Saturday, May 4, 2013

GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL: Tracking Developments At The Giant Louisiana Sinkhole - Officials Issue Code 2 Alert Due To Increasing Trend Of Micro-Quakes And Shifting In And Below The Sinkhole Area!

May 04, 2013 - UNITED STATES - The following, constitutes the latest update from the Assumption Parish Police Jury about the giant Louisiana sinkhole. The update indicates that a Code 2 alert has been issued due to increasing trend of micro-earthquakes and shifting in and below the sinkhole area.

The Office of Conservation, in consultation with Assumption Parish Incident Command, is advising the public that the Oxy 3/sinkhole monitoring alert status has been raised to Code 2 – requiring all work directly on the sinkhole to cease until further notice.

Seismic monitoring has detected an increasing trend of micro-earthquake (MEQ) activity in the area around the sinkhole and Oxy 3 over the past few days. Such activity has previously been noted as a likely indication of shifting and sloughing in the sinkhole and the area below it.

The seismic activity is limited to the Oxy 3/sinkhole area, showing no indication of impact to the Oxy 1 area. Monitoring is constantly ongoing in the area and Conservation will advise the public of significant changes in subsurface conditions. - Assumption Parish Police Jury.

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