Friday, June 25, 2010

Richard C. Hoagland: BP oil well could trigger fatal tsunami

Radio host and best-selling author Richard "Cydonia" Hoagland, who wrote the infamous science SF book The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever (1987), is warning Gulf Coast residents that the rising pressure inside BP’s problematic Deepwater Horizon oil well could end in a huge underwater methane gas explosion, triggering a massive tsunami that could kill millions of people from Texas to Florida.

Hoagland said, "Think Mount St. Helens -- underwater. Depth recorders have detected a gas bubble growing under the ocean floor, around the well head. If this potential bubble does not get controlled ASAP before it explodes, impending disaster could be awaiting millions of residents in the Gulf states."


Just ME in T said...

According to geologists, the first signs that the methane may burst its way through the bottom of the ocean would be manifest via fissures or cracks appearing on the ocean floor near the path of least resistance, ie, the damaged well head. Evidence of fissures opening up on the seabed have been captured by the robotic midget submarines working to repair and contain the ruptured well. Smaller, independent plumes have also appeared outside the nearby radius of the bore hole. When reviewing video tapes of the live BP feeds, one can see in the tapes of mid-June that there is oil spewing up from visible fissions. Geologists are pointing to new fissures and cracks that are appearing on the ocean floor.

Paul said...

Hopefully, if this thing does trigger a tsunami, the government will notify Gulf Coast residents BEFORE it hits.