Footage after ‘burp’ at giant sinkhole — Trees sinking straight into ground — Liquid shifting back and forth (VIDEO)

Published: April 19th, 2013 at 2:00 pm ET


Title: 10:35 a.m. New Video Posted, Sinking Trees
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: April 19, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip

10:35 a.m. New Video Posted, Sinking Trees

A video was captured yesterday after the “burp” in the sinkhole.

You can clearly see trees sinking and immediately thereafter, the movement of the water in the sinkhole.

Watch the video here

Published: April 19th, 2013 at 2:00 pm ET


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19 comments to Footage after ‘burp’ at giant sinkhole — Trees sinking straight into ground — Liquid shifting back and forth (VIDEO)

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Can't get the video to play?

  • Usefulbreather

    God help us! Is this the future of the entire Parish, or worse?

  • RememberThis RememberThis

    Complete with small swampnamis.

    Not good

  • jec jec

    NOTE THE GREAT CARE SHOWN BY CAREFUL PLACEMENT OF THE CONTAINMENT BOOMS. Note the graceful floating motion as the oil is gently washing thru the area.(sarcasm)

    • skizexq skizexq

      Hah hah, I noticed that, and how they failed in GOM spill too. They make for good tv, like someone's doing something, but POM POMS work much better and it is amazing how much oil they will hold (personal experience with them working the Gray's Harbor spill in Wa in the 90s…many where dificult to lift after only a few hours in the N Coast of WA surf).

  • Cavebear Cavebear

    Good Day everybody!

    As a long time ENENEWS reader I often had the wish to put my 5 cents in or respond to postings. I never did but today I registered!
    I'm not a native English man, so please forgive me if I spell something wrong or the meaning of a sentence turns upside down because of incorrect English.
    I like sarcasm and 'black humor' and you can expect some comments in this vein.

    Alright then. Let's go on the topic.

    Have you noticed how much water was moved after the trees sunk into the ground? It looks like the water level went up and down about 3 to 5 cm (estimated by looking at some sticks protruding out of the slick). Taking the size of the hole into account, the mass of water being moved must be gigantic.

    This is the scariest video I ever saw about the sinkhole beside an earlier one that showed the water movement too. So what's causing this 'breathing' of the hole? Why is the water level going up and down in such short periods? I don't understand the mechanism of this. It can't be tidal induced and if it's pressure-induced where does the pressure com from and go to?

    • We Not They Finally

      Welcome, Cavebear! And don't worry about your English — Americans don't speak it very well either. (Ha!)

    • Lion76 Lion76

      Good points. I'd like to know how much "mystery gas" is going to continue to leak out and what the long term geological consequences of that are/would/will be.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Welcome Cavebear. There is a lot of questions that should be answered, not sure the professionals know the answers.
      I agree this is a very scary video.

  • Cavebear Cavebear

    Thanks for the Welcome!
    So i guess i better call myself an 'American' from now on :-)))

  • dosdos dosdos

    Happy 3rd anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

  • Sickputer

    Yes… And BP has yet to pay up..

    "WASHINGTON — Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill polluted the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and hammered its economy, the region is still waiting on billions of dollars in fines and other payments from BP.

    "One of the things that's particularly difficult is, the longer you wait to restore an ecosystem, the harder it gets (to fix),'' said Sara Gonzalez-Rothi, a senior policy specialist at the National Wildlife Federation. "It's time for justice for the Gulf."

    Saturday marks the third anniversary of the spill in 2010, but only a small fraction of the billions in fines and other money owed by BP has trickled in for use on restoration projects, environmental groups say."

  • BeaGreen

    When I saw this article had 21 comments, then read CaveBear's question re: water level rise & fall, I assumed there would follow some enlightening discussion. So, I was disappointed that the remainder of the conversation was slurry slinging between Aftershock & Lion 76 with neither able to back down. Then Aftershock attempts to distance himself from his participation in irrelevancy with a final post "…..We all differ on our individual take on things, but such should never be accepted as grounds for undisciplined posting" is the final insult. Kindly refrain from posting in the future, unless you have actual scientific knowledge to share. This is the kind of derailment that devalues a site.

    • ENENews

      I deleted the OT stuff, though thanks everyone for the informative comments and kind words about the site.

      • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

        Thank YOU ENENews for not posting stuff when there is nothing to post, rather than pictures of chickens scratching for "news" then posting a ridiculously large amount of nothing.

    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      In this case, the water movement is clearly the trees going down. Hard to see in the video at the realtime speed, I sped it up 4 times, and it's clear the waves are from the trees going down. They have always said there was water movement after a burp, but with so many trees, I guess it could be possible that trees were going down, say hidden behind other trees the same way that no one was noticing.

      Watch on highest quality on the youtube player and full screen.

  • 16Penny 16Penny

    The VSP is due out tomorrow isn't it? Let's see what they haven't been talking about for the last few weeks now. I am glad someone else noticed how quiet the news has been about the sinkhole.

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    Oxy 3/sinkhole monitoring alert status has been raised to Code 3

    1:50 p.m. Advisory from the Office of Conservation
    April 21, 2013