Thursday, July 16, 2015

Event Update For 2015-07-15

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Fires And Explosions

2015-07-15 - Underground electrical fire blows manholes off, blacks out 4000 homes, in coastal Long Beach (California):

Quote: "Thousands of Long Beach customers were without power Wednesday after an underground electrical fire downtown that caused manhole covers to blow off, forcing police to close several streets."

Quote: "Thousands of Long Beach residents are without electricity for a second day as crews struggle to end a blackout caused by fires in three electrical vaults."

Note: Thousands of homes were still without power after 2 days. Still not as bad as the massive underground fire that hit coastal London (Britain) in April, mentioned in the 2015-04-01 update, or the huge underground fire that took out power to a goodly chunk of Calgary (Canada) for almost a week, mentioned in the 2014-10-11 update...

2015-07-15 - Vacant home under renovation explodes and burns at 3 AM, destroyed, in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "Firefighters battled a massive fire in Dayton, after neighbors say they heard an explosion. Crews were battling huge flames at a home on the 100 block of Hedges Street for hours after neighbors noticed the flames around 3:00 Wednesday morning (July 15, 2015) and called for help."

2015-07-15 - Flat explodes and burns at 3:30 AM in Stoneycroft area in coastal Liverpool (Britain), 1 injured:

Note: These are the 252nd and 253rd residential explosions in 2015...

2015-07-15 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Louisville (Kentucky):

2015-07-15 - Canadian wildfires rage out of control as 'super blaze' hits Saskatchewan:

Quote: "Lac La Ronge is now a ghost town. Yellow ribbons hang from the door knobs marking the houses of all the evacuated. In one house, a gaunt German shepherd peeks through the fence in hopes of food. The smell of scorched forest permeates everything. Ash and dust cling to back windshields."

2015-07-15 - Bay Bridge bursts into flame, again, in coastal San Francisco (California):

Note: The same thing happened two days before too, mentioned in the 2015-07-13 update...

2015-07-15 - Cargo ship 'Evgenia P' heavily damaged by fire while docked in coastal Eleusis (Greece):

Quote: "The 'Evgenia P' suffered a fire in the aft on July 14, 2015. The vessel was docked in Elefsinaat that time. The fire spread to the superstructure and destroyed accommodations. In the evening the fire was extinguished. The vessel had been laid up in the port since 2011."

2015-07-15 - Boat 'Dolly D' bursts into flame in coastal Yarmouth Harbour near the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Note: These are the 636th and 637th boats or ships to burn/explode in 2015...

2015-07-15 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A38 between Deeplane and Marsh Mills (Britain):

Note: This is the 442nd bus to burn in 2015...

2015-07-15 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-90 near Libery Lake (Washington):

Note: This is the 44th car-hauler to burn in 2015...

2015-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-15 at Zzyzx Road near Barstow (California):

2015-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame and blows tire, on I-80 in Clarion (Pennsylvania):

2015-07-15 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked inside shop near Bowmont (Idaho):

Quote: "No contents inside the shop were damaged, however, the tractor is a complete loss, White says."

2015-07-15 - Tractor bursts into flame near Brighton (Iowa):

2015-07-15 - In separate incidents two tractor trailers burst into flame in the wee hours on I-68 near Flintstone (Maryland):

Quote: "Fire damaged a tractor-trailer on Interstate 68 early Wednesday — the third consecutive day in which tractor-trailer incidents disrupted travel on the eastbound lanes of the heavily-traveled highway in Allegany County."

Quote: "Tuesday, a tractor-trailer fire occurred in the area of the 39-mile marker near Winchester Road with units alerted at about 3:30 a.m. One lane of the highway was opened about an hour later following response of Frostburg, Shaft, Lavale, Midland and Eastern Garrett volunteer fire companies along with Maryland State Police and the State Highway Administration."

2015-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 103 near East River (Canada):

2015-07-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM while parked at truck depot in Riverland (Australia):

Note: These are the 1151st, 1152nd, 1153rd, 1154th, 1155th, 1156th, 1157th, 1158th and 1159th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-07-15 - In three separate incidents, dump truck and SUV, car and car burst into flame in Dorset (Britain):

Quote: "The first happened at around 7.45 last night along the A35 near Puddletown. Crews had to deal with a small blaze from the engine. Then just after half four this morning, a fire destroyed a car near to Crook Hill, just off the A3066 in Netherbury. And at the same time over in Wimborne, a tipper truck and a nearby range rover were alight..."

2015-07-15 - RV bursts into flame at 1:35 AM while parked at home near St. Amant (Louisiana):

2015-07-15 - RV bursts into flame at 2 AM with a 'pop, fire spreads to truck and barn, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Fire crews were busy overnight fighting an RV fire that spread, first to a truck and then to a barn. Fire crews were called to the 10300 block of Ruth around 2 a.m. after a homeowner heard a loud ‘pop’ sound."

2015-07-15 - RV and two sheds go up in flames near Valencia and Mark Roads in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "Two sheds and a RV are involved, according to Tracy Koslowski of the Drexel Heights Fire District."

Note: These are the 212th, 213th and 214th RVs to burn in 2015...

2015-07-15 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the A12 at Witham (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at TJ Maxx in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2015-07-15 - Minivan bursts into flame at gas station in Sebring (Florida):

2015-07-15 - SUV bursts into flame on US 64 near Roland (Oklahoma):

2015-07-15 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 154 near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

2015-07-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked inside business in Manchester (New York):

2015-07-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-70 near Madison (Pennsylvania):

2015-07-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at grocery store in Redding (California), 1 injured:

2015-07-15 - Two cars go up in flames while parked at condos in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at midnight while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Camilla (Georgia):

Quote: "The fire started in Kelly's car around midnight and quickly spread to her mobile home off of Hampton lane."

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at 3:52 AM while parked in carport at home in Amarillo (Texas):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads to home, in Tyler (Texas):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at hospital in Alamogordo (New Mexico):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on Tates Creek Road in Lexington (Kentucky):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame during traffic stop in South Brunswick (New Jersey):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 101 near Florence (Oregon):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Innisfil (Canada), near Lake Simcoe:

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame on road in coastal Paget Parish on the island of Bermuda:

Quote: "This was the second fire the BRFS responded to this morning, following after the brush fire at the Marsh Folly Horticultural Waste Depot at around 4.00am today."

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at 4:26 AM while parked near Barkly Street in Golden Point (Australia):

2015-07-15 - Car bursts into flame at 3:42 AM on Michaelis Court in Wanniassa (Australia):

2015-07-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame inside garage at home in Turlock (California):

2015-07-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the Okanagan Connector near Kelowna (Canada):

2015-07-15 - Large vehicle bursts into flame on the M4 near Chieveley (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A42 near Loughborough (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Car and shed destroyed by fire at home in Shannondale (West Virginia), near the Shenandoah River, nobody there:

2015-07-15 - Car, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at home in Huntingburg (Indiana):

2015-07-15 - Car and home destroyed by fire in Madison (Nebraska), started in garage:

Quote: "The fire department thinks the fire started in the garage, but officials are still trying to determine what caused it. Madison Fire Chief Tim Reeves says the house and everything in it — including a car in the garage — was destroyed."

2015-07-15 - Auto shop goes up in flames at 11:30 PM in Mechanicsburg (Pennsylvania):

2015-07-15 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire in Franklin (Idaho):

2015-07-15 - Brush fire breaks out in Bonney Lake (Washington), homes threatened, evacuations ensue:

2015-07-15 - Brush fire closes Highway 74 near Lake Elsinore (California):

2015-07-15 - Brush fire burns one home, threatens others, near the Columbia River in Vancouver (Washington):

Quote: "The fire burned on hillside on the Washington side of the Columbia River in the 5700 block of Buena Vista Drive. It forced several people to evacuate their homes."

2015-07-15 - Smart meters regularly burning and/or exploding:

Note: Any electrified copper exposed to the atmosphere is now a serious fire threat. That includes smart meters, cars, boats, homes, businesses, anything with electricity. I'm not so sure there's any problem specific to smart meters, just the overall planetary problem affecting all electrified copper...

2015-07-15 - Large storage building destroyed by fire in Murphysboro (Illinois):

2015-07-15 - Garage goes up in flames at 5:20 AM at home in Austin (Texas), nobody there:

2015-07-15 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:45 AM in coastal Hampton (Virginia), nobody there:

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-07-15 - Home destroyed by massive blaze in Chesapeake (Virginia):

2015-07-15 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before 2 AM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2015-07-15 - Apartment building destroyed by huge fire at 1:30 AM in Garland (Texas):

2015-07-15 - Deadly fire burns home in Memphis (Tennessee), 3 killed:

2015-07-15 - Vacant home burns in Dayton (Ohio):

2015-07-15 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Jackson (Michigan):

Quote: "Neighbors said it is about the third time in the last month the fire department has been called to the area for a blaze."

Quote: "'This is weird all three houses catching fire in a month,' Holt said."

2015-07-15 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area near Townshend (Delaware):

2015-07-15 - Vacant college goes up in flames in coastal Grays (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Young kakapo (large flightless parrot) found dead on coastal Codfish Island (New Zealand):

Quote: "Kakapo Recovery rangers found her body last week, although there was no obvious sign of illness or injury."

Quote: "Given that kakapo can potentially live more than 60 years, it's a tragedy that she has died at the age of 16, when she may have had decades of successful breeding ahead of her."

2015-07-15 - Man, 18, has 'medical event' and falls into canal and dies, in coastal Holly Hills (Florida):

Quote: "The 18-year-old Volusia County man who died after being found face-down in the canal underneath the Calle Grande arches near Holly Hill likely had a medical episode, Volusia County sheriff's officials said."

Note: Sounds like the incident where a woman, 26, had a 'medical event' and dropped dead next to the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon) in February, mentioned in the 2015-02-26 update. A man, 48, was found dead on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland on that same day too...

2015-07-15 - Man, 50s or 60s, slumps over dead in car at shopping center in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2015-07-15 - Man, 52, found dead in retention pond in Kissimmee (Florida):

2015-07-15 - Man, 68, drives power chair into swimming pool and dies in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

2015-07-15 - Boy, 3 or 7, found dead in pool at Walt Disney World in Bay Lake (Florida):

2015-07-15 - Boy, 9, dies in swimming pool in East Point (Georgia):

2015-07-15 - Boy, 5, found dead in swimming pool in coastal L'Ampolla (Spain):

2015-07-15 - Woman, 60, and her dog found dead in car at I-475 rest stop near Macon (Georgia):

2015-07-15 - Baby goes into cardiac arrest and dies at daycare in coastal New York City (New York):

2015-07-15 - Man goes fishing, next seen dead in lake in Pelham (Alabama), empty 'ghost boat' found first:

Quote: "Sisbarro was on a boat fishing before he went missing in the water. Neighbors noticed his empty boat on the lake and notified his father, who went searching and called for help."

2015-07-15 - Man found dead in the Arkansas River in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2015-07-15 - Man over 30 found dead near McDonald's in Eupora (Mississippi):

2015-07-15 - Man, 57, found dead outside his home in Brunswick County (Virginia):

2015-07-15 - Woman, 52, drops dead outside warehouse in El Centro (California):

2015-07-15 - Man, 23, found dead in the Sidhwan Canal near Barewal (India):

2015-07-15 - Woman, around 40, found dead in the Sidhwan Canal near Shimlapuri (India):

2015-07-15 - College graduate, man, 23, found dead in coastal Acapulco (Mexico):

2015-07-15 - Man in his 40s or 50s found dead at 7 AM near the Isis Highway at Bundaberg (Australia):

2015-07-15 - Man, 38, found dead on train in Sutherland suburb of coastal Sydney (Australia):

2015-07-15 - Man found dead before 7 AM at Albert Street Car Park in Birmingham (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Boy, 16, found dead in Old Kays Park off Turton Road in Tottington (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Man in his 20s found dead shortly before 1 AM on Cambridge Street in Manchester (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Man has 'medical episode', blacks out, just before 5 AM, tractor trailer crashes into daycare yard in Spanish Fork (Utah):

Quote: "A tractor-trailer crashed through a Spanish Fork daycare early Wednesday morning after the driver suffered a medical episode. Spanish Fork Police Department Sgt. Courtney Jones said the driver of the semi blacked out while driving north on Main Street just before 5 a.m. The truck, which had two dump trailers of cement ingredients, went off the road and into the yard of a daycare near 500 N. Main St."

2015-07-15 - Woman, 50, has 'medical episode', car hits tree, bursts into flame, on Cold Spring Hills Road in West Hills (New York), 2 injured:

2015-07-15 - Brakes fail, tanker truck crashes, bursts into flame, in undersea tunnel near Bremanger (Netherlands), tunnel damaged:

Quote: "Truck driver Tore Myrestrand told the Firda newspaper he had problems with the brakes in the deepest part of the tunnel, which is 91 meters (299 feet) below sea level. After the crash, he said he escaped from the truck and grabbed an emergency phone in the tunnel."

Quote: "Sea water leaked dangerously into an undersea tunnel in western Norway on Wednesday after a fuel truck crashed into the tunnel's side, triggering a series of explosions. The leaks prompted fears the tunnel could collapse, police said."

2015-07-15 - Small plane crashes in Whatcom County (Washington), 2 killed:

2015-07-15 - Three tractor trailers crash, at least one bursts into flame, on I-20 in Augusta (Georgia), 1 killed:

2015-07-15 - Tractor trailer veers over centerline, hits two cars head-on, in Empire (Wisconsin), 5 injured:

Quote: "Five people were injured Wednesday morning when a semitrailer crossed the center line and struck two cars along State Highway 23 in Fond du Lac County."

2015-07-15 - Tractor trailer overturns on road in Weston (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2015-07-15 - Dump truck and tour bus collide at 3:15 AM, both fall off highway, in coastal Mie Prefecture (Japan), 23 injured:

2015-07-15 - Van crashes into gorge, bursts into flame, near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu (India), 6 killed, 8 injured:

Quote: "Six women were charred to death when a van they were travelling in went up in flames near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday evening. Eight people suffered injuries in the mishap."

2015-07-15 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits pickup head-on, near Wolf Creek (Montana), 3 killed, 5 injured:

Quote: "The wreck occurred on a long empty stretch of highway at the top of the rolling hills just north of the Dearborn River."

2015-07-15 - Car and tractor trailer crash at 4:55 AM, truck bursts into flame, on the A42 near the East Midlands Airport (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Five cars crash on I-10, one bursts into flame, in Tucson (Arizona), 1 injured:

2015-07-15 - Two cars collide head-on, on the Ortega Highway in Orange County (California), 2 injured:

2015-07-15 - Car veers off road and overturns at 6 AM in Cass County (Nebraska), 2 killed:

2015-07-15 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, on Lakeshore Drive in Bay Mills Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2015-07-15 - Car veers off road just after 2 AM, hits tree, bursts into flame, in Colfax (Washington), 2 killed:

2015-07-15 - Cobra attacks and kills man in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "Police are searching for a cobra that is believed to have bitten an 18-year-old man who died Tuesday evening. Police believe Grant Thompson, 18, owned a monocled cobra and that it bit him in his car while at the parking lot of a Lowe’s at 13000 North Interstate 35. Thompson died after going into cardiac arrest, medics have said."

Quote: "If you see the snake, call 911 immediately. Do not approach it. It is black with a distinctive circle on its back and a tan under belly. It is highly aggressive."

2015-07-15 - Home under renovation collapses in the Central City area in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "We've had about 13 this year. We're halfway through the year, and that's about what we'd average for the entire year..."

2015-07-15 - Building partially collapses in Clapton area in coastal London (Britain):

2015-07-15 - Three-story building collapses in coastal Lagos State (Nigeria):

2015-07-15 - Deck collapses at apartment building in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts), several injured:

2015-07-15 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak hits Lac La Biche Lake (Canada):

2015-07-15 - Oregon will be devastated if a big earthquake hits the Cascadia subduction zone:

Quote: "The New Yorker’s article also cites an Oregon safety policy group that estimates it could take up to 3 months after the quake to restore electricity. It could take another 6 months to fix major highways in the region and a year for sewer services to get back up to speed."

2015-07-15 - Heavy summer rains accelerating ice melt in Greenland:

2015-07-15 - Four inches of rain in an HOUR hit Ogndal (Norway):

Quote: "More than a month’s rain fell in 60 minutes and the precipitation more than doubled a record-breaking storm in Oslo, the Norwegian capital, last summer. Government meteorologist Geir Ottar Fagerli told national broadcaster NRK: 'This just does not happen in Norway, we have a hard time believing that it’s true. It’s not that we doubt the observations, but it is absolutely amazing. These are figures that you only normally see in the jungle.'"

2015-07-15 - Massive flooding and widespread power outages hit Auckland (New Zealand):

2015-07-15 - Boston's mountain of snow finally melts away:

2015-07-15 - Lightning strike possibly kills man and boy inside tent near West Maroon Pass (Colorado):

Note: The man had burn marks on half his body. Maybe lightning, but then again, maybe not...

2015-07-15 - Major reservoir in China contaminated with large amounts of lead:

2015-07-15 - Study show high-risk areas for Lyme disease growing:

2015-07-15 - Sixty-kilogram piece of airplane falls onto manufacturing building in coastal Shanghai (China):


  1. Oh man, Jonny - check out this explosion at a Chinese refinery yesterday:

    An explosion at a petrochemical plant is seen in Rizhao; CHINA


    The Freakish Year in Broken Climate Records

    be back later - gotta run errands (or i don't get fed)


  2. i'm back for a minute. Great job on the report today (again) Jonny. i appreciate your efforts and think you're a first class, stand-up guy.

    Well, now we know where all the CA rain is going:

    Hundreds displaced and two dead after floods, landslides in Nepal; one foot of rain in 24 hours

    Torrential rainfall causes flooding in Alyth, Scotland

    Environment mirroring socio-economic chaos: Massive wildfire threatens Athens as Greece 'burns' under Austerity

    The fire broke out on Mount Ymittos, which overlooks Athens and is about 15km from the city centre.

    [waddiya mean "broke out" exactly . ..?]

    [won't see this on SOTT]

    Heatwave in Iraq

    50C + in Iraq

    Iraq's government has announced that today is an official holiday due to a scorching #heatwave. Temps 50C+. Jo

    The Hot Pacific

    Six Tropical Cyclones At Once in the Pacific Ocean

    [the report won't mention human-caused climate change]

    [i dont' remember if i posted this next one or not; bears repeating anyway]

    U.S. Scientists: No Way to Stop Warming of Oceans


    On Thursday, a group of climate scientists working for the U.S. government gave notice that warming temperatures in the oceans are irreversible, regardless of any drastic actions that might be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    The American Meteorological Society’s climate report, which includes four independent data sets, found 2014 to be the hottest year on record, with 90 percent of the heat related to greenhouse gas emissions having been absorbed into the ocean.

    In Europe alone, over 20 countries set new heat records. Africa, Asia and Australia registered near-record heat, and California’s water supply hangs in the balance.

    [read it if you're interested]


  3. Study: Wildfire seasons are more destructive and lasting longer almost everywhere on Earth

    Unusual lightning, a bizarre blanket of fog, freezing temperatures, and first-time snow: extreme weather shocks Australia

    [Jonny - this lady wants ANSWERS, dammit! Wanna help her out?]

    “I can’t explain it,” Danise said. "It doesn’t make any sense. They’re missing something.”

    [It's JJFH!]

    Magnitude-6.4 quake strikes in ocean northeast of Barbados

    [who ya gonna sue? Nobody!]

    Forest Service: E. coli closes Kinzua Beach, Twin Lakes

    WARREN, Pa.

    The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Kinzua Beach swimming area and Twin Lakes in the Allegheny National Forest due to unhealthy E. coli levels in the water.

    The bacteria comes from human and animal waste and often rises in waterways due to runoff from heavy rains.

    [ah PA - come for the swimming, stay for the dysentery!]


  4. Pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada one of the largest leaks in recent history

    A pipeline belonging to a wholly owned subsidiary of China's oil giant CNOOC Ltd. spilled five million liters of bitumen in the oil-rich province of Alberta, marking one of the largest leaks in recent history, covering about 16,000 square meters.

    It is still unknown what caused the pipeline to malfunction, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said.

    Another train carrying crude oil derails in Montana forcing evacuations

    A train derailment in rural eastern Montana spilled 35,000 gallons (132,489 liters) of crude oil and forced the evacuation of about 30 people, a U.S. official said on Friday in an email to state officials.

    About 20 cars on the Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF [BNISF.UL] crude oil train went off the rails east of Culbertson, Montana, on Thursday evening, officials said. There was no fire and no injuries were reported.

    The spilled crude came from three breached tank cars on the train, which in total had 106 loaded tank cars along with two buffer cars and two locomotives, according to Turnbull.

    Tornadoes rip through Illinois towns causing significant damage and injuries

    Fifty-one homes were damaged during the brief touchdown in Delavan, and reports indicate six of the homes were a total loss. At least two people were injured.

    At least 50 homes sustained some level of damage in the town, Galesburg, Illinois, Fire Chief Tom Simkins told the Galesburg Register-Mail. The Illinois State police said that there were no reports of deaths or serious injuries. although one person sustained a minor injury.

    A robot has passed a self-awareness test

    Next stop world domination.