Arctic Methane Explosion Craters Discovered on Seafloor

We follow this frozen methane news since there’s a huge amount of it in the Gulf of Mexico – F.C.

Massive blow-out craters formed by hydrate-controlled methane expulsion from the Arctic seafloor

Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists document an ancient Arctic methane explosion

“Scientists generally believe that the methane leaking from these seeps never makes it to the surface of the ocean, instead dissolving in the water on its way up. But some suggest that an explosion, of the type described in Thursday’s paper, could produce enough force to send some gas straight up to the surface and into the atmosphere, with potentially climate-warming consequences. . . . “
How about the explosion risk? Page 4 of this science paper shows a Louisiana map with all the seeps.

Plus the methane at Bayou Corne was thought by some to be from the Gulf of Mexico … not from decaying vegetation like Texas Brine claims.

SEE ALSO – the Methane Page

ANOTHER crater found in Siberia! Plus #3 Crater < UPDATED


Strange Sounds –

Mystery Deepens Around Giant Siberian Sinkhole As Second Crater Is Discovered

Reindeer herders in Russia’s Far North have discovered yet another mysterious giant hole about 30 kilometers away from a similar one found days earlier.

Located in the permafrost of the subarctic Siberian region of Yamal, which means “end of the earth” in the local Nenets language, both craters appear to have been formed in recent years and have icy lakes at their bases. . .

Video of #2

Earlier post about crater #1

Strange Sounds mentions this –  Third giant hole: The Crater of Nosok

Here is a picture of a LAVA TUBE … but investigating scientists would already know about those.

UPDATE, Aug. 22

Washington PostScientists may have cracked the giant Siberian crater mystery

“It may be methane gas, released by the thawing of frozen ground.”

Methane Alert

From Jumping Jack Flash – Sept. – Clathrate Gun Is Firing

“Some arctic sea regions as large as one kilometer in diameter are indeed ‘frothing’ from massive gas releases from previously frozen CH4 deposits. Beginning in 2010, Igor Semiletov of the Russian Academy of Sciences said his research team discovered more than 100 plumes, and estimates there are ‘thousands’ over a wider area, extending from Russian mainland to East Siberian Arctic Shelf.”   (more)

{CH4 = Methane}