Tremors reported at giant Louisiana sinkhole

Published: Oct. 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2012 at 6:59 PM CDT
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(Source: Assumption Office of Emergency Preparedness)
(Source: Assumption Office of Emergency Preparedness)

BAYOU CORNE, LA (WAFB) - A sharp tremor was recorded by USGS monitors just after 9 p.m. Wednesday at the site of the giant Louisiana sinkhole in Assumption Parish.

The giant sinkhole appeared in August near the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas.

The Assumption Parish Police Jury says the tremor was large enough that the body wave phases could easily be identified. A body wave travels through the interior of the earth.

The preliminary location of the tremor was just SE of Oxy #3 cavern at a depth of 500m.  There is no additional information specific to this seismic activity at this time.

The sinkhole is now about four acres in size.

Residents were forced from their homes on August third, two months after the bayous started bubbling. They are still evacuated from their homes.

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