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A Moving Mud Pot Threatening Railroad Tracks and a Highway, Imperial County, California (Aug 2018)

A gurgling mud pool is creeping across Southern California like a geologic poltergeist (Live Science Nov 2018)
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After not moving for decades, the geyser caught the attention of scientists when it began moving around over the past few years, David Lynch, a geophysicist, told the Los Angeles Times. Then, over the past six months, the geyser went on an erratic tour, first moving 60 feet (18 meters) over a few months and then a whopping 60 feet in one day, officials reported in Imperial County, where the muddy spring is located.
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For now, the spring is acting like a moving sinkhole, with mud about 40 feet (12 m) deep. As it moves through the region's mudstone (a soft, sedimentary rock), it leaves behind a sunken trail, much like the glossy path left behind a moving snail.
I think it is small signs like this and the water level in lakes, etc we need to watch out for which will indicate another large earthquake is on the horizon. Of course, it could be just that the Earth is moving around and nothing will come of it, but something small like this or the appearance of gas in strange places might just be the signs we need to watch out for. Lets hope the scientists are watching carefully rather than just academically studying their data. "Oh, that's interesting" might be too late for all of us.
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