Thanx; I thought of posting a link after I read it but I didn't believe too many of our current posters would appreciate its significance. I am from a petroleum exporting nation and the heart break is much worse when you are victimized by your own. Up until last week May 24, 2010 the Prime Minister of T'n'T, a geologist, had been in collusion with the various petroleum consuming countries and their representative oil companies to destroy the little island nation of Trinidad.
The island is experiencing serious soil liquefaction as evidenced by the appearance of several active mud volcanoes. Trinidadians aren't even aware of the threats they represent. While we've been focused on the BP's rig another rig sunk in the Gulf of Paria off the coast of Venezuela. The same Gulf which now separates Trinidad from Venezuela both of which were at one time connected as evidenced by their geology, in particular their large asphalt lakes. Folklore tells of an entire community being swallowed up by the lake in Trinidad.
So what we have is an already unstable land mass being made more unstable by the petroleum extraction process which necessitates pumping copious amounts of water into the soil. There has also been an increase in earthquakes which merely adds more fuel to an out of control fire. I'm hoping that the new Prime Minister knows something about geology or employs a team of geologist as members of her cabinet and begin immediately to remedy what appears to be a dire situation. Even though I think the Jinn is out the bottle and Trinidad is destined to be another sacrifice at the altar of King Petroleum. See Link
MUD VOLCANOES OF TRINIDAD
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