Much tragedy and human suffering is now abounding on America's East Coast.
However, few people are even aware that there sits a ticking time bomb down in a Louisiana bayou.
When this "bomb" explodes, it could cause such massive devastation that Hurricane Sandy's wake of destruction, would pale in comparison.
There is an ever widening sinkhole in Bayou Corne, Louisiana. It is composed of volatile chemicals such as oil and methane and is located near an enormous butane reservoir.
Since this past August, this huge sinkhole of oil has been continually expanding, "eating" even more land.
As this sinkhole (that also has radioactive wastes stored beneath it) widens, it draws the oil yet closer to the butane.
Therefore, an explosion of this sinkhole appears to not be an "IF' but a "WHEN".
"WHEN" appears to be drawing very close. Just yesterday, the sinkhole collapsed after several strong quakes jolted the area.
The newly enlarged size of the sinkhole is still being disputed by authorities.
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Important to note is that when the sinkhole first began, it was reportedly only 1500 feet from a well containing 1.5 million barrels of liquid butane.
Butane is a highly volatile liquid that turns into a highly flammable vapor upon release.
When the adjacent butane well is finally breached, its ignition has been reported to release as much explosive energy as 100 Hiroshima bombs.
It is important to note that the total destruction from the bombing of Hiroshima:
"was one mile in diameter; severe blast damage as much as two miles in diameter".
Serious blazes resulting from Hiroshima's blast stretched out to a little over three miles in diameter.
With these statistics, combined with a vast amount of oil to fuel it, an explosion of this sinkhole could conceivably engulf at least 300 miles in diameter, in flame.
The blast itself has the potential to cause severe damage within a surrounding area of 200 miles.
The atomic bomb relation of the sinkhole, translates to everything within 100 miles of it, being totally destroyed.
Note these calculations of damage are conservative. An actual explosion could be much worse.
The sinkhole's vast supply of oil makes it not only combustible, but would also serve as fuel to feed the fire from an explosion.
As if this scenario wasn't bad enough, it gets worse. The sinkhole is also in close proximity to the New Madrid Fault.
As such, an explosion could possibly set the unstable tectonic plates into action.
Just a few days ago, the strongest earthquake to be felt in years, along the New Madrid, shook East Arkansas with a 3.9 magnitude.
Therefore, the long overdue New Madrid appears to be awakening. A trigger such as this sinkhole explosion could send shockwaves along the fault line, creating massive quaking.
This warning is not purposed to invoke fear. Instead, it is an alarm that it is time to wake up and to prepare, both physically and spiritually.
In God's boundless love and abundant mercy, He is now sending these overt WARNINGS to mankind to REPENT, because He desires that NOONE perish.
"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
May many heed God's warnings and seek Him while there is still time, "while He may be found".
"Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon." Isaiah 55:6-7
In these days of extreme uncertainty, may we see that now is the time to make CERTAIN of our stance with the Lord.
Life as we have known it, is rapidly changing. May all begin to see that all that truly matters, is where our eternity lies.