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I do believe that an increase in earthquakes and volcanoes is part of a chain reaction causing more gas leaks. Volcanoes are a major cause of an increase in methane gas releases. The rapid increase of methane gas is helping to heat up the atmosphere as long-wave infrared comes in from the sun, heats up objects on earth and would normally safely escape the atmosphere as short-wave infrared, is being trapped due to the build up of methane. A dangerous cycle. The heating of the atmosphere is in turn melting more Arctic permafrost (which also releases more methane) which then causes earthquakes by the theory proposed here
The argument goes like this: when the climate changed naturally in the past, and the planet emerged from an ice age, large ice sheets covering much of the planet retreated. They were so heavy that the resulting release of pressure on the earth's crust caused it to 'bounce back', triggering earthquakes, tremors, and even volcanic activity along pre-existing fault lines.
A boil-water advisory will remain in effect at least into Saturday for homes near a sinkhole caused by a water main break at Adams Street and Gladstone Drive SE. Crews early Thursday, Jan. 24, reconnected 85 homes to water and were repairing the intersection where a break in a 30-inch pipe the previous day siphoned dirt down an incline on Gladstone and left a large sinkhole. The photos at right show some of today’s cleanup.
Officials are investigating a "good-sized" sinkhole in DeLand that has swallowed a large tree and a portion of a fence. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said the sinkhole opened near Mill Road and State Road 17. Officials estimated the hole to be 32 feet and 30 feet deep. Local 6 News helicopter Sky 6 flew over the hole, which is located in a rural area of DeLand. A home is located about 50 yards from the sinkhole.
An 18-inch deep sink hole in the middle of the 1200 block of West Bank Street may not have, “swallowed a car,” as heard on emergency scanner traffic, but it did require a city crew to patch it. The sinkhole, which measured 2 feet by 3 feet, was in the middle of the road in front of a 1217 West Bank Street home. Just after 4:15 p.m., a Salisbury Police officer was flagged by a motorist and parked his patrol vehicle in the middle of the road. The officer alerted motorists to move over slightly to either side of the road, around the hole.
A sinkhole is not expected to delay the opening of the new Publix store in Oxford. The sinkhole appeared this week on the grounds of a retail development called "Oxford Commons," located on Leon Smith Parkway at I-20. The site was once part of the old antebellum "Davis Farm" and archaeologists say it was a Native American village before that.
A detention basin at Springfield’s water treatment plant has partially collapsed, dumping sludge held within the basin into the Red River. The collapse was caused by a sinkhole at the base of the detention basin. Springfield’s Water/Wastewater Director Roger Lemasters said the 150-foot square basin emptied on or around Jan. 5 when a worker noticed the water from that basin was gone. “It’s causing some big issues,” Lemasters said. “We have the two basins, but can only use one now.” Meg Lockhart, a spokesperson with Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), said in an email on Thursday, Jan. 17, that the wastewater is not raw sewage.
A sink-hole was found in the Holladay area Saturday. The giant hole is 10 feet deep and about 20 feet wide. It's located at 4525 South Wasatch Boulevard. Police say they're not sure what caused it, but rushing water was heard beneath the surface. It could take days for crews to repair the hole.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities crews have repaired a 12-inch broken water pipe under Tyvola Centre Drive that had shut off water to nearby apartments all day Monday.
A giant sinkhole that swallowed up an SUV has closed a portion of roadway in Smithtown early Tuesday morning. According to police, a 911 call was received indicating that an SUV had driven into the sinkhole. Police said the Suffolk County Water Authority is working on the problem. Mount Pleasant Road remians closed in both directions between Cambridge Road and Daisy Lane in Smithtown. Police said there were no reported injuries. The incident occurred at 3:39 a.m. on Tuesday.
Worth County Public Works crews are barricading a hole that has formed under part of Jewell Crowe Road in Western Worth County. Only part of the road is affected, and they hope to fill it in tomorrow. For the time being however, you should avoid the area if possible.
A small sinkhole at North 64 Avenue and Taft Street closed one lane of traffic Sunday afternoon and into the evening, police say. "It's only about two feet wide," Sgt. Pablo Vanegas said. "It was discovered by our fire department." City crews were called out to repair the problem immediately, Vanegas said. He could not say whether the problem would be fixed by morning or what might have caused the sinkhole.
Originally posted by dianashay
and one in China today, geez Louise,
The group of buildings was totally swallowed by the hole which appeared near the construction site of a new underground train station in Guangzhou, one of China's biggest cities. The first building collapsed at 1620 local time (0820 GMT). The other three buildings then fell into the ten metre hole later that evening, according to China state television CCTV. Around 300 residents from the surrounding area had to be evacuated and nearby roads were closed off. No one was injured in the incident and an investigation was launched into what caused the hole to appear.
Both directions of Euclid Street will remain closed overnight as crews work to repair a sinkhole, authorities said. Crews about 3 p.m. were called to assess a sinkhole on Euclid between Commonwealth Avenue and Valencia Drive, the Fullerton Police Department said.ADVERTISEMENT The sinkhole is believed to have been caused by a broken 12-inch water main, police said. No accidents or injuries were reported. Authorities don't expect to reopen the roadway until Wednesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Construction at Birmingham's $64 million baseball stadium is hampered with a recent discovery of a massive sinkhole at the entrance to the sports facility. City officials said the sinkhole, which was at least 100-feet deep, is repaired but forces the relocation of sewer lines at the site.
ALBANY, GA -- Two sinkholes in Dougherty County near Pippin Pecan Company and Sherwood Christian Academy on Old Pretoria Road has started to grow in size. Nearby workers say that one of the sinkholes started at a mere eight inches and has dramatically grown in size. Sherwood Christian Academy Building and Groundskeeper Ken Bevel said he got a call that it was flooding, but was no big deal at the time. However, Wednesday afternoon, he started receiving calls that sinkholes were forming and expanding. Bevel said that crews are on scene attempting to fill the hole.
BAYOU CORNE, LA (FOX44) — Assumption Parish officials say more land has been swallowed up by the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. The latest piece slid in on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Officials tell FOX44 News that a 75 by 100 foot section of land on the opposite side of the sinkhole from LA 70. The total land-loss is now estimated to be a much as 9 acres. The area of lost land is considered “swamp side,” and should not impact landowners. Some residents have been forced out of their homes for over six months. The sinkhole was first noticed on August 3, 2012. It is believed to have been caused by a failed brine cavern owned by Texas Brine, Co.
On Wednesday morning, a second sinkhole gaped open about 25 feet south of the first one. Each of the sinkholes is large enough to swallow an adult. “Every time we have something and we have additional people here, I warn them,” Byrd said. Charlie Price, spokesman for AT&T, said he was unaware of the problem until the News & Eagle phoned. “Let me do some digging around on this,” Price said. “This is the first information I’ve heard on it. Let me make some phone calls and I’ll get back to you.”
A water main break in Boiling Springs caused a sinkhole and prompted a boil water advisory Tuesday morning. The break occurred around 3 a.m. on the 200 block of Walnut Street in South Middleton Township, according to the Carlisle Sentinel. One home has been condemned from damage due to the break. Around 4 p.m., Walnut Street was resurfaced and reopened to traffic, according to South Middleton Township Supervisor Tom Faley. The entire village of Boiling Springs was without water when the break occurred.
Frozen rice fields in Sichuan province were swallowed up by a massive sinkhole Tuesday, with farmland collapsing into a pit ten metres across in the province’s Weiyuan county. The cave-in occurred around 7pm on February 5, with an explosive sound heard by villagers 100 metres away, which some compared to the sound of firecrackers. No one was reported to have been killed or injured, according to China News Service, but villagers will have to deal with the gaping holes in the middle of their land, while authorities monitor the area for further geologic instability.
On Saturday we noticed a smallish sinkhole forming here on East Second Street the Bowery and Second Avenue. And it has grown. The NYPD now has the street blocked off... can definitely get a MINI Cooper in there...
Text(CNN) -- A 36-year-old man disappeared Thursday night when a sinkhole opened up under his bedroom in Florida, swallowing him as his brother tried to rescue him, authorities said. Right after the ground started to give way in his home in Brandon, his brother frantically tried to keep him from sinking into the hole, an emergency official said.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
You know what bothers me about Louisiana...aside from the shifty stories and lack of detail to what someone must have documented to the last container for what's down there... It's the seismic activity recorded. What the heck is moving around down there??
I get the idea that the Salt Domes collapsed or at least one did completely with whatever was stored inside. Fine. I'm sure that event rang seismographs too..No big surprised. It's the ongoing periods of activity people are talking about that really makes me wonder. What is still moving enough to be noticeable at times? That's a little unnerving.