More sharp tremors coming from below giant sinkhole — Back-to-back quakes late Wednesday just reported — “It doesn’t mean it’s leading to something big” -Expert

Published: October 27th, 2012 at 5:58 am ET


Title: Officials pinpoint tremor locations
Source:  The Advocate
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. […]

The largest and best-recorded of the small tremors occurred at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday and two more came back-to-back at 10:11 p.m. Wednesday, said Stephen Horton, researcher with the University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information. […]

The tremors on Wednesday were smaller and their location has been less well determined, though they are in the same area, he said. […]

“It doesn’t mean it’s leading to something big or a bigger earthquake. It may be part of a cycle, as these things progress.” […]

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Published: October 27th, 2012 at 5:58 am ET


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13 comments to More sharp tremors coming from below giant sinkhole — Back-to-back quakes late Wednesday just reported — “It doesn’t mean it’s leading to something big” -Expert

  • 16Penny 16Penny

    How about:

    From a geological stress point of view I see this as a good thing . . . The smaller quakes are relieving pressure possibly preventing a larger quake, just my opinion.

    That about sums it up right?

  • markww markww

    I think this radio show might be one answer 40 million people to fema camps, New Madrid fault collapse, foods ruined and more

    one opinion

    Connecting the dots

    • Weeping Lulu Weeping Lulu

      I live in chicago and recently read and heard after louisiana's underground dome starting to fail, due to drilling and fracking for oil. Well, they are doing the same here and puts us in a situation, where the same can happen and it scares me. Why do they need to do that? I can only think if our water becomes poisoned or worse an oil spill in Lake Michigan to think how many people rely on our water system, my God. Are big business corporations that desperate to kill us further or just don't care to be that responsible due to greed? I can understand accident with justified cause but the rest is just foolish now, I admit to say I am not sad to see these big companies being brought to there knees and held accountable for their dirty deeds getting exposed. One would think after all the crap going on now fear would make them stop and think but, I guess that has yet to be seen. All I can say is, WOW REALLY PEOPLE!

  • markww markww

    I think The quakes are part of the System giving way

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      I agree, I was just being sarcastic. As shallow as the first quake was I am wondering if that was the capstone layers breaking to compensate for one side loosing it's support below and sinking.

      I can't believe how large of an area of trees has died off now. I am wondering if that whole area of dead trees has a surprise brewing below after the last report of wide spread bubbling.

  • The news gets uglier daily .
    My thanks to all enenewsers and admin .
    Keeping us informed is a blessing .
    I expect the collapse of material falling inside the salt dome is being picked up amongst other things

    • vivvi

      Falling chunks cannot explain what is seen on these quake monitors. There are some very scary waveforms on these charts. We are also supposed to believe the cavern is filled with fluid, which would cushion any falling debris. No. There is cracking and breaking going on here, and tremor patters similar to moving magma, which may be from water and oil moving through the strata. I'm sure they would LOVE for us to think this is just a few chunks of salt falling down here and there. I doubt that very much.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Texas Brine has been billed $321,000 by Assumption Parish for the cost incurred from patrolling and monitoring the sinkhole. This is pretty good indicator that they feel that Texas Brine is legally responsible for creating the sinkhole. It remains to be seen if Texas Brine will pay it or take it to court and use federal fracking laws to walk away without paying.

  • jec jec

    Scientists should read the Italy news about the charge of man-slaughter due to false statements of "all is fine, all okay" that got scientists charged….If a person offers paid and 'offical" advice..and its wrong or in error…..Just saying..

  • patb2009

    texas brine may have immunity for fracking from water contamination but they will be responsible under state law for surface damages to peoples homes under general tort law

  • kalidances

    @Patb2009 at this point in time there are only two words Texas Brine, the Texan government, and the Louisiana government need to fear:
    Southern Justice. They have acted with deliberate malice, resulting in catastrophe and they will be held accountable. It will happen. If it's not in a court of law it will elsewhere.
    It would be helpful for those in charge to remember America's very long history of severe citizen-induced conflicts combined with extreme religious fervor when a terrorist act is visited upon them.
    Texas Brine deliberately allowing this to happen and it is indeed a terrorist act as defined by Obama and Obama can be impeached for continuing to let happen. He is empowered with the ability to allow for emergency funds to be immediately be used for national disasters, which this is. He chose not to immediately help and continues to do so.

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      There has been no official "State of Emergency" issued in Louisiana — has there? No State of Emergency = no federal funds.

  • Sol Man

    But, it doesn't mean that it is NOT leading to something big…
    Given the seriousness of the situation it is best to be hyper-vigilant.