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Assumption Parish emergency officials have asked to meet with an expert from the U.S. Geological Survey and for portable seismic equipment to get a better understanding of new tremors reported in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas, officials said Friday. The earth tremors are being reported by residents in a swampy area of northern Assumption Parish where venting streams of natural gas have been roiling the surface of waterways for about a month.
Originally posted by lonewolf10
i found a couple of vids on you tube that show the bubbing gas.
i wonder if this has something to do with the new madrid fault waking up?
www.youtube.com...edit on 7-7-2012 by lonewolf10 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by pasiphae
that's awfully weird. if i lived there i'd be worried. people are saying their houses moved. that's some pretty significant shaking. i wonder how long before the USGS gives a report...
Also emerging from the steamy meeting Thursday were reports of earth tremors that rattled homes and cracked residential concrete slabs. Ball did not dispute reports of a June 8 tremor but said U.S. Geological Survey seismic monitors did not detect the tremors. “We know it happened because you guys reported it. It’s just that their instruments weren’t sensitive enough to detect it,” Ball said.
He said officials do not know the cause, however, whether the tremors are connected to natural gas leaks — which have expanded in number since the May 30 report — or are from natural subsidence common in the area. Ball noted Louisiana’s earthquake of greatest magnitude occurred in the area in 1930.
In a later interview, Charlet, who said she is from California, said the June 8 tremor felt similar to the larger quakes in her former home state.
John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said the gas emissions contain methane, ethane and propane, which is an indication it is likely from oil and a gas exploration.
Boudreaux said the bubbles began about three weeks ago and started with one location. They have since increased to about a dozen, he said
Originally posted by ML8715
Interesting, indication it's likely from oil and gas exploration....
I really don't know much about the testing they have to do to figure out where it's coming from and all that, and maybe it does take a long time, but if it's making houses move, and it's been going on for 3 weeks and obviously becoming more of a problem, why do they have NO answers yet?
A sharp tremor was recorded by USGS monitors just after 9 p.m. Wednesday at the site of the giant Louisiana sinkhole in Assumption Parish.