7/01/2014 — Bayou Corne Sinkhole creating Earthquakes similar to “Active Geothermal, volcanic environments”


It has been a while since we have heard ANY news on the continually growing Louisiana / Bayou Corne sinkhole.

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Last flyover, at the start of June 2014, shows the ever expanding collapse area has grown by several acres.  New “containment berms” have been built, as the original levee system collapsed.

Now we see breaking news from the Geophysics community in regards to the ongoing earthquake activity at the sinkhole, which is causing further collapse.

The “earthquakes” themselves are being caused by underground movement of GASSES.  The release of these gasses are being likened to Volcanic , Geothermal, and Explosive events seen elsewhere in the world.

However, instead of magma, natural gas acting as the mechanism for the movement.

quote:

The point-source equivalent force system describing the motions at the seismic source (called moment tensor) showed similarities to seismic events produced by explosions and active geothermal and volcanic environments. But at the sinkhole, an influx of natural gas rather than hot magma may be responsible for elevating the pore pressure enough to destabilize pre-existing zones of weakness, such as fractures or faults at the edge of the salt dome.


Graphic below shows a typical salt dome underground storage chamber:saltdomecomplarge

http://phys.org/news/2014-06-gas-charged-fluids-seismicity-louisiana-sinkhole.html

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-06/ssoa-gfc062514.php

Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole

“SAN FRANCISCO — Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible.

In August 2012, the emergence of a very large sinkhole at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Louisiana offered University of California, Berkeley scientists the opportunity to detect, locate and analyze a rich sequence of 62 seismic events that occurred one day prior to its discovery.

In June 2012, residents of Bayou Corne reported frequent tremors and unusual gas bubbling in local surface water. The U.S. Geological Survey installed a temporary network of seismic stations, and on August 3, a large sinkhole was discovered close to the western edge of the salt dome.

In this study published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), co-authors Douglas Dreger and Avinash Nayak, evaluated the data recorded by the seismic network during the 24 hours prior to the discovery of the sinkhole. They implemented a waveform scanning approach to continuously detect, locate and analyze the source of the seismic events at the sinkhole, which are located to the edge of the salt dome and above and to the west of the cavern near the sinkhole.

The point-source equivalent force system describing the motions at the seismic source (called moment tensor) showed similarities to seismic events produced by explosions and active geothermal and volcanic environments. But at the sinkhole, an influx of natural gas rather than hot magma may be responsible for elevating the pore pressure enough to destabilize pre-existing zones of weakness, such as fractures or faults at the edge of the salt dome.

The paper, “Moment Tensor Inversion of Seismic Events Associated with the Sinkhole at Napoleonville Salt Dome, Louisiana,” will be published online July 1, 2014, and published in the August print edition of BSSA.
Seismological Society of America


The chart below shows the earthquake activity occurring at the sinkhole as of June 30, 2014.

Here are the seismic charts for Bayou Corne:

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli_temp/

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Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-06-gas-charged-fluids-seismicity-louisiana-sinkhole.html#jCp

At the most recent public meeting, the geologist said that water has been constantly flowing IN to the sinkhole recently (past several months), but not draining out.

When asked by a citizen, “Where is the water going” [if it keeps flowing in to a closed space]… the answer….. the entire sinkhole is now DRAINING INTO THE AQUIFER.

Yes, the oil, gas, and “pollution” associated with the collapse has ruptured the “ceiling” of the groundwater / aquifer, and is now acting as an opening to the underground water system.

Here is the main Assumption Parish, Louisiana youtube page dedicated to the sinkhole information made public:

http://www.youtube.com/assumptionla


Much more on the Bayou Corne sinkhole here:

https://sincedutch.wordpress.com/?s=bayou&submit=Search

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Make sure to check out the new and improved climateviewer websites google earth function containing information on Bayou Corne here (above screenshots are from the 2012 basic version) much more is now available:

http://www.climateviewer.com

6/30/2014 — Severe weather across Midwest — Tornadoes, Hail, and damaging winds

Update 900pm CDT June 30 2014:

Severe weather continues to press across Missouri , Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, and Kansas.

A new tornado warning has been issued in Northeast Missouri (heading East by Northeast).  Multiple detections of rotation / tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds.

(Below 900pm CDT, Red = possible tornado , Blue = hail,  Yellow = damaging winds, Green = Strong cells)severe weather june 30 2014 a


Below: large tornado watch areas (light red shading), severe thunderstorm watch areas (light yellow shading), tornado warning area (dark red shading), and severe thunderstorm warning areas (dark yellow shading)

 

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Add Indiana, South Quebec near Toronto, and also the midwestern states of Oklahoma and Texas to the severe weather outbreak.

 

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Original post below: 745pm CDT June 30, 2014

A late afternoon / evening outbreak of severe weather is underway across the mid-section of the nation.

Multiple weather monitoring links provided below!

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Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and even Arizona all receiving hail, and damaging winds.

Tornado watches issued across Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Tornado warnings in Southeast Colorado near the Kansas border, also in the North south of Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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Chicago Illinois getting hit hard with damaging winds, and hail, under a severe thunderstorm warning currently (745pm CDT June 30 2014).

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Watch the midwestern states going into the night, and early AM tomorrow July 1, 2014.  Several of the cells may die out once sun sets, however no doubt some will carry on overnight.


Screenshots below show the storm coming out of Colorado has really developed into a large supercell, much stronger than the system up North in Illinois, but much smaller thank goodness.

 http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=PUX-N0Q-1-200

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Weather monitoring links here:

http://liveweatherfeeds.wordpress.com/

https://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/2122012-weather-monitoring-links-satellite-and-radar-for-usa-and-world/

Dozens of links to monitor severe weather, and weather patterns around the world:

USA:

Government and .edu:

http://weather.noaa.gov/radar/

http://www.weather.gov

http://radar.srh.noaa.gov/

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/

http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/index.php

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/full_loop.php

http://wdssii.nssl.noaa.gov/web/wdss2/products/radar/casart2.shtml

http://wdssii.nssl.noaa.gov/web/wdss2/products/radar/rconusloop.shtml

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GSSLOOPS/ecwv.html

http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/nexsat-bin/nexsat.cgi

http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/index.php

http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/radar/

http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewall.html

http://nmq.ou.edu/

http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/archive/satimgs_month_arch.html

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mimic-tpw/global/main.html

http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/radsat.php

http://weather.admin.niu.edu/machine/

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/usrcm_an.gif

http://vortex.plymouth.edu/nids.html

http://weather.utah.edu/

http://www.atmos.washington.edu/weather/radar.shtml

http://weather.engin.umich.edu/wxnet/servers.php

http://socc.caps.ou.edu/

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/geo/index.php?satellite=west&channel=vis&coverage=nh&file=jpg&imgoranim=8&anim_method=flash

http://socc.caps.ou.edu/

http://weather.admin.niu.edu/radar/

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/

http://sd-software.ece.vt.edu/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=Latest+Data

http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/superdarn/index.html

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

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Private companies and individuals:

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMapFull.aspx

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/national/weather-radar-interactive

http://www.accuweather.com

http://weather.unisys.com/radar/rcm_radar.php

http://www.weatherplaza.com/

http://www.livewxradar.com/

http://www.simuawips.com/

http://www.intelliweather.com/Broadcast.htm

http://www.wunderground.com/

http://gowally.com/wx/radar.html

http://www.tornadoalleylive.com/subindex/weather/maps

http://www.woweather.com/

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=glob_250

http://www.weather.com/maps/activity/aviation/

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International:

Canada :

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca

http://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html

Russia :

http://www.meteorf.ru/

China :

http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/radars/radar.htm

http://www.weather.com.cn/static/en_product.php?class=JC_RADAR_CHN_JB

Australia :

http://www.theweatherchaser.com/radars/australia/national-satellite

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/radar/

New Zealand :

http://www.metservice.com/maps-radar/rain-radar/all-new-zealand

UK :

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/radar/index.html

http://www.southamptonweather.co.uk/rainradar.php

Ireland :

http://www.met.ie/

Germany :

http://www.dwd.de/

http://ch.wetter.com/wetter_aktuell/niederschlagsradar/deutschland/

France:

http://france.meteofrance.com/france/accueil?xtor=AL-1

http://www.meteoblue.com/en_GB/weather/map/radar/france

Netherlands:

http://www.buienradar.nl/

Austria :

http://www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/aktuell

Denmark :

http://www.dmi.dk/dmi/index/

Poland :

http://www.imgw.pl/index.php

Finland :

http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/rain-and-cloudiness

Belgium :

http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/en/123361-Radar.html

Hungary :

http://www.met.hu/

Czech Republic :

http://www.meteoradar.ch/de/

Romania :

http://www.meteoromania.ro/anm/?lang=ro_ro

Greece :

http://www.hnms.gr/hnms/english/index_html

Italy :

http://www.meteoam.it/

Croatia / Swiss / Slovenia / Belgium / France / :

http://www.ilmeteo.it/portale/radar

Spain :

http://www.aemet.es/es/portada

Portugal :

http://www.ipma.pt/pt/

Sweden :

http://www.smhi.se/

Iceland :

http://en.vedur.is//

Brazil :

http://www.inmet.gov.br/html/observacoes.php

Japan :

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/radnowc/

Korea :

http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/weather/images/radar.jsp

India :

http://www.imd.gov.in/

Mexico :

http://smn.cna.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=84

Ukraine :

http://meteo.ua/

Turkey :

http://www.meteor.gov.tr/index.aspx#sfU

Europe / Mediterranean  Region :

http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/index.htm

http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~fxg1/ewalleur.html

ESA rapid imager :

http://miravi.eo.esa.int/en/

Aircraft location finder :

http://www.radarvirtuel.com/

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National Meteorological Services

  • WMO – World Meteorological Organization

America:

  • Antilles & Aruba – Meteorological Service of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba (MDNA&A)
  • Argentina – Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
  • Belize – National Weather Service (NMS)
  • Bermuda – Bermuda Weather Service
  • Caribbean – The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
  • Cayman Islands – National Meteorological Service
  • Chile – Dirección Meteorológica de Chile
  • Colombia – Instituto de Hidrología Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM)
  • Costa Rica – Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN)
  • Cuba – Instituto de Meteorología (INSMET)
  • Dominican Republic – Oficina Nacional de Meteorologia (ONAMET)
  • El Salvador – Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET)
  • Guyana – Guyana Hydrometeorological Service
  • Jamaica – Meteorological Service, Jamaica
  • Nicaragua – Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER)
  • Panama – Hidrología, República de Panamá
  • Paraguay – Dirección de Meteorología e Hidrología (DMH-DINAC)
  • Peru – Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (SENAMHI)
  • St. Lucia – St. Lucia Meteorological Service
  • Suriname – Meteorologische Dienst Suriname
  • United States – National Weather Service (NWS)
  • Uruguay – Dirección Nacional de Meteorología
  • Venezuela – Servicio de Meteorología de La Aviación

Asia:

  • Azerbaijan – National Hydrometeorological Department
  • Bangladesh – Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)
  • China – China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
  • Hong Kong – Hong Kong Observatory
  • Iran, Islamic Rep. of – I.R. of Iran Meteorological Organisation
  • Israel – Israel Meteorological Service (IMS)
  • Jordan – Jordan Meteorological Department
  • Korea, Republic of – Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)
  • Macao – Direcção dos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofiscos (SMG)
  • Maldives – Department of Meteorology
  • Oman – Directorate General of Civil Aviation & Meteorology
  • Pakistan – Pakistan Meteorological Department
  • Philippines – Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
  • Saudi Arabia – Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME)
  • Sri Lanka – Department of Meteorology – Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan – Central Weather Bureau Taiwan
  • Thailand – Thai Meteorological Department

Africa:

  • Algeria – Office National de Météorologie
  • Cameroon – Météorologie Nationale du Cameroun
  • Congo – Météorologie Nationale du Congo
  • Dem. Rep. of Congo – National Weather Authority
  • Egypt – Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA)
  • Ghana – Ghana Meteorological Service Department (GMSD)
  • Kenya – Kenya Meteorological Department
  • Lesotho – Lesotho Meteorological Services
  • Malawi – Malawi Meteorological Services
  • Mali – Direction Nationale de la Météorologie du Mali (Météo-Mali)
  • Marocco – Direction de La Météorologie Nationale
  • Mauritius – Mauritius Meteorological Services
  • Namibia – Namibia Meteorological Service
  • Niger – African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD)
  • Senegal – Météorologie Nationale de Sénégal
  • South Africa – South African Weather Service
  • Swaziland – Swaziland Meteorological Service
  • Tanzania – Tanzania Meteorological Agency
  • Togo – Météorologie Nationale du Togo
  • Tunisia – National Institute of Meteorology (INM)
  • Zambia – Zambia Department of Meteorology
  • Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Meteorological Services Department

Australia and Oceania :

  • Australia – Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
  • Fiji – Fiji Meteorological Service
  • New Zealand – Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd.
  • Vanuatu – Vanuatu Meteorological Service

6/30/2014 — Tornadoes and Waterspouts along the English Channel – United Kingdom

Waterspouts, and tornadoes forming along the English coastline, crossing into the English channel —- not something you see every day (or every decade for that matter).

thanks to Mark G. for sharing this!


Here are several great pictures of the event which unfolded yesterday,  off the coast of Chinchester, UK  / South Sussex.  June 29, 2014.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/large-tornadoes-pictured-english-coastline-3786810

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2674320/Tornado-like-clouds-spotted-West-Sussex-coast.html

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quote:

“Dramatic pictures emerged today of a tornado-like cloud formation whirling in the skies off the coast of West Sussex.

Stunned witnesses described seeing the giant funnel of cloud over the English Channel near the seaside town of Selsey around 7.15pm.

 Coastguards launched a lifeboat as a precaution, but there was no distress signal.

Twisting cloud formations like those pictured only technically qualify as tornadoes if they make contact with the ground – over sea they are usually called waterspouts.
But despite their name, waterspouts do not suck up water as the water seen in the main funnel cloud is actually water droplets formed by condensation.

Father-of-two Carey Mackinnon, a Coastguard watch manager, saw the formation.The 57-year-old said: ‘I was driving to Selsey from Chichester to deliver some lights when I saw out of the window a long way in front of me.
‘It was an incredible sight, something I’ve never seen before in England. I’ve seen them on TV of course, but not here.
‘I stopped the car and took some pictures and then drove on to a car park near the lifeboat station to take some more. It really was quite dramatic and the pictures rather belittle it.”

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6/30/2014 — Japan 6.2M Earthquake — ELEVEN large earthquakes in 7 days time

Another 6.2M earthquake has struck in the Pacific.  Southeast of Japan.japan 6.2m earthquake june 30 2014


This brings the total to ELEVEN large earthquakes in the past 7 days.

The graphic below shows the past 7 days of 6.0M+ earthquakes globally (up to June 30 2014):

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This is the second 6.2M earthquake in 48 hours for the region off the coast of Japan. This current event occurring much deeper, at the edge of the Asthenosphere:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/?term=asthenosphere

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000rnx0#summary

Event Time

  1. 2014-06-30 19:55:32 UTC
  2. 2014-07-01 04:55:32 UTC+09:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-06-30 14:55:32 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

28.354°N 138.864°E depth=512.4km (318.4mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 359km (223mi) WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan
  2. 656km (408mi) SSE of Shingu, Japan
  3. 682km (424mi) SSE of Owase, Japan
  4. 683km (424mi) SSE of Tanabe, Japan
  5. 817km (508mi) S of Tokyo, Japan

 


See my other posts (from 1 day ago) dealing with the new unrest event taking place around the Pacific , and in the United States as well.

Here:

http://dutchsinse.com/6292014-10-large-earthquakes-in-7-days-time-global-unrest-event-underway/

here:

http://dutchsinse.com/6292014-5-2m-earthquakes-strikes-arizona-new-mexico-6-2m-strikes-iwo-jima-japan/

and here:

http://dutchsinse.com/6292014-earthquake-overview/

 


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/tectonic/images/philippinesea_tsum.pdf

japan earthquake graphic usgs june 30 2014

6/29/2014 — 10 Large Earthquakes in 7 days time — global unrest event underway

June 29, 2014 (845pm CDT)

Over the past 7 days, we’ve seen a noticeable increase in large earthquake activity internationally, as well as an increase in moderate earthquakes (4.0M+ to 5.0M+) across the United States.

This screenshot tells the tale of the most recent large scale unrest.

10 large earthquakes in 7 days time june 29 2014

Above: June 29, 2014 – Past 7 days of 6.0M+ earthquakes globally. Several downgraded from their originally recorded strength. Clearly the Pacific plate undergoing another unrest event.


Over the past week, up to June 29th 2014, we’ve seen one 8.0M event (with tsunami), and three 7.0M+ events, as well as six different 6.0M+ events around the Pacific Plate.  Just one lone 7.0M event in the Atlantic (South Sandwich Islands).

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Above: June 23, 2014 8.0M earthquake, and multiple 6.0M+ events in Alaska and New Zealand along virtually the same longitude


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Above: June 23, 2014 – Alaska receives a 7.0M aftershock to the 8.0M original earthquake


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Above: June 29, 2014 — South Sandwich islands in the Atlantic receives a 7.0M earthquake


The moderate movement in the United States also picking up pace, multiple 2.0M+, 3.0M+, 4.0M+ earthquakes, as well as the 5.2M in Arizona.

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Above: June 29, 2014 (845pm CDT) – Past 7 days of earthquakes 2.9M and greater in the continental United States shows the Western edge of the craton under pressure from the Pacific plate stress


You might want to check the posts on my site from yesterday to get up to speed on the current noteworthy seismic activity taking place.

Start here if you’re just tuning in:

http://dutchsinse.com/6292014-5-2m-earthquakes-strikes-arizona-new-mexico-6-2m-strikes-iwo-jima-japan/


Also, after reading the above link check my full report from this morning:

http://dutchsinse.com/6292014-earthquake-overview/


Have a plan, don’t be scared, be prepared :)

Multiple earthquake monitoring links here:

http://liveweatherfeeds.wordpress.com

and here:

https://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/11302011-list-of-earthquake-links-for-global-monitoring/