The Advocate has a photo of the work site with cracks – (hard to see the cracks)
“The cracks, which are 1 inch wide and 14 inches deep, extend from the north side of the pad around to the southwest side of the pad, Boudreaux said.”
Sinkhole seismic event studied
By Robert Stewart –
Scientists believe the restless, 8.5-acre[sic] sinkhole in Assumption Parish swampland is undergoing a “growth event” after they noticed an upswing in seismic activity in the past few days within a brine-mining cavern carved into the massive Napoleonville Dome, parish officials said Saturday.
Officials first began noticing an increase in seismic activity about two weeks ago, said John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Scientists reported that more than 80 seismic events were monitored two days ago, Boudreaux said.
“There was a tremendous amount of activity over the past couple of days,” Boudreaux said.
The sinkhole then “burped” up crude oil, debris and hydrocarbon to its surface around 10 a.m. Saturday . . . .
LINK – http://youtu.be/Oz78aC-R7Sc
They must’ve used the Concord! It is a big 18 seconds long! Don’t fall asleep! Watch it in slo-mo!
Thanks to parish officials for allowing embed feature on videos again!
LA03 nuttiness presented by Quake Watch.
This video shows how close the water is to State Highway 70:
LINK – http://youtu.be/jVzcNOxVAPw
NOTE: The guy is with the Shaw outfit. ↑
MORE here later . . .