Magnitude 7.2 temblor caused by same tectonic shifts that created Baja Peninsula.
Published April 5, 2010
Centered on Mexico’s Laguna Salada Fault in Baja California, the earthquake was triggered by the same processes that drive temblors on the San Andreas Fault, which runs all the way from Southern California to north of San Francisco. (See a California map.)
“On the scale of the Earth, it’s all one fault zone: the plate boundary between the Pacific plate and the North American plate,” said Mark Benthien, communications director for the Southern California Earthquake Center in Los Angeles. (Find out more about plate tectonics.)
As the Pacific plate grinds northward against the western edge of the North American plate, most of the motion occurs along the San Andreas Fault. But the plate boundary doesn’t create a single, tidy fault line. (Related: “Deadly San Andreas Fault Longer Than Thought.”)
“Southern California [and northern Mexico are] a whole series of blocks sliding past each other,” Benthien said.
The same motion also caused the Baja Peninsula to start rifting away from mainland Mexico about five million years ago, subsequently opening up the entire Gulf of California. (See a Mexico map.)
“This is one of the classic places to study the early stages of the opening of ocean basins,” said Seth Stein, a geophysicist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Mexico Earthquake’s Aftershocks Raise “Some Concern”
The Baja California earthquake killed at least one person but did relatively little damage, because the epicenter was in a lightly populated area 38 miles (60 kilometers) south-southeast of Mexicali, Mexico.
Aftershocks, however, are propagating into the U.S. along the Elsinore and San Jacinto Faults, the California earthquake center’s Benthien said.
These weaker aftershocks don’t necessarily mean that a big temblor is brewing along those fault systems, Benthien said, but they do raise “some concern.”
Small earthquakes can sometimes precede larger temblors, because the little ones can cause a fault to slip until it reaches a point where a major slip releases a “Big One.”
In fact, a magnitude 4.4 temblor had rocked the same region in Baja California about a day before yesterday’s earthquake, and there had been other rumblings in the region “in the threes and fours all week,” Benthien said.
In addition, a separate magnitude 4.4 temblor had jolted the Los Angeles Basin on March 16, centered near the northern end of the Elsinore Fault system. But that earthquake was probably unrelated to yesterday’s temblor, Benthien said.
“A 4.4 is a pretty run-of-the-mill earthquake that we can have at any time in Southern California,” he added.
Source: National Geographic
- 10/3/2012 By Margaret Hartmann
Cross section of one possible fault track
These areas are undercut with mining.
With minimal blasting………..
from Department of Natural Resources – Louisanna
JOHN ROGERS SMITH
Randall J. Charbeneau, Ph.D.
Professor – Jewell McAlister Smith Professor in Engineering – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, UT System
More sinkhole methane safety precautions ordered
November 13, 2012
In another attempt to protect security human rights of Assumption Parish people in the vicinity of the Louisiana state emergency sinkhole disaster, Louisiana state officials on Monday issued more orders to Texas Brine Co. LLC to minimize risks of potential exposure to natural gas under the Bayou Corne community where the large sinkhole has reached the size of seven football fields.
“The steps outlined in this directive will give us an added layer of protection in ensuring public safety and move the response effort closer to bringing the lives of the residents of the Bayou Corne area back to normal,” Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Commissioner James Welsh said in a news release about the unprecedented sinkhole disaster event.
The community, increasingly plagued with methane gas leaks and earthquakes, has been under a mandatory evacuation order for over 100 days. Louisiana is under a declared state of emergency due to the Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster.
Also last week, a new published report showed the drilling wells can cause earthquakes, human-made quakes, and the strongest of such quakes are associated with deep-injection wastewater disposal wells.
Few experts dispute that this oil and gas industry-related disaster is a man-made one. The state office that issues oil and gas drilling and storage permits, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), blames Houston-based Texas Brine company for the sinkhole, methane leaks and seismic activity.
Mystery explosion shatters windows, lights sky in Louisiana
Published October 16, 2012
Story updated: An editor’s note appears at the end of this story.
Meteor or munitions? What happened in Webster Parish?
According to numerous reports, a loud boom was heard in a secluded area of the Louisiana parish, leading Sheriff Gary Sexton to tell a local television station that they “definitely had something happen” Monday night.
Area resident Shana Levick told KSLA 12 that she saw the sky light up a bright orange color, and observed “fire sparks” above the tree line. The boom reportedly shook trees and citizens out of bed and shattered windows during the night as well, leading to speculation that it was the sound of impact from a meteor.
This was no meteor, however. The National Weather Service branch office in Shrevesport, La., said the sound was a massive explosion at a munitions recycling factory.
“Monday night at around 11:26 pm, a large explosion occurred to the southwest of Dixie Inn, in Webster Parish, approximately 4 miles southwest of Minden, or 28 miles east of Shreveport … in the borders of the Camp Minden Army ammunition plant,” the weather service said.
The Weather Service captured images of the staggering explosion on its Doppler Radar system, and posted a report about it online. “Based on radar analysis, the plume was initially as high as almost 7,200 feet above ground level.”
The agency said the radar imagery is similar to that usually seen with smoke plumes associated with wildfires.
Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story incorporated information from a wire service report about a similar explosion that occurred several years earlier. The incident on Monday, which occurred at night, did not impact the Webster Parish Schools, or the students of the schools.
Sinkhole: H-Bomb explosion equivalent in Bayou Corne possible
A possible breach of a butane-filled well 1500 feet from Bayou Corne’s sinkhole, the size of three football fields, is so “very serious,” it has Assumption Parish sheriff and local residents ordered to evacuate worried about a catastrophic explosion, one according to scientists in an Examiner investigation, would be in the range of one and a half B83 thermonuclear (hydrogen) bombs, the most powerful United States weapons in active service.
“The disaster is made all the more worrisome because the hole is believed to be close to a well containing 1.5 million barrels of liquid butane, a highly volatile liquid that turns into a highly flammable vapor upon release,” CNN reported Friday about Louisiana’s declared State of Emergency.
Published on Jun 13, 2013 UpNorthOfThe49th
London Bridge – Fergie – Karaoke lyrics
Featuring: Lake Havasu City’s London Bridge in Arizona
Video name – Boom
Video Title in Vimeo BOOM
Special Thanks to Fanfiltration who worked on this all night!!
This is a video response to Max Malone and his video “London Bridge Is Falling Down” –
with Justine Case – http://so.ee/vHj
Chrissy Sumer – http://so.ee/xOe
Police State radio – http://so.ee/HWOP
Some of this educational project use segments taken from “Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature” (1997) An American four-part documentary series about water, money, politics, and the transformation of nature. The film was produced and directed by Jon Else and Linda Harrar.
You can view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkbebOhnCjA&list=PL0444F9186975498D&index=1
The book “Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition” Is by Marc Reisner and can be found at booksellers.
“Get ready for the hoover dam catastrophe and the NWO BIRTH part 1” by Jonathan Kleck
“What’s Printed on the U.S. Currency” by Jonathan Kleck
can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoHDz0GX7WE
Disneyland-Masons connection – http://micechat.com/forums/disneyland-resort/155596-disneyland-masons-connection.html
Proof that Walt Disney was a 33 degree Mason and perver…
THE OCCULT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM – THE DISNEY COMPANY
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