11 new bubble sites found in a row outside giant sinkhole — “Discovery has led to speculation it marks edge of suspected subsidence zone” (PHOTOS)

Published: January 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 am ET
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Title: New, frothing bubble site found southwest of sinkhole
Source: The Advocate
Author: By David Mitchell
Date: January 22, 2013

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. [...]

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. [...]

Locations of bubbling sites discovered within the last two days (Photo used by officials does not show sinkhole):

Flyover photo from January 17, 2013 (Hand pointer shows approximate location of bubble sites 26-29):

See video of the ‘mother of all bubble sites’ here

Published: January 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 am ET
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