More seismic activity and a burp was reported by the Assumption Parish Police Jury Thursday night.
The Police Jury blog reported just after 11 p.m. that there was a burp in the giant sinkhole in Bayou Corne. They also reported seismic activity in and around the sinkhole has been active for the past few days.
Officials report that hydrocarbons are present in the sinkhole as a result of the burp that happened Thursday night.
A burp is when air and gas from deep in the sinkhole bubbles up. It can cause debris to float to the top and, in the past, has caused more trees to be swallowed into the slurry.
It's been almost a year since a massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou began causing problems. Bubbling in the bayou led to the sinkhole. About 350 people have been forced out of their homes since August.
It has been 10 months since hundreds living near the giant sinkhole were forced from their homes.
Bubbles were spotted in Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou in June 2012. Two months later, the ground opened up.
Most affected residents began receiving weekly checks from Texas-Brine in the amount of $875 per week.
Nine months after the sinkhole first appeared in Bayou Corne, Texas Brine began making offers to buy out the residents living there.
Tuesday, November 26 2013 5:32 PM EST2013-11-26 22:32:12 GMT
Bayou Corne residents are taking their concerns over the sinkhole disaster straight to Louisiana officials. They joined retired Army Lt. General Russel Honore and Assumption Parish leaders for a hearingMore >
Bayou Corne residents, retired Army Lt. General Russel Honore and others went before the Department of Natural Resources to weigh-in on proposed regulations on salt domes.More >
Tuesday, November 12 2013 6:55 AM EST2013-11-12 11:55:18 GMT
Concerned homeowners in Assumption Parish will have a chance to talk about new observation relief wells being installed at the sinkhole.The meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm Tuesday night at the CommandMore >
Concerned homeowners will get a chance Tuesday to learn more information about the new relief wells being installed near the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana.More >
Friday, November 8 2013 12:59 PM EST2013-11-08 17:59:14 GMT
Crews have been given the green light to continue work on the massive sinkhole in southeast Louisiana. There was a flyover of Bayou Corne on Thursday to obtain new pictures of the sinkhole from the air.More >
Crews have been given the green light to continue work on the massive sinkhole in southeast Louisiana after a crack on one of the berms put a halt to things. More >
Monday, October 28 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-10-28 16:30:16 GMT
There has been more activity at the site of the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana, including the development of a crack on one of the berms. According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, the crackMore >
There has been more activity at the site of the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana, including the development of a crack on one of the berms.More >
Wednesday, October 2 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-10-03 01:10:52 GMT
Life in the community of Bayou Corne has been anything but normal since a giant sinkhole opened up. One official says the surface of the sinkhole could double in size. Right now, it is at 26 acres. ResidentsMore >
Life in the community of Bayou Corne has been anything but normal since a giant sinkhole opened up. One official says the surface of the sinkhole could double in size. Right now, it is at 26 acres.More >
David Blanchard and other residents received the latest update on the Bayou Corne sinkhole Tuesday from officials from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Blanchard and other affected residentsMore >
Bayou Corne residents received the latest update on the sinkhole Tuesday from officials from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. More >
Tuesday, September 17 2013 12:00 PM EDT2013-09-17 16:00:23 GMT
People living near the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana were told Tuesday morning about a community briefing scheduled for later in the evening. It will be held at the Assumption Parish CommunityMore >
Some people living near the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana said they were only given 24 hours notice of a community briefing scheduled for Tuesday evening.More >
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.More >
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. The sinkhole, or slurry, is consuming land and trees. Many images are from the Assumption Parish Police Jury. Click here to see the photos from August until now. More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:12 PM EST2013-12-05 01:12:59 GMT
A pedestrian crossing Interstate 35 in the Northland was killed after striking the front windshield of a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. This occurred northbound lanes of I-35 just past theMore >
A pedestrian crossing Interstate 35 in the Northland was killed after striking the front windshield of a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority bus. It was first day on the job for the driver, who graduated first in her class. More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:04 PM EST2013-12-03 23:04:20 GMT
The man accused in a quadruple murder in Parsons, KS, was in court Monday. David Bennett, Jr. is accused of killing Cami Umbarger and her three children. He appeared in court through a video feed fromMore >
The man accused in a quadruple murder in Parsons, KS, was in court Monday.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:11 PM EST2013-12-04 19:11:21 GMT
A homicide occurred on Sunday at Arrowhead where the Kansas City Chiefs and Broncos played each other.More >
The man who died following a struggle at Arrowhead Stadium during the Chiefs game is the son of an area police sergeant. Three who were taken into custody and questioned as part of the death investigation were released Monday. More >
A wintry storm pushing through the western half of the country is bringing bitterly cold temperatures that prompted safety warnings for residents in the Rockies and threatened crops as far south as California.More >
The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus 20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to...More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-12-04 04:27:37 GMT
After more than 20 years police say they have made an arrest for a Clay County cold case investigation. Now prosecutors are charging a woman with second degree murder from 1990. The Clay County sheriffMore >
Authorities say they have arrested a woman in connection with an August 1990 slaying because the case nagged an investigator who is now sheriff.More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-12-03 19:15:04 GMT
Two Liberty parents are angry tonight, as they wonder how their seven year old daughter managed to walk out of school unnoticed, and walk home by herself. "Crossing the train tracks was fun," Emily BoxMore >
A 7-year-old walked home by herself from her Liberty elementary school. She had to cross train tracks and walk more than a mile. Her parents want to know how it could have happened. More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:50 PM EST2013-12-04 21:50:19 GMT
Skydivers killed over Eloy
Two skydivers are dead and a third was injured after colliding midair during a jump over a southern Arizona community, the FAA said.More >
The victims were from the United Kingdom (pictured on the right) and Germany (seen on the left). Both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground near Eloy and their canopies collapsed.More >