Huge BOOM at Lake FUBAR After 1 A.M.

As Walter said, “What fell down?”.

LA18 shows it.


Quake Watch’s LA18 chart shows it (at 7:07 A.M. UTC). Same event.

So does LA 10-01


NOTE: On the Yellowstone blog, YS watcher, Mary Greeley says the USGS is turning the helicorders there on teeny tiny setting. – F.C.

UPDATE: On River Bend NPP in the post about nuke plants and the flooding.

Scroll down to the NEWS post for info on the big plan to open-burn old explosives in Louisiana.

Underground Event at 4 A.M.

Something fell in down there at 4:13 a.m. [9:13 UTC] .  LA-12 chart (goes batty also at 3 a.m.)– all the helicorders showed it.

This 2.6 quake in mid-Kansas was at a different time.  USGS report. It was 3 miles deep and might not be a frack-quake since it isn’t near the OK border.

Maybe the charts are jumping from people stomping around in a rush to move back into the de-listed evacuation zone!

CrosstexHarryThere has been no Crosstex butane cavern update since Feb. 4!

Looking around for newer info we found this –  [info from Jan. 2012]

Executive Summary
The Napoleonville Storage Facility (Facility) utilizes more than the threshold quantity of a “regulated flammable substance (10,000 pounds)” in the processing of natural gas, where butanes are received by pipeline and stored in underground caverns until being transported off-site via pipeline for further market distribution. Therefore, this Facility is subject to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 68 (40 CFR 68) administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

The Facility is also subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) and public receptors are located within the worst-case release scenario. Therefore, the Facility is subject to Prevention Program 3 requirements as stated in 40 CFR 68.10. OSHA’s PSM standard closely parallels requirements outlined in USEPA’s RMP Rule. All elements required by USEPA’s 40 CFR 68 – Program 3 Prevention Program are also required by OSHA’s PSM.

This line is interesting:

Last Safety Inspection By    Never had one
OSHA Star or Merit Ranking    No

You can look up more info here-

This EDGAR 2014 info that says the butane cavern is “inactive” – but we recount in 2014 there were changes to the cavern #1 and #2 contents that were pretty big in 2014.

EnLink’s safety data sheet for butane.

Weekend News & Early Monday Twang

Saturday the helicorders are jumpy.

The AdvocateResidents settle for $48 million in sinkhole lawsuit

” . . .  The settlement comes a few weeks after Texas Brine closed on the last of the 66 direct, out-of-court property buyouts and appears to provide a path toward conclusion for another wave of Bayou Corne residents displaced by the sinkhole disaster now more than 20 months old.

Several suits over the sinkhole are pending against Texas Brine and are not part of the proposed settlement, including those brought by pipeline companies, large landowners, parish government and the state. . . . “

Lake FUBAR is a regular juke joint!


Sunday – Ditto

After midnight (12:15 a.m. Monday) there was something big that went “twang” at Lake FUBAR.

Shows here on LA12 but it was on most helicorders.


Texas Brine Bulldozer at Work All Night?


That must all be showing up because a bulldozer is driving back and forth over the helicorders all night long! nightshift

It can’t be self-generating tremors under Lake FUBAR because Dept. of Conservation says it’s so stable and they only have teeny-tiny MICRO quakes there. Not these whoppers.

This is just as scary as a Steven King novel – Jumping Jack Flash’s pictorial December summary of crazy (methan H2S induced) events.


There was a CRAZY SPIKE on the charts at 6:08 A.M.. It was on LA10-03, 12 (real big), 18 and 17-02.



Bizarre Earthquake Lights Tied to Rifts in Earth

The AdvocateTexas Brine to build new barrier at sinkhole

[snip] . . . “It sank a foot in a week,” said John Boudreaux, director of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
The latest drop left the levee of sand, clay, limestone and protective liner about 4.5 feet lower than its designed height of 6 feet above the surface, he said.
Boudreaux said the sunken section of levee likely would have gone underwater by Friday or Saturday without the interim repairs. . . .

Before It’s News – La. Quakes Make Sinkhole Rapidly Gulp Levee, New Action Started

Louisiana Sinkhole Quake Activity Uptick & South Berm Crippled!

The Watchers – Southern berm of Louisiana sinkhole sagging

Natural gas boom spurs methanol rush < they will probably just hook a pipe up to Lake FUBAR 😉

HOUSTON — The natural gas boom has turned the United States into a magnet for production of methanol, with nine major plants expected to be built, expanded or restarted in the country in the coming years. . .

Seismic chart readers: The U. of Memphis redid their CERI homepage and it is easier to use and easier to find monitor locations. CERI is on the sidebar   under ‘Seismic Monitoring’.

Fluid Movement at 1:30 A.M. + Tues. News

It shows on all the helicorders except the ‘upper’ ones, LA17-01, LA10-01 and 02 and LA21.

ENE-News – TV: University’s research “is so disturbing” — Large spike in deadly flesh-eating bacteria after BP oil spill in Gulf — Expert: Take it very seriously — It’s “in their bloodstream… affects all organs” (VIDEO)

Conservation has an update on the Parish Blog. They are still at Code 1.

Seismos Still Banging Away Mon. – Tues. + News


Everything still bangin’ away like Monday. There was a short duration fluid movement at a few minutes after 2 A.M. at LA12 and LA18.

4 P.M. CST – Helicorders look VERY BAD.  VERY BAD.

Texas Brine has a new Inspection Report (10-29). Their letter to Conservation dated Oct. 25th has more info as it is before the CODE 3 was called. They have “NA”, not available, entered for all the info on the tilt meters. Sounds like Texas Brine to have none of that important info.






WLOX – Crack develops on berm at giant sinkhole site

There has been more activity at the site of the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana, including the development of a crack on one of the berms.

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, the crack developed this weekend on the south berm, which is located south/southwest of pad three. . . .

The Advocate –  State looks for local help to keep drinking water safe
Threats to groundwater discussed

“GONZALES — The state’s Department of Environmental Quality is looking for Ascension Parish residents to help keep their local drinking water free of contamination.
Geologists with the agency’s Drinking Water Protection Team held a community meeting Thursday evening at Gonzales City Hall as part of their ongoing campaign, “Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time.”
During the meeting, officials outlined the program and provided the public with an opportunity to sign up for a volunteer committee aimed at educating the community on drinking water protection.
The meeting was one of two scheduled for Ascension Parish, with the second set 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Donaldsonville City Hall, 609 Railroad Ave . . . “

Reminder – the Office of Conservation will take public comments through the close of business on Monday, November 4, 2013. Details.

Creep Out Dept.: Hairless swamp coyote on the loose! – WAFB – Mysterious creature in Picayune resembles “El Chupacabra” < has Video – Picayune, Miss. is near Louisiana on Rt. 11 a little north of Lake Pontchartrain. MAP

♦ We found a new tid-bit on our search for Folyd Karsten

Inquiry – does anyone know of a map showing Bubble Site 44? A reader is looking for it. Post to comments if you find a source.