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-93 settlement offers were approved by the insurance carrier for delivery to affected residents
-92 offers were delivered
-90 responses from residents were received
-65 offers were accepted
-38 of the 65 closings have taken place as of October 2nd"
Actually no work was allowed Monday or Tuesday either.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 work- Sinkhole Activity Code 2 – indicating no work is allowed directly on sinkhole, elevated due to seismic monitoring indicating trend of increased MEQ (micro-earthquake) activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3
Texas Brine advised that the tagging of Cavern 3 is at 4,097′ which is 75′ lower than last week’s tag. As information becomes available, it will be shared here.
Measure are being taken to start venting the gas below the subdivision, Sportsmans Paradise, on Sportsmans Drive. It is reported that there is an approx. 10 foot thick layer of gas, holding approximately 8 million cubic feet of gas at a depth of 120 feet under these homes, with the high spot on the lot next to my lot.
A crack has developed on the South Berm, south/southwest of pad 3. There is also increased seismic activity occurring. We will continue to monitor the south berm and sinkhole for any changes and will update accordingly.
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So auntie bee, what is your take on the relative quiet at the sinkhole in the last month or so????
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ETA: Is anybody locally reporting feeling the earthquakes? Just watching in GEE for a few minutes, these EQ's seem like they may be reaching the mag 2.0 range or slightly larger.
PS- does anyone know where to find an up-dated bubbling site map. TB mentioned site 47 and monitoring it. i would like to know where 47 is located.edit on 27-10-2013 by AuntB because: PS added
There were ~109 MEQs yesterday and more than 44 MEQs since midnight. There was a period of intense MEQ activity between 05:45 and 06:30
this morning. The MEQ rate is still high at this time. (10/25)
Placing additional tiltmeter equipment near Texas Brine facility brine tanks to monitor for potential movement
9:05 a.m. Update
Statement from Texas Brine:
As reported on the Parish Blog, some cracking was observed over the weekend on portions of the South Berm. Currently there is one main crack that is approximately 3.5″ wide that crosses the South Berm with some additional smaller cracks also appearing in proximity to this location. The Geotextile liner and clay cap remain unbroken ensuring the barrier between the sinkhole and outside environment remains intact.
4:55 p.m. Update
A second crack has been discovered on the South Berm toward the western corner. Although this crack doesn’t go all the way across the berm, we will continue to monitor all these areas for continued changes.
The company is working on a contingency plan to repair the berm. Cartwright says it might include building another one south of the site.