Title: Officials pinpoint tremor locations
Source: The Advocate
Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL
Date: October 27, 2012
Sharp tremors have been recorded four to five times since Oct. 16 as coming from the northwest corner of the Napoleonville Dome in northern Assumption Parish, parish officials and earthquake researchers reported Friday. [...]
John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said Friday that the group of scientists working with DNR on the sinkhole investigation is looking at whether Texas Brine’s removal of crude and natural gas from the failed cavern may be connected to the [sharp tremors that have been recorded four to five times since Oct. 16 as coming from the northwest corner of the Napoleonville Dome].
Boudreaux cautioned there is no indication of a connection so far, but the group is still looking at the possibility.
Officials were told on Oct. 16 (the day the quakes began, according to the report above) that Texas Brine began removing crude oil and natural gas from the failed cavern: “Texas Brine has reported to us that the process of re-brining the cavern to remove hydrocarbons has begun. We will provide updates on this operation as we receive information.”
Published: October 27th, 2012 at 8:51 am ET