That radar image is AMAZING! I've studied all types of weather radar and this, to me looks like an explosion -- but not a blast of fire as you would
think. It was a VERY dense release of methane released from the ground.
I'm going to go over this.. It reminds me of the radar of early shots of the wildfires.. but the echos didn't go away with smoke. This cloud of
methane must have been really dense.
People in the area DID report hearing a blast sound.
It's either a methane rupture from the earth or a large tank of it. (But I would assume someone would have reported that, so I'd rule that out)..
I am now going to overlap those images now:
(BTW, the quake swarm in Arkansas is 21 miles NNW of the event area)
Are all the dead birds in that kill zone orange circle?
(Sat image of area in area of Beebe)
I'm simply guessing here, but here is an area of suspicion in that 'red box' where the gasses were released:
(The yellowish look to the sand/dirt COULD be sulfur. But I can't be sure without being there and taking samples.)
Beebe Sat Map
(And check THIS out -- Did a search "beebe, Arkansas +natural gas deposits") and got some good info, here is one:
UPDATE: many scientists are saying that tests on the birds revealed internal damage and blood clots--they assume its from... lightning or fireworks. I
can tell you that methane (CH4) is a hydrocarbon and is a principal component of natural gas. This can cause a blood clot to form and totally stop
lol... fireworks... then where the hell are all the millions of other dead birds in all the major cities? eh?
If you find anything else in that area, post here! (Cracks in the earth.. geologic oddities..chemical plants)
edit on 1/8/2011 by Pharyax
because: Added more info!