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Last flyover, at the start of June 2014, shows the ever expanding collapse area has grown by several acres. New “containment berms” have been built, as the original levee system collapsed.
Now we see breaking news from the Geophysics community in regards to the ongoing earthquake activity at the sinkhole, which is causing further collapse.
The “earthquakes” themselves are being caused by underground movement of GASSES. The release of these gasses are being likened to Volcanic , Geothermal, and Explosive events seen elsewhere in the world.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Pretty deep hole. There was quite a bit of cable on that spool. That could be faked though, not knowing what the cable itself was made of. Chances are it wasn't, it could be two hundred fifty feet deep no problem. We have old mine shafts that collapsed into lakes that are probably that deep here in spots. We also have mine blasts. Well, that is actually in the copper country, not right here, I come from that location.
The texture and movement of that water almost looks like it is saltwater, I wonder if it has salt in it.
originally posted by: SubTruth
a reply to: nighthawk1954
Wow that is getting big. Look how far they pushed the levee out this time..........OMG. How big do they think this is going to get.
Also how deep is this hole? This sinkhole is scary no doubt.
originally posted by: Antipathy17
Is this the mining companies fault?
originally posted by: suicideeddie
its best to post this in one of the original threads that was started a couple of years back like this one, www.abovetopsecret.com...
So break it down for me, bare bones how long have I got?
I'll be needing a few weeks more for my tomatoes.
How far from the Texas Brine storage cavern is the underground butane storage cavern operated by Crosstex? How much butane is contained in the cavern?
Crosstex operates storage cavern that contains 940,000 barrels of butane, which is located 1,600 feet from the sinkhole.
originally posted by: hydeman11
I've been following this particular tragedy for as long as it's been happening... It's horrible to think how many people have been displaced by this incident, whether it was initiated by fracking or not. Bayous don't often have "stable" land and salt domes are always rising through the more dense rock and sediment atop them, so who knows about what the actual cause was?
That said, I think the title is a bit misleading. "Active Volcanic + Geothermal" is quite unlikely. Even the OP's source says "likened to..."
Geologists believe that the Bayou Corne sinkhole may still double in size to over 50 acres. Seismic activity and dangerous methane and hydrogen sulfide gases continue to bubble up and release from the swamp. The hole is over 1,000 feet in depth. There is literally tons of methane gas migrating through caverns throughout the area not to mention the hundreds of pipelines that crisscross carrying highly explosive chemicals. In January of 2014, loud booms were reported around the same time as seismic activity about 45 miles from the hole and about 140 miles from BP’s Macondo Prospect oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. These booms were most likely gas explosions as it escaped from fissures caused by minor earthquakes. With the dangerous mix of gases, pipelines, and seismic activity, this is a catastrophe lurking in the not-to-distant future.
The sinkhole is believed to be caused by a failed cavern wall in the western-edge caverns under the Napoleonville Salt Dome. The collapse triggered a chain-reaction of collapses, which continued to grow over the next year. Minor earthquakes that started on June 8, 2012, are the most likely culprit of the original collapse. After that first quake two months prior to the collapse, tremors continued to rattle the area. What caused the earthquakes? According to the lead Bayou Corne seismologist at the time of the collapse, Dr. Stephen Horton, the quakes were manmade, caused by the fossil fuel industry. It was reported that within the first few months of the collapse, there were thousands of quakes with differing intensities.
Horton said that the Department of Natural Resources didn’t want to believe that the sinkholes caused the bubbles and that the bubbles are what caused the sinkholes, rather than the quakes. He said that instead of calling the thousands of quakes that were occurring prior to the collapse what they were, quakes, they called them tremors.
Horton pointed out that on July 24, 2012, the number of quakes drastically increased to hundreds, sometimes thousands a day until August 2 when they stopped. The next day the sinkhole opened up.