Quakes going from Skaky California to the Gulf of Mexico


FC blog – BREAKING: California Hit By 39 Quakes In 24 Hours – Movement Along The San Andreas Fault

California quakes jumping away (map)

Earlier we had a post on our Yellowstone blog about a possible “crack across America” to the Gulf of Mexico.



Thurs. – Fri. News & Heroic Efforts to Protect Clean Water


Helicorders missing time from midnight to 4 a.m. – LA12, LA10-01 and 02.
At 12.45 a.m. LA11 shows a little snag. We are watching Lake FUBAR after all of the odd action there yesterday.


LA12 making noises before dawn. Many, Many larger earthquakes all over the world Friday (continuing into Sat.). USGS has them on the right col. of their list page. Mary Greeley noticed it.

LINK –  http://youtu.be/NlfSoWbjk1I

On St. Tammany Parish & Others’ Struggle to Protect the Aquifer:

Threats to the Southern Hills Aquifer System Grow in Louisiana

By Susan Buchanan
A ten-parish area from greater Baton Rouge to St. Tammany Parish gets its drinking water from the Southern Hills Aquifer system — a number of interdependent units that start to the north in Mississippi. Over half a century of efforts to protect the aquifer from industry have yielded results but more needs to be done. Fracking in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play in Southeast Louisiana is one threat. New Orleans-based Helis Oil & Gas wants to drill down through the aquifer near Mandeville, La. this summer. A bigger menace, however, is salt’s entry into the system as water demand swells in Baton Rouge. . . .

New Orleans Times-Picayune –  Fracking foes prompt release of information and extension of comment period on St. Tammany drilling proposal [extra articles in the sidebar]

In what amounts to a victory for anti-fracking forces in St. Tammany Parish, government agencies have agreed to make public a permit application from a company that wants to drill an oil well near Mandeville . . . . 
From St. Tammany Parish –

Open Letter from (president) Pat Brister

Concern Citizens of St. Tammany parish won an injunction.   A local citizens’ group filed an injunction stating that the Corps and DEQ didn’t provide complete permit applications and the Corps and DEQ will be restarting the comment period.