Latest flyover shows new area over pipeline breaking up into giant sinkhole (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Published: October 11th, 2012 at 5:34 pm ET
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October 11, 2012 helicopter flyover of giant sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana:

Yellow oil containment boom marks the former perimeter of the sinkhole

Published: October 11th, 2012 at 5:34 pm ET
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4 comments to Latest flyover shows new area over pipeline breaking up into giant sinkhole (PHOTO & VIDEO)

  • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

    You can also see that the pad is being surrounded.. watch the yellow boom, and notice all the liquid outside of the booms around the pad, both sides.. bad sign.. and also notice the fly in, and more dead trees.. my gut tells me, all of the rapidly dead trees are involved.. all you have to do is go back to the first flyover and notice how quickly these trees died..not changed colors, Autumn stuff, but dead..

    I believe the ground under all the dead trees is involved and will eventually slough into the hole.

    Wonder how many more pipelines are in that right of way..


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  • razzz razzz

    Reminds me of Mammoth, California where the ski resort town sits in the relatively young Long Valley Caldera (a gigantic sink hole, appox. 20 X 10mi, thousands of feet deep) created by the second largest explosion of a volcano after Yellowstone, in the US. Near the town are geothermal areas and power plant along with constant earth tremors that the U.S. Geological Survey is always monitoring. Some years ago during a rather active quake period, a larger quake struck, Mammoth Mountain actually vented steam just below the upper gondola, melted the snow off a rock outcrop.

    Anyway, there are many areas with trees, mainly pines, that turn gray and die off because of methane gas escaping from underground.

    Since methane gas is odorless and colorless, during processing the 'rotten egg' smell is added in and the finished product is called natural gas (NG). That's why you have to rely on monitors or gas detectors to sense the presence of some gases from nature.

    http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/long_valley/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldera

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Valley_Caldera


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  • The trees…
    Wonder if the low lying,gases are killing them??
    That's what I think …Can't begin to ponder the Same on humans …


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  • vivvi

    When the sunlight hits the water in the last few seconds of the video, you can see just how far back into the trees the sinkhole goes.


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