New Madrid Fault Rumbles + News

New_MAD

Strange SoundsRare earthquake strikes Canton, Mississippi – Charleston earthquake in sight?

http://strangesounds.org/2015/06/rare-earthquake-strikes-canton-mississippi-charleston-earthquake-in-sight.html


NEWS

New York TimesOklahoma Court Rules Homeowners Can Sue Oil Companies Over Quakes

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that homeowners who have sustained injuries or property damage from rampant earthquakes they say are caused by oil and gas operations can sue for damages in state trial courts, rejecting efforts by the industry to block such lawsuits from being decided by juries and judges.

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

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

Rummaging in BP’s Dirty Attic

From 2010

LINK – http://youtu.be/QjPnWnkr7kA

July 31, 2010: ROV Captures Violent Sea Bed Oil Eruption

LINK –  http://youtu.be/7dhmbmTGMe4
In German –

LINK –  http://youtu.be/v0SL83gTMKw    < has interesting Salt Dome graphics 3 min. in and at 6:52 min. mark it shows the fissure on the sea floor (!) – The Salt Dome graphics may be from this article: BK LimWhy is BP’s Macondo blowout so disastrous & Beyond Patch-up.

LINK – http://youtu.be/7F0zN6JFZSw
It references this 2009 document : Initial Exploration Plan Mississippi Canyon Block 252

LINK – http://youtu.be/2c3N_E1kono <  Wish it had English subtitles, but you get the idea …

Let’s rummage some more … we’re finding good junk!

BP’s Macondo Disaster – A Completely Manmade Catastrophe That Never Stops Revealing Deeper Truths About Undersea Drilling

From Rense – Oil Volcano Pressure Too Strong For Containment by Dr. James P. Wickstrom

Wed. & Thurs. News

From Mary Greeley – Gas line explodes burns near Barnett Resevoir – Mississippi

LINK – http://youtu.be/ZPhuUw7hs3c

New Mexico – Largest methane cloud in the U.S. grows

” . . .  In Ohio, methane blowouts from fracking wells have forced people to flee their homes out of fear of explosions. Last month, about 30 families who live near the Ohio River in Monroe County had limited access to their homes for 10 days after a well began spewing methane. . . “

A reader writes: ” I haven’t seen photos of the sinkhole for a very long time…”

Neither has anyone else. Any drone hobbyists out there?


Yellowston Updated

Thursday Update:

Heli_ANI

Judge’s Ruling on Gulf Oil Spill Lowers Ceiling on the Fine BP Is Facing

A federal judge will hold BP responsible for spilling 3.19 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster — a finding that could lead to a penalty of nearly $14 billion.

Friday Update

Quite a few bigger quakes in OK and CA going on. They are on the sidebar in the RSS feed from USGS.

On Russian Sub in Gulf of Mexico Story + News

This may not be related to the BP spill or Bayou Corne … but maybe it is-

Russian Nuclear Subs lurking on the Gulf Coast? Houston Skywatch captures exclusive video of military plane searching

This could be absolutely explosive information.  I have resided in this area since 1994 and have never witnessed such a very specific aircraft flyover in order to patrol the coast, and possibly even drop ordiance, even for training.  This video was filmed ‘near’ an Air Force Base but it’s not a very active base.  .  . (story has video)

In the news recently there are some items about Russia extending its war games field. It could be a reaction to US/NATO threatening Russia with actions in Poland. So it isn’t startling that Russian vessels are in the Gulf.

. . . . but maybe they are examining the Gulf for methane, oil leak impact or other thing related to Louisiana.

OTHER NEWS

The NRC is pulling a fast one that will affect the Gulf coast states. Nuke plant danger looms and liability can get dumped on taxpayers if this flim-flam goes through. Mining Awareness has the story – Nuclear Reactor Licenses: US NRC can’t figure out to whom they are being transferred- Urgent Comment Deadline  This article has docs from Louisiana Power LLC. And he says it is urgent because the public comment on it is only open til Jan. 2.

You can spread the story around with this small url: http://tinyurl.com/k9ln24n

Also of general interest, from Zero Hedge The Rigging Triangle Exposed: The JPMorgan-British Petroleum-Bank Of England Cartel Full Frontal

The price of shrinking the Gulf of Mexico dead zone

News Bits

Tuesday

Attorney Stuart Smith opines on Texas Brine’s water discharge permit deal – A terrible quick fix for the Louisiana sinkhole

Wednesday

Heli_ANI

At 1:34 a.m. something shook up Lake FUBAR … but not all of the helicorders went off. There was a 6.7M quake in Guam at 1:14 a.m. CST.

Temorary, Arkansas showed it too.  LA10-01 and 02 are broken.

LA10-03, LA12 etc. showed it clearly but, oddly, LA17-01 (lower borehole) did not and neither did LA21. LA21 shows a big ding at 3 a.m..

 Sept17_2014LA10_03

Thursday

Seismic activity returned around 6:45 a.m.. Some helicorders show ‘fuzz’ and no big dings and others look like this:

Sep18_2014LA24

Jumping Jack Flash has an announcement about a book. He is interesting.

Crosstex is moving butane from their dangerous cavern. Sept. 17 report, Sept. 18 report.

Agency can look at rig owner’s role in oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board’s right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig that was drilling for BP PLC at its Macondo well, about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast when an explosion killed 11 workers and led to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.

Environmental groups crank up heat on methane mandates

WASHINGTON _ Environmental groups on Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on methane leaking from the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure….

Friday

Strange Sounds – Earthquake Map: Dangerous US Earthquake Hot Spots Beyond California < has video

fluid

Fluid movement at LA12 at 10:14 p.m. with a big spike after about 20 minutes.