Study: Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Expanding; Seismicity Increasing

Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities — from traffic to mining to explosions — scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible. In August 2012, the emergence of a very large sinkhole at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Louisiana offered University of California, Berkeley scientists the opportunity to detect, locate and analyze a rich sequence of 62 seismic events that occurred one day prior to its discovery. . .  (more)

Dutchsinse has more with graphics.

And The Examiner has more – Louisiana sinkhole ‘volcanic eruptions’, ‘explosions’ explained

Bayou Corne sinkhole collapses into AQUIFER

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Expanding; Seismicity Increasing


Repost: Louisiana Sinkhole Collapses Into Aquifer: ‘Active Volcanic + Geothermal’

By Susan Duclos

 New reports on the Louisiana Bayou Corne sinkhole show that it has collapsed into the Aquifer, making this ever expanding sinkhole an issue not just for the residents of Bayou Corne, but for the entire region as polluted water now being flowing through what is normally clean aquifer water.

The video below not only shows the activity being seen, but splits the screen with the local meeting held where officials attempt to explain and answer questions from understandably concerned citizens. . . .


And this face book photo.

Weekend News


LA14 is on a bender!  Someone  lock the liquor cabinet!
Otherwise things are fairly calm at Lake FUBAR.

Texas Brine put out a  new ‘factsheet’ that explains (but not really) what’s going on with the helicorders and why they remain at Code 1 not matter what the seismic activity is.

Lake FUBAR trivia: The gas ‘fingerprint’ comparison studies are linked at the lower part of this page.

There was a big deadline for Texas Brine to come up with a new plan by April 30th in the tacked on amendment (#10) to the DNR emergency declaration. We just noticed it.


Maybe they got one up that we don’t know about.


LA14 got drunk again!



This has to stop!  LA12 has the grumbles  well before dawn (not work trucks etc.)

AFTERNOON UPDATE – LA14 shamelessly drunk!


We found a lot of science papers on underground storage from Sandia labs. We’ll add this link to the page about the Carlsbad WIPP disaster.

Dutchsinse has a post about all the US quakes this week with a map.

Salt cavern news (old) Numerous, Severe Geological Problems Identified At WIPP Site

” . . . WIPP is located in one of the world’s largest karstlands as evidenced by Carlsbad Caverns, ‘bottomless lakes’, appearing and disappearing rivers such as the Rio Negro, near Loving, sinkholes and many other regional geologic features. Here, streams of water run underground instead of above ground, dissolving the soft rock and old salt deposits as they flow, making the WIPP site an unsuitable location for permanent disposal of radioactive wastes.”

Nature Runs Amok at Yellowstone II < UPDATED

( . . . continued from Part 1)


More of the Idaho info and resources are on the part 1 page at the bottom.




May 5 – Yellowstone’s East Lake Event is Still Going Strong and California’s Activity Also (Video)

West Coast Volcanic Unrest – Yellowstone EQ Swarm

May 6 – It’s up, up and away for ancient trapped helium at Yellowstone   – (seems to have originated in Feb. frowny )

PHOTO: Ken McGee / U.S. Geological Survey

(April 8) What Helium Can Tell Us About Volcanoes


(old) Ancient Helium Is Escaping From Yellowstone by the Ton < Video

unverified:  U.S. Keeps Yellowstone Eruption Secret; Australia Agreed to House Casualties < this looks like another hoax article … we don’t want to get fooled again. Epoch Times on same.

Yellowstone Caldera: More Magma, Less Eruptible

Challis, Idaho still shaking awaylive quake list
May 5 –

May 4 –

1.5 quake1.6 quake

May 3 –

3.8 quake

Yellowstone Volcanic System Larger, More Stable Than Originally Thought

“. . .  the researchers found that the increased size of the volcano includes lots of stable material — that is, solid rock — and less active magma. The percentage: 85 percent solid material and 15 percent (at the most) magma. . . “

(old) USGS says they have unreliable helicorders at Yellowstone and readings showing jumps are just mistakes. “Some faulty readings from a seismometer tracking activity in the Yellowstone National Park area has some folks predicting an impending Yellowstone volcano eruption, but U.S. Geological Survey officials say the data is bad.”

May 7 – DutchsinseWest Coast Volcanic Earthquake Movement @ Dormant Volcanoes , Extinct Buttes, and old mines

Past 7 days earthquakes M2.5+ in the USA

May 8 – L.A. TimesEarthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Mammoth LakesMAP

Dutchsinse’s opinion on it: “If the name of the street (which is very short by the way) is because of an old Quartz mine at the location, then we can safely assume via an educated guess, this 3.4M event falls in with the rest of the 3.0M+ events this past week…. volcanic related, not fault zone.”

Is US government working on secret evacuation plan in case Yellowstone megavolcano erupts?

May 16 – Dutchsinse has an earthquake map showing US activity for the past week.. . . showing as a 3.4M on the NW edge of the craton in Montana

May 17 – This screen grab from the ANF Map today shows a new small earthquake (red box) southeast from Yellowstone National Park. The earlier, larger quakes this week are in grey and blue.


May 19 – 2.0 quake in Montana, north of Yellowstone < MAP

(old) The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America
The enormous fault off 
the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been silent for three centuries. But after years of detective work, geologists have 
discovered that it can
 unleash mayhem on 
an epic scale.

May 20 –

May 22 –


May 23 –


May 24 – [15] Recent Earthquakes in the Intermountain West

(old) Are Hungry Bears in Yellowstone Attacking Humans for Food?

2.8 quake in Aurora, Utah (has MAP)


“Yellowstone moved multiple inches…” :


May 25 – 1.6 quake near Three Forks, Montana (has MAP)

May 26 – Huge Colorado mudslide – Pictures and Video – from The LA Times  Dutchsinse on it – he says it’s from fracking


May 30 – Z-zip Goes the Western Edge of the Craton Plate < 5 quakes

May 31 – 3.3 quake at West Yellowstone, Montana

Quake triggers 2 Orange Alerts [1] [2]


NETC shows high radiation at Idaho Falls, ID (home of nuke facility).


June 33.2 quake in West Yellowstone, Montana < same place as May 31st!

3.5 quake, same area  3.1 there too 2.7 near there  and 2.1  – scroll down the RSOE page to see the text list if more happen. There were 10 quakes in 3 days there within 2 miles.

3.4 quake at Yellowstone > see also comments

Before It’s News – Yellowstone: Major Cracks Form? Red Alert Alarming Activity!



Swarm of earthquakes in Yellowstone Park

June 4 – Quakes today at West Yellowstone, Montana


3.2 & 3.3 quakes at Mammoth, Wyoming < MAP  There were 10 quakes there in the last 2 days.




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Big Natural Gas Plant Explosion in Wyoming & Thurs. News

Hopefully, unrelated to Bayou Corne things ….

Tiny Wyoming Town Evacuated After Explosion at Natural Gas Plant

Fire continues at Wyoming natgas facility, disrupts supply

Friday update – Washington stateMassive gas explosion destroys buildings in North Bend

Dutchsinse says that big landslide out that way that was on the news was caused by fracking.  More items added to the Yellowstone news page.

New W.I.P.P. town meeting (video) – CAUTION: have barf bag handy!

Big power outage in Baton Rouge

A big 6.6 quake at Vancouver in Canada before midnight showed up on Lake FUBAR helicorders.

Scary: Louisiana Creating Database Of Residents Who May Be A ‘Risk To The State’

Climate Viewer – Supreme Court to set limits on suing Corporate Polluters

[snip] . . . Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and dozens of military veterans rallied outside the Supreme Court today as the justices heard arguments that an electronics company was responsible for contamination at its old plant in Asheville, North Carolina.

The case,  CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, will decide if federal environmental law preempts North Carolina’s statute of repose, which imposes a 10-year limit to file a claim.  A ruling by the Supreme Court in favor of CTS Corporation could create a climate in which corporate polluters would be “rewarded” for concealment and material misrepresentation of their environmental problems. . .


WIPP Community Meeting Tonight + Thurs. News

WIPP Round-Up

Community Update Meeting Scheduled:
for WIPP April 17 – Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway and DOE will
co‐host a weekly town hall meeting featuring updates on WIPP recovery activities.
The meetings are held every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 101 N. Halagueno Street.

 Live streaming of the weekly meetings can be seen at:

Home WIPP web site:

Thanks to Walter for sending this in 😉     5:30 in N.M. is 3:30 EST.

ENE-News – Mistake at Congressional Hearing? Senator: “Radioactive releases from WIPP have been at levels that are a public health danger” — EPA: “This is a big deal” (VIDEO) < article mentions Mining Awareness 🙂

ENE-News – AP: Crews retreat after nuclear material found at WIPP — Officials: Correct to turn back, contamination was increasing — Robots brought to site for radiation levels too high for humans — ‘Significant amount of information’ will be revealed to public in next few days (VIDEOS)

A quote from Mining Awareness (scroll half way down):

While Farok Sharif of WIPP getting demoted appears good news on the surface, we must examine what he did at WIPP. He orchestrated a speed-up of moving radioactive waste. On the Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC web site it is still proudly proclaimed that Farok helped WIPP to “ramp up” from processing one to two waste shipments per week to more than 30 per week. His background is a BA in “Production and Operations Research Management” and a MBA from New Mexico State University.

A Green Road Blog – WIPP And Illegal High Level Waste Documentation Plus Evidence

WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access

State agency:  the nuke waste is all getting backed up in the parking lot(!)

(Feb. 27) “In light of DOE’s inability to operate, they are facing storage deadlines in their parking lot and Waste Handling Building.”


The AdvocateSenate OKs bill to sidetrack suits against energy industry

Dutchsinse – Nevada Volcanoes rumbling


2.7 quake in Benton, Illinois

Nature Runs Amok at Yellowstone < UPDATED

***  Other magma related stories here too  ***

ItemActivity after 1 p.m. at Yellowstone today.

History: “The volcanic eruptions, as well as the continuing geothermal activity, are a result of a great cove of magma located below the caldera’s surface. The magma in this cove contains gases that are kept dissolved only by the immense pressure that the magma is under. If the pressure is released to a sufficient degree by some geological shift, then some of the gases bubble out and cause the magma to expand. This can cause a runaway reaction. If the expansion results in further relief of pressure, for example, by blowing crust material off the top of the chamber, the result is a very big gas explosion.”

Yelowstone is an 8 on the  VEI Index:  “super-colossal” (if it blows).

Documentary: Yellowstone National Park & the Caldera Super Volcano


Before It’s News – Yellowstone Magma Chamber Animals Leaving Yellowstone? What Do They Know We Don’t Know?

Mar. 30 – 4.8 earthquake rocks US Yellowstone National Park

OLD: Feb. 2 – Staggering Underground Activity At Yellowstone Lake (Volcano)

KTVU – Buffalo running from Yellowstone a feared sign of pending eruption

UPI – Yellowstone volcano: Could fleeing animals predicate eruption?

Some science people say don’t worry – Earthquake Shakes Yellowstone But No Volcano Threat Looms, Scientists Say  But evidently everybody is worrying – Animals Allegedly Fleeing Yellowstone Results In Yellowstone Volcano Search Trend. . . and those were not small quakes there this week.Yellowstone National Park rattled by largest earthquake in 34 years

Yellowstone fighting online supervolcano rumors

” . . .  Although the YouTube video says the animals are leaving, park spokesman Dan Hottle told the Jackson Hole Daily ( that they are actually running toward the park’s interior and the volcano. “

Yellowstone animal exodus: Did they detect ‘something deadly’?




Park official: Why do some animals leave the park? Winter.

Yellowstone Nat’l Park website – Volcano Questions & Answers

Montana – KPAX – Yellowstone fleeing’ bison video has Missoulians talking

Yellowstone Volcano Eruption: Scientists Proven Wrong About Supervolcano as Elk Flee Park?

Yellowstone ‘fleeing bison’ video goes viral, fuels super-volcano fears

Yellowstone Super Volcano! Releasing Thousand More Times Of Helium Steam Than Anticipated

Yellowstone, Something Very Bad Is Coming – John Moore  < has video




BPEarthwatch (April 10)


Dutchsinse – 4/12/2014 — 4.9M (5.0M) Earthquake strikes the Western Yellowstone magma chamber

FISH DIE-OFF at Yellowstone:



Cool time-lapse video . . . this may or may not be normal plane activity . . .



Yellowstone Nat’l Park WEB CAMS



Mar. 30 – KMVT – Earthquakes Reported At Yellowstone And Central Idaho
April 2 – KTVB – Could a big earthquake hit Idaho? < has video
April 10 – Earthquake near Challis biggest in Idaho since 2005 < has video

April 12 – 


April 13 – 4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

April 13 – Volcanic “Red Alert” Issued For Idaho By EMERCOM Scientists

[snip] . . . “The “Red Alert” status for Borah Peak Mountain (the largest in Idaho), this report states, means that an eruption is forecast to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely.. . .
. . . . Critical to note about Borah Peak Mountain and central Idaho, this report says, is that it is a part of what is called the Intermountain Seismic Belt (ISB) [photo map 1st right] which extends from Southern California and connects many of the Western United States regions, most particularly the Yellowstone Caldera, and is overdue for a catastrophic volcanic eruption event. . . .”

April 14 – 4.4 quake in Idaho

Idaho Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Challis Again


  • M2.7 – 19km NNW of Challis, Idaho
  • M2.5 – 22km NNW of Challis, Idaho
  • M2.5 – 10km NW of Challis, Idaho
  • M2.5 – 25km NNW of Challis, Idaho

April 15 – Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

(Reuters) – Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. . . .

Lack Of Scientific Equipment In Idaho Makes Understanding Challis Earthquakes More Difficult

KIDK – Challis reacts to earthquake swarm

. . . . “The earthquakes are happening at 5 km, which is 3.1 miles. That’s 15,000 feet of rock that need to move a tenth of a foot a year,” said [BLM geologist]  Hendrick.
Challis sits close to the Lost River Fault, the site of Idaho’s biggest earthquake, a 6.9 in 1983. . .

Earthquake felt in valley Monday – Several temblors shake ground near Challis


April 16 – Seismographs heading for central Idaho

We fell for this HOAX:     RED ALERT – a FAKE

A warning issued today by the Ministry of the Russian Federal for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has advised the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) that a “Red Alert” status level for the Borah Peak Mountain in Idaho (North America/United States) may be warranted in the coming weeks due to increased volcanic-seismic activity detected by both ground and satellite observations.

The hoax author is well known internet pest, Sorcha Faal.

RSOE fell for it too.

RT – Central Idaho rocked by hundreds of earthquakes


Prepping for the ‘big one’: How bad could a Utah earthquake be?

” . . . At the University of Utah, seismologist Katherine Whidden said she doesn’t believe devastation in the Salt Lake Valley would approach the level it did in Haiti, but she also acknowledged it would be plenty bad.

“The problem we have here is that all the population is right on top of the fault,” Whidden said.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake would likely create a 5- to 10-foot rift along the responsible fault line.

At the University of Utah, seismologist Katherine Whidden said she doesn’t believe devastation in the Salt Lake Valley would approach the level it did in Haiti, but she also acknowledged it would be plenty bad.

“The problem we have here is that all the population is right on top of the fault,” Whidden said.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake would likely create a 5- to 10-foot rift along the responsible fault line.

BP Earthwatch video: Alaska Quake/YellowStone Trigger – LINK –

April 17 – NWCN – String of Idaho quakes prompts Utah team to setup new equipment < has video

Idaho earthquakes under scrutiny – State’s central part has had 25 small temblors in 3 weeks

M2.5 quake –  Challis, Idaho

April 18 – Idaho Earthquakes: Are They Nothing or Indicators of Something Big?

April 19 – Looming, creeping landslide splits home in [Jackson] Wyoming . . .  MAP showing Jackson, Yellowstone & Challis

April – 20 – M3.2 – 8km NE of Tooele, Utah


Magnitude 3.2 earthquake jolts western Utah, USGS says

Dutchsinse – Yellowstone / Jackson WY Landslide — URANIUM Mine , Copper Mine + Fracking earthquakes

Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center shows high levels of radiation from Idaho Falls


April 22 – 2.9 quake at Challis, Idaho

Editorial board: Yellowstone bison show peril of viral video < they say don’t worry

April 23 – Tiny Wyoming Town Evacuated After Explosion at Natural Gas Plant

Is the mother of all quakes coming soon?

“The last major earthquake took place in 1877. Since then the plates have moved about 10 metres closer together,” says Tilmann. “The tension that’s built up can only be freed by a major quake.”
The most recent earthquake in early April did release some pressure, but wasn’t enough to relieve the entire segment.

Yellowstone County – Disaster services to test sirens

Wyoming – A Small Creek Connects The Atlantic And Pacific Oceans

April 24 – Fire continues at Wyoming natgas facility, disrupts supply

Alpril 29 – 10 Yellowstone Sensors Turned Off!!! Shutdown!!! Why???


April 30 – Yellowstone Update: Seismic Monitors show Massive anomalies and then Shut Down (Video)

May 1 – Mount St. Helens, Yellowstone Magma ‘Re-Pressurizing’

Magma levels rising in Mount St. Helens volcano 24 years after it erupted – There are no signs of an impending volcanic eruption

Mount St. Helens is recharging: What rising magma means


Document – DHS/FEMA Capstone Exercise 2014: Scenario Ground Truth

May 3 – 3.8 quake in Clayton, Idaho < MAP

Just east of the Clayton quake a 2.5 quake happened at Happys Inn, Montana < MAP

Dutchsinse points out a series of sudden volcano eruptions around Japan – a comment there asks if that affects Mount St. Helens etc.






Idaho National Laboratory at Idaho Falls