Tar, Natural Gas Rises Up Onto Streets Near La Brea Tar Pits

A large puddle of tar encroached on the sidewalk and natural gas appeared to rise from the street of the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles Friday.

CBSLA’s Brittany Hopper was standing near the puddle located across the street from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, a national natural landmark where tar has been seeping up from the ground for tens of thousands of years.

Black Tar Oozing in the Streets of LA

Reminds me of the terrible movie Volcano:

Amy:
Sometimes magma can find one of those fissures and rise up through it.

Roark:
What's magma?

Rachel:
Lava.

Roark:
Lava? Right here in L.A?

Amy:
It is one of the possibilities.

Roark:
We have a history of that here in the downtown area?

Rachel:
Paracutin... 1943, a Mexican farmer sees smoke coming out of the middle of his cornfield. A week later there's a volcano a thousand feet high. There's no history of anything until it happens. Then there is.

Volcano (Terrible LA Disaster Movie)