Tremors felt 45 miles away from Bayou Corne Sinkhole!

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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 10:51 PM
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"Domino Effect" At The Giant Louisiana Sinkhole - "Shifting Salt" Caused Major Amount Of Seismic Activity Near Giant Sinkhole "Indicating Something Might Be Failing In The Salt Structure," And Officials Are Extremely Worried About Stability Of Rest Of The Salt Dome Because Failed Cavern May Affect Other Caverns!



There is some new and disturbing news coming out of the sinkhole area. It does not look good.
SOURCE #1 - And the source of the above headline.


Officials first began noticing an increase in seismic activity about two weeks ago

Scientists reported that more than 80 seismic events were monitored two days ago

“There was a tremendous amount of activity over the past couple of days”

The seismic activity has been pinpointed to shifting salt deposits just east of the failed cavern, about 900 feet into the ground

Concern to parish officials because it indicates that something might be failing in the salt structure “We would assume that in order to create seismic activity, it’s something shifting … in the salt” “Not knowing what that may cause is concerning”

Officials still believe the sinkhole won’t outgrow scientists’ predictions that it would one day measure about 1,400 feet in diameter

While officials have noticed growth in the sinkhole after seismic activity in the past, this round of activity is concerning because of its severity, as evidenced by Texas Brine’s cracked well pad

“The issue is that it may even go further and have an impact on the integrity of the well bore”


SOURCE #2


Scientists are starting to map out a three-dimensional look of the ground below the Assumption Parish sinkhole as nearby residents approach the sixth month of being evacuated.



Boudreaux said officials want to determine how much of the earth between the sinkhole and failed cavern has settled.

“There is the possibility that there are other void spaces in the ground,” Boudreaux said.


SOURCE #3


Scientists believe the restless, 8.5-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish swampland is undergoing a “growth event” after they noticed an upswing in seismic activity in the past few days within a brine-mining cavern carved into the massive Napoleonville Dome, parish officials said Saturday.



“We would assume that in order to create seismic activity, it’s something shifting ... in the salt,” Boudreaux said. “Not knowing what that may cause is concerning.”

The seismic activity also appears to have cracked the surface of a drilling well pad located directly above Texas Brine’s failed cavern and on the eastern side of the sinkhole.

The cracks, which are 1 inch wide and 14 inches deep, extend from the north side of the pad around to the southwest side of the pad, Boudreaux said.

While officials have noticed growth in the sinkhole after seismic activity in the past, this round of activity is concerning because of its severity, as evidenced by Texas Brine’s cracked well pad
“The issue is that it may even go further and have an impact on the integrity of the well bore”


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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 11:24 PM
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I'm out here in BC right now sitting at a bar talking to locals. They know no more than what we do. The stench of desil is sickening.

Reading what you posted happy, I come up with a hypothesis. I'm thinking that the dome has probably cracked somewhere underneath the caverns. Not a vertical crack but a horizontal crack, separating the top of the dome from the rest of the structure. Now if this thought is correct, it may be a mater of time before we see complete structural failure in the rest of the caverns.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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New bubbling site spotted near Bayou Corne sinkhole



The Celestial Convergence site is calling this the "mother of all bubbles"

And so it just keeps getting worse. Once again the sinkhole has stepped up it's game with some help from mother nature.

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Tracking The Giant Louisiana Sinkhole - Officials Find "Mother Of All Bubbles," New Bubbling Site Spotted Near Bayou Corne!




There is a news station video at the #1 and #2 source links that I can't find a YouTube version of to post here. It shows the new bubble site quite clearly.


Residents said they are not sure anyone is going to fix the problem. Some are convinced Mother Nature has already taken over.


SOURCE #2


ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Assumption Parish officials said the most recent bubbling site near the Bayou Corne sinkhole is the biggest pool they have seen yet. Office of Emergency Preparedness workers refer to it as the "mother of all bubbles."

The new bubbling site is an estimated 3,000 feet away from residences and camps.



Homeowner, Mike Schaff, said he has lost faith in Texas Brine.

"They were saying there were no detectable levels of hydrocarbons when they were doing the testing. They said that for several weeks until the sinkhole collapsed and then they changed their tune. In a few weeks they said it was thermogenic," Schaff said.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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texas brine will pay fines at the worst, no one is going to go to jail...but thousands will be displaced by fumes, fire, or cave-ins in the future...that's my prediction...in other words ..same o, same o.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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"mother of all bubbles" that is quite the 'new' bubbling site. I read the articles and just was speechless. This is getting so bad. The rain IMO has accelerated this site. I totally agree with CB that the whole dome is effected, we just don't know it yet. In order for them to admit it.... well actually I don't see them admitting it because that would be a disaster and they are not going to admit that. If the whole dome has been effected then they need to start removing everything NOW!



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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I honestly think that the crack is a horizontally. I believe the aquifer has now interacted with the dome and causing the cracking.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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I just read a report that the sinkhole "burped" again this morning. I need to go check the seismographs to see. The sinkhole is starting to demand attention, the officials have been trying to ignore it but I think nature is gonna win.

Sinkhole "burps" again, officials on alert
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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Thought would add this report.



On Saturday morning, following several days of increased seismic activity being detected by the surface geophones, a sizable amount of vegetative debris rose to the surface in the center of the sinkhole, and several new surface cracks across the work area were discovered running from a northeast-to-southwest direction. As with the bubbling the previous day, no liquid hydrocarbon was observed to have surfaced with the vegetative material.


www.texasbrine.com...



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 11:14 AM
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Mark your calendars, hopefully the TB officials will show. They say the experts will be there.



January 31st public meeting will consist of Texas Brine experts only at 6:00PM at the Assumption Community Center.
February 7th public meeting will consist of state and parish agency personnel at 6:00 PM at the Assumption Community Center


In regards to the post above about the directions of the cracks. I am in search of a map.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 06:53 PM
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The Assumption Parish Police Jury will be having a vote on urging Ol Bobby Jindal to ask the White House to declare the sinkhole a Federal State of Emergency. I will keep y'all updated on this. Hopefully it works!



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by AuntB
Mark your calendars, hopefully the TB officials will show. They say the experts will be there.



January 31st public meeting will consist of Texas Brine experts only at 6:00PM at the Assumption Community Center.
February 7th public meeting will consist of state and parish agency personnel at 6:00 PM at the Assumption Community Center


In regards to the post above about the directions of the cracks. I am in search of a map.


I believe that the cracks are running tangentially to the sinkhole which would make sense if the edges of the sinkhole collapsing is the cause.

From what I have seen of their so called "experts" I think the following definition of expert applies.

expert - X = an unknown quantity and spurt = a drip under pressure.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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Just got back from spending the afternoon in Bayou Corne. The stentch is all but gone thank God. On my trip home, I was about a little less than 2 miles from the sinkhole hole heading east. Around me is all sugar cane fields. Of course we just finished our harvest and grinding season, so the fields are cleared. Well in the middle of the field I seen a dozen or so flames. At certain times of the year that isn't unusual, but of I am correct, they stopped burning the cane about a month ago. And with all the rain, I don't see how anything would be dry enough to start a fire.

I'm not becoming a paranoid loon or anything, but that was a highly unusual site to see at 9pm. Yall seen the bubble sites, y'all also seen the puddle of water bubble sites lol. I'm not jumping to any conclusions on this yet, but if it is the worse of the possibilities, it could of been a ground methane leak that ignited.

I just wanted to share this just in case it does become something.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Environmental Signs



Keep an eye out for signs in the environment that indicate a methane gas leak. A typical sign is vapor or frost on the ground near the leak. You may see bubbles if the leak is near a wet area. Methane is toxic to vegetation, so patches of dead plants near a gas line need to be checked. Dust blowing from a hole in the ground is a symptom of an underground gas leak. Finally, listen for a hissing or roaring noise around your gas line. If you suspect a leak, leave the area and call your gas company immediately



Read more: Symptoms of a Methane Gas Leak | eHow.com www.ehow.com...


In this case I don't know if the gas company would care...but still this statement was interesting Methane is toxic to vegetation, so patches of dead plants near a gas line need to be checked.

Any case...I hope you could report it or ask someone what it was...You may save lives.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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Well, I notified some in the community.
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posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:55 PM
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Next time get pics...Please if possible. If there is a next time.
Thanks.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:59 PM
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I wanted to, I really did. But even if I did get a picture it would be from my iPhone and the quality at night isn't all that great



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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Tracking The Giant Louisiana Sinkhole - 11 New Bubble Sites Found Southwest Of Sinkhole, As Seismic Activity Increases!



Here is some new information and another triple sourced posting. Apparently the new bubble sites are along side an access road that may run parallel to a pipeline.

About the "mother of all bubble sites" name given to a recently discovered bubbling site; Methinks they may be a bit early in assigning that name. The way this crisis is growing I feel that they may soon have to come up with an even more dramatic name for a new site, or reassign the old one.

SOURCE #1


January 23, 2013 - UNITED STATES - Eleven new bubble sites have been found in inundated swampland west of an 8.5-acre sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish, including a frothing spot dubbed the “mother of all bubble sites,” officials said Tuesday.



The sites are roughly in a row west of an unnamed oilfield access road extending south from La. 70 South through the wooded swamp, a parish map shows. The sites bring to 34 the number of known bubble sites in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas in the vicinity of the sinkhole on Texas Brine Co. LLC’s leased property.



Parish officials added Tuesday that the discovery has led to speculation that the row of bubbles marks the edge of a suspected subsidence zone around the outer rim of the sinkhole and also prompted officials to shift the location of a 1,000-foot-deep well that Texas Brine had been directed to drill at the end of the access road. The well will be moved to the front of the road, officials said.


SOURCE #2


Assumption Parish officials say scientists have noticed a recent increase in seismic activity near the huge sinkhole at Bayou Corne, La., and worry that it might grow again.

Parish emergency preparedness director John Boudreaux tells The Advocate that the increase was first noticed about two weeks ago.


SOURCE #3


The well will be moved to the front of the road, officials said.

John Boudreaux, director of the parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Inc. recommended the change to avoid the possibility that the well, which will be used to collect seismic data, would be compromised in the future.



Boudreaux said Tuesday a representative of the landowner found the bubble sites late last week while checking the property from an airboat.

He said the representative gave the frothing site the “mother of all bubble sites” moniker.

Boudreaux said the site was given the name, not for its size, but the intensity of its bubbling.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 06:49 PM
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John Boudreaux had lunch with Texas Brine today... It is looking like John is in bed with the company on this one.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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Guess he is thinking "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" Which is really messed up.

Peace



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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Hell, Mardi Gras start 3 weeks ago, we about to get into full swing! Hope they had King Cake for desert and one of them accidentally choked on the hidden baby.
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