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)

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Some Science Papers on Geology, Salt Domes etc.

Of interest –

How stable is the Mississippi Delta?  – 2006

BONUS! Fault map for south Louisiana on page 2 –



Subsurface Structure and Stratigraphy of Kent Bayou-Turtle Bayou-North Turtle Bayou Complex, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana – 1964 (pay frowny to view)

Geology of Salt Dome Oil Fields – 1924

International Science Times article on Bayou Corne

The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: A massive oil and gas disaster

Peripheral Faulting at Bayou Blue Salt Dome, Iberville Parish, Louisiana – 1957- (pay frowny to view)

The Bayou Bouillon Salt Dome, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana – 1925 – (pay frowny to view)

Differential Fault-Related Early Miocene Sedimentation, Bayou Hebert Area, Southwestern Louisiana – 1988 – (pay frowny to view)

Abnormal Formation Pressures : Implications to Exploration, Drilling, and Production of Oil and Gas Resources – 1975

Geothermal and Geopressure Patterns of Bayou Carlin-Lake Sand Area, South Louisiana: Implications – 1977 – (pay frowny to view)

USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources for the Oligocene Frio and Anahuac Formations, Onshore Gulf of Mexico Basin, USA – 2009 –

Geology of Iberia Parish – 1931

Lots of articles on geothermal topic for Texas and Louisiana

Info about Black Bayou salt dome storage place in Cameron Parish


Second Nepal Quake Shakes Lake FUBAR + Chile Warning ++

A 7.3 quake in Nepal shows on the helicorders after 2 a.m. –

LA12 shows it –


USGS Report

Lots of details and maps:
The TelegraphNepal earthquake 7.3 magnitude strikes near Mount Everest – live news of impact

Watch Chile –

Strange Sounds – 770 earthquakes in last 24 hours at Villarrica volcano – Next eruption ahead?
The Villarrica volcano is probably going to erupt in the next days!

Watch West Coast –

The Watchers (May 9) – UC Berkeley scientists begin monitoring tremors on San Andreas Fault

JAPAN – 6.8M Quake in the northeast- ABC report

ENE-News – Powerful M6.8 quake rocks NE Japan — Strongest to hit nation since 2011 — Official warns of upcoming aftershocks & tsunami, says tectonic plate is subducting in Pacific — CBS: Scientists detect month-long shaking on seafloor that could foreshadow mega quake similar to 3/11 (VIDEO)

Gulf Current Gets Yips + News + Methane Gas Global Emergency

Study: The Gulf Stream system may already be weakening. That’s not good.

“. . .  They conclude the system has weakened to its lowest level in 1,100 years, perhaps due to an influx of freshwater from Greenland’s melting ice sheet.< Don’t look at Corexit! Don’t look at Corexit! Perhaps due to an influx of Corexit!

global warming may already be slowing down the Gulf Stream system ” — how about BP may already be slowing down the Gulf Stream system!

New York TimesGov. Jindal’s Implosion

Jindal has made a mess of Louisiana and wrecked his reputation in the process. His odds of becoming president of the United States have shrunk to nil.”


OK and S. Kansas having a frack-quake swarm. RSOE screen shot –



(3-26) – 2.9 quake in N. IllinoisMAP

Keeping up with methane news –

Arctic Methane Emergency: Methane released by the Gigaton! (billions of tons)


Wednesday morning – booms off the chart at Lake FUBAR


Wed. News

The WatchersUSGS: Reawakened Oklahoma faults could produce larger future events

They tread lightly to avoid frack-quake being mentioned: ” . . . . Several recent studies have linked Oklahoma earthquakes with the injection of wastewater from enhanced oil and gas exploration. The purpose of this new study is to inform engineers, the insurance industry and government agencies about the increased earthquake risk in the state, and not to link earthquakes in Oklahoma to oil and gas extraction. [why not??]

These findings will be used to develop a new earthquake-hazard map for Oklahoma that the USGS is planning to issue later this year, which will mark the first time the state’s earthquake hazard maps will include suspected human-induced [ sounds like frack quake to us! ]  earthquakes.”

Wonder what faults are reawakened in Louisiana…

Louisana Faults and Methane

From 2013 – Before It’s News

Explosive Methane Fault Migration: Gulf to La. Salt Domes?

Louisiana’s onshore faults and fractures link to Gulf of Mexico where methane gas has been leaking since April 2010 when BP wrecked the Macondo well, MC 252. Presently, Apache Corporation is trying to stop methane that is migrating from its well. . .

. . . . Aside from gas migrating from Apache’s well in the Gulf off Louisiana’s coast, at least two regional methane gas leakage events now occur near the Gulf, at Lake Peigneur and Bayou Corne, are linked: Each is manmade due to salt dome mining, rather than solely natural events. . . . (more)
Gulf event map       AND –  Fault Line Next to Lake Peigneur


Texas has Quake Swarm & Booms Across the South

10 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In 25 Hours

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Ten earthquakes, three of them greater than a 3.0 in magnitude, rocked the DFW area on Tuesday afternoon and into early Wednesday, knocking items off of walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally rattling nerves across the region. . . .

Loud Booms

Lake FUBAR extra active Wed. eve – LA12 shows it