4:15 p.m. Seismic Activity Explanation

Consultants with Shaw E&I and Itasca Group monitoring seismic activity in the Bayou Corne area have advised the Office of Conservation that seismic waves generated by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Alaska early Saturday morning were detected by the Assumption Parish monitoring equipment at about 3 a.m. local time Saturday, January 5. The Office of Conservation has advised Assumption Parish officials of that detection because, though the Alaska quake was too far away to have any effect on subsurface stability in Louisiana, local officals and residents monitoring the seismic recordings should be informed that the readings for that period do not indicate a change in conditions in or near the Napoleonville Salt Dome.