Originally posted by ikonoklast
Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by OkieDokie
if you'll recall, there was a Kentucky earthquake, and a relatively shallow one which could have easily enhanced additional gaseous release anywhere along the fault region.
connect a sudden release of "swamp" gas with an incoming fireball and kaboom.
ETA -- in case you don't follow what's happening in the Bayou Corne, LA ... not only is there a sinkhole but the caverns are collapsing underground. these caverns (used to store excess gases) following collapse, will force the gas it can no longer hold, into escaping via the least resistant path ... what's common to both areas ??
the Mississippi River ... and haven't they been experiencing closures to shipping traffic due to exceptionally low levels lately ?
Interesting thought, but the Bayou Corne, Louisiana sinkhole is about 870 miles away from Indianapolis. And Indianapolis is about 300 miles away from the Mississippi River. So leakage from Bayou Corne along the Mississippi River valley and over to Indianapolis is probably not too likely.
But if there is ever a similar explosion from Bayou Corne leakage because of the sinkhole, that may make this look like a tiny firecracker. Hope that doesn't happen.
are you suggesting the ONLY pathway for gas to travel around this globe is via the water channels ? i sure hope not.
i don't care if they are 10,000 miles apart above ground, they could be/are still directly connected underground. their relative distance or promity to one another is irrelevant when discussing a release of "swamp" gas in a region as porous as Indianapolis or Lousianna.
Kentucky isn't all that close either, however, do you really think that particular ground movement had -0- effect elsewhere in the world ? (think butterfly effect)
i am not so quick to dismiss the theory and you've provided nothing substantial to change my mind. care to offer anything else ?