Friday, September 2, 2016

Event Update For 2016-09-01

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: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-01 - Huge explosion and fire destroys SpaceX rocket and satellite on launch pad in coastal Cape Canaveral (Florida):

Quote: "There were no humans on board, and no one was hurt. But the massive explosion could be felt for miles and a plume of dark, thick smoke hung over the coastline as emergency officials scrambled to assess the damage."

Quote: "A massive explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX's main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa. There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed to be a routine pre-launch rocket test."

2016-09-01 - Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones exploding and burning, stock drops almost $7 billion in one day:

Quote: "Almost $7 billion was wiped off smartphone giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's market value Thursday after it delayed shipments of its Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of exploding batteries."

2016-09-01 - HTC cellphone explodes and burns, ignites mattress, at home in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2016-09-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 16+ cars burn, in Leland (North Carolina):

2016-09-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, building full of car parts destroyed, near Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie, burns a second time too:

2016-09-01 - Home explodes in Winter Park (Colorado), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 296th residential explosion in 2016...

2016-09-01 - Decommissioned bridge over Lake Superior, now a fishing pier, hit by multiple small fires in Duluth (Minnesota):

2016-09-01 - Luxury cruise ship 'Seadream I' damaged by fire near coastal Naples (Italy), passengers and crew evacuated:

Quote: "Fire erupted in the engine room of a luxury cruise ship SEADREAM I in the afternoon Sep 01 between Amalfi and Palinuro, south of Naples, Tyrrhenian sea. There were 105 passengers and 61 crew on board, vessel was disabled and taken on tow by port tugs from Naples. Passengers were evacuated, no injures reported. According to some reports, crew were also evacuated, maybe not all crew, but only those who’re not important for ship’s salvage. SEADREAM I is said to be one of most luxurious cruise ships, or yachts, in the world."

2016-09-01 - Mega container ship 'CCNI Arauco' damaged by explosion and fire in Hamburg (Germany):

Quote: "Mega container ship CCNI ARAUCO , docked in Hamburg, Burchardkai, reportedly under major fire, after an explosion at around 1300 LT Sept 01, which took place aft, understood in container. Some 80 fire fighting teams said to be deployed."

2016-09-01 - Fishing boat bursts into flame shortly after midnight while docked in coastal Oceanside (California):

2016-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Mevagissey (Britain):

Quote: "A beach has been cordoned off this afternoon over fears a burning speedboat might explode. Coastguards, an RNLI lifeboat crew and fire service were all called to the scene at Pentewan Bay, near Mevagissey, Cornwall, shortly after 12.30pm. A coastguard spokeswoman said multiple members of the public had called 999 after the boat caught fire about 75 yards off the shore."

2016-09-01 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Scolt Head Island (Britain):

Note: These are the 1201st, 1202nd, 1203rd, 1204th and 1205th boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-09-01 - Freight train bursts into flame near The Pas, Manitoba (Canada):

2016-09-01 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at layby on the A47 near Acle (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Welshpool Road in Shelton, Shrewsbury (Britain):

Note: These are the 607th and 608th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-09-01 - Tanker truck explodes and burns at 1 AM in Chandpur (Bangladesh), 1 killed, 6+ injured:

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:30 AM on I-840 near Arrington (Tennessee):

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 6:25 AM on I-675 in Beavercreek (Ohio):

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on I-24 near Grand Rivers (Kentucky):

2016-09-01 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at recycling business in Windham (Connecticut):

Quote: "Fire officials say the fire was in an excavator in the recycling facility. "

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 7:15 AM on Highway 59 northeast of Winnipeg (Canada):

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at landfill on Welland Road in Dogsthorpe (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame in Middlehope, Craven Arms (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Tractor and baler go up in flames at 11:58 PM in Winnington (Britain):

Note: These are the 1670th, 1671st, 1672nd, 1673rd, 1674th, 1675th, 1676th, 1677th and 1678th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2016...

2016-09-01 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Elkesley (Britain):

2016-09-01 - RV and medical transport van go up in flames shortly before midnight while parked in parking lot in coastal Chula Vista (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "A man suffered critical burns from a fire that engulfed a motor home and a medical transport van in Chula Vista late Wednesday night, fire officials said."

2016-09-01 - RV bursts into flame at 1:30 AM while parked on North 25th Street in Billings (Montana):

2016-09-01 - RV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-84 near Rufus (Oregon), near the Columbia River:

Note: These are the 363rd, 364th and 365th RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-09-01 - Van bursts into flame east of Highway 6 on Highway 505 near Waterton Dam (Canada):

2016-09-01 - Van bursts into flame at 6:18 AM on Leaton Lane in Wrockwardine (Britain):

2016-09-01 - SUV bursts into flame near West Murray Creek Road in Calaveras County (California):

Quote: "According to the CHP the incident was isolated to a single vehicle, specifically a Jeep with a gas can in the back, which caught fire while traveling on a private roadway in the vicinity of West Murray Creek and Doster roads."

2016-09-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Dickason Street in Jackson (Ohio):

2016-09-01 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 101 at Smith River Road near Crescent City (California):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at apartments in Madison (Wisconsin):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Oakland (California):

Quote: "Firefighters responded to the fire, first reported as a car fire in a garage at Courtland and Melrose streets, at 7:28 a.m."

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame at Alderpoint Road and Highway 36 near Garberville (California):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours at McDonald's on North Ocean Avenue in Farmingville (New York), near the coast:

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Route 11 in Harrisonburg (Virginia):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Kembla Street in Fyshwick (Australia):

2016-09-01 - Jaguar bursts into flame while parked at store in Chesterfield (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at supermarket in Wrexham (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on Goose Lane in Hawksworth (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A3 near Guildford (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Car bursts into flame on the A34 in Oxford (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-59 in Hattiesburg (Mississippi):

2016-09-01 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 11:05 PM on Lytham Road in Rugby (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home, home damaged, in Van Nuys (California), 2 dogs killed:

2016-09-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:50 AM in coastal Westport (Connecticut):

2016-09-01 - Barn and straw go up in flames at 5:43 AM in Waverton (Britain):

Quote: "Large barn fire in Waverton, Cumbria (Carlisle) 1 Sep 2016 At 05:43 seven fire engines from Cumbria fire service attended a barn fire in Waverton. Firefighters used two hose reel jets and one ariel ladder platform to bring the fire under control. On arrival, crews found the barn was well alight and contained large amounts of straw and silage."

2016-09-01 - Wildfire grows to 257 square miles near Idaho City and Lowman (Idaho):

Quote: "The Pioneer Fire, now at an estimated 257 square miles or 164,895 acres, has been burning since July 18 near Idaho City and Lowman, fire managers said via Inciweb Thursday afternoon. The estimated containment dropped Thursday to 52 percent, and the estimate for full containment has been pushed back until mid-October."

2016-09-01 - Wildfire breaks out in Nicosia on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2016-09-01 - Heath fire breaks out in coastal Poole (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Ford truck plant damaged by roof fire in Dearborn (Michigan):

2016-09-01 - Cellphone tower destroyed by fire along Bangerter Highway near Taylorsville (Utah):

2016-09-01 - Party supplies warehouse heavily damaged by fire at 1:15 AM in Mount Vernon (New York), near the coast:

2016-09-01 - High-rise office building damaged by elevator shaft fire in Portland (Oregon):

2016-09-01 - Strip mall damaged by fire after 11 PM in Sioux Falls (South Dakota), nobody there:

2016-09-01 - Pub destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM in Dayton (Ohio):

2016-09-01 - Garage goes up in flames at 3 AM at home in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):

2016-09-11 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Fargo (North Dakota), nobody there:

2016-09-01 - Home heavily damaged by fire before 1:30 AM in Eagle River (Alaska), near the coast:

2016-09-01 - Home destroyed by massive blaze in Fort Collins (Colorado), nobody there:

2016-09-01 - Home destroyed by fire at 7 AM in Macon (Georgia), nobody there:

2016-09-01 - Duplex damaged by fire in South Attleboro (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Investigators are focusing on a car in the garage of a South Attleboro townhouse condominium where a fire gutted the dwelling Thursday and damaged the other half of the duplex."

2016-09-01 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM in McBee (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2016-09-01 - Vacant three-story building burns at 2:24 AM in Waterlooville (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Vacant home burns at 2:30 AM in Smithfield (Rhode Island), near the coast:

2016-09-01 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 11:34 PM in Parsons (Kansas):

2016-09-01 - Vacant home ignites at 6 AM, fire spreads, two homes destroyed, two damaged, in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2016-09-01 - Vacant hotel destroyed by huge fire at 3:30 AM, fire spreads to apartment building, in War (West Virginia):

2016-09-01 - Person found dead and partially burned along road in Nagpur (India):

Quote: "The cops of Jaripatka Police Station, have registered a case of accidental death and has initiated an investigation into the case."

2016-09-01 - Man, 34, has 'medical emergency' and dies while doing laps in public swimming pool in Eden Prairie (Minnesota):

Quote: "Authorities remain unsure of what kind of medical emergency caused the distress."

2016-09-01 - Man, 42, found dead in lake near Windmill Lakes Boulevard in Houston (Texas):

2016-09-01 - Man drops dead before 7:50 AM near school in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2016-09-01 - Man, 30s or 40s, drops dead in Old Louisville (Kentucky):

Quote: "MetroSafe says officers responded just after 8 p.m. to the 1200 block of South Third Street. The body of a man in his 30s or 40s was found there, but there were initially no obvious signs of trauma."

2016-09-01 - Man in his 50s drops dead at Glenview Woods Forest Preserve near Glenview (Illinois):

2016-09-01 - Man drops dead before 5 AM near restaurant in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2016-09-01 - Man, 77, goes fishing, next seen dead at Lake Kirby in Abilene (Texas):

2016-09-01 - Man, 20s or 30s, found dead in the Cooper River in Camden County (New Jersey):

2016-09-01 - Man found dead in SUV in Oakley, Cincinnati (Ohio):

2016-09-01 - Woman, 21, drops dead in home in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2016-09-01 - Man, 42 or 43, drops dead in jail cell at Bradshaw State Jail in Henderson (Texas):

2016-09-01 - Woman found dead near parking garage at One Canal Place in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2016-09-01 - Person found dead near Helton Drive in Florence (Alabama):

2016-09-01 - Person found dead near building in Binghampton, Memphis (Tennessee):

2016-09-01 - Man found dead in Lake Nipissing in Ontario (Canada):

2016-09-01 - Man, great swimmer, goes for swim, next seen dead in the water on the French Riviera in coastal Cannes (France):

Quote: "Rhys Cochrane super yacht workmates called him 'Fish'. The Coromandel native died in the waters off the glimmering French Riviera. The 24 year old went for a swim off the yacht and never resurfaced on Monday. His nickname was a product of his swimming ability, gained from growing up in Hahei and learning to dive there."

Note: I guess none of them have noticed that a lot of fish have been dying around this planet, and actual fish are pretty good swimmers too...

2016-09-01 - Man drops dead at beach in coastal Marbella (Spain):

2016-09-01 - Man found dead in the Atakpo River at Ibusa in Delta State (Nigeria):

Quote: "His body was brought out and placed in the middle of a major road by protesting youths who are complaining about the re-occurrence of strange deaths that has been taking place in the community."

Note: The Earth doesn't care about any protests...

2016-09-01 - Man, 59, goes camping, next seen dead near the Isle of Doagh (Ireland):

2016-09-01 - Woman in her 30s drops dead in flat in coastal Liverpool (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Small plane makes emergency landing on the Parks Highway near Byers Lake (Alaska):

2016-09-01 - Helicopter makes emergency landing in Peabody (Massachusetts):

2016-09-01 - Tanker truck veers off road and overturns, near Halsey (Oregon):

2016-09-01 - Three tractor trailers and 3 cars crash, huge fire erupts, on I-77 in Chester County (South Carolina), 2 killed, 10 injured:

Quote: "According to SC Highway Patrol, the wreck happened around 3:24pm Thursday and involved at least six vehicles, three tractor trailers and three compact cars."

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 6 AM, crashes into ravine, on I-80 near Omaha (Nebraska), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on the M50 in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

2016-09-01 - Tractor trailer overturns on the A511 in Burton (Britain):

2016-09-01 - Car plunges into canal before 7 AM near Buckeye (Arizona):

2016-09-01 - Car veers off road, plunges into ravine, near Lompoc (California), 1 killed:

2016-09-01 - Car veers off road, hits wall, bursts into flame, in Lismore (Ireland), 1 killed:

2016-09-01 - Naked man runs around and goes berserk in coastal San Antonio on the island of Ibiza (Spain):

2016-09-01 - Shark attacks and injures man at Refugio State Beach (California):

2016-09-01 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man in Moody (Texas):

2016-09-01 - Two dogs attack and kill 6-year-old boy at lake in the Western Cape (South Africa):

2016-09-01 - Dog attacks cop, cop shoots himself in the arm, in Denton (North Carolina):

2016-09-01 - Sinkhole opens in yard at home in Amarillo (Texas):

2016-09-01 - Sinkhole opens on street and swallows car in Saratov (Russia):

2016-09-01 - Landslide hits home in Bhubanpahar (India), 2 killed:

2016-09-01 - Methane bubbling up in lakes in Alaska and other areas in the Arctic:

2016-09-01 - Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean just off the coast of the North Island (New Zealand):

Quote: "There have been reports of at least five big aftershocks, all above magnitude-5.0, the strongest one a 5.7."

2016-09-01 - Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the North Island (New Zealand):

2016-09-01 - Shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near the coast in southern Spain:

2016-09-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Ashtabula (North Dakota):

2016-09-01 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lake Anza in coastal Berkeley (California):

2016-09-01 - Endless hot summer of 2016, heavy Arctic sea ice loss, record temps for Alaska, and Hermine’s rains:

2016-09-01 - Two hurricanes and a tropical storm walk into a, I mean target US coasts:

2016-09-01 - Drought dries up parts of New York:

Quote: "More than one-third of the counties in New York have been declared natural disaster areas amid the Summer drought. What this means is that farmers in the affected counties may be eligible for assistance from the federal government. Assistance will be based on farmers' crop loss during the season."

2016-09-01 - Drought turning parts of California into the equivalent of a third-world country:

2016-09-01 - Plastic microbeads polluting oceans and damaging eyes, teeth and skin:

2016-09-01 - Waterspout forms over Lake Michigan near Chicago (Illinois):

2016-09-01 - World's 7th-largest container shipper files bankruptcy, assets frozen:

2016-09-01 - Swastika-ish crop circle appears at farm in Wiltshire (Britain):

Quote: "But he says the symbol appears to be the positive icon used in ancient Buddhism and Hinduism, which was used 5,000 years before Adolf Hitler adopted it as the Nazi insignia."

Note: Yeah, the Nazis didn't invent that symbol, they just appropriated it...

2016-09-01 - Do UFOs hovering near International Space Station show that aliens are monitoring our satellites?

2016-09-01 - Trump supporter warns of taco trucks on every corner:

Note: Warns?! When's MY corner gonna get one of these taco trucks, that's what I wanna know!

2016-09-01 - Man finds out his wife is pregnant before she knows, in Canton (Georgia):


  1. Wooo, earthquake shook me this morning. Here's all I could find about it:

  2. Food trucks ROCK! When you're starving, in between classes, after a workout, or whatever - there they are, all ready to dish out your favorite comfort food, be it Greek, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai or good ol' American cheesesteaks and burgers. Hooray for food trucks!

    Good stuff Jonny! Your humor, sprinkled throughout the devastation makes for the gallows humor attitude that's so necessary these days (so you don't go nuts and jump off a bridge or something out of sheer panic). Don't worry, people - it's all gonna end badly, so just enjoy what you have until it's over. The best we can hope for is to die in our sleep or at least quickly.

    Person dies from injuries following lightning strike in Slaton, Texas; total lightning fatalities for U.S. in 2016 now 33

    Lighting bolt kills two schoolboys in Bangladesh

    [today's lesson - don't go fishing in the rain]

    Saturday, 3 September 2016
    Ruined crops in Australia after widespread rain

    Rain wipes out NSW crops in third wettest winter on record

    Widespread, heavy rain has devastated crops in central western New South Wales, while other parts of the state have also been inundated.

    Hanjing Shipping bankruptcy: "clogged supply-chain" chaos spreading rapidly

    "Tremendous Ripple Effects" -

    Retailers Demand Bailout After Hanjin Collapse Paralyzes Trade

    [after reading Robin's blog for quite a while, I've noticed that he doesn't proof read for spelling problems, so I just correct them when I see them]

    For now, the only thing certain is that chaos will grow exponentially courtesy of today's ultra sophisticated "just in time" supply chains which are amazingly efficient when they all work in sync, and just as easily lead to unprecedented problems (as we described several years ago in "Trade-Off": A Study In Global Systemic Collapse") when even the tiniest bottleneck emerges, quickly snowballing into a crisis of epic proportions.

    Warm, Storm-Force Winds Blowing From the Equator Flip West Antarctic Winter to Summer

    Larsen C Ice Shelf Experiencing Above-Freezing Temperatures in Winter [uh-oh]

    Larsen C is of particular interest due to a large crack spreading through its main body, threatening to break off a Connecticut-sized chunk of ice and disrupt the stability of the larger ice shelf. [much more]

    [and this from the comments section]
    jeremy in Wales / September 2, 2016

    Larsen Ice Shelf is not the only one with lengthening cracks. The British Antarctic Base at Halley is being moved on the Brunt Ice Sheet some 23km to avoid an extending crack threatening to break of a huge chunk of Ice.

    [and this link, segueing to the near future in my vicinity, at the end of the comments when I read it early a.m.]
    Historic Ocean Storm.. Record Smashing Flood for Delmarva/South Jersey Now Likely

    [There's so much stuff on Rice Farmer from yesterday that i'll just put the link here for those who want to know what else is going on - it's shocking]
    Rice Farmer
    News Links, September 2, 2016

    [ends with this humorous find]
    Wedding RSVP card offers child under 12 as entrée

    Puget Sound has new climate refugees: white pelicans – ‘It’s like seeing aliens arrive’


  3. Heh, I was just gonna post that. Well, here it is:
    Strong Oklahoma earthquake felt from Nebraska to Texas

    [and here]
    5.6 magnitude earthquake, strongest in state history, rattles Oklahoma early Saturday

    Typhoon Namtheun heads towards southern Japan
    Another major cyclone is expected to hit the country this weekend.

    Just a few days after being hit by Typhoon Lionrock, and two weeks after Typhoon Mindulle, Japan is preparing for the arrival of another major storm system.

    Typhoon Namtheun is approaching Kyushu from the south. It is forecast to pass just to the west of the southern tip of Kyushu, before curving northeastwards, taking it across the western side of the island.

    Floods displace tens of thousands in North Korea

    Eruption and dome collapse at Sinabung volcano in Indonesia

    Dust devil sweeps through music festival in Portugal

    Very shallow 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Northern California

    Paranormal investigators persue blue 'humanoid' creature in Peru


  4. Aftershocks continue, tsunami warning lifted after 7.1 magnitude New Zealand quake

    The 'dramatic effects' of declining megafauna
    The Fed may be preparing for the unthinkable — negative interest rates in America


  5. 2 dead when small plane crashes in waters off Florida coast

    Quantum computer created that can tap into parallel universes