Monday, June 4, 2018

Event Update For 2018-06-03

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

2018-06-03 - Unknown sewery smell blankets coastal area around Fazakerley (Britain):

Quote: "Fazakerley residents complained they were unable to enjoy Sunday's hot weather - because of a 'putrid' smell that forced them to keep windows shut and stay indoors. One woman said she even vomited because of an overwhelming stench of excrement around Cooplehouse Lane and Longmoor Lane. Other people in the area likened the smell to a sewer, while another woman said it smelled like someone had dumped manure in her back garden."

Quote: "ECHO readers say odour is affecting Aintree, Bootle, Walton Vale and West Derby."

2018-06-03 - Car goes up in flames and kills person in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

Quote: "The car was found at the corner of Lourdes Street and Savoie Court, and police said the body discovered inside was being investigated as an unclassified death."

2018-06-03 - Small plane bursts into flame then crashes near Budapest (Hungary), 2 killed:

Quote: "Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft maneuvering at low altitude before catching fire and crashing in a near vertical dive."

Note: This is the 85th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-03 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame within an hour in coastal Singapore:

Quote: "Two cars, including an Alfa Romeo, caught fire in separate incidents on Sunday night (June 3)."

2018-06-03 - Around 30 motorcycles and barn destroyed by fire at home in Amherst (Ohio):

Quote: "According to Wilhelm, there were about 30 motorcycles in the barn, and while some had called into dispatch about possible explosions, these most likely were bursting tires."

2018-06-03 - Wildfires escalating rapidly in India:

Quote: "As precious green cover continues to be ravaged by the devastating fire in the forests of Uttarakhand, it turns out that the country reported a 125 per cent increase in such incidents between 2015 and 2017."

2018-06-03 - Volcano Fuego erupts powerfully in Guatemala, 65+ killed, many injured:

Quote: "The Volcan de Fuego has spewed a stream of lava into a nearby village and sent a column of smoke and ash into the sky. 'It's a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people,' said Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala's Conred disaster agency."

Quote: "At least 65 people, including several children, have died after the most violent volcanic eruption in Guatemala in more than a century, authorities said."

2018-06-03 - Volcano Kilauea erupts again in Hawaii after being shaken by magnitude 5.5 earthquake:

2018-06-03 - Q&A on abrupt climate change with Dr. Guy McPherson:

2018-06-03 - Home destroyed by explosion in the Millstone Community near Neon (Kentucky), 1 killed:

Note: This is the 138th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-06-03 - Coal mine rocked by explosion and collapse in Quetta (Pakistan), 4 killed, 9 injured:

2018-06-03 - Landfill fire breaks out in South San Jose (California), near the coast:

2018-06-03 - Landfill fire breaks out in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2017-06-03 - Truck stop destroyed by massive fire in Matthews (Missouri):

2018-06-03 - Tanker barge 'Stolt Mosel' bursts into flame on the Rhine River in Assmannshausen (Germany):

Quote: "On June 2, 2018, at 7.45 p.m. a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Stolt Mosel', 2133 ts (EU No.: 02320501) sailing Rhine upstream at Assmannshausen."

2018-06-03 - Boat bursts into flame on Lake Travis in Jonestown (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Boat bursts into flame on Falls Lake (North Carolina):

Note: These are the 482nd, 483rd and 484th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-03 - Four tractor trailers destroyed by fire while parked at co-op in Fairfield (Iowa):

Quote: "Around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, workers at the Heartland Co-Op in Fairfield noticed one of the semi-trucks was on fire. They immediately called the Fire Department. But, while trying to put out the fire, it spread to the other trucks next to it, causing four vehicles to be completely destroyed."

2018-06-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-35 in Hillsboro (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near the coast in Hope (New Zealand):

2018-06-03 - Twelve tractor trailers destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM at truck terminal in Benapole (Bangladesh):

Quote: "At least 12 trucks carrying imported goods from India were gutted as a fire broke out at a truck terminal of Benapole land port in Jessore early today."

2018-06-03 - Tractor bursts into flame near Bath (Britain):

Note: These are the 1100th-1118th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-03 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property on Kelly Street in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

2018-06-03 - RV and tow car go up in flames on Highway 403 near Brantford (Canada):

Note: These are the 266th and 267th RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-06-03 - Campervan bursts into flame on the A420 in Wick (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Minivan bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Melbourne (Florida):

2018-06-03 - Car bursts into flame in bank parking lot on Highway 64 East in Pottsville (Arkansas):

2018-06-03 - SUV bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on Old Stage Road near Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2018-06-03 - Car bursts into flame on Montgomery Village Avenue in Gaithersburg (Maryland):

2018-06-03 - Car bursts into flame on the Palmetto Expressway near coastal Miami (Florida):

2018-06-03 - Three cars and eight motorcycles destroyed by fire while parked at apartments in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):

2018-06-03 - Car bursts into flame on the M18 in Co Clare (Ireland):

2018-06-03 - Car bursts into flame at 3:57 AM while parked at Gurnell Leisure Centre in coastal London (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Car bursts into flame at service station along the A605 near Haddon (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Car bursts into flame in layby in Thornfalcon (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on US 101 near coastal El Capitán State Beach (California):

2018-06-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Odessa (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A1(M) in Welwyn (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M1 near St Albans (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Outland Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at 2:51 AM on Scotter Road in Scunthorpe (Britain):

Quote: "Scotter Road, Scunthorpe. Sun 3 Jun 2018 02:51 (No:10853) Motorcycle on fire. 1 hose reel in use."

2018-06-03 - Trailer bursts into flame while being towed, on the A90 near Glamis (Scotland):

2018-06-03 - Two vehicles and home destroyed by fire just after 4:30 AM in Kansas City (Missouri):

2018-06-03 - Barn destroyed by fire near Montmarault (France), 680 pigs killed:

2018-06-03 - Barn and workshop destroyed by fire near the coast in Tuahiwi (New Zealand):

2018-06-03 - Wildfire grows to 36,083 acres in Ute Park (New Mexico):

Quote: "A fast-moving wildfire in Colfax County has spread to an estimated 36,083 acres and burned part of the Philmont Scout Ranch."

2018-06-03 - Wildfire grows to 2,255 acres near Durango (Colorado):

2018-06-03 - Brush fire destroys two mobile homes at Lake Nacimiento Resort (California):

2018-06-03 - Wildfire breaks out in canyon near I-8 in coastal San Diego (California):

2018-06-03 - Large mulch fire breaks out in Asheboro (North Carolina):

2018-06-03 - Commercial building damaged by fire in Guthrie (Oklahoma):

2018-06-03 - Mattress business damaged by fire in Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-03 - Church destroyed by fire in Crothersville (Indiana):

2018-06-03 - Fernwood Hotel and Conference Center partially destroyed by fire in Middle Smithfield Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-06-03 - Two sheds burst into flame at 6:15 AM and threaten homes in coastal Miami (Florida):

Quote: "Fire threatened homes in the 2700 block of NW 21st Terrace early Sunday morning when two storage sheds burst into flames."

2018-06-03 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at coastal St Osyth Beach (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Home damaged by fire in coastal South Portland (Maine):

2018-06-03 - Home damaged by fire just after 2 AM in Randolph (Massachusetts), nobody there:

2018-06-03 - Home damaged by fire just before 5 AM in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2018-06-03 - Home damaged by garage fire in Salem (Oregon):

2018-06-03 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2018-06-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Cole County (Missouri), nobody there:

2018-06-03 - Home destroyed by fire shortly after 4 AM in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), nobody there:

2018-06-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Lawrence (Kansas):

2018-06-03 - Home destroyed by fire in Inglewood (Canada), 4 miles from the coast:

2018-06-03 - Duplex goes up in flames shortly after 4 AM in Raleigh (North Carolina):

2018-06-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Kent (Washington):

2018-06-03 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire near the coast in Duncan (Canada), 13 people hospitalized:

2018-06-03 - Apartment building destroyed by fire in North Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-06-03 - Deadly basement fire burns home shortly after 1 AM in Hagerstown (Maryland), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Deadly garage fire destroys home in Springdale area in Sanford (Maine), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Deadly fire destroys home in Decatur (Georgia), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-06-03 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:40 AM in coastal Gulf Breeze (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Bronx (New York), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Fishers (Indiana):

2018-06-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Wichita Falls (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:15 AM in San Antonio (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Vacant apartment building burns just before 4:30 AM in Lubbock (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Vacant church burns in Fort Worth (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Vacant strip mall erupts in flame shortly before 5 AM, fire spreads to apartment building, in East Hollywood (California):

2018-06-03 - Vacant industrial building burns just before 2:30 AM on Chaudière Island in the Ottawa River in Ottawa (Canada):

2018-06-03 - Large number of fish found dead in Pangasinan Province (Philippine Islands):

Quote: "Rosario said the NIFTDC advised growers to relocate their pens and cages after the study discovered that the organic matter at the bottom of the channel was 30 centimeters thick. 'A high level of hydrogen sulfide, which is produced by anaerobic bacteria, was an indication that there is no oxygen at the bottom of the channel,' Rosario said."

2018-06-03 - Two sanitation workers and a cop die in a manhole in Punjab (India):

2018-06-03 - Woman and two men die in lake, and three children die in pond, in coastal Gujarat (India):

2018-06-03 - Five members of a family, 18-56, die in the water at beach in coastal Ratnagiri (India):

2018-06-03- Two children, 11 and 12, die in the Kali River in Muzaffarnagar (India):

2018-06-03 - Man, 49, drops dead in shed, woman, 49, has 'medical condition', in Tuscaloosa (Alabama):

Quote: "The woman was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for an unspecified medical condition. Investigators have not been able to talk to her and say there is no obvious cause of death for the man."

2018-06-03 - Woman drops dead at home in Midway (Florida):

Quote: "Sgt. Anglie Hightower says the woman had known medical issues and they could not indicate anything suspicious with her death, but they are investigating and taking extra precautions because they say she was relatively young."

2018-06-03 - Man, 18, found dead in Webster Lake (Lake Chaubunagungamaug) in Webster (Massachusetts):

2018-06-03 - Man, 42, found dead on coastal South Beach (New York):

2018-06-03 - Girl, 12, dies in the San Jacinto River in Houston (Texas):

2018-06-03 - Man, 62, drops dead in apartment in University City (Missouri):

Note: Around 3.5 miles from me...

2018-06-03 - Man, 22, found dead on Reservoir Street in Holden (Massachusetts):

2018-06-03 - Man, 64, falls off boat and dies in Bullock Pen Lake (Kentucky):

2018-06-03 - Man, 32, found dead in lake in Belmont County (Ohio):

2018-06-03 - Man, 28, swims to retrieve ball and dies in Lake of the Arbuckles (Oklahoma):

2018-06-03 - Man, 19, jumps in water to help friend and dies himself, in Oologah Lake (Oklahoma):

2018-06-03 - Man, 35, trucker, slumps over dead in big rig in Ottumwa (Iowa):

2018-06-03 - Boy, 16, found dead in the  Lake Michigan Near Waukegan (Illinois):

2018-06-03 - Woman, 36, found dead in the Huron River in Washtenaw County (Michigan):

2018-06-03 - Woman, 34, found dead in car at grocery store in Augusta (Georgia):

2018-06-03 - Man, 18, found dead in the Yakima River near Richland (Washington):

2018-06-03 - Boy, 8, found dead in the Colorado River near Bullhead City (Arizona):

2018-06-03 - Woman in her 30s found dead on waterfront trail near Lake Ontario in Whitby (Canada):

2018-06-03 - Woman, 48, found dead in the water at coastal Nissi Beach on the island of Cyprus (Greece):

2018-06-03 - Man, 43, drops dead at coastal Whitmore Beach during triathlon on Barry Island (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died this morning while taking part in a triathlon event. The 43-year-old is thought to have suffered a cardiac arrest during the event on Barry Island in Wales. Police were called to Whitmore Beach after 7.30am and emergency services battled to save him."

Note: The part of the triathlon that involves being in water?

2018-06-03 - Man found dead near rail bridge in park in Sutton Coldfield (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Man in his 40s drops dead at Prospect Park in Tilehurst (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Man slumps over dead in tent on the banks of the River Avon in Bristol (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Driver has 'medical episode', car veers over centerline, hits two vehicles, near Sandy (Oregon), 3 injured:

Quote: "Oregon State Police say a driver suffered a medical episode and crashed into two other vehicles on Highway 26 near Sandy Sunday afternoon."

2018-06-03 - Man, 59, has 'medical condition', car hits trees, in Gravois Mills (Missouri), 1 injured:

Quote: "Missouri Highway Patrol says the vehicle was parked in a lot at 27574 off Highway 5, when the driver, Jerry Daniels, 59, suffered a medical condition. The report indicates, Daniels struck the accelerator, causing the vehicle to hit several trees before stopping. He was sent to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance with moderate injuries. A passenger, Charles Daniels, 63, refused treatment of minor injuries."

2018-06-03 - Passenger plane hit by hail, windshield shatters, nose damaged, plane makes emergency landing in El Paso (Texas):

Quote: "A passenger named Ezra tweeted, 'Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life.'"

2018-06-03 - US Air Force KC-10 refueling plane makes emergency landing in coastal Shannon (Ireland), engine failure:

2018-06-03 - Small plane crashes at airport in Kanab (Utah):

2018-06-03 - Small plane crashes onto golf course in coastal Sandown on the Isle of Wight (Britain), engine failure:

Note: Fore!

2018-06-03 - Fire truck blows tire, crashes through cable barrier, on I-35 in Guthrie (Oklahoma):

2018-06-03 - SUV veers off road and overturns, on Highway 166 east of Santa Maria (California), 2 injured:

2018-06-03 - SUV veers off road at 1:40 AM, hits tree, in coastal Walton County (Florida), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2018-06-03 - Pickup truck overturns 7 times at 6 AM on Route 3 in coastal Duxbury (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

2018-06-03 - Car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, in Fayetteville (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

Quote: "Alcohol not believed to be a factor but Rightnour could have suffered from some medical issue."

2018-06-03 - Car veers off road, hits car, in Murray Bridge (Australia), near the Murray River, 1 killed:

Quote: "A medical episode could be behind a fatal crash in Murray Bridge yesterday."

2018-06-03 - Car veers off road shortly before 5 AM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Irvine (California), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Car veers off road, hits tree, bursts into flame, near the Yolo Causeway in West Sacramento (California), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Car crashes into toll booth, bursts into flame, on the Florida Turnpike in St. Cloud (Florida), 4 injured:

2018-06-03 - Car overturns at 2:05 AM, bursts into flame,  on M-14 in Plymouth Township (Michigan), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Car crashes into median in the wee hours, bursts into flame, in coastal Chennai (India), 1 killed:

2018-06-03 - Naked man with a knife tased and arrested in Walthamstow (Britain):

Quote: "A naked man found brandishing a knife at a busy junction was tasered by police before being arrested. A section of Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow, near the junction with Forest Road was cordoned off on Sunday morning while emergency services dealt with the incident. After the man had undergone an assessment, police decided to de-arrest him and detain him under the Mental Health Act."

2018-06-03 - Naked man, 31, found in field in Mapleton (Illinois), doesn't know how he got naked:

Quote: "A Creve Coeur man found naked in a field did not know what happened to his clothes, police said. At 6:40 a.m. May 27, a security officer made a routine perimeter check of Caterpillar Inc. property in Mapleton along U.S. Route 24, according to a report by the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. The officer spotted a man lying in a field, the report stated. Upon closer inspection, the man appeared to be sleeping in the nude, the report stated. At that, the security officer called the sheriff’s office. A deputy roused the man, who identified himself and gave an address in Creve Coeur, the report stated. The 31-year-old 'stated that he had been out in a boat on the Illinois River with friends and had been drinking alcohol when he jumped out of the boat,' the report stated. '(He) doesn’t remember much after he jumped into the river.' (He) is unaware of how his clothing was removed.' After the man refused medical attention, police drove him home."

2018-06-03 - Shark attacks 18-year-old man, bites off penis and part of leg, man dies, near Recife (Brazil):

Quote: "Jose Ernesto da Silva had his penis ripped off by a shark as he swam with pals over the weekend, according to reports. Shocked onlookers rushed into the water to assist the terrified young man and pulled him from the ocean. He died in hospital Monday."

2018-06-03 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures nine cops near Brahmanapalli (India):

2018-06-03 - Sinkhole opens near home in Grant Park area in Atlanta (Georgia):

2018-06-03 - Sinkhole opens on street in Louisville (Kentucky):

2018-06-03 - Sinkhole closes the A5 soutbound in Milton Keynes (Britain):

2018-06-03 - Five-story apartment building collapses in Nairobi (Kenya), 3 killed:

2018-06-03 - Four-story building collapses in Seoul (South Korea), 1 injured:

2018-06-03 - Woman in her 20s has 'medical emergency' on coastal Mount Taranaki (New Zealand):

Quote: "A woman was flown off Mt Taranaki by helicopter after suffering a medical emergency. The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter was alerted by St John Ambulance at around 9am on Monday that a woman in her 20s was up the mountain near Holly Hut and needed urgent hospital treatment."

2018-06-03 - Magnitude 2.7 earthquake strikes near La Habra (California):

2018-06-03 - Global warming hits poorest nations the hardest:

2018-06-03 - Lightning strike kills 3 people and injures 2 more in Malayer (Iran):

2018-06-03 - Flood losses in Europe to increase fivefold by 2050:

2018-06-03 - Strange skies - red Sprites in Oklahoma, aurora Steve in Canada, iridescent clouds in Illinois, and noctilucent clouds in Denmark:

2018-06-03 - As pesticides and fungicides wipe out the bees and insects, fertilizers from agriculture are causing algae blooms and killing marine life:

2018-06-03 - Lettuce contaminated with E Coli sickens 200 people across the US:


  1. i'm so glad you found the problem and that you can do something about it, Jonny!

    India isn't getting the message about staying out of the water - look at that! An entire FAMILY goes to the beach for a day of fun and nobody comes home! Let's try the lake! Nope - dead there too! How about a river? Jump in and die! GEEZ!

    The list of residential buildings being destroyed by fire keeps growing . .

    Here's what's going on so far this morning.

    Dozens are still missing nearly two million people affected and a whole town is buried now a mag 5.2 quake Guatemala Fuego volcano

    Villages on the slopes of Fuego volcano were buried in volcanic ash, mud and rocks as the volcano erupted for 16 and a half hours on Sunday.

    Pyroclastic flows, which are fast-moving mixtures of very hot gas and volcanic matter, rushed down the mountainside and engulfed villages. [more; DAMN! No time to react!]

    15 Signs That The Middle Class In The United States Is Being Systematically Destroyed

    Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers

    The data to be collected includes a publication’s “sentiment” as well as geographical spread, top posters, languages, momentum, and circulation. No value for the contract was disclosed. [more]

    [here we go again]
    Killer clown harasses Arnhem kids

    The Arnhem police spent Sunday afternoon searching the forest at a playground on Engelenburgstraat for a so-called killer clown. The man dressed as a scary clown harassed eight children at the playground earlier in the day. He had knives with him, according to one child. The clown wasn't found, AD reports [more]

    State of emergency declared as heatwave in Mexico breaks records, melts traffic lights, kills 3 people

    More extreme weather could be on the way next week with the arrival of a tropical cyclone. [more]

  2. [update]
    Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption: Death toll rises to 69, thousands evacuated and 1.7 million people affected - UPDATE

    Update 5th June 2018
    Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday's horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages.

    The official death toll from the destruction at the Fuego volcano has risen to 69, the authorities say. [this number will go much higher as they reach buried villages]

    Why did Fuego's pyroclastic flow kill so many?

    On its surface, a pyroclastic flow looks like a falling cloud of ash. But if you could peer into the cloud, you would find a really hot and fast-moving storm of solid rock, said Janine Krippner, a volcanologist at Concord University who studies pyroclastic flows.

    "It's not really like anything else on Earth," Krippner said. People are familiar with avalanches of rock or landslides, but pyroclastic flows move much more quickly, traveling more than 50 miles per hour. The upper part of the pyroclastic flow resembles a grainy sandstorm, but it is filled with hot gases, whose temperatures range from 400 to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit.

    "The bottom [of this cloud] is a jumble of chaotic [lava] rocks. It's large boulders that are breaking up into smaller pieces," Krippner said. "They can knock trees down like matchsticks and destroy houses. They can send cars flying. They're incredibly dangerous.".....

    "When you reach the surface with magma, there is a lot less pressure because there's a lot less rock, so the gas comes out," Krippner said. "During a violent eruption, that gas expands rapidly, forming bubbles in the magma. That then explodes, blowing the magma apart like shaking a bottle of coke and then opening the top."

    But instead of foam, Fuego released sprays of solid rock. [more]

    Guatemala police officer captures moment 'Volcano of Fire' erupts, engulfing streets in ash


    Entire families buried as Guatemalans battle to recover the dead after volcano eruption

    The death toll from Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences could rise as rescuers struggled to reach the towns that were overrun.

    Dazed survivors, covered in ash and some with blood, trudged through their destroyed neighborhoods. Many were shocked and sobbing, wondering what happened to their loved ones.

    The heat from the ground was so intense that the soles of some firefighters' boots were tearing off and they were having to walk on wooden planks.

    Firefighters were also having difficulty breathing in the hazardous conditions. [more]

    Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

    Shocking photos show the horrible effects of pollution

    Asteroid on course for Earth spotted hours before impact with atmosphere

    Space rock 2018 LA surprised astronomers shortly before slamming into our atmosphere and lighting up African skies. [more; thanks for the warning!]

    Rare Florida panther attacks, kills cat in front yard of home - and it's all caught on video

    Two Bodies Found After Small Plane Crashes Off Waters of New York Beach, Coast Guard Says

  3. Severe hailstorm in summer destroys fruit trees in Cyprus

    The hailstorm lasted for about an hour in the early afternoon and left almost no fruit on trees. The produce the storm destroyed included pears, cherries, nectarines and peaches.

    the intensity of the hailstorm and the size of the stones had damaged trees so badly that "we will have a problem also next year". [more]

    Severe hailstorm smashes windshield, nose of US plane

    American Airlines flight 1897 was forced to make an emergency landing in El Paso, Texas, Sunday night after the Airbus A319 suffered severe damage during a hail storm over New Mexico.

  4. Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

    Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday.

    The latest lost homes were in addition to at least 117 others that were previously reported by officials since lava began spilling last month from cracks in the ground in a mostly rural district of the Big Island. [more]

    Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, The Last Poets Member and Rap Pioneer, Dead at 74

    In 1973, Nuriddin also demonstrated his lyrical dexterity as Lightnin' Rod on the storytelling solo album Hustlers Convention. Rapper Fab 5 Freddy dubbed Hustlers Convention "a cornerstone in the development of what is now a part of global culture [hip-hop]" in an interview with Noisey. Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers are among those who have lifted ideas from the record, with veteran producer Ron Saint Germain declaring Hustlers Convention "one of the most stolen and sampled albums ever made."

    "If you were 14 years old and trying to understand the streets, it was sort of like a verbal Bible," Public Enemy's Chuck D gushed in a documentary about the album.

    Nuriddin, however, had mixed feelings about many of the rappers who came after him. He told Noisey that the music industry forces MCs "to talk nonsense, bitch about their lives, boast about their women, their drugs, their money, their ego – as long as it isn't relevant to the liberation of the people’s hearts and minds." He added "I don't even think about rap." [more]

    'Not a plane in site': Strange sounds heard coming from central Florida sky

    [sounds like air being sucked into a giant tube]

    Swimmer dies after shark attack in Brazil

    Hundreds of birds fall from the sky in Russia

    Residents of the Sverdlovsk region discovered hundreds of dead birds covering the roadsides of a highway near Nizhny Tagil in Russia. But what exactly caused these birds falling from the sky is still unknown. Biologists suggest that the weird spring weather, much colder than usual, may be responsible. [more]

    [more below]

  5. Make Implosion Great Again

    The SUPER-CYCLE grand finale is reaching its climax. What we are witnessing in real-time is a blow-off top in overvalued, overowned Tech while everything else implodes in real-time. A culmination of risks from the past two decades. The Japanified Idiocracy is looking forward to getting monkey hammered again, because it's been so long and they haven't missed an opportunity yet.

    I highly doubt their beloved money printers can save them from the margin clerks this time, across all risk asset classes at the exact same time. Most of the selling will be done by the time the FOMC gets a meeting scheduled. This will fix DeNiAl at the source...[more]

    [from our Instant Karma segment]
    Pastor killed by crocodile during water baptism

    Republican senator calls EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt 'as swampy as you get'

    [Heh, ye see how I slid from crocodile to swamp, 'air?]

    Lava from Kilauea volcano completely fills Kapoho Bay: USGS

    Kilauea has sent so much lava into the shallow bay on the Big Island's eastern side that the coastline has been extended 0.7 miles. [more; and it ain't over yet]

    Brush fire in northern Los Angeles County is nearly 1,400 acres; 30% contained

    Firefighters on Tuesday continued to battle a wildfire that began running across nearly 1,400 acres of dry hillsides in Agua Dulce the previous afternoon, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

    The Stone fire began about 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 35000 block of Anthony Road and quickly crawled up the rolling hills that shape northern Los Angeles County. Along the way it forced residents to evacuate, along with horses and other large animals.

    The fire grew in dry vegetation amid nearly triple-digit heat and 20 mph wind gusts north of Sierra Highway and grew little overnight, officials said Tuesday. More than 200 firefighters and several aircraft assisted in the fight, officials said. [more]

    Deadly Guatemala volcano erupts again, localities evacuated

    The death toll from Sunday's eruption had meanwhile risen to 70 after an 8-year-old boy died from severe burns at the San Juan de Dios hospital in the capital Guatemala City. [more]