There have been several water main breaks lately, it will be interesting to see whether or not something else is going on other than just a water main break. The big question that might come to mind is what is causing these water mains to break in the first place?
Many city workers mentioned that the cold temps may have something to do with the water main bursting and the sinkhole forming. There was a large crater that opened up about 50 feet wide and 25 feet deep.
“Somewhere after midnight, my wife said she heard water running,” said David May, whose driveway was turned into a giant sinkhole, due to the water main break. “A short while after that, the tree completely fell [into the sinkhole], then the ground caved in and water just continued to flow.”
“The water is pressurized, so when you’re dealing with a high pressure water main, and it breaks, you can obviously see the type of hole that kind of pressure can cause,” said Wayne Jernberg, Grand Rapids Assistant Water System Manager. “It could be some time, possibly two days, maybe even three before we can get this taken care of.” –www.wzzm13.com
There was a shallow 3.2 magnitude earthquake to report on Wednesday afternoon off the Southern California coast, just 13 miles from Del Mar, according to the U.S Geological Survey.
The temblor took place at 2:28 p.m Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles.
According to the U.S Geological Survey, the epicenter was 14 miles form Soloana Beach, 14 miles from La Jolla and 22 miles from Oceanside and San Diego. There were no damages or loss of life to report for the tremor.
There was an earthquake that was felt moderately by many people in the Bedrock area in the Paradox Valley, with a few reports recieved in the Grand Junction area.
The quake hit at 9:46 p.m with no damage to report. The earthquake information Center in Golden reported the quake registered a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale with an epicenter 59 miles south-southwest of Grand Junction.
Some residents living in the are were tweeting about the earthquake.
There was an earthquake swarm at depths between 2-10 km about 88 km NE of Bardabunga volcano under
the Vatnajokull icecap. The swarm appears to contain relatively large quakes, including a magnitude 3.8 quake, which, if magmatic origin, could mean a shallow intrusion, that potentially could lead to an eruption.
Stunning View Of A Second Sun
Lately there have been loud booms, as well as animal deaths in the new madrid area, here is an interesting video that goes over the recent booms, and what it could potentially spell in the near future: