Officials: ‘Burp event’ underway at giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Lots of activity” — “Abundant surface water movement” (VIDEO)

Published: July 19th, 2013 at 1:27 pm ET
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Title: 10:30 a.m. Sinkhole, Increased Activity
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: July 19, 2013

There is lots of activity on the sinkhole this morning. Dr Horton reports that this increase in activity started about 5:00 a.m. (this morning).

There is abundant surface water movement […]

Also, currently, a burp event is occurring in the center of the sink hole. […]

Watch the video here

Published: July 19th, 2013 at 1:27 pm ET
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6 comments to Officials: ‘Burp event’ underway at giant Louisiana sinkhole — “Lots of activity” — “Abundant surface water movement” (VIDEO)

  • We Not They Finally

    Is “burp” to sinkhole like “leak” is to nuclear plant? Most of us would have slightly different four-letter words in mind by now….

  • irhologram

    Seismic Ceri readings on not just LA12 and LA14, but also LA11 are spiked…where is LA11? RE: "the sinkhole," where on Ceri is the Dow pipe malfunction? Is there movement recorded on the Ceri two miles out from what is thought of as the sinkhole "zero point"? (Which it probably isn't). "An internal piping problem inside a Dow Hydrocarbons underground storage cavern in Assumption Parish prompted automatic emergency systems to burn off propylene and shut the cavity." Is the entire area involved in seismic activity? I'm not saying it is: I'm asking: Is it?

    Also, I've had in the back of my mind that the term "burp" is used to promote the idea that air and materials migrate down into the sinkhole and then, the circulation process produces a redistribution of the mix as its belched back up. I haven't quite seen that as what's going on, and I think it may be "deceptive" to describe it this way…as merely a function of a brine/fresh-water cycle . ….Because: These events are always preceded by seismic activity. These events are known to bring up "new" gases, like H2S. These events lead to expansion of the volume and expanse of the sinkhole. So…logic has been telling me that the "bottomless sinkhole pit" is being FED from below, not just regurgitated. If true, information spin/control would keep the lid on the idea that the events are regional and unstoppable, with huge disasterous potential.

  • irhologram

    TY. Cataclysmic. What is the monitor for the sinkhole itself on Ceri? And also, it seems LA 15 has picked up, too.