“Sorry to interrupt this thread, but the ground is smoking, gas is pluming, and the New Madrid area is booming! The fire department is leaning toward seismic explanation!!
Trenton Fire Department
February 29 at 3:11pm · Trenton, MO, United States ·
There have been reports of loud, unexplained booming noises at night in the Trenton area, and a lot of people have questions.
To put it bluntly, we do not know what is causing them – and neither does anybody else.
This also does not appear to be a local phenomena- these sounds have been reported in different areas of the US for a while now.
There are a lot of theories; people often compare the sound to that of fireworks, there is a weather phenomena called a “cold boom” which can produce this type of noise, and the behavior of groundwater (or fracking fluid) in general can cause such noises, the shifting of tectonic plates can cause similar phenomena, and then of course there are many possible man-made causes, such as the “sonic boom” of aircraft traveling at speeds in excess of Mach 1.
These noises have not been localized enough for us in this area to pin point them, and the lack of seismographic monitoring equipment this far north in Missouri is a factor in buttoning down a geological origin. The distribution of reports in the US seems to roughly coincide with areas of known seismic activity, so a geological explanation seems likely.”
- 1.3 quake – Ridgely, Tenn.
- 2.2 quake – 10km WSW of Lilbourn, MO
- 1.3 quake – 3km S of Lilbourn, MO
- 2.5 quake – 19km ENE of Hardy, Arkansas
Earthquake Exhibit at the New Madrid Historical Museum
LINK – http://youtu.be/vc9EoTUvUrw
- 2.6 quake at Wildwood Lake, Tennessee
- 2.6 quake at Searcy, Arkansas
- 3.0 quake at Monahans, Texas < not New Madrid but of interest
- + super quake swarm at OK/KS border area – probably from fracking there. USGS live data map.
That sinkhole in the parking lot in Miss. this weekend was discussed in comments here. Strange Sounds has a story for more info.
See “Enormous sinkhole swallows 15 cars in Meridian, Mississippi”
Also see “Fault Lines in the US: This Map Shows the Major Earthquake Hazard Areas Within the United States”
A false alarm story –
This looks fishy. Lots of seismic activity shows on the SE corner of Lake FUBAR, where the new-new berm is sinking and then the helicorders at that area all konk out. At about 2 p.m. Monday and they are still off-line. Here is LA18 – it is still working and shows constant grumbles going on.
The trouble is near home base on this map –
Parish Blog Update: They went back to CODE 1 … maybe someone pulled a plug.
Oh, . . . it says …
“- Replacing data cards on seismic monitoring equipment”. So that is why everything is blank.
Newer Parish Blog Update – (oops!) back to CODE 2!
UPDATE – BIG MEXICO QUAKE
At 5:46 A.M. CST there was a giant 6.3 quake in Mexico. It is more near the Gulf than the Pacific but not on the coast. It severely sloshed Lake FUBAR for over half an hour as seen on this (working) helicorder at LA18.
What does all of this big sloshing over self-made and external seismic events do to the damaged cavern walls?
More from Dutchsinse – 6.3M earthquake strikes Mexico — Unrest picking up in pace
We updated the last post about the crater in Siberia because they found a third one(!).
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Thanks to Harriette for the tip – 😉
Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coral Communities Is Deeper and Broader than Predict – the article mentions all kinds of fancy stuff at U. Of Miss. that could easily be used to look at Lake FUBAR.
No slosh at LA10-01 but a mystery 8 minute outage at 10:22.
You can see on this map the SLOSHING is all next to the new-new south berm:
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NEW MAPS by Keith M.
These are new Bayou Corne maps made using Google Earth. They have all been added to the MAPS page (left sidebar) to make them easy to find.
CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE:
1] Lake FUBAR
2] Helicorder locations as of today
3] Helicorders + butane tanks as of today
This map shows the new-new south berm very well.
LINK – http://youtu.be/YMnuSoULH64
The Advocate – Video: Water quality advocates ‘Flood Into Baton Rouge’
(June 26) WWLTV – Frustrations continue to rise over Bayou Corne sinkhole
BAYOU CORNE — Frustration continues at the Bayou Corne sinkhole despite assurances from parish officials as well as the company that operated the collapsed underground salt dome cavern.
A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma.
Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science. Many of the quakes were much farther away from the wells than expected.
Combined, those wells daily pour more than 5 million gallons of water a mile or two underground into rock formations, the study found. That buildup of fluid creates more pressure that “has to go somewhere,” said study lead author Cornell University seismologist Katie Keranen. . .
NOTE: We put headlines from the Yellowstone blog on the right sidebar.
“The state had 109 temblors measuring 3.0 or greater in 2013 — more than 5,000% above normal.”
“Scientists say the more likely cause of the recent increase is underground injection wells drilled by the oil and gas industry. About 80% of the state is within nine miles of an injection well, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.”
All Points Bulliten:
Has anyone seen Darrell Goad online? He used to post those vids all the time with the summary of the helicorders. Now his channel is almost blank. Comment if you can find out what happened.
Fuel Fix –
Bizarre sea creature caught on Gulf rig camera (video) < looks like a ray
Obama is pals with BP:
HOUSTON – In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP fell from its perch as the biggest provider of jet fuel to the Department of Defense, barred from doing business with the federal government in late 2012.
Nearly two years later, BP has secured its first contract with the government’s military arm since the Obama Administration lifted the company’s debarment from federal contracts in March, a Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. . . .
On the Lake Peigneur saga –
The Daily Iberian – Waiting on Jindal: Governor’s signature all that’s needed for SB 585 to become law
Senate Bill 585, which places a two-year moratorium on constructing solution-mined salt caverns in Iberia Parish, is awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature after being sent to his office June 1 from the Secretary of the Senate.
“I’m anticipating a signature pretty soon,” said state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, who pushed the bill through the House and Senate. “I think it’s just a matter of timing.”
Save Lake Peigneur President Nara Crowley said she is waiting until the bill is law before getting anything started, but she has been in contact with AGL Resources, the company hoping to construct two more Twin Tower-sized salt caverns beneath the lake. . . .