LA12 shows it.

TUESDAY

Strange Sounds – Extreme winds blow off train from elevated tracks in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

The Advocate – New safety rules since massive sinkhole prevent Texas Brine from expanding salt cavern operation; company files suit against Dow DOW1

Some more on DOW –

   DOW links sent by a reader –  “…to point out the connection to Michigan politics (again).  Michigan’s AG Bill Schuette, (who’s from Midland and his dad was being groomed to be Dow’s CEO before he died at a young age) is married to Cynthia Grebe whose father was the famous or infamous genius at Dow for creating Styrofoam and Saran Wrap and nuclear submarines and is in the Plastic Hall of Fame as well as being some huge Creationist. Bill Schuette has huge political aspirations. Chemical Bank in Michigan began with Dow and their hometown still remains Midland. Chemical Bank used to be number 2 as far as assets in Michigan however they are in the process of purchasing more banks in lower MI which will then make them número uno.”

” . . . In the book “we almost lost Detroit” regarding the Fermi accident in
1966 is that not only was the father (John Grebe) of our AG’s wife the inventor of Styrofoam and Saran Wrap and a rabid Creationist, but also head of Dow’s Nuclear Research Department. He had at least two patents for nuclear rockets.”

“. . . John Grebe was on a ship watching the atomic bomb dropping at Bikini Atoll. He was huge in the field of nuclear stuff. Also, just learned our [Mich.] governor, Rick Snyder is going to be making a run for the Presidency! A puppet of Dow.”

UPDATEDearlier post (scroll down) on Russian sinkholes – and it has some DOW stuff too :)

NewDow, G.E. and all the top energy co.s poisoning you with PLASTIC

Another Russian Sinkhole + News

It is pretty far away from the previous ones ….

The Watchers

Giant sinkhole opens in Novokuznetsk region of Siberia, Russia

A giant sinkhole has appeared in Siberia’s Novokuznetsk region recently, some 3 500 km from other craters found in Arctic Russia in recent months. The new crater measures around 20 meters in diameter and around 25 to 30 meters in depth.

. . .  Observation from space revealed the dramatic mushrooming of the holes, believed to be caused by methane gas eruptions in melting permafrost due to climate change, scientists revealed today. A leading Russian expert sounded an alert over safety because one new Siberian crater, surrounded by at least 20 ‘baby holes’, is just six miles from a major gas production plant. 

PHOTOS of it from The Siberian Times

This has video of the nearby landslide there recently – Watch This Slow-Moving Landslide Devour a Russian Road

Earlier posts on Russian craters – 1, 2

UPDATE, April 29
Gigantic 100-metre sinkhole leaves Ukrainian villagers terrified after reports it has swallowed up homes and looks likely to get even BIGGER

. . . hope is isn’t related to thisWarming Climate May Release Massive Carbon Storehouse from Arctic Soils

NEWS

The AdvocateNew safety rules since massive sinkhole prevent Texas Brine from expanding salt cavern operation; company files suit against Dow   DOW1

A 29-year-old Dow Chemical Co. salt cavern sits so close to Texas Brine’s property that new state safety regulations — created after the 2012 Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster — now prevent the Houston company from mining any new caverns on its property, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Texas Brine Co. has sued Dow and a local land company over the Dow cavern carved from the Napoleonville salt dome in Assumption Parish.

“Dow is obligated to (Texas Brine) for the value of the salt that (Texas Brine) can no longer mine, or ‘dead salt,’” the suit claims. . . .  (more)

Dow map

2013 item: Dow’s Toxic Stew Near Bayou Corne –  (not the same property)

State Seismologist says Oklahoma earthquakes are ‘very likely’ caused by oil and gas disposal wells

The Oklahoma state seismologist said disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry are ‘very likely’ responsible for the recent surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma at the recent Oklahoma Geological Survey.  < – links to report

NY TimesThe Gulf, Still at Risk

Environmentalists Warn That Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Could Be a Mirage

NOTE: See comments for Lake FUBAR agitation bits

Yellowston Updated

Current Conditions at Lake FUBAR – Rotten

Heli_ANIBig seismic activity + fuzz.

washmachSM

MONDAY – something happened from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – and it isn’t pretty – LA14 shows it.

Mar. 10 – The Louisiana Record Legal watchdog accuses attorneys representing class in Bayou Corne Sinkhole case of charging exorbitant legal fees

“NEW ORLEANS – Attorneys representing residents of Bayou Corne in class action litigation over environmental damage caused by a massive sinkhole in Ascenion Parish are under fire from a local legal watchdog group that alleges they racked up unrealistic and excessive legal fees.

. . . .Court documents show that attorneys representing class counsel in the case documented 8,256 hours of work on the settlement while their assistants and paralegals logged 709 hours. Together, that is a total cost of roughly $1,300 an hour.

The legal fees were granted by the court-appointed special master in the case, A. Shelby Easterly, of Denham Springs-based Easterly Law Office APLC. Easterly lauded the efforts of class counsel claiming they had squeezed over four years of effort into just two years and deserved the fee rate requested.”

NoteThe Louisiana Record has more stories on this racketeering, also see comments above (Wed.).

New_MAD

3.5 quake in south Kansas

LINK –  http://youtu.be/SXlWXr0ln_I

LINK – http://youtu.be/yFHmRalQz4o

Strange SoundsWell that’s really a freeky fallstreak hole floating in San Antonio’s sky in Texas!
A snake cloud? A sign of the nearby apocalypse?And they will tell us it is all natural! Lol!

Jan. video on HAARP melting Arctic methane

LINK –  http://youtu.be/uZJA39cm15U

Booms In Tennessee

Strange Sounds Mystery Booms In Tennessee: Frost Quakes Or New Madrid Waking Up?

Have you heard mystery booms in the Midstate this week?
Well you are sure not alone! Some say it’s a weather phenomenon called cryoseismic booms, ice quakes or frost quakes. Others say it may be something more global…

LINK –  http://youtu.be/_2owkVhepyE