Large Seismic Ding at 1 A.M. Saturday & Weekend News


I think the bigger jump on the monitors is on the SE corner of Lake FUBAR next to the incredible amount of butane.

LA21 shows the “Ding” at 1:10 a.m.  The parish blog says they are keeping the Code 2 status.



Oddity – 1 a.m. seems to be prime time for Lake FUBAR to turn into an underwater disco. Check out previous headlines here with “1 a.m. ” in the title!

8:30 p.m. Sat. eve –  
6.0 quake out in the Atlantic – between Jamaica and Africa <  MAP.
  It showed up as fluid movement at 8:45 p.m. at Lake FUBAR – seen on LA18 helicorder.


The 6.0 figure comes from USGS but RSOE says it was 6.6 plus there were 2 big ones next to it. All late Sat. at 10:28 except the 5.7 was at 8:28.  If they all went off at 28 min. after the hour … were they man-made/oil drilling?

Reports – 6.6, 5.7, 5.6



Scientists discover why the Appalachian mountain chain bends

If you took a bird’s-eye view of the Appalachian mountain chain, you could pretty much trace a 1,500-mile straight line from Newfoundland to Alabama, notes Nature World News.

Except, that is, for a little squiggle in New York and Pennsylvania. So what on earth could make a mountain chain bend like that? Geologists think they’ve figured out the answer, and it’s not so much “on earth” as “in earth”—namely, an underground volcanic rock about 60 miles by 280 miles in dimension. . . .

Vermilion Parish – Instead of DEQ fines, plant sees tax breaks after explosion

Multi-Chem, a Halliburton-owned business that blends chemicals for oilfield production, including fracking, paid no state environmental fines when its New Iberia plant exploded in 2011.

Instead, the company received an expedited environmental permit to build a new plant in Vermilion Parish without public notice or a public hearing and was granted $1.8 million in state property tax exemptions over a 10-year period to build the new plant. . . .

. . . .  DEQ scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the North Vermilion High School cafeteria, 11609 La. Highway 699, Maurice.

St. Tammany Parish – ‘Fracking’ site could affect Louisiana’s wetlands


A jump on the helicorders at 12:06 a.m. and at 6:10 a.m. – seen on LA12.

What Happened at Lake FUBAR at 6 A.M. Friday???

Something BIG.  Seismos + fluid movement.


It shows on LA12


To get into the spirit of the Code 2 declaration, Crosstex is ADDING a lot more butane to the cavern next to sunken berm corner!

On July 13 it had 498,803 barrels in Well #1.


jarheads …

Fluid Movement Thursday + Friday Legislation Round-Up

Lots of movement at 6 a.m.


Some big quakes today making all sorts of dings on the helicordersUSGS quake  list. Live list is on the LEFT sidebar. See also comments for more on quakes today.

After 3 p.m. (CST) there was more fluid movement at LA17-02. It may be an active day at other locations too.

Something fell in or fell over in Lake FUBAR near the collapsed cavern at LA21 at 4 a.m.. And the parish blog says they went back to CODE 1.

Crosstex “update” from June 17th



SB209 signed‏.  It adds penalties to oil drillers who have accidents. The bill.

SB 585 / signed into law

SB 585 Solution-Mined Cavern Permits – Public Notice (State Sen.)  Mills, Fred
Signed by the Governor – Act: 766 About Lake Peigneur
Effective – 8/ 1/14

" salt water content for the duration of the activity for the creation of cavern storage should a permit be granted; a geologic analysis by a qualified third party geologist that examines the integrity of the salt dome; and the results of an analysis of testing that attempts to determine the source and composition of intermittent foaming or bubbling appearing in Lake Peigneur. (3) No permit to expand or convert an existing solution-mined cavern or to drill and operate a new solution-mined cavern in Iberia Parish shall be issued prior to January 31, 2016."

Thursday – Big Fluid Movement at Lake FUBAR at 1 A.M.

It is on all the helicorders. Here is what it looks like on LA10-03


(notice 1:05 A.M. mark)

Yellowston Updated

The Parish blog says No Wake Zone still on. Cancel that big speedboat race in Bayou Corne! Big, bad weather may be coming up from the Gulf of Mexico!

NOAA Hurricane Center report

Fluid Movement at 4 A.M. Saturday



Lake Fubar sloshed – Here is the view from LA 12




We missed this story Dutchsinse put out April 18thSIMULTANEOUS Eruption of plumes from Oil / Gas wells across multiple states (video)


Lake FUBAR grumbles after 4:30 a.m. … you can see it on LA10-03. Two big twangs show at LA12 at 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.. Lots of magma on the move worldwide . . . see the Yellowstone news.

The Advocate – Ascension Parish – Whistleblowers claim Dupont hid leaks

By David J. Mitchell
Two days after firefighters showed up at DuPont’s Burnside facility in Ascension Parish to investigate a report of a gas cloud crossing River Road in May 2012, plant manager Tom Miller had a message for his workers.

At a meeting, Miller said the anonymous complaint to the Fire Department was the third to outside agencies about gas leaks at the plant — and the calls had to stop if they were being made by employees.

“You know, come forward with it and talk about it instead of calling agencies and stuff is my point,” said Miller, whose comments were being secretly recorded by one of the workers . . .

Also in The AdvocateTensions rise over saltwater intrusion into BR aquifers

Huge Mexico Quake Shows at Helicorders

This GIANT 7.2 Mexico quake (Pacific side of Mexico) showed up at Lake FUBAR around 9:30 this morning.

RSOE has it listed as twin 7.5 quakes 2 minutes apart. (Since USGA has erased big quakes and low-balled quake data since Fukushima we try to include secondary sources.) heli_button

When we think we are just nervous Nellies about seismic activity reports something like this always happens.

Have a plan.




Weekend News



Fluid Movement at 1 a.m. – shown well on LA12 but on most monitors. It calmed down. Then . . .

HUGE Fluid Movement after 3 p.m. Saturday that lasted over 2 hours! It was on most of the monitors but not all of them. Oddly, it was on the bottom borehole only at LA10 and on the upper borehole only at LA17. It showed a lot at LA12, 18 and 19.




At 4:42 p.m. a large TWANG went off at LA21.
2.7 quake at Englewood, Tennessee < has map

NOTE: We added a link on the sidebar for our new YELLOWSTONE page ->


Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

WBRZ – Pipeline owner seeks OK for pipeline abandonment

MONROE – Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.
On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission refused to shorten the objection period for people opposed to the abandonment. . . .

Accident-Waiting-To-Happen Dept.:


LOTS of sudden fluid movement at Lake FUBAR. It is shown well at LA10-03 (deepest borehole). It looks the same on the monitor as the chart shown above.

Late at night LA12 helicorder wouldn’t show and this error message came up. folkworm_error