Weekend News + New Madrid Shakes

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YellowStn_Poster  There are strange west-coast events (volcano, L.A. quake) that are on the Yellowstone blog today.
There isn’t a direct connection to Yellowstone in the stories but maybe it it is connected somehow and it will come out later. And the Mich. quake this week is very out of the ordinary. It is mentioned in comments in the next post
(Tues. News).

Check the Yellowstone blog for updates on these events.

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Weekend News + Another Russian “Crater”

SATURDAY
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There was almost a half hour of fluid movement at Lake FUBAR at 4 a.m. Saturday morning. LA18 shows it. There was 3.8 quake in OK but it was at 3:39 a.m.. It is unlikely (???) that it took 21 minutes to reach Lake FUBAR. It did the same thing just before 8 a.m.. Slosh, slosh!

Jec points out it may be from this Mexican volcano that is active.
Scroll down for the map of the monitor locations and all the chaos there this week.

Up in New York sate – they have a problem –
Upstate New Yorkers fear gas caves could blow wine, tourism industries

In Watkins Glenn — an idyllic part of upstate New York best known for its Finger Lakes, fall foliage and wine — activists worry it could soon be known for something less appealing: industrial disaster.

Protesters in the area are engaging in civil disobedience to stop the expansion of a gas storage facility that stores fracked gas from Pennsylvania in old mined-out salt caves, claiming it presents a safety risk to local residents, an environmental danger to the Finger Lakes region and an economic threat to the area’s wine and tourism industries.

. . . . Activists say pressurizing the old salt caverns could cause salt and gas to seep into the lake and pollute the ground . . .

Weird news – Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia < has photo

” . .  .  this hole is the result of a collapsing potash mine which left a chasm right in the middle of an abandoned mining town.”
earlier report on a Russia crater from July.

Nov. 14 item we missed – WBRZ – State plans precautionary detour near sinkhole

BAYOU CORNE – State leaders have a $10 million plan in place in case the Bayou Corne sinkhole expands near Louisiana Highway 70.

The sinkhole is about 1,000 feet from the highway right now. The majority of Bayou Corne residents parted ways after the sinkhole swallowed up 37 acres of land. The few residents who still call the area home want to protect what’s left.

SUNDAY

Something pretty bad happened at Lake FUBAR around 2:30 a.m. and has kept going.
LA12:

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Louisiana VoiceDu Pont files motion to block testimony about chemical leak violations in Ascension case 4 days after Texas plant deaths

“Attorneys for the E.I Du Pont have filed a motion in limine which seeks to block plaintiffs in the pending litigation against the Ascension Parish plant from citing reports of prior leaks and regulatory proceedings against DuPont “not related to the gas leaks” at the Burnside facility.

DuPont’s motion is particularly timely in that it was filed only four days after the deaths of four DuPont workers following a toxic gas release at a Du Pont plant in La Porte, Texas.”


Yellowston Updated

Iceland Watch + Wed. News

Fearing eruption, Iceland evacuates area near rumbling volcano

“It cannot be ruled out that the seismic activity in Bardarbunga could lead to a volcanic eruption.”
“. . . . Einar Einarsson, a meteorologist at Iceland’s Met Office, said earthquakes were happening practically every minute and seismic activity was constant.”

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga warning upgraded as airlines fear repeat of 2010 ‘ash cloud crisis’

. . . The Met Office said in a statement there were “strong indications of ongoing magma movement

A huge volcano in Iceland may be getting ready to erupt  < has maps

UPDATE, Aug. 23

BBC – Code Red

Since larger earthquakes from every which way seem to set Lake FUBAR off into heavy-duty-washer-cycle mode we are watching Iceland – FC

Oklahoma frack-quakes are getting really big, besides being constant. They may affect Lake FUBAR too. 4.2 quake yesterday.

Detailed report: Bayou Corne residents get financial relief for sinkhole

NOTE: Most news lately has been from IP’s Net Vibes page – 😉

Texas Brine has a newish fact sheet out.

CrosstexHarry  ..    Crosstex hasn’t said what they are up to since Aug. 9th (!!).

Since we last complained about no updates there still aren’t any =sigh=.