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    "Tar Is Literally Oozing Up" Through The Streets Of LA As 700 Quakes Hit Key Seismic Zone

    Scientists are quite “concerned” about the huge earthquake swarm that has been shaking southern California in recent weeks, and right at this moment bubbling tar is literally coming up through the streets in one section of Los Angeles. None of this means that a major seismic event is imminent, but it is certainly not a good sign either. We have been tracking quite a bit of unusual shaking along the Ring of Fire in recent months, and scientists assure us that it is just a matter of time before “the Big One” hits southern California. And if you follow my work on a regular basis, then you already know that I am extremely concerned about the potential for major seismic activity along the west coast. So when I came across a San Diego Union-Tribune article entitled “Southern California earthquake swarm takes an unexpected turn, and that’s reason to worry”, it definitely got my attention. According to that article, there have been “more than 700 earthquakes” in the Fontana seismic zone over the past few weeks…
    There have been more than 700 earthquakes recorded in the Fontana area since May 25, ranging from magnitude 0.7 to magnitude 3.2, recorded Wednesday at 5:20 p.m., according to Caltech staff seismologist Jen Andrews.
    That is certainly a lot of earthquakes, but is this sort of activity unusual?

    Well, according to one scientist, this is the “most prolific swarm” to hit that area “in the past three decades”
    The likelihood of a larger seismic event, given so many quakes over such an extended period, is higher than normal, the scientist said.
    “People ought to be concerned,” said Hauksson. “This is probably the most prolific swarm in that area of the Fontana seismic zone that we’ve seen in the past three decades.”
    Once again, I want to stress that all of this activity does not mean that a major earthquake is about to happen.

    Hopefully there will not be a major quake any time soon, but over the past few days another ominous sign has made news.
    According to one local news report, “bubbling tar” is actually coming up through the streets near the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles…
    And on Saturday, more seepage. Enough to draw the interests of tourists and residents alike.
    CBS2’s Jake Reiner said tourists and residents alike have been coming to the area marveling at the bubbling tar.
    Once again, this might be nothing.
    But one local resident admitted that he had “never seen this before”, and apparently the smell of methane is very potent
    “You see a little bit of tar oozing up between the pavement,” Kogan says, “all over the neighborhood. That’s not unusual but this seems to be flow tar. I’ve never seen this before.
    Not to mention the constant hissing sound coming from the ground — it’s methane.
    “I can smell it. I thought a car broke its oil pan out here,” says Patrick Myer.
    I don’t know about you, but if you can literally hear methane coming out of the ground and bubbling tar is starting to come up through the streets, perhaps that is a sign that it is time to consider moving somewhere else.

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    Zerohedge fear mongering. (They like to do that).

    There have been more than 700 earthquakes recorded in the Fontana area since May 25, ranging from magnitude 0.7 to magnitude 3.2,
    That is certainly a lot of earthquakes, but is this sort of activity unusual?
    Insignificant quakes. Anything below 3.0 could hit where you are sitting and you would not even notice. Three is maybe the same as a truck driving by. There are over 930,000 of those (earthquakes 3.0 or less) a year. According to the USGS map linked in the OP, there was only one quake in the last 30 days of 3.0 or larger (3.2) in that area. Just 16 over 2.5. Oklahoma has had 21 2.5 or greater earthquakes in the last 30 days.

    The oozing tar is at the La Brea Tar Pits- not an uncommon event there.

    Tar oozes on to sidewalk, street near La Brea Tar Pits

    MIRACLE MILE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A black, gooey mess was bubbling up out of the ground near the iconic La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday.

    The sight was attracting the attention of locals and tourists alike.

    City workers were on Wilshire Boulevard trying to contain the seepage that was taking over a corner across the street from the historic landmark.

    "I've seen it bubble up a little bit before, and it's always fascinating when it happens. Thinking, OK, the tar pits are gonna win this time and take over the world," Andrea Ross-Greene said laughing. "This is the biggest eruption I've seen, and I think it's pretty cool."

    The earth has been oozing tar and methane gas in the area since pre-historic times.

    Passersby were fascinated by the black goo seeping out of the ground.

    "We were talking today about, we have tar pits in L.A., and we were thinking, does anyone else in other cities have tar pits? And we thought, no I think we're pretty unique here," Patrick Meyer said. "But I didn't expect them to be this side of the street, I thought it was supposed to stay stuck on the other side."

    Eruptions are fairly common in the area, but residents say it's is a relatively large leak that's easy to see and smell.

    The city will continue to clear the tar spillage until it hardens, essentially sealing itself off.
    The "swarm" is not near La Brea or downtown Los Angeles, but Riverside/ San Bernardino Counties about 50 miles east of LA- east of I15.
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    Maybe the methane smell is all the people pooping in the streets. If the democrats get their way thats how the rest of the country will be.

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    La Brea tar pits . Only californians would build on top of that thinking it is a great idea .
    Do something Danke

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    Maybe California should do something about it.
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    All that methane gas getting in the atmosphere! It's going to cause more issues with climate change!

    Hope no one around there smokes a cigarette or makes a trash barrel fire to keep warm at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    La Brea tar pits . Only californians would build on top of that thinking it is a great idea .
    Ever been to Miami..
    See what happened to that Swampland Someone bought in Florida.
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