Gulf of Mexico Floor Rupture Could Kill Millions!

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Gulf of Mexico Floor Rupture Could Kill Millions!

Post by Futures End on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:25 am

A large methane pocket under the Gulf of Mexico is fact as is the potential for massive destruction and loss of life. You may say "the gulf oil spill was 2 years ago, why worry"? Well we are continuing to drill and damage the floor of the Gulf. The question is not will it fracture, but when will it fracture sending a super tsunami over the State of Florida! Read on....

Is the fact or fiction? Do you feel comfortable living on the Gulf?
I would not live in Florida!


Disturbing evidence is mounting that something frightening is happening
deep under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico—something far worse than the
BP oil gusher.

Warnings were raised as long as a year before the
Deepwater Horizon disaster that the area of seabed chosen by the BP
geologists might be unstable, or worse, inherently dangerous.

What makes the location that Transocean chose potentially far riskier than
other potential oil deposits located at other regions of the Gulf? It
can be summed up with two words: methane gas.

The same methane that makes coal mining operations hazardous and leads
to horrendous mining accidents deep under the earth also can present a
high level of danger to certain oil exploration ventures.

Location of Deepwater Horizon oil rig was criticized

More than 12 months ago some geologists rang the warning bell that the
Deepwater Horizon exploratory rig might have been erected directly over a
huge underground reservoir of methane.

Documents from several years ago indicate that the subterranean geologic formation may contain
the presence of a huge methane deposit.

None other than the engineer who helped lead the team to snuff the Gulf oil fires set by Saddam Hussein
to slow the advance of American troops has stated that a huge
underground lake of methane gas—compressed by a pressure of 100,000
pounds per square inch (psi)—could be released by BP's drilling effort
to obtain the oil deposit.

Current engineering technology cannot contain gas that is pressurized to 100,000 psi.

By some geologists' estimates the methane could be a massive 15 to 20 mile
toxic and explosive bubble trapped for eons under the Gulf sea floor.
In their opinion, the explosive destruction of the Deepwater Horizon
wellhead was an accident just waiting to happen.

Yet the disaster that followed the loss of the rig pales by comparison to the apocalyptic disaster that may come.

A cascading catastrophe

According to worried geologists, the first signs that the methane may burst its
way through the bottom of the ocean would be fissures or cracks
appearing on the ocean floor near the damaged well head.

Evidence of fissures opening up on the seabed have been captured by the robotic
submersibles working to repair and contain the ruptured well. Smaller,
independent plumes have also appeared outside the nearby radius of the
bore hole itself.





According to some geological experts, BP's
operations set into motion a series of events that may be irreversible.
Step-by-step the drilling team committed one error after another.

Congressmen Henry Waxman, D-CA, and Bart Stupak, D-MI, in a letter sent to BP CEO Tony Hayward,
identified 5 missteps made by BP during the period culminating with the explosion.

Waxman, chair of the Congressional energy panel and
Stupak, the head of the subcommittee on oversight and investigations,
said, "The common feature of these five decisions is that they posed a
trade-off between cost and well safety."

The two Representatives also stated in the 14-page letter to Hayward
that "Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased
the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense."

Called by some insiders investigating the ongoing disaster a "perfect storm of
catastrophe," the wellhead blew on the sea floor catapulting a stream
of mud, oil and gas upwards at the speed of sound. In describing
the events—that transpired in a matter of seconds—they note that
immediately following the rupture the borehole pipe's casing blew away
exposing a straight line 8 miles deep for the pressurized gas to escape.
The result was cavitation, an irregular pressure variance sometimes
experience by deep diving vessels such as nuclear submarines. This
cavitation created a supersonic bubble of explosive methane gas that
resulted in a supersonic explosion killing 11 men and completely
annihilating the drilling platform.

Death from the depths

With the emerging evidence of fissures, the quiet fear now is the methane
bubble rupturing the seabed and exploding into the Gulf waters. If the
bubble escapes, every ship, drilling rig and structure within the region
of the bubble will instantaneously sink. All the workers, engineers,
Coast Guard personnel and marine biologists measuring the oil plumes'
advance will instantly perish.

As horrible as that is, what would follow is an event so potentially horrific that it equals in its
fury the Indonesian tsunami that killed more than 600,000, or the
destruction of Pompeii by Mt. Vesuvius.

The ultimate Gulf disaster, however, would make even those historical horrors pale by
comparison. If the huge methane bubble breaches the seabed, it will
erupt with an explosive fury similar to that experienced during the
eruption of Mt. Saint Helens in the Pacific Northwest. A gas gusher will
surge upwards through miles of ancient sedimentary rock—layer after
layer—past the oil reservoir. It will explode upwards propelled by 50
tons psi, burst through the cracks and fissures of
the compromised sea floor, and rupture miles of ocean bottom with one titanic explosion.

The burgeoning methane gas cloud will surface, killing everything it
touches, and set off a supersonic tsunami with the wave traveling
somewhere between 400 to 600 miles per hour.

While the entire Gulf coastline is vulnerable, the state most exposed to the fury of a
supersonic wave towering 150 to 200 feet or more is Florida. The
Sunshine State only averages about 100 feet above sea level with much of
the coastline and lowlands and swamps near zero elevation.

A supersonic tsunami would literally sweep away everything from Miami
to the panhandle in a matter of minutes. Loss of human life would be
virtually instantaneous and measured in the millions. Of course the
states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and  southern region of
Georgia—a state with no Gulf coastline—would also experience tens of
thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of casualties.

Loss of property is virtually incalculable and the days of the US position as
the world's superpower would be literally gone in a flash...of
detonating methane.

Report about the Late Paleocene Thermal
Maximum (LPTM), which occurred around 55 million years ago and lasted
about 100,000 years. Large undersea methane caused explosions and mass
extinctions.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/0112101 63439.htm
This explores the controversial paper published by Northwestern University's
Gregory Ryskin. His thesis: the oceans periodically produce massive
eruptions of explosive methane gas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25BE42PzZZc&feature=player_embedded
Youtube videos discussing the underground methane deposit and info on seeping methane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wki74yAYrqA&feature=related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4hfGY6i75w&feature=related
http://happinessquest.com/oil-spill.html



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