posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 09:47 AM
This is my first thread so apologies if I do something wrong. I conducted a search but couldn't find this posted anywhere else. Usually when I come
across an interesting story I check ATS boards and someone already has it posted.
Explosion near Eagle Alaska
According to the reports this event started on Sep 27 2012 and has grown since. First an explosion was heard in a remote part of Alaska, then 2 weeks
later a fire was observed in the area from where the explosion happened. After snowfall on Oct 15 an overflight was conducted and a "slump" was
observed with steam coming out form the ground. It was described as a "mini-volcano".
Now I grew up in Alaska and have been to the village of Eagle and this is not a common type geologic activity to say the less. In the article link
Scientist are speculating that lightning strikes ignited shale underground and it eventually burned upwards causing the slump/sink hole. Does that
make sense to anyone here?
Has anyone else heard of lightning strikes causing this type of event anywhere else?