Thursday, October 15, 2015

Event Update For 2015-10-14

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: Other Stories Of Interest

2015-10-14 - Methane found pluming from the ocean floor off the coast of Oregon and Washington:

Quote: "Warming ocean temperatures a third of a mile below the surface, in a dark ocean in areas with little marine life, might attract scant attention. But this is precisely the depth where frozen pockets of methane 'ice' transition from a dormant solid to a powerful greenhouse gas. New University of Washington research suggests that subsurface warming could be causing more methane gas to bubble up off the Washington and Oregon coast. The study, to appear in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, shows that of 168 bubble plumes observed within the past decade, a disproportionate number were seen at a critical depth for the stability of methane hydrates."

Quote: "According to a report from the Daily Mail, a recent study has revealed that an alarming series of methane plumes are popping up from vents on the sea floor off the coast of Washington and Oregon. Researchers think warming water temperatures roughly a third of a mile below the surface is responsible for the release of the gas."

Quote: "Besides the West Coast, research last year found a huge increase in methane plumes off the East Coast."

Note: 'Subsurface warming' - that's heat from BELOW. At least two volcanoes have erupted off the coast of Oregon too, another sign of heat rising from below. And now we have methane clathrate deposits destabilizing and dissociating off both the East Coast AND the West Coast, to go along with the methane spewing from the ocean floor in the Artic, the methane exploding out of the ground in Siberia as the ancient permafrost melts away, the clathrates dissociating off the coast of New Zealand, the methane that belched from a pond in Canada, people's tapwater being found to be flammable and contaminated with methane in Texas, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and so on.

As the methane blows off the ocean onto land, some of it will adsorb onto matter, causing fires to be much worse than they normally are. In fact, all of the West Coast states had horrific fires this wildfire season, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California, and this wildfire season was the worst in US history. Expect things to get worse from here on out. Eventually, if the West Coast clathrates really get gushing, the methane may self-ignite as it exits the ocean, turning the ocean into a gigantic flamethrower which spits fire and explosions downwind, which for the Pacific Ocean is generally toward the land...

2015-10-14 - Massive mysterious explosion shakes homes at 11:40 PM in Long Sandall, Doncaster (Britain), near the River Don:

Quote: "Mystery surrounds a late night explosion during which residents reported feeling their homes shake. Residents in Long Sandall Doncaster were left baffled by last night’s incident with no obvious signs of what had cause the explosion or evidence of damage. Andrew Hill, of Long Sandall said 'It was about 11.40pm and I was upstairs watching TV. I felt the whole house shake and windows were rattling. I went outside and could see smoke near the rail crossing but there were no obvious signs of what had happened. One of my neighbours said he thought his house was going to fall down it was shaking so much.'"

Quote: "Mr Hill said his relatives in Wheatley had also heard the loud bang."

2015-10-14 - Cost of the Valley and Butte fires in California pegged at nearly $2 billion:

2015-10-14 - Feds eye pilotless helicopters to fight wildfires:

Quote: "A Lockheed Martin helicopter capable of flying autonomously with no human control did so as it scooped up water, dropped it on target and delivered supplies to a distant ridge in a demonstration in front of top federal decision makers 20 miles east of Boise."

Quote: "Officials say the pilotless crafts could be flying above fire lines next summer."

2015-10-14 - Firefighting foam to be deployed, ready to use, along oil train routes in New York:

2015-10-14 - Wildfire destroys almost three dozen homes, burns 6 square miles, in Bastrop County (Texas):

2015-10-14 - Recycling center hit by massive blaze in Dos Palos (California), people told to stay inside:

Quote: "We are asking people to shelter in their place for now, there’s a lot of bad stuff in the air."

2015-10-14 - Transformer bursts into flame, ignites three tanker trailers, at business in Garland (Texas):

2015-10-14 - Transformer explodes and burns at substation in coastal Dededo on the island of Guam:

2015-10-14 - Boat, shed and fence destroyed by fire, three homes damaged, in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

Quote: "Initial investigation revealed that the fire started in the area of a shed and a boat and spread to a fence that was destroyed. The siding on three homes was also damaged."

Note: This is the 906th boat or ship to burn or explode in 2015...

2015-10-14 - School bus bursts into flame on the Beltway near coastal Washington DC:

Note: This is the 179th school bus to burn in 2015 and the 634th bus to burn in 2015...

2015-10-14 - Transit bus bursts into flame at 6:40 AM on I-405 in Bellevue (Washington), near the coast:

Note: This is the 635th bus to burn in 2015...

2015-10-14 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Santa Monica Boulevard in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "Brand new #lamborghini #aventadors up in smoke. $1,000,000 fire, the driver said."

Note: Kinda like the car-hauler fire that destroyed two Rolls Royces and a Bentley owned by Floyd Mayweather at 1:30 AM near Phoenix (Arizona), mentioned in the 2015-10-08 update. Luxury cars have all the same vulnerabilities as any other car, so as more cars go up in flames generally, more luxury cars are going up in flames too. This is the 64th car-hauler to burn in 2015...

2015-10-14 - Semi tractor bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Greeneville (Tennessee):

Quote: "No one was in the truck or had driven it in several days, a Wal-Mart manager said. 'It was very unusual. It had been on the road a couple of days ago,' said Steve Rines, distribution center logistics asset protection manager."

Note: That used to be unusual, but now that all vehicles are randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, it's not unusual anymore...

2015-10-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Harrisonburg (Virginia):

2015-10-14 - Tractor (telehandler) bursts into flame on Woodbridge Lane in Farway, Colyton (Britain):

Note: These are the 1699th, 1700th, 1701st and 1702nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-10-14 - Tow truck bursts into flame at gas station in Edmond (Oklahoma):

2015-10-14 - Truck bursts into flame, blows tire, ignites brush fire, near Colbert (Oklahoma):

2015-10-14 - Truck bursts into flame on M6 slip road near Worcestershire (Britain):

2015-10-14 - RV bursts into flame at gas station in Auburn (Washington), near the coast:

Note: This is the 328th RV to burn in 2015...

2015-10-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Redding (California):

2015-10-14 - Several cars go up in flames while parked at university in Jackson (Mississippi):

2015-10-14 - Three cars go up in flames before 6:46 AM while parked at auto shop, fire spreads to shop, in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "Sacramento Fire says three cars caught fire and the flames soon spread to the shop. A second alarm was called and the flames were under control by 7 a.m. At the peak of the fire, more than 40 firefighters were at the scene. It was a busy morning for the Sacramento Fire Department. Earlier, crews were called to the scene of a house fire near Lemon Hill and 44th Avenue."

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame while parked in auto shop, fire spreads, shop destroyed, in Bellevue (Iowa):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked in High Point area in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking lot at Walmart in Watertown (South Dakota):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-84 in East Hartford (Connecticut):

Note: A tractor trailer burst into flame on I-84 at 6:30 AM on I-84 in East Hartford the day prior too, mentioned in the 2015-10-13 update...

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on street in Wichita (Kansas):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on I-24 in Rutherford County (Tennessee):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on US 31 near Manistee (Michigan), near Lake Michigan:

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on Main Street in downtown Columbus (Mississippi):

2015-10-14 - Car destroyed by fire while parked at home in Mount Gambier (Australia):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at 6:25 AM on the Eastern Freeway in Victoria (Australia):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on Brindabella Road in Coree District (Australia):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked on street on the island of St. Eustatius:

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Delhi (India):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on the A444 near Nuneaton (Britain):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame on the A64 near Hull Road (Britain):

2015-10-14 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM on Minerva Way in Wellingborough (Britain):!/News/26937

2015-10-14 - Commercial vehicle bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Plum Tree Road in Colfax (California):

Quote: "A commercial vehicle fire that caused a two-acre blaze on the 22000 block of Plum Tree Rd. in Colfax is currently 80 percent contained, according to Cal Fire officials."

2015-10-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 7 AM on the H-1 near coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2015-10-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-15 near Cedar Pocket (Arizona):

2015-10-14 - Hay baler bursts into flame near Sibley (Mississippi), man badly burned:

2015-10-14 - Vehicles and barn destroyed by fire just before 5 AM, near Maxwell (Iowa):

Quote: "According to Ness, the barn was converted into a workshop with various tools, air-compressors, and vehicles that were lost in the fire."

2015-10-14 - Motorcycle and shed go up in flames at restaurant in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

2015-10-14 - Auto shop damaged by explosion and fire at Rotherwas Industrial Estate in Hereford (Britain):

2015-10-14 - Two car rental businesses go up in flames in coastal Sharjah (UAE):

2015-10-14 - Barn and hay destroyed by fire near Rochester (Minnesota), cow killed:

2015-10-14 - Barn destroyed by fire near Greenville (Wisconsin):

2015-10-14 - Mulch fire erupts, blankets parts of city with smoke, in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "Smoke from the fire is causing a lot of people to ask, 'what is that smell?' The smoke is a mixture of water and burning mulch as well as chemically treated pallets."

2015-10-14 - Cabinet shop goes up in flames in Crouse (North Carolina):

2015-10-14 - Asphalt plant damaged by fire on Chip Mill Road in Clay Hill (Florida):

2015-10-14 - Marine equipment manufacturing plant damaged by fire in Ida Grove (Iowa):

2015-10-14 - Boat house destroyed by fire on the Peak Forest Canal in New Mills (Britain):

2015-10-14 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Wyckoff (New Jersey), man seriously burned:

2015-10-14 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:30 AM in Waldorf (Maryland), 2 killed:

2015-10-14 - Vacant barn destroyed by huge blaze near Owasso (Oklahoma):

2015-10-14 - Vacant mobile home burns at 3 AM in Soddy Daisy (Tennessee):

2015-10-14 - Vacant home burns just after 5 AM in Kansas City (Kansas), another vacant home burns too:

2015-10-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire near Jamesburg (Illinois):

2015-10-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:38 AM on Hope Mills Road in Fayetteville (North Carolina):

2015-10-14 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:40 AM in Temple (Texas):

2015-10-14 - Vacant restaurant burns in Chorley (Britain):

2015-10-14 - Sea otters continue washing ashore sick or dead near Homer (Alaska):

2015-10-14 - Fish dying in pond in Eagle Pass (Texas):

2015-10-14 - Several tons of fish wash ashore dead at beach in coastal Tamaulipas (Mexico), blamed on red tide:

2015-10-14 - Couple, 89 and 90, and dog found dead in home in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Firefighters who arrived at the home detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the house. Investigators believe the couple accidentally left the family car running in the garage and it flooded the house with carbon monoxide."

Note: Or maybe the car started itself in the middle of the night, like all the other vehicles that have started themselves in recent years. I mentioned that problem recently in the 2015-09-29 update. To quote myself: "Numerous vehicles have also started themselves. What happens if your car starts itself in your garage while you're sleeping? You may breathe carbon monoxide and wake up dead."

2015-10-14 - Man, 70, fire chief, drops dead while directing traffic at site of 'gas odor' in coastal South Amboy (New Jersey):

Quote: "A line-of-duty-death funeral is being planned for Gerald Celecki, chief of the Middlesex County Fire Police, who collapsed suddenly in the street while directing traffic here Wednesday morning and died at a hospital. City Business Administrator Camille Tooker said members of the South Amboy Fire Department received a call about a gas smell at a home at 424 Parker Ave. on Wednesday morning."

2015-10-14 - Person found dead in the Cooper River near Remleys Point boat landing in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina):

2015-10-14 - Man slumps over dead on park bench at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-10-14 - Woman, 50, slumps over dead while driving, van plows into pond, near Keytesville (Missouri):

Quote: "The Highway Patrol says Candy Cobb had an apparent medical condition, and her van rolled into a pond near Highway 5 just north of her native Keytesville at about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday."

2015-10-14 - Woman, 73, slumps over dead while driving, car veers into field, in Bremer County (Iowa):

Quote: "Investigators believe a driver, who died after she was found in a Bremer County cornfield, died as the result of a medical condition."

2015-10-14 - Woman, 82, slumps over dead in vehicle at hotel in Baxter (Minnesota):

2015-10-14 - Man found dead in the Delaware River near marina in Delran (New Jersey):

2015-10-14 - Man, 25, goes for hike, next seen dead in Kane Creek drainage in Custer County (Idaho):

2015-10-14 - Man, 29, jumps in Lake Powell and disappears, next seen dead in Lake Powell (Nevada):

2015-10-14 - Man, 47, drops dead outside apartments in Gladwin (Michigan):

2015-10-14 - Woman drops dead in field in Gallup (New Mexico):

2015-10-14 - Infant suddenly dies at home in Greeley (Colorado):

2015-10-14 - Man found dead in canal in Stanfield (Arizona):

2015-10-14 - Man, 64, drops dead on hiking trail at Lone Mountain Park in Clark County (Nevada):

Quote: "Nadowski, 64, may have had a medical episode, a Metro lieutenant said. His official cause of death has not been determined, coroner's office staff said Thursday."

2015-10-14 - Man, 37, found dead near I-15 ramp in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2015-10-14 - Woman, 60, found dead in pond near Yantis (Texas):

2015-10-14 - 'Dead' man wakes up on autopsy table, dies for real shortly later, in coastal Mumbai (India):

Note: I bet he was skinny. Hydrogen sulfide is known to be capable of putting small mammals into a state of 'suspended animation'. In the last few years, there have been a number of similar events, often involving children 'dying' and 'coming back to life', mostly to die for real shortly later. I've mentioned the possibility of people being pronounced dead and waking up after they've been buried or while they're being autopsied - sounds like the latter almost happened to this man. For more information on this subject, see the 2013-07-21 update, when a newborn baby was pronounced dead and 'came back to life' in Londrina (Brazil)...

2015-10-14 - Woman, 20 to 35, found dead in the water near coastal Tathra (Australia):

2015-10-14 - Man in his 60s goes missing, next seen dead in Manorcunningham (Ireland):

2015-10-14 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff, in Hammond (Louisiana), 2 killed:

2015-10-14 - Small plane crashes and explodes shortly after takeoff, in Missoula (Montana), 1 killed:

2015-10-14 - Small plane crashes at Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland (Ohio):

2015-10-14 - Two passenger buses collide head-on, in Narsinghdi (Bangladesh), 4 killed, 19 injured:

2015-10-14 - Two tractor trailers crash and overturn at 5:40 AM on US 64 near Tarboro (North Carolina):

2015-10-14 - Tractor trailer hits guard rail, bursts into flame, on I-20 in Lancaster (Texas):

2015-10-14 - Tractor trailer overturns on on M-26 near Painesdale (Michigan):

2015-10-14 - SUV and tractor trailer collide head-on, semi bursts into flame, near Fremont (Nebraska), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2015-10-14 - SUV veers over centerline, hits van head-on, in coastal Byron Bay (Australia), 5 injured:

2015-10-14 - Pickup truck and SUV collide head-on, in Downers Grove (Illinois), injuries reported:

2015-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits semi head-on, near Battle Lake (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2015-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits box truck head-on, in Middleton (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2015-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits minivan head-on, in Winchester (Ohio), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2015-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits minivan head-on, in St. Francois County (Missouri), 2 killed, 3 injured:

2015-10-14 - Car veers over centerline at 6 AM, hits car head-on, near Neillsville (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Pine Plains (New York), 2 injured:

2015-10-14 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, one bursts into flame, near Alma (Michigan), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2015-10-14 - Two cars collide head-on, on Route 611 in Plumstead (Pennsylvania), 3 injured:

2015-10-14 - Car veers off road, crashes into business, on Beach Boulevard in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2015-10-14 - Naked screaming man puts hospital on lockdown just before 11 PM in Plainview (Texas), man not found:

Quote: "At about 6:25 p.m., Plainview police officers responded to the area of the 2600 block of Dimmitt Road in reference to a man screaming, with concerns he may have been armed with a weapon, according to a statement from the city of Plainview. It has also been reported that the man was not wearing clothes, according to the release."

2015-10-14 - Woman, 35, strips naked, trashes restaurant, in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):

2015-10-14 - Naked man runs around in traffic, gets hit by semi, on the Great Western Highway at Bowenfels (Australia):

Quote: "An unidentified man who was seen running naked on the Great Western Highway yesterday is in a critical condition after being struck by a b-double truck. At 2.10pm Lithgow police received a number of calls from concerned motorists reporting a man without clothing running across the west bound lane at Bowenfels."

2015-10-14 - Man attacks ten people with hammer, gets restrained, drops dead, at office in Lillooet (Canada):

Quote: "Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they were called about a man with a weapon at the Bridge River Indian Band office. They say they found the suspect already restrained when they arrived, but he was unconscious and unresponsive. Police say they immediately started resuscitation efforts, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene."

2015-10-14 - Bird of prey attacks and injures pet dog near Collinsville (Oklahoma):

2015-10-14 - Temporary bridge collapses onto freeway in Johannesburg (South Africa), 2 killed, 20+ injured:

2015-10-14 - Oil well leaks flammable gas for at least a week in Rajasthan (India):

2015-10-14 - Man, 28, has seizure on fishing ship 'Ocean Beaut' near coastal Ilwaco (Washington), medevac'd off:

Quote: "A boatcrew from the Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment medically assisted a 28-year-old male who was experiencing symptoms of a seizure aboard the 'Ocean Beaut' approximately 12 miles northwest of the Columbia River entrance in the evening of Oct 13, 2015."

2015-10-14 - Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2015-10-14 - Red tide detected in the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota (Florida):

2015-10-14 - Heavy rain and flooding hit the Mediterranean coast in Spain:

2015-10-14 - Fierce storms batter Italy, landslides and flooding ensue, 5 killed:

2015-10-14 - Heat wave bakes Phoenix (Arizona), heat record tied:

2015-10-14 - Winter-like pattern to bring coldest weather of season to the eastern US this weekend:

2015-10-14 - Early-season snow will bring central Germany first taste of winter:

2015-10-14 - Waterspout forms near Bronte Beach (Australia):

2015-10-14 - NASA is looking for your ideas on how to live off the land on Mars:


  1. Breaking - Massive explosion and fire at 4 AM hits oil site near Encinal (Texas):

  2. No internet all morning until now - an outlet in my basement that powers the whole set-up went down sometime last night after 10. Using cords to re-route until electrician comes by late today or tomorrow.

    Gettin' kinda cool around here - flannel shirt weather right now. S'posed to get down right nippy tonight.

    Number 13? 31 y/o Holistic MD & best selling author found dead in Hawaii

    Jamie Zimmerman, 31, was apparently alone when she lost her footing while trying to cross the Lumahai River on Kauai's north shore and was swept out to sea around 4 p.m. Monday.

    [here's your breaking story]
    Yet again! Explosion causes massive fire at oil rig in Encinal, Texas

    [good pix]

    Waterspout captured on Lake Superior in Michigan

    Extreme weather brings heavy rain, severe flooding to parts of Balkans, Italy

    Romania floods leave motorists stranded

    Texas wildfire explodes in size

    A rapidly growing wildfire is burning across 4000 acres in Texas and has forced 400 families from their homes. There is a state of emergency tonight and several homes have already burned to the ground. Military helicopters are helping to take on a blaze. The fire exploded in size overnight burning at least nine homes to the ground with Governor Greg Abbott declaring a state of disaster.


  3. Hey, how about some more bad news! Let's start with a really sad situation:

    Friday, 16 October 2015

    Seabird die-off on the Pacific coast

    “Mind-blowing” die off of seabirds underway from California to Alaska

    • Experts: “This is unprecedented… Worst I’ve ever seen… Why they’re dying, I’m still baffled” “Every bird we’re seeing is starving to death… Basically withering away”

    • “Catastrophic molting” due to unknown cause
    [from ENE News]

    [from seemorerocks]
    The Economic News Continually Shows The Economy Is Collapsing - Episode 792a

    How Indonesia’s gigantic fires are making global warming worse

    The Numbers Say That A Major Global Recession Has Already Begun


  4. TGIF with an extra order of doom, but I see light at the end of the tunnel! Wait, nevermind, it's a car fire.

  5. HAA-HAAAAAAAAAA! Attaway Jonny.

    Colima just won't quit:

    Mexico's Colima volcano erupts twice, spewing ash and smoke

    [dat's right - TWO a days!]

    Waterspout spotted off shores of Lake Huron, Michigan

    [ev'rybody's gettin' inta de-act!]

    At least six rescued after scaffolding collapse near Houston stadium

    [Who's gonna clean-'iss shit up?]

    [and i been from Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi to Tonapaw . . .]
    10-mile stretch of vehicles stuck on State Route 58 in Tehachapi


    United Airlines CEO has suffered a heart attack

    [i wonder where he was at the time?]

    Kuwait Airways Passenger Flight Declares Emergency Over English Channel

    Kuwait Airways confirmed that the flight turned around due to a “technical fault”.
    [yeah - "cover up!" Da "tech-ni-cal issue is dat you wuz havin' prollems keepin' it UP, won it?!]

    Philippines on alert for strong typhoon

    [A! Look at da map, moron - you're in fer TWO!]

    Big rig explosion blocks lanes of I-680 in Walnut Creek

    Lanes of I-680 are blocked in both directions just south of Highway 24 in Walnut Creek due to a serious crash and explosion involving a big-rig and several other vehicles.


  6. here's one for ya Jonny a little in-depth look at that methane seep off Oregon you pointed out here

    Is Human Warming Prodding A Sleeping Methane Monster off Oregon’s Coast?


    Enter a new study by University of Washington scientists which found “an unusually high number of bubble plumes at the depth where methane hydrate would decompose if seawater has warmed.” The scientists concluded that these bubble plumes were likely evidence of methane hydrate destabilization due to a human forced warming of the water column in the range of about 500 meters of depth.

    The warm waters, ironically, come from a region off Siberia where the deep waters have, over recent decades, been heated to unprecedented temperatures. These waters have, in turn, through ocean current exchange, circulated to the off-shore region of Washington and Oregon where they appear to have gone to work destabilizing methane hydrate in the continental slope zone. A paper published during 2014 hypothesized that these warm waters would have an impact on hydrates. And the new paper is the first potential confirmation of these earlier predictions. [more]