10/29/2014 — New Jersey residents report rumblings , Earthquakes, Sonic Booms… charts show something odd

A viewer contacted me regarding this “rumbling” earthquake event out of New Jersey, which occurred in the late afternoon (October 29, 2014).

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Officials say there was no earthquake, saying nothing was showing on any USGS feed.

While it is quite possible that the USGS feed does not show anything, if you check the charts for the area, using Columbia College’s seismic network (instead of relying on the USGS automatic feed)…. you will see something certainly did occur during this mid-afternoon time frame.

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/LCSN/WebSeis/24hr_heli.pl

Chart from Basking Ridge, NJ:

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Chart from Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster Pennnsylvania: (clearly more intense somewhere in rural PA)

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I’ve highlighted the individual seismic events for the day, during the time frame set forth via the reports of residents (at approximately 2pm EDT):

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If I had to venture a guess as to the cause of this event — seeing the intensity of the event registering greater in rural Pennsylvania, leads me to think this might be “fracking” related.

Possibly an underground shaft collapse, methane pocket, or even sometimes underground gas explosions (series of explosions) caused by excess hydrogen sulfide mixed with the natural methane.


 

Original Main stream Media report :

thanks to Jordi More for sharing

Residents Report Earthquake-Like or Sonic Boom Vibrations

http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/news/court+house/103833-residents+report+earthquakelike+vibrations

“COURT HOUSE – The Herald received social media reports of what people believe may have been an earthquake or a sonic boom around 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

“We received a call from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and they said that Middle Township was feeling vibrations as far as Dias Creek,” said Lt. Patrick Greene of the Lower Township Police Department.

Lower Township Police told the Herald that they checked with the Coast Guard, but the Coast Guard did not have anything to immediately report.

At this time, Lower Township Police Department does not know what caused the vibrations.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors earthquake activity as it happens, is not reporting an earthquake in Southern New Jersey.”

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

Read what the community’s saying via Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/heraldnewspapers?fref=nf


10/29/2014 — NEW Eruption point at Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland

Watch video of the event here:


It appears a NEW eruption point has broken out at Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland!

Something is going on out of view of the camera directly in front of the mountain peak the cameras are on.

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October 29, 2014 — This 3hr time lapse video (sped up 40X) from 5pm – 8pm (Iceland local time) shows the new volcanic plume rising very close to the stationed webcam.

http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga/

The new volcanic fissure must be forming along the slopes of the mountain top which the webcams reside upon. I would say this new fissure forming is rather unexpected, due to its proximity to the cameras.

This new fissure is currently melting the icesheet / snow / glacier above it, causing large amounts of steam to rise, mixed with volcanic gas.. forming a plume of dark smoke/steam reaching out across the volcanic basin of Bardarbunga.

No “glow” from the new rupture is visible (yet), however unless the lava below stops rising, we can be certain this new rift will behave like the original rupture has over the past 2 months.

Having a new fissure forming miles away from the original (and still heavily active) rupture, which is seen glowing in the background, is something we need to keep watch upon.

If any more areas begin to rupture, we might be looking at a large scale eruption following the weakening of the crust above the magma chamber showing such large scale unrest.

See the eruption as it began in September 2014 here:

 


Here are a few .gif’s of last months original fissure / lava flow at Bardarbunga in Iceland:

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A few HD photos from the same fissure in September 2014:

Lava fountains at the Holuhraun Fissure eruption near Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland

Glowing lava from the eruption at the Holuhraun Fissure, near the Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland

Woman watching the lava flow at the Holuhraun Fissure eruption near Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland

Volcano eruption at the Holuhraun Fissure near Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland

10/27/2014 — Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) leak at Honeywell Plant in Metropolis Illinois (upwind from Paducah KY)

Video update here:


Late last night, a troubling situation developed at the Honeywell Uranium Hexafluoride processing facility in Metropolis, Illinois.

I don’t know if we’re to believe the reports that NO gas escaped the facility, rather it was released inside the building and then sprayed by the towers with water to stop the release to the outside.

They’re saying that they’ve sprayed the UF6 in the towers with steam to clean it out of the air… well.. thats NOT good!

From the .gov/edu link on UF6:

http://web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/guide/uf6/

quote:

“When UF6 comes into contact with water, such as water vapor in the air, the UF6 and water react, forming corrosive hydrogen fluoride (HF) and a uranium-fluoride compound called uranyl fluoride (UO2F2).”


We have to take their word that all of the gas was kept inside the building….. then released after “cleaning” the air.

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Screenshots from Google Earth show the proximity of the plant to nearby populations in Paducah Kentucky.

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UF6 leak at Metropolis Honeywell plant said to be contained

 

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/27019742/uf6-leak-at-metropolis-honeywell-plant-said-to-be-contained

“UPDATE:

A Honeywell spokesperson says there is not an active release at the plant anymore. Emergency personnel are still working to determine a specific source of the release.

Peter Dalpe said the white cloudy substance many people reported seeing at the plant is spray from the water towers used to contain leaks. The mitigation towers were directed at the production facility to ensure that no material escaped the building. Daple said that is standard emergency procedure at the site.

ORIGINAL STORY:

We have received multiple phone calls to the newsroom tonight over a rumor that the Honeywell plant in Metropolis is leaking uranium hexa-floride, or UF6, into the community.

We have contacted the Massac County Sheriff’s Office. They tell us Honeywell is releasing UF6, but it is an in-house release. The sheriff’s office says no one is in any danger.
Honeywell Spokesperson Peter Dalpe sent our newsroom a statement that reads, “The Metropolis facility experienced a leak of UF6 in its main production building at approximately 7:35 p.m. local time. The leak has been contained and a trained response team is currently working to ensure the leak has been stopped completely. There have been no injuries and there is no indication that any material has left the building. All plant emergency procedures were followed and safety equipment worked as designed.”

Dalpe also said the plant immediately notified emergency responders as per emergency procedures.”

 



http://web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/guide/uf6/

Uranium Hexafluoride and Its Properties

Uranium hexafluoride is a chemical compound consisting of one atom of uranium combined with six atoms of fluorine. It is the chemical form of uranium that is used during the uranium enrichment process. Within a reasonable range of temperature and pressure, it can be a solid, liquid, or gas. Solid UF6 is a white, dense, crystalline material that resembles rock salt.

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UF6 crystals in a glass vial.

Uranium hexafluoride does not react with oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, or dry air, but it does react with water or water vapor. For this reason, UF6 is always handled in leak tight containers and processing equipment. When UF6 comes into contact with water, such as water vapor in the air, the UF6 and water react, forming corrosive hydrogen fluoride (HF) and a uranium-fluoride compound called uranyl fluoride (UO2F2).

UF6 and Uranium Processing

The gaseous diffusion process used to enrich uranium requires uranium in the form of UF6. In the first step of UF6 production, uranium ore is mined and sent to a mill where uranium oxide (often called “yellowcake”) is produced. The uranium oxide is then sent to a UF6 production facility. At the production facility, the uranium oxide is combined with anhydrous HF and fluorine gas in a series of chemical reactions to form the chemical compound UF6. The product UF6 is placed into steel cylinders and shipped as a solid to a gaseous diffusion plant for enrichment.

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Uranium – From Ore to Reactor Fuel

Uranium hexafluoride is used in uranium processing because its unique properties make it very convenient. It can conveniently be used as a gas for processing, as a liquid for filling or emptying containers or equipment, and as a solid for storage, all at temperatures and pressures commonly used in industrial processes.