Sunday, February 19, 2017

Event Update For 2017-02-18

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

2017-02-18 - Refinery rocked by explosion and fire at 6 AM in coastal Torrance (California):

Note: A pool of water burned at this same refinery earlier this month, mentioned in the 2017-02-01 update. They mentioned then that this refinery has been plagued by a series of incidents in recent months, including a fire this past November, and I said then, "As long as this refinery remains on the coast, they're going to continue to be plagued by 'incidents'." And here we are, with another explosion and fire...

2017-02-18 - Metal scrapyard hit by fire at 3 AM, scrap cars burn, in Redditch (Britain):

Quote: "Around 15 firefighters were tackled a large fire at a Redditch metal scrapyard today (Saturday, February 18). Three crews from Redditch were called out to the site off Hewell Road Enfield Industrial Estate at around 3am this morning. The fire involved a number of scrap vehicles in the yard and waste materials."

2017-02-18 - Transformer explodes and burns, fire ignites UPS facility, in Richmond (Virginia):

2017-02-18 - Gas cyclinder warehouse devastated by explosions and fire in Jonquières (France):

2017-02-18 - Recycling center hit by fire, hundreds of tons of waste burn, in Westbury (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked near home in Pasco (Washington):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground carpark at Midtown Plaza in Saskatoon (Canada):

2017-02-18 - Four cars go up in flames while parked at mosque in Andalus area in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait):

Quote: "Four vehicles caught fire outside a mosque in Andalus Thursday night. Firefighters tackled the blaze and prevented flames from spreading to nearby vehicles. "

2017-02-18 - Three cars, motorcycle, trailer and home go up in flames, fire started in garage, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Damage estimate is set at $250,000. That includes heavy smoke damage inside of the home, three cars, a motorcycle, a trailer and extensive damage to the garage."

Note: All vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, so it's best to keep vehicles a distance away from your residence, unless you've got a hankerin' to be homeless or dead as has already happened to many people...

2017-02-18 - Three ships hit by explosion and fire on the Yangtze River in Nanjing (China), 4 killed:

Quote: "Three vessels were engulfed in flames after an explosion on the Yangtze River in the night of Feb 17, 2017, at 11.20 p.m. near the Jiangxinzhou Islet off Nanjing. 12 people were thrown into the water by an explosion, four of them died. The biggest vessel among the three was the "Chuqi 18", at least one other is a tanker, too. The fire was extinguished after several hours of firefighting on Feb 18 at 1:30 a.m."

2017-02-18 - Tanker ship damaged by explosion and fire on the Kirtonkhola River in Barisal (Bangladesh), 5 injured:

Quote: "Five crews of an oil tanker sustained burn injuries after a blast at the engine room of the vessel while unloading fuel at Jamuna Oil depot on the bank of Kirtankhola river in Barisal."

2017-02-18 - Fishing ship bursts into flame while docked in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Quote: "A fire that broke out on a fishing ship in the Cape Town harbour is under control, fire services spokesperson Liezl Moodie said on Saturday. But firefighters, assisted by Transnet, would remain on scene in Dock Road at the harbour, she said. The fire started in the early hours of the morning."

2017-02-18 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Houston Ship Channel near coastal Galveston (Texas):

Note: These are the 127th, 128th, 129th, 130th, 131st and 132nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-18 - Tractor trailer, 50 tons of hay and barn destroyed by fire in High Haswell (Britain):

Quote: "Barn Fire at High Haswell - 1 large steel clad barn containing 50 tonne of straw and 1 tractor trailer well alight."

2017-02-18 - Tractor bursts into flame on Hackforth Lane in East Appleton (Britain):

Note: These are the 271st and 272nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-02-18 - Dump truck and two scooters destroyed by fire at 12:30 AM at storage facility in Cypress Creek (Texas):

2017-02-18 - Food truck bursts into flame on I-73 in Randleman (North Carolina):

2017-02-18 - Truck bursts into flame at 2:36 AM on road near Kennford (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Van bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked on Osborne Road in coastal South Shore, Blackpool (Britain):

2017-02-18 - SUV bursts into flame on the N2 near East London (South Africa):

2017-02-18 - SUV bursts into flame on St Andrews Rd in Henley-on-Thames (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Hallandale Beach (Florida):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-81 in Cumberland County (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame at Wildwood Avenue and Davis Street in Rio Dell (California), near the Eel River:

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on road in Orange County (California):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on Deep Lane in coastal Plympton (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on the The Promenade in coastal Teignmouth (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on the M11 near Harlow (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A27 between Shoreham and Worthing (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame at 6:41 AM on Brownlow Street in Whitchurch (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A361 near Newtown (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A46 near Stratford (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Car bursts into flame at 12:08 AM on Ladysmith Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Ladysmith Road, Grimsby. Sat 18 Feb 2017 00:08 (No:03468) Car fire, one hose reel."

2017-02-18 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 11:06 PM on Dancing Lane in Swine (Britain):

Quote: "Dancing Lane, Swine. Sat 18 Feb 2017 23:06 (No:03533) Vehicle fire. One hose reel in use."

2017-02-18 - Trailer full of mulch bursts into flame on River Heads Road in coastal Booral (Australia):

2017-02-18 - Van, ATV, workshop and home destroyed by fire in Texico (Illinois):

2017-02-18 - Car and four cabins destroyed by fire in coastal Dubai (UAE):

2017-02-18 - Brush fire breaks out near airport in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2017-02-18 - Brush fire burns near Walmart in Fuquay-Varina (North Carolina):

2017-02-18 - Hundreds of tons of hay go up in flames in Fresno County (California):

2017-02-18 - Bank heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in Reidsville (North Carolina):

2017-02-18 - Yeshiva hit by fire at 6:30 AM, school building destroyed, off Lake Road in New Castle (New York):

2017-02-18 - Commercial building housing two businesses destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Tarzana (California), near the coast:

2017-02-18 - Supermarket under construction damaged by fire in Winter Garden (Florida):

2017-02-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Fulton (New York), nobody there:

2017-02-18 - Home destroyed by massive blaze in the Town of Trenton (Wisconsin):

2017-02-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in New Castle (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2017-02-18 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM in coastal Vancouver (Canada), nobody there:

2017-02-18 - Two homes destroyed by fires at 11:30 PM and 4:49 AM in Easton (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-18 - Two homes go up in flames in Mechanicville (New York), near the Hudson River:

2017-02-18 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in coastal Oceanside (California):

2017-02-18 - Duplex destroyed by fire at 2:07 AM in Adams (Massachusetts):,498798

2017-02-18 - Triple-decker home damaged by fire in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2017-02-18 - Mansion destroyed by huge fire in McLean (Virginia):

2017-02-18 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2017-02-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Anchorage (Alaska), 2 injured:

2017-02-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire off Baymeadows Road in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-02-18 - Motel damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 2 injured:

2017-02-18 - Deadly fire burns home just before 1 AM in East Bethlehem Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-02-18 - Deadly fire burns home on Ashley Close in Warrington (Britain), near the coast, 1 killed:

2017-02-18 - Vacant home burns at midnight on East River Road in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2017-02-18 - Vacant home destroyed by huge fire in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

2017-02-18 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 11 PM in Chillicothe (Missouri):

2017-02-18 - Seabirds dying of starvation around Iceland:

Note: Whatever they normally eat must be dead or dying...

2017-02-18 - Man in his 40s and another man found dead in the Red River in Shreveport (Louisiana):

Quote: "Two male bodies were found in Red River Saturday, according to Caddo Parish Sheriff's office. The second body was found less than six hours after the first was recovered from the river. The first body was discovered around noon Saturday near the Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras parade route. The second was found further down Red River at about 6:30 p.m. Caddo Sheriff's spokesman Bobby Herring said officers do not believe the two incidents are related."

2017-02-18 - Man, 35, teacher, and woman found dead in coastal St. Ann on the island of Jamaica:

2017-02-18 - Couple found dead in home in Mlolongo (Kenya):

2017-02-18 - Girl, 11, found dead at home in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-02-18 - Man, 45, found dead in apartment in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-02-18 - Woman, 54, goes for walk, next seen dead in pond near her home in coastal Southport (North Carolina):

2017-02-18 - Infant found dead at home in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2017-02-18 - College student, man, 20, found dead in pond in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-02-18 - Man, 26, found dead near his home in North Buffalo Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-18 - Man, 53, found dead at his business in Howe (Texas):

2017-02-18 - Man, 31, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in the water near coastal Stretch Island (Washington):

2017-02-18 - Man, 18, found dead in the Erie Canal in Ogden (New York):

2017-02-18 - Woman found dead in submerged car in Lake Vermilion near Danville (Illinois):

2017-02-18 - Man found dead in wooded area in Cahokia (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:

2017-02-18 - Person drops dead in vacant home in Niagara Falls (New York):

2017-02-18 - Person found dead at home in Wasaga Beach (Canada), near Lake Huron:

2017-02-18 - Person found dead in Lake Ontario near Algonquin Island (Canada):

2017-02-18 - Man, 20, goes missing while fishing, next seen dead in the water near coastal Augusta (Australia):

2017-02-18 - Man sickens and dies near coastal Rockingham (Australia):

Quote: "The body of a trail biker who went missing east of Rockingham yesterday has been found. Bradley Bedford, 42, was riding a Kawasaki 250cc bike near QUBE Ports and Bulk about 2pm when he fell ill and left his friends to ride back to his car and trailer on Zirconia Drive. Police launched a search for the man after he failed to return to his trailer. Mr Bedford’s body was found by search crews this afternoon."

2017-02-18 - Man, 37, former rugby star, found dead in Canberra (Australia):

2017-02-18 - Man, 30, found dead in irrigation canal in coastal Antique (Philippine Islands):

2017-02-18 - Man, 52, found dead in dam reservoir in Islamabad (Pakistan):

2017-02-18 - Woman falls off carpark and dies in Preston (Britain), possible toppler:

2017-02-18 - Man found dead at beach in coastal Manorbier, Tenby (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Driver has 'medical emergency', pickup slams into church, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Just after 10:30 p.m. police say the driver had a medical emergency when the truck went off the roadway into the building."

2017-02-18 - Small plane crashes into parking lot in Centennial (Colorado), 2 injured:

2017-02-18 - Small plane crashes in field in Stone County (Missouri), 2 injured:

2017-02-18 - Passenger train derails near Brussels (Belgium), 1 killed, 27 injured:

2017-02-18 - Transit bus and truck crash, in Ghazni Province (Afghanistan), 3 killed, 32 injured:

2017-02-18 - Passenger bus overturns near Aconcagua (Argentina), 19 killed, 20 injured:

2017-02-18 - Tractor trailer veers off road, hits trees, on I-94 in Sauk Centre (Minnesota), 1 killed:

2017-02-18 - SUV veers off road, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Switchback (West Virginia):

2017-02-18 - Pickup truck overturns, hits divider, bursts into flame, on I-680 in Dublin (California):

2017-02-18 - SUV and 2+ cars crash, one bursts into flame, on US 60 in Phoenix (Arizona), 7 injured:

2017-02-18 - Car veers off road at 1:20 AM, hits tree, in Lancaster Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-02-18 - Car overturns in Rushford (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2017-02-18 - Man in his 40s breaches security at 5:48 AM then drops dead at airport in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

Quote: "A man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The man ran through a security checkpoint at a small commuter terminal about 5:48 a.m. early Saturday, the newspaper said. The man, who was not a traveler, pushed aside a security officer and ran through doors where airplanes were parked. He was stopped by an airport employee, who was backed up by other law enforcement and security officers. The man then became unresponsive."

2017-02-18 - Man, 34, former NFL player, strips naked, tries to force way into home, in Woodburn (Oregon), near the Willamette River:

2017-02-18 - Naked man, 35, trashes flat, howls like a wolf, has no memory of it, in Colchester (Britain):

2017-02-18 - Dog attacks child, cop shoots dog, in Chicago (Illinois):

2017-02-18 - Stray dog attacks and injures child, drags him out of home, in Kerala (India):

2017-02-18 - Sinkhole opens near McDonald's in Shelby (North Carolina):

2017-02-18 - Many people having medical emergencies in Russellville (Arkansas):

2017-02-18 - Volcano Sinabung erupts in Indonesia, Volcano Sabancaya erupts in Peru:

2017-02-18 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes near San Antonio de los Cobres (Argentina):

2017-02-18 - Canadian glacier melt has increased 900 percent since 2005:

Quote: "From 2005 to 2015, surface melt off ice caps and glaciers of the Queen Elizabeth Islands grew by an astonishing 900 percent, from an average of three gigatons to 30 gigatons per year, according to results published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters."

2017-02-18 - Terrible drought grips Brazil, cattle and crops dying:

2017-02-18 - Intense drought reveals submerged Mexican church in reservoir dam in Oaxaca (Mexico):

2017-02-18 - Unprecedented climate extremes - one year after record drought, Lake Oroville is spilling over:

2017-02-18 - Town of Maxwell floods with little warning in California:

2017-02-18 - Grain storage site floods, crops lost, in Borden (Australia):

2017-02-18 - Hailstorms pound Australia and Argentina with stones larger than oranges:

2017-02-18 - Locust swarms devouring crops in Paraguay:

2017-02-18 - Air pollution and mysterious soot hitting coastal Port Harcourt (Nigeria):

2017-02-18 - Organic matter found on dwarf planet Ceres:

Quote: "The new data from the Dawn mission shows with certainty the presence of aliphatic compounds, the elements used by living creatures to build cell membranes."

2017-02-18 - Scientists in China working on restoring sight with pig eyes:

2017-02-18 - Biologists find cave in Mexico with weird life that may be 50,000 years old:

2017-02-18 - Dogs really can tell if someone is a bad person:

2017-02-18 - Woolly mammoth could be brought back from extinction within 2 years by creating elephant-mammoth hybrid:

Quote: "A Harvard University scientist told The Guardian this week that his team is only two years from resurrecting some traits of the woolly mammoth, which went extinct during the last ice age. The goal is to create an embryo that’s a hybrid of the woolly mammoth and its closest living relative, the Asian elephant."


  1. Good morning, Jonny (and readers). I don't recall seeing another bank having burned. PA all over the place with incidents on this day. Increase in zombies is noted.

    We've had spring weather for the past few days (in the 60's), today it's supposed to be only 10 degrees above average (55), but toward the end of the week we're to hit the 70 mark - in February.

    5 of the biggest mysteries in physics 'SMASH'ed

    They dub the resulting model SMASH (short for Standard Model Axion See-saw Higgs portal inflation) [more]

    'The Blob' of abnormally warm Pacific water increased ozone levels, researchers claim

    A vast patch of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean - nicknamed the blob - resulted in increased levels of ozone above the Western US, researchers have found.

    The blob - which at its peak covered roughly 9 million square kilometres (3.5 million square miles) from Mexico to Alaska - was assumed to be mainly messing with conditions in the ocean, but a new study has shown that it had a lasting affect on air quality too. [more]

    More flood fears as California braces for another storm

    Bright meteor fireball lights up sky in Southern Alabama

    Saturday night reports began circulating on social media about a large fireball in the sky and a loud boom. [more]

    Global warming saps the Colorado River – Flow could fall 55 percent by 2100

    New research shows how rapid growth in resource use, land use, emissions, and pollution makes humans the dominant driver of changes in Earth’s natural systems

    [this is another write up of the paper cited here a few days ago]

    The Mother Of All Financial Bubbles

    Australia headed for 'economic armageddon'
    Australia is headed for an "economic Armageddon", with record household debt, record foreign debt and a massive housing bubble creating a perfect storm that could "wipe out" millions of families if there is a global shock.

    Public hospitals in 'state of emergency': Australian Medical Association report

    In the Lapse of Luxury: When the Rich Stop Spending

    Democracy, the God That's Failing

    Biological terrorism could kill more people than nuclear attacks, Bill Gates to warn world leaders

    Virulent bird flu strain spreads across Europe

    Deadly H5N6 sees Taiwan cull 130,000 birds

    Oklahoma hits 100° in the dead of winter, because climate change is real

    Concerns Grow About A Nuclear "Incident" In Europe After Spike In Radioactive Iodine Levels

    Images of new bleaching on Great Barrier Reef heighten fears of coral death

    Yes, Trump is Dangerous, But the Unelected Deep State Trying to Overthrow Him Is Far Worse

    The Household Debt Meltdown

    California City Erects 'Prison Camp' To Deal With Homeless

    Water officials race to release water from Anderson Reservoir


  2. Heh, forgot the Rice Farmer header there.

    Trump Now Has Support To Finish Off Globalization

    Picture the day when the PBOC no longer steps in to support the Yuan. That day may have arrived. A free-floating Chinese currency will instantly implode the global financial system...

    President Donald Trump would have the support of Congress if he declared China a currency manipulator

    if they stop "manipulating" their currency now, it will collapse. But don't tell that to Congressional fucktards, we want them to find out for themselves [more]


  3. Fires, storms and now snow? More extreme weather hits New South Wales, Australia

    The alpine regions of New South Wales and Victoria have been hit by a dusting of snow in summer, following heatwaves and wild storms. Between five and 10 centimetres of snow fell on Victoria's Mount Buller overnight, as temperatures dipped to - 0.8degress just after midnight.

    In New South Wales - which last week grappled with catastrophic bushfire conditions and then severe storms - a light dusting of white sprinkled snow-cams on the summit of Mt Kosciusko today. [more]

    Storms and tornado rock San Antonio, Texas area, 150 homes damaged

    More than 150 homes were damaged and several people were injured in San Antonio by severe overnight storms that ripped through south-central Texas. The National Weather Service confirmed Monday morning that a tornado hit San Antonio. Many structures were damaged but only minor injuries have been reported so far.

    At one point Sunday night, 46,000 customers were without power in the San Antonio area.

    Thunderstorms and pounding rain continued to rattle eastern Texas Monday morning. Some of the storms could reach severe levels in eastern Texas and southern Louisiana later Monday, the Storm Prediction Center said. [more]

    Gale force winds, heavy rains and flood warnings for central South Africa

    Flash floods in hit Malaga, Spain; 5 inches of rain in 6 hours

    Lightning bolt kills 19 cattle in Zimbabwe

    Three families from Chikomba district in Mashonaland East province, were left shell-shocked on Saturday after their 19 beasts worth about $10 000, succumbed to a bolt of lightning.

    Mable Njowa of Masendu Village lost 10 beasts, while brothers Masiyiwa and Martin Juru of Munhundorima village lost four beasts each in a mid-afternoon incident that has left villagers in panic. [more]


  4. Over '1 million Magellanic penguins' descend on Punta Tombo, Argentina in spectacular scene

    El Niño to return during the 2017 Hurricane Season?

    With La Niña's end, sea temperatures have steadily warmed in the equatorial region of the central and eastern Pacific, and we're now in the neutral phase of the oscillation. As shown below, models currently suggest we'll be in the neutral category through the spring and into the summer months (June-July-August, or JJA), but after that, sea temperatures could be warm enough for El Niño conditions to take over.

    In the heart of hurricane season - August, September and October (ASO) - the chance for El Niño climbs over 50 percent, according to the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) forecast. NOAA-CPC also forecasts about a 50 percent chance of El Niño developing sometime September through November.

    However, El Niño/La Niña model forecasts this time of year are very uncertain, as NOAA-CPC cautioned in a blog. That is because spring is a transitional time of year, which makes it difficult to forecast a change to a new phase. [more]

    [Yeah, and if it's this hot NOW, it may come sooner!]

    Breaking News: Oroville Dam spillway has been compromised and is breaking up: Whole section of concrete has been washed away and huge cracks appearing.

    Live streaming of the Oroville Dam is suggesting the spillway has been compromised and a whole section of concrete has been washed away.

    A large breach can be seen in the concrete slipway with a huge crack opening up further down

    Another area of concern is the Don Pedro reservoir, which officials said was at 98 percent capacity on Sunday. The reservoir captures water from the Tuolumne River.

    In Stanislaus County, where the Don Pedro Reservoir is forecast to reach capacity by Tuesday, authorities are warning residents along the Tuolumne River 45 miles away in Modesto to consider evacuating voluntarily until the flood danger is past.

    the town of Maxwell is flooded and two stretches of Interstate 5 north of Williams were barely passable because of encroaching waters. Roads throughout the region were closed from flooding and mudslides. [more]

    My son says everything is flooded out there and some parts look like a tornado blew through, with trees uprooted, wires down - the whole mess - and that Big Sur is effectively an island having no passable roads in or out right now, with people stranded.