Different of "Crater" Forms in Assumption Parish, Louisiana
For the last several weeks, natural gas has been been
bubbling fairly steadily from Corne Bayou in Assumption
Parish where it overlies the Napoleoville Salt Dome.
1. Could earthquakes be the cause of bubbling bayou?
The Daily Comet, July 19, 2012
2. DNR says well not causing Bayou Corne gas bubbles
by David J. Mitchell, the Advocate, July 28, 2012
Now, a giant sinkhole has formed.
1. Giant sink hole appears in swamp, WAFB, Aug. 3, 2012
2. Bayou Corne evacuation ordered after sinkhole forms,
Daily Comet, Aug. 3, 2012.
"State Department of Natural Resources officials have
determined that the potential failure of an inactive salt-
mining cavernnear the area, which was closed in 2011,
is likely the cause of the sinkhole and recent bubbling."
3. the earth has turned over upside down -- says
Assumption Parish official about latest development
near Bayou Corne
4. Evacuations ordered near Assumption sinkhole by
David J.Mitchell, The Advocate, August 3, 2012