The mystery surrounding the ‘big bangs’ that shook the Kincardine area July 31 deepened last week, with University of Western Ontario (UWO) scientists ruling out a meteor shower.
“Something pretty significant exploded south and west of Goderich and Kincardine,” said Dr. Peter Brown, associate professor in the department of physics and astronomy at Western and the Canada Research Chair of meteor science. “It could have exploded out in Lake Huron.”
Seismic sensors recorded two events minutes apart at the time Kincardine-area fire departments and police were swamped with calls that an explosion had occurred in the area, earthquake experts said Friday.
But Earthquake Canada seismologists say it will take more analysis to determine what caused the events shortly after 11 p.m. on July 31 near Goderich.
The first event was recorded by seismic sensors at 11:01.22 p.m. and had a magnitude of 1.4 at a depth of one kilometre.
The estimated location is in Lake Huron in Canadian waters west of Point Clark, but not far from the Canada-U.S. border.
If it was an earthquake, it is unlikely it would have been felt by anyone, seismologists said.
But there was a second event captured by the seismic recorders at 11:07 p.m., said Earthquake Canada seismologist Catherine Woodgold.
August 16, 2008 at 1:05 am
Very curious… this seems to be from the same day:
Military probes mystery blast in Arctic
August 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm
That definitely cranks up the WTF meter. Here’s something that comes to my mind, probably no connection but my own:
August 19, 2008 at 1:34 am
This is the first thing I thought of while reading this:
“A patch of land in Ventura County’s section of Los Padres National Forest where the ground recently heated up to 812 degrees continues to puzzle firefighters and geologists after weeks of monitoring.
“It’s a thermal anomaly,” said Ron Oatman, spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to reports of a blaze there a month and a half ago, when observers noticed smoke rising from the parched scrub. But when they arrived, they found no flames. Firefighters and geologists who have surveyed the area in the Sespe Oil Field are uncertain what’s causing the heat, but they do have a theory. Allen King, a retired geologist with the U.S. Forest Service who went to the site Friday, said the smoking ground is “a normal occurrence” that does not appear to be the result of human activity.
The hot spot is in an area considered to be an active landslide that has shifted for more than 60 years. Several hundred feet below its cracked surface lie pockets of gas, tar and oil. King said he suspects cracks along the landslide’s slope allow oxygen to enter into the earth and hydrocarbon material to “seep out” of the fine-grain shale. The combination can create underground combustion, he said.”
June 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm
My theory is this: unexplained explosions could be from when a natural time line event is altered, and huistory takes a new path, or track. the event can be changed by choices people make, therebyu changing the normal flow of time-events from that point on. most decisions people make have little consq=equence in changing history. But sometimes a huge decision can alter future events. this change in the “time continuim” may cause an unexplained noise in nature. I have heard these explosions several times in my life, right after making a decision of great importance, where my life took a new direction. It sounds like one stick of dynamite, or less. I did not see any smoke or other evidence where the explosion came from, and it was during the daytime. I feel that we have more power over future events than we realize. Once the track is changed, events carry on on a somewhat predictable pattern. These time changes can be happening all the time , all over the world. What we are seeing now is the result of alterations of the natural flow of time-events .