USGS: M 5.0 – 43km W of Mentone, Texas (has map)
“Louisiana has a rosier future concerning fresh water supplies, thanks in part to local efforts to conserve and reduce the strain on the Sparta aquifer.
National data compiled by USA Today show pockets of groundwater depletion across the United States, and Louisiana has its share of depletion over the last 20 years. Throughout the state, northeastern Louisiana had some of the heaviest depletion, centered in Lincoln, Ouachita and Union parishes.”
Nov. 25 – S.E. Missouri – New Madrid County shaken by 12 earthquakes in less than 24 hours… OMG
Dec. 14 – Mary Greeley: Roll The Dice – Lewisville [Texas] insists no ‘immediate or imminent threat of dam failure
LINK – http://youtu.be/EuZHfgkiHFY
Jury awards $750K in damages from state to environmental whistleblower
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Years ago, a state contractor exposed alleged corruption, then watched one business door after another suddenly close. A court ruling Monday said he was wronged.
It took five years to build a case, but a jury said Dan Collins is owed more than half a million dollars in damages he said were inflicted when he blew the whistle on a state-funded project that he believed violated laws.
It was in 2005 that the Department of Natural Resources dredged Bayou Pastillion in Iberia Parish as a part of the Atchafalaya Basin Project. The goal was to improve water quality for fishermen by removing sediment build up at the mouth of the bayou. . . .
ooooooooo! New details emerge over search warrant executed at DEQ building
(it’s just over recycled tires, not the sinkhole)
Check the Yellowstone blog for updates on these events.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Ten earthquakes, three of them greater than a 3.0 in magnitude, rocked the DFW area on Tuesday afternoon and into early Wednesday, knocking items off of walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally rattling nerves across the region. . . .
Global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through tomorrow as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field.
The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center is tracking two two coronal mass ejections, “huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma” that shot out of an area near the center of the sun’s disc.
“Essentially the sun just shot out a magnet and it is about to interact with another magnet, Earth’s magnet,” William Murtagh, program coordinator of the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center, said yesterday. When the ejections reach Earth, they will touch off geomagnetic storms that are forecast to last at least until tomorrow. . . .
At 4 a.m. Lake FUBAR got the grumbles. we doubt it is cultural noise as work doesn’t usually start there before sun up.
We should pay attention to the weather now as storms from the east close in. Extra rain means extra weight on fragile cavern walls in Lake FUBAR!
Weather Channel – Tropical Disturbance Brews In Gulf of Mexico
“… Earthquakes are often accompanied by loud “booms,” something that has become a source of anxiety in newly quake-prone parts of the state.”
►”Scientists are now gravely concerned that the crater floor will soon collapse into a miles deep underground cavern filled with boiling white hot magma.
►”There’s 1 trillion gallons of water in the ice in Bardabunga crater.
►”When that falls into a lake of magma it will instantly flash into steam expanding 600 times in volume.
►”The magma, suddenly no longer contained by the crater floor and 1 trillion gallons of water will act like a shaken soft drink can when the top is popped.
►“It will be an event unlike anything ever seen in recorded history.
[ article comments say the crater is not all so dangerous – FC ]
LINK – http://youtu.be/PQ70u_UISrA
Florida – Sanibel Island waters – “Swimmers and surfers are being met with dead fish along some of our Southwest Florida beaches. It is happening on one of the busiest weekends for some fun in the water. Red tide is the culprit of what is behind the fish after fish along the beach. . . .”
Texas Brine put out a fact sheet on all the good they doing in Bayou Corne, dated 11-27.
The Dallas News – North Texas earthquakes trigger dam inspections
The Advocate – Monolyte bankruptcy filing may affect residents’ lawsuit
Claimants say fire hurt health, property
“The company that owned and operated a chemical facility in Slaughter destroyed by a fire a year ago has filed for bankruptcy, which could complicate matters for the 32 East Feliciana Parish residents seeking damages for respiratory problems and diminished property values they attribute to the blaze.”
A reader says, “Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC is a Limited Liability Company and claims to be an Intrastate company, not an Interstate company. Who is their insurer? Shouldn’t the LA Dept. of Natural Resources make sure that these companies can cover any damage that they cause before issuing permits?
The Department of Natural Resources, Office of Coastal Management, has already issued one permit to expand and add 2 natural gas storage caverns to Jefferson Island Storage & Hub under Lake Peigneur in Vermilion/Iberia parishes without an Environmental Impact Statement, Federal standard, no seismic studies, bubbling in the lake, Chicot aquifer problems and already one horrific disaster there.
All they want to do is profit off the state and the people of Louisiana and not be responsible for their actions and the people they hurt.” – and we agree!
The helicorders are still going crazy. Instead of posting that every day we will put up a big headline when it stops. Scroll down for more on them and maps of where they are etc.