Sunday, April 2, 2017

Event Update For 2017-04-01

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: Variety Pack

2017-04-01 - Bonfire explodes at carnival in Villepinte suburb of Paris (France), 18+ injured:

Note: April starts with a bang - that was a huge explosion!

2017-04-01 - Transformer explodes and burns at power station in Shahjibazar (Bangladesh):

2017-04-01 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by massive fire in Bharuch (India), near the coast, steel plant explodes separately:

Quote: "Earlier in the day, a huge explosion had taken place at Tata Steel Plant in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. No casualties were reported."

2017-04-01 - Passenger train bursts into flame near Sehwan (Pakistan), 1+ injured:

Quote: "At least two people injured when a fire broke out in Peshawar-bound Khushal Khan Khattak Express train near Lal Bagh area of Sehwan, ARY News reported. The train had left for Peshawar from Karachi when a fire erupted in a bogie, which engulfed three other compartments after reaching Sehwan. The blaze, within short time, engulfed three other bogies of the train leaving two passengers injured."

2017-04-01 - Police SUV bursts into flame while parked in garage at police headquarters in coastal Milford (Connecticut):

Quote: "A Milford Police vehicle is damaged after a fire on Friday night. Officers say at approximately 10:45 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle fire inside of a garage at the Milford Police Department’s headquarters. Once they were on the scene, they quickly extinguished the blaze which was confined to the department-owned vehicle."

2017-04-01 - 'Smell of gas' reported on Greek Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Greek Street, Hull. Sat 1 Apr 2017 19:25 (No:06823) Smell of gas in area. No action by Fire Service. Incident left in the hands of Transco."

2017-04-01 - Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year – Antarctic minimum lowest in the satellite record:

2017-04-01 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Colombia, three rivers overflow and hit Mocoa, 200+ killed:;-more-than-200-dead/1831143/

Quote: "Reports of the exact number of those killed in the rugged, remote area vary. The Colombian military said at least 254 are dead and around 400 more injured. The Red Cross reports 234 deaths and said that 158 people were missing."

2017-04-01 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Tujunga (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "The cause of the fire was under investigation Sunday, but witnesses said they heard some type of explosion."

Note: This is the 111th residential explosion in 2017...

2017-04-01 - Large fishing boat bursts into flame near coastal Crystal River (Florida):

Quote: "A good Samaritan rescued five people after their 74-foot fishing boat caught fire 16 miles west of Crystal River on Saturday."

Note: This is the 238th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-01 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway near Thodupuzha (India):

2017-04-01 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway near Gundya (India):

Note: Both of the above bus fires occurred nearish to the western coast of India, about 215 miles apart. These are the 262nd and 263rd buses to burn in 2017...

2017-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2:57 AM on I-59 near Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

2017-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4 AM on Goonoo Goonoo Road in New South Wales (Australia):

2017-04-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:33 AM on Banbury Road in Bishops Tachbrook (Britain):

2017-04-01 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at 4:56 AM on Main Road in Newport (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Main Road, Newport. Sat 1 Apr 2017 04:56 (No:06797) Excavator on fire. 2 hose reel jets in use."

Note: These are the 553rd, 554th, 555th and 556th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-01 - RV and shed go up in flames at 1 AM and kill person in Oildale (California):

Quote: "One person is dead following a motor home fire in Oildale early this morning. Kern County Fire Department said around 1 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to a reinforced structure fire in the 200 block of Beardsley Avenue, near Chester Avenue, for a reported trapped occupant. When they arrived on the scene, firefighters found a motor home and shed fully involved in fire."

2017-04-01 - RV bursts into flame on Route 101 in Auburn (New Hampshire):

Note: These are the 109th and 110th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-04-01 - Van bursts into flame at 1 AM on Tower Road in coastal Southsea (Britain):

2017-04-01 - Minivan bursts into flame on I-495 in Raynham (Massachusetts):

2017-04-01 - SUV bursts into flame on Amounderness Way in coastal Thornton (Britain):

2017-04-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 240 in Kennewick (Washington):

2017-04-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-80 in Tooele County (Utah):

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Bellefontaine (Ohio):

Quote: "It's the second car fire in Bellefontaine in as many days."

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on street in the Meatpacking District in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on Elm Street in Emporia (Kansas):

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-94 near St. Cloud (Minnesota):

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours on AA Highway near Garrison (Kentucky):

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on Chappell Street in Lyons (Australia):

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on NH 316 near Samajajpur Bridge in Puri district of Odisha (India):

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on street near Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on the island of Antigua:

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on West Brandun Road in Fgura on the island of Malta:

2017-04-01 - Four cars and two garages go up in flames on Milton Street in Swanscombe (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Crews found two vehicles well alight inside the garages. Firefighters used hose reel jets and CAFS to extinguish the fire. Both garages suffered extensive damage by the fire, smoke and heat, and four cars were left severely damaged."

2017-04-01 - Three cars go up in flames at 12:38 AM on Marsdale (street) in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Marsdale, Hull. Sat 1 Apr 2017 00:38 (No:06785) Three cars involved in fire. Two hose reels and one BA in use."

2017-04-01 - Car bursts into flame on the M42 near Atherstone (Britain):

2017-04-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Cienega Road in Hollister (California), person burned:

2017-04-01 - Moped bursts into flame at The Quadrant in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "The Quadrant, Hull. Sat 1 Apr 2017 19:08 (No:06819) Moped on fire. Hose reel in use."

2017-04-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at 11:30 PM near Erskine (Minnesota):

2017-04-01 - Wildfire burns 700+ acres, threatens homes, in Marion County (Florida):

2017-04-01 - Massive wildfire rages near Shkodra (Albania):

2017-04-01 - High-rise building damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):

2017-04-01 - Mixed-use building heavily damaged by basement fire at 12:41 AM in Utica (New York):

2017-04-01 - Home damaged by garage fire in Camarillo (California):

2017-04-01 - Home damaged by garage fire in Los Osos (California), nobody there:

2017-04-01 - Home damaged by garage fire just after 6 AM in Cheektowaga (New York):

2017-04-01 - Home damaged by garage fire in Lubbock (Texas):

2017-04-01 - Home damaged by garage fire in Prince George (Canada), 1 injured:

2017-04-01 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Ballwin (Missouri):

2017-04-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Bear Creek Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-04-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Port Huron (Michigan), nobody there:

2017-04-01 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire at 5 AM in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin), nobody there:

2017-04-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Seabreeze Avenue in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

2017-04-01 - Home destroyed by fire in Conoy Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-04-01 - Home destroyed by garage fire, another home damaged, in Blissfield (Michigan):

2017-04-01 - Home destroyed by three fires in Springfield Township (Ohio):

Quote: "The home at 234 Beechridge Drive caught on fire on three separate occasions. The first was around 7 a.m., then it reignited around 2 p.m. and then reignited again an hour later at 3 p.m. Firefighters on scene have not provided information as to why the fire reignited twice."

2017-04-01 - Apartment building damaged by fire on McKnight Mill Road in Greensboro (North Carolina):

2017-04-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-04-01 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Taunton (Massachusetts):

2017-04-01 - Deadly fire burns home in South Salt Lake (Utah), 1 killed:

2017-04-01 - Deadly fire burns home in Kennedy (New York), 1 killed:

2017-04-01 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2017-04-01 - Deadly fire burns home just before 6 AM in coastal Everett (Washington), 2 killed:

2017-04-01 - Deadly fire rips through home at 4:23 AM in Spearfish (South Dakota), 5 killed:

2017-04-01 - Vacant barn burns at 2:45 AM near Warrenton (Virginia):

2017-04-01 - Vacant home burns at 4:15 AM in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):

2017-04-01 - Man dives into water, doesn't resurface, next seen dead in Lake Ivanhoe (Florida):

Quote: "Firefighters said the man dove into the water while tubing from an anchored boat and disappeared. His friends searched for him when he didn't surface and then immediately called 911 for help."

2017-04-01 - Person found dead in or near Lake Artemesia near College Park (Maryland):

2017-04-01 - Man, 22, climbs into dumpster and dies in Pittsfield (Massachusetts):,503145

Quote: "Investigators believe that 22 year old Louis Ely of Pittsfield climbed into the dumpster behind a business on Tyler Street prior to his death. Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless said the death is not suspected of being a crime."

2017-04-01 - Man found dead in lake or canal near shopping center in coastal Davie (Florida):

2017-04-01 - Man, 36, drops dead on hiking trail near fish hatchery in Oconee County (South Carolina):

Quote: "He was found collapsed on the ground, next to the trail, and his backpack was beside him, the coroner says. He had no apparent injuries."

2017-04-01 - Woman, 39, drops dead before 7 AM on sidewalk in Sandston (Virginia):

2017-04-01 - Man, 49, found dead in Lake Conway (Arkansas):

2017-04-01 - Man found dead floating in the Yolo Bypass (California):

2017-04-01 - Man, late 50s, drops dead in coastal Queens (New York):

2017-04-01 - Woman found dead in home in Shawnee area in Louisville (Kentucky):

2017-04-01 - Man found dead near Washougal River bridge in Skamania County (Washington):

2017-04-01 - Man, 27, found dead near water treatment plant near Turtleford (Canada):

2017-04-01 - Man, 20, has 'medical event' and dies at swimming pool in coastal Parnell Baths, Auckland (New Zealand):

Quote: "A 20-year-old man who died at a popular Auckland swimming complex suffered a 'medical event' and could not be revived."

2017-04-01 - Woman found dead near coastal Shingle Beach in Westport (New Zealand):

2017-04-01 - Man drops dead at home in coastal Dagupan (Philippine Islands):

2017-04-01 - Man, 28, found dead in his room in Trang (Thailand):

2017-04-01 - Pilot sickens, passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Tauranga (New Zealand):

Quote: "Air Nelson flight NZ-8807 had to return for an emergency landing in Tauranga, New Zealand, on April 1st. The plane took off for Christchurch, New Zealand, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of the pilots fell ill. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed."

Note: A copilot also just slumped over dead on a passenger plane as it neared Albuquerque (New Mexico), mentioned in the 2017-03-29 update...

2017-04-01 - Driver has 'medical condition', car hits pole, grass fire erupts, in coastal Stuart (Florida), 1 injured:

Quote: "A person was flown to a trauma center after a medical condition caused the driver to hit a pole, a Martin County Fire Rescue official said."

2017-04-01 - Navy plane makes emergency belly landing in cow pasture in coastal Punta Gorda (Florida):

2017-04-01 - Two small planes collide mid-air near I-95 in coastal Edgewater (Florida), 2 killed:

2017-04-01 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Willcox (Arizona), 1 lightly injured:

2017-04-01 - Tractor trailer hits bridge, overturns onto pickup, on I-95 in Montgomery County (Maryland), 4 injured:

2017-04-01 - Heavy truck hits divider at 3 AM, bursts into flame, in Delhi (India), 1 killed:

2017-04-01 - Minivan veers into median and slams into tree, in Sunnyvale (California), near the coast, 1 killed:

2017-04-01 - Pickup truck and SUV collide head-on, in Centerville (Massachusetts), near the coast, 2 injured:

2017-04-01 - Car veers off road, plunges into water, in Deep River (Connecticut), 1 killed:

2017-04-01 - Car veers off road at 3 AM, crashes into fire station, in Scranton (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

2017-04-01 - Car veers off road, hits pole, fire erupts, in Willard (Missouri), 1 injured:

2017-04-01 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, on the East Beltline in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

2017-04-01 - Man, 42, strips naked while walking down road, slaps cars, near Keyes (California):

Quote: "By the time deputies arrives, the man had walked about a mile, to around West Taylor Road, and was naked. McQueary said deputies attempted to take him into custody, but he refused to submit. Non-lethal bean bag rounds were deployed to subdue the suspect."

2017-04-01 - Tigers kill 10 fishermen and injure 15 others in the past three months in the Sundarbans (India):

2017-04-01 - Landslide buries at least ten people, 30 homes damaged, in Ponorogo Regency (Indonesia):

2017-04-01 - Poultry store partially collapses in coastal Bronx (New York), some birds killed:

2017-04-01 - Water main breaks in coastal Cleveleys (Britain):

2017-04-01 - Sunspot spews M4-class solar flare, brief shortwave radio blackout on the Pacific side of Earth:


  1. March 2017 will go down as an inflection point in the exponential curve of death and destruction. Not that any of the other months weren't significant, but one sees the noticeable rise in CH4, H2S and CO2 among others, that is steadily increasing the flammability, toxicity and destruction of the oxygen levels we've been used to.

    Thyroid cancer rates triple, and scientists look for the cause

    Thyroid cancer rates are rising faster than any other cancer in the United States, a new study found: Between 1975 and 2013, the number of thyroid cancer cases diagnosed yearly more than tripled. [more]

    [FUKUSHIMA! many other pollutants as well]

    Monday, 3 April 2017
    Guy McPherson blocked on internet search engine

    Internet censorship

    Guy McPherson's answer to Paul Beckwith and other detractors

    Authority vs. Evidence

    There is no escape at a scale that matters. The only way out is in. [more; this is the conclusion of his essay]

    Severe weather warning for New Zealand

    North Island New Zealand prepares for drenching after Cyclone Debbie

    Queensland's floods

    Ex-Cyclone Debbie's Flooding Footage Towns underwater (30 + 31 March 2017)

    What Is America Going To Look Like When Stocks, Home Prices And Even Used Cars All Crash By At Least 50 Percent?

    Since the last financial crisis, the U.S. national debt has nearly doubled, corporate debt has doubled, stock valuations have reached exceedingly ridiculous extremes, the student loan debt bubble has surpassed a trillion dollars, we are facing the largest unfunded pension crisis in U.S. history, and in many parts of the country (particularly the west coast) we are facing a housing bubble that is even worse than the one that burst in 2007 and 2008.
    And even with all of these bubbles, U.S. GDP growth has been absolutely anemic.  Even if you believe the grossly manipulated numbers that the federal government puts out, the U.S. economy grew at a “miserably low” rate of just 1.6 percent in 2016 [more]

    [more below]


  2. Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts Sunday spewing columns of ash 16,000 feet high

    Big Wobble Exclusive: Coronal holes and magnetic storms responsible for mass whale and dolphin strandings? Animals subjected to magnetic field

    [It's more likely caused by many contributing factors: from radiation to sound pollution (via the navies of the world), lack of food (replaced by plastic pollution), and more]

    Japan’s Mount Asama volcano erupts for the first time since 2009

    Indian court recognises Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as “legal persons”

    [why stop there? the entire planet should have the right to exist]

    NCEP/NCAR global surface temperature down 0.01°C in March

    The NCEP/NCAR anomaly for March was 0.566°C, almost the same as Feb 0.576°C. And that is very warm. It makes the average for the first quarter 0.543°C, compared with the 2016 annual average of 0.531°C. In most indices, 2016 was the warmest ever, so with a prospect of El Nino activity later in the year, 2017 could well be the fourth record year in a row.

    The Warning Of A Crash

    The Lying Days Of Trapped Capital

    The plan was to turn the sheeple into indentured debt serfs who would question nothing. "It was all going so well", but now it has devolved into the biggest circle jerk in human history. Momentum is the last asset class [more]


  3. Whale carcass found on beach in Puri, India

    This is the second carcass found barely after one and half months after a 40-feet long dead whale of the same species was found at Balukhanda beach in Puri. [more]

    [Indian officials: it was a clear case of self-poisoning]

    80-foot long sinkhole ruptures roadway in Castro Valley, California

    A massive road rupture estimated to be more than 80 feet long and more than five feet deep in some spots has closed Redwood Road in both directions near the Lake Chabot campgrounds, officials said Wednesday.

    Medlock said there is no estimated time when the road will be repaired and reopened. [more]

    [CalTrans: We'll send over a coupla guys with shovels, soon.]

    From lights in the sky to 'little people': Seeking the supernatural in Western Alaska

    They're documenting stories of shape-shifting animals, like killer whales that morph into humans. People have also described unidentified sea creatures, some of which look like worms, or have long legs and necks, somewhat similar to the Loch Ness monster, Raymond-Yakoubian said.

    "Little people" are one of the most common — they're small, human-like beings that possess special powers, like extraordinary strength. Every single one of the tribes has stories from their community about little people," Raymond-Yakoubian said.

    For the current study, unusual, unexplained lights in the sky are another common story that has popped up in every community. Green, white, or red, moving or still, seen repeatedly or just once — there's no common pattern to what Raymond-Yakoubian has heard. [more]

    Extinct creature sightings are piling up in Australia

    Multiple reports of Tasmanian Tiger sightings are starting to flow in from everyday citizens in Australia. Several people have recently claimed they’ve spotted the animal, which isn’t a tiger at all — and, despite looking very much like a species of dog, isn’t of canine lineage either — but a carnivorous marsupial. [more]


  4. Strong smell of hydrogen sulfide hits several districts in Moscow (Russia):

  5. News Links, April 3, 2017
    Rice Farmer

    Moscow And Beijing Join Forces To Bypass US Dollar In Global Markets, Shift To Gold Trade

    Caterpillar shuts plant in Aurora, Illinois, that employs 800

    IBM Begins Firings at North Carolina Site

    Lloyds Bank to shrink hundreds of branches in size

    Rate Of Americans Turned Away At Canadian Border Surges

    These Americans may become 'climate refugees'

    MEDIA DELUDES AMERICANS: Shale Oil Production Suffers Massive Decline Rates

    Are Gulf Oil Producers Falling Into The 'Venezuela Trap'?

    Climate change: global reshuffle of wildlife will have huge impacts on humanity
    Mass migration of species to cooler climes has profound implications for society, pushing disease-carrying insects, crop pests and crucial pollinators into new areas, says international team of scientists.

    Ice Caps, Glaciers Dotting Greenland's Coasts Passed A 'Tipping Point' 20 Years Ago

    US Healthcare: Racket of Rackets

    "It's a Cover-Up, Not a Clean-Up": Nuclear Waste Smolders in Sites Across the US

    Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

    Norway kicks off minke hunt, raises quota to 999 whales
    [ah yes - humans helping out Nature]

    Peru's illegal gold mines are devastating the Amazon rain forest

    The TPP May Be Dead, but Big Pharma's Still Getting Away With Murder

    Hackers Boosting Destructive Attacks Against U.S., FireEye Says

    EFF: Verizon will install spyware on all its Android phones

    Poll: 6 in 10 Americans think traditional news outlets report fake news

    Depression the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, WHO finds

    Real cost of Fukushima disaster will reach ¥70 trillion, or triple government's estimate: think tank [it CAN'T be "fixed"]

    China reports six new bird flu cases, one death, despite live poultry ban

    Inequality Update: Who Gains When Income Grows?
    A graph is worth a thousand words. Take a look if you dare. -- RF

    The DEA Has Stolen $3.2 Billion from Americans Without Charges Since 2007

    Fed Gets Serious about Unraveling QE "Later This Year"
    [bwah-haaaaaaaa, yeah right]

    Morgan Stanley: Used Car Prices May Crash 50%


  6. Deforestation increased 79 percent in Amazon rainforest protected areas from 2012 to 2015

    Pack of bulldogs attack terrified shoppers in Bolton, UK

    Huge 'potentially hazardous' asteroid hurtling towards Earth on April 19th

    According to NASA the encounter on April 19 will be the closest the asteroid comes to Earth in 400 years, and no projected future encounters will be as close for at least another 480 years. [more]

    [hitting Earth would be an improvement - hey, at least it's quick!]

    Massive landslide hits Banaran village, East Java, Indonesia

    23 houses were affected, some of which are completely buried.

    As of 09:00 UTC on April 3, national authorities reported at least 3 deaths and 25 people still missing. As many as 1 655 people are involved in ongoing search and rescue operations. Meanwhile, 300 people have been evacuated to their neighbors.

    It is not easy to find the victims, authorities said Sunday. 
    The disaster ground buried the landslide material at the wide affected area. In some spots, the thickness of the material is up to 20 meters.  [more]

    [After your comment above, Jonny, I thought we should include this until we hear otherwise]
    Blast reported in St Petersburg metro – 10 dead and 50 injured – Terrorism?

    About 10 people have been killed and 50 injured in an explosion between two underground stations in St Petersburg, Russia on April 3, 2017. [more; they blame an "unidentified explosive device"]


  7. 3 people killed, 4 others injured after boiler explodes in St. Louis, Missouri

    An exploding boiler went airborne at a custom box company, landing on the roof of a nearby building in St. Louis, Missouri. Three people were killed and four others were injured in the accident, according to authorities.

    The explosion happened Monday morning at the Loy-Lange Box Company, a custom box manufacturer located in an industrial area of south St. Louis.

    A van-sized piece of the boiler went airborne and crashed through the roof of Faultless Healthcare Linen, located a block away, said St. Louis City Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, according to KTVI TV.

    The fire chief confirmed three fatalities, one person at the box company and two at the Faultless Healthcare Linen building. Two of the injured victims sustained critical injuries, with one pinned under the boiler where it landed in the linen company.

    Jenkerson says it's unclear if anyone was working on the boiler at the time. [more]

    Top Clinton aide, summoned by Congress, found dead of heart attack

    [how CONVEENient! Add him to the list of other Clinton kills]

    Huge hailstones and torrential rain destroy crops in Manipur, India

    Farmers in some northeastern states are suffering as the torrential rain and hailstorm in the past four days have destroyed crops, causing them staggering losses.

    Vast fields growing cabbages, leafy green vegetables and others were destroyed by hailstorm in some of the northeastern states. [more]

    [they're suffering from heatwaves already too]

    6.5 Magnitude earthquake strikes Botswana - Tremor felt as far away as South Africa and Mozambique

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 6.5, making it the country's largest earthquake ever recorded. [more]

    2 dead as severe storms batter southern US; deadly tornadoes, damaging winds, flooding

    A tornado with peak winds of more than 110 miles per hour (180kph) tore through rural Louisiana west of Baton Rouge on Sunday, killing two people inside a mobile home, according to the National Weather Service.

    "It hit the trailer, flipped it and tore its side off," St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Major Ginny Higgins said, according to AP. "There was a mother and daughter inside and both were killed," she added. [more]

    Shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt across Pretoria, South Africa

    Our Star wakes up and delivers six M-class solar flares in the first three days of April: Still almost 2 years since she fired off an X-class flare


    All Warnings Assiduously Ignored

    Ignoring risk is the Idiocracy's specialty...

    Skynet's VIX compression algorithms were working overtime today to keep Amazon bid to a new all time high, everything else continued to implode in real-time...

    All good since Skynet prefers to sell at night anyway...

    YieldPlosion was the theme of the day (black), as the stock to bond rebalancing continues

    Despite Amazon's continued levitation, Big Cap Tech (NDX) overall has gone nowhere for two weeks straight.

    Currently sitting at the exact same level from which it imploded last time. I'm sure it will be different this time...