Monday, April 1, 2013

Experts: Events quickening at giant Louisiana sinkhole — Underground shifts now getting closer to surface (VIDEO)

Experts: Events quickening at giant Louisiana sinkhole — Underground shifts now getting closer to surface (VIDEO)

Bayou Corne, Assumption Parish, LA - 12.12.2012 - Now: 10+ Acres...
> See also: New flyover during 'Code 2’ at giant sinkhole -- Before & after access ramp sloughed in (VIDEOS) 

Title: Assumption sinkhole swallows access ramp to site, trees

Source: The Advocate
Date: March 28, 2013
An Assumption Parish sinkhole’s edge collapsed following increased underground seismic activity for a third time in 16 days [...]

Experts have known for months that tremors precede edge collapses and other side effects, but the pattern this month appears to be cycling at a faster rate than previously.
Patrick Courreges, spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, said experts think the quickened pace indicates the cavern suspected of causing the sinkhole is getting close to getting full of surrounding earth, causing subsurface shifting movements to occur at shallower depths. [...]
[John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness] said it will probably be next week before work can be resumed following the latest tremors because small parts of the well pad were still breaking off and falling into the sinkhole as of Thursday afternoon. [...]

WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

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