Saturday, August 18, 2018

Event Update For 2018-08-17

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

2018-08-17 - Unknown foul smell blows through coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "The most recent incident of a foul odor floating around San Diego came nearly three weeks ago in Oceanside. In that instance, Oceanside Police said ocean outgassing had caused the smell."

Note: An unknown chemical odor just blew through coastal Huntington Beach, coastal Newport Beach and surrounding areas the day before too, mentioned in the 2018-08-16 update...

2018-08-17 - Mysterious explosion shakes buildings, shatters windows and alarms people in Gatesville (Texas), second explosion later too, nothing found:

Quote: "Something exploded somewhere Friday morning that that rocked the Coryell Courthouse in Gatesville, shook homes, and broke out some windows, but authorities said Friday afternoon they have been unable to locate the source. Some residents also reported hearing a second loud explosion at around 2:40 p.m. Friday. 'We’ve checked out the western part of the county, after report of second boom near Pearl. All is clear,' Chief Coryell County Deputy Mark Wilcox said Friday afternoon. The first explosion at around 9:45 a.m. Friday was felt not only in Gatesville, but for miles around the community."

2018-08-17 - Person found dead in burned car on Noiseux Street in Dunham, Quebec (Canada):

2018-08-17 - Landfill fire breaks out near Chickamauga (Georgia):

2018-08-17 - Megafire grows to 195,213 acres, exhibits extreme fire behavior, turns day to night near Prince George (Canada):

Quote: "Hours after the sun had risen Friday morning, the street lights in Prince George, B.C., remained lit as thick smoke and ash smothered the city."

2018-08-17 - Death toll from heavy rain and flooding rises to 324 in Kerala (India):

Quote: "More than 324 people have died in the worst flooding in nearly a century in the south Indian state of Kerala. Roads are damaged, mobile phone networks are down, an international airport has been closed and more than 220,000 people have been left homeless after unusually heavy rain in the past nine days."

2018-08-17 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #133, August 6th-17th, 2018:

2018-08-17 - Transformer bursts into flame and causes blackouts near Millcreek Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-17 - Transformer bursts into flame near the coast in Manukau (New Zealand):

2018-08-17 - Megafire grows to 218,598 acres near Redding (California):

2018-08-17 - Wildfire grows to 8,000+ acres near Bear Lake (Utah):

2018-08-17 - Wildfire grows to 8,500 acres near Paisley (Oregon):

2018-08-17 - Wildfire grows to 5,727 acres southeast of Meeker (Colorado):

2018-08-17 - Wildfire grows to 19,747 acres and threatens homes near the Twisp River west of Twisp (Washington):

2018-08-17 - Three major wildfires break out in New South Wales (Australia):

Quote: "Three major bushfires in New South Wales have been upgraded to an 'Emergency' warning level as strengthening winds have hampered firefighters' containment efforts."

2018-08-17 - Ferry ship 'Eid' bursts into flame, ship evacuated, in coastal Rogaland (Norway):

Quote: "54 people, among them five crew members were evacuated after a fire from the 'Eid' on Aug 17, 2018 , in Rogaland at 8.05 p.m. One crew member has had the need for medical supervision after inhaling smoke. The ferry was located in Lysefjorden underneath the Preikestolen rock. The passengers were evacuated into lifeboats and boats that assisted."

2018-08-17 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Sarasota Bay (Florida):

Note: These are the 773rd and 774th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-17 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at bus depot, fire spreads to building, in Brussels (Belgium):

Quote: "The cause of the fire that broke out in a bus that was being repaired at the depot remains a mystery.  The fire spread from the bus and soon the depot’s roof insolation was ablaze. By 11am the Fire Service had the fire under control but remains at the scene to ensure that the fire doesn’t spread to other areas of the depot. "

Note: This is the 471st bus to burn in 2018...

2018-08-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Chattahoochee (Florida):

2018-08-17 - Semi tractor bursts into flame in the wee hours on the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2018-08-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 61 near Taylor in Marion County (Missouri):

2018-08-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A13 near the M25 near Wennington (Britain):

Note: These are the 1788th, 1789th, 1790th and 1791st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-17 - Campervan bursts into flame at industrial estate in Norfolk (Britain):

2018-08-17 - Van bursts into flame in parking garage in Palatine (Illinois):

2018-08-17 - Van bursts into flame on High Street in Mill Hill area in coastal London (Britain):

2018-08-17 - Van bursts into flame on Alliance Avenue in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Alliance Avenue, Hull. Fri 17 Aug 2018 13:04 (No:18476) Van fire. Two hose reels, one BA and Thermal Image Camera in use."

2018-08-17 - Minivan taxi bursts into flame while parked in Ridgewood (New Jersey):

2018-08-17 - SUV bursts into flame at 7:04 AM while parked at home in Port Huron Township (Michigan):

2018-08-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Delray Beach (Florida):

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at storage facility, fire spreads to building, in Exeter (Rhode Island):

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Fashion Bug in Columbia (Missouri):

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame shortly before 7 AM on the Trafalgar Parkway in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Old Mr. Olive Highway near Goldsboro (North Carolina):

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Rutherford Road in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Brook Road in coastal Bournemouth (Britain):

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on York Road in Bishop Wilton (Britain):

Quote: "York Road, Bishop Wilton. Fri 17 Aug 2018 22:44 (No:18518) Car fire. Two hose reels, hooligan tool and reciprocating saw in use."

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on Barton Street in coastal Grimsby (Britain):

Quote: "Barton Street, Grimsby. Fri 17 Aug 2018 22:04 (No:18517) Car fire, self extinguished on arrival of Fire Service. Carriageway coned off and vehicle moved into nearby layby. Environmental Grab Pack used to absorb large oil spillage and one hose reel to swill away fluid. Council highways department requested to fully clean road."

2018-08-17 - Car bursts into flame on the A1(M) near Leeming (Britain):

Quote: "A1M Northbound J51 Leeming Time of call: 14:49 A crew from Harrogate have extinguished a car fire on the A1 motorway. Crews used a hose reel jet and made the vehicle safe."

2018-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame in driveway on Pearl Harbor Street in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2018-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on US 460 in Bedford County (Virginia):

2018-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-695 in Baltimore County (Maryland):

2018-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M7 near Newbridge (Ireland):

2018-08-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Netheravon Road near the River Avon in Durrington (Britain):

2018-08-17 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked near Lake Winnipesaukee in Weirs Beach (New Hampshire):

2018-08-17 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in Wrentham (Massachusetts):

2018-08-17 - RV trailer and garage go up in flames at home in Holladay (Utah):

2018-08-17 - Vehicles and fencing business destroyed by massive fire shortly before 3:30 AM in Pleasanton (California), nobody there:

Quote: "Firefighters were called just before 3:30 a.m. They found a fire at a large metal building used by a fencing company with mixed materials inside, including vehicles. Firefighters determined it was too dangerous to go inside and fought it defensively."

2018-08-17 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Osceola (Arkansas):

2018-08-17 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM in Morehead (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-08-17 - Wood pulp business heavily damaged by huge blaze in Jacksonville (Tennessee):

2018-08-17 - Restaurant and apartments destroyed by fire in Dover (New York):

2018-08-17 - Carport and storage building go up in flames shortly after 3 AM, home scorched, in Amarillo (Texas):

2018-08-17 - Mobile home destroyed by fire near the Susquehanna River in Briar Creek (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-17 - Home damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Glen Allen (Virginia), 1 injured:

2018-08-17 - Home damaged by basement fire in Conneaut (Ohio):

2018-08-17 - Home damaged by basement fire in Wyoming (Michigan), 2 pets killed, nobody there:

2018-08-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 4 AM in Quincy (Illinois):

2018-08-17 - Home destroyed by fire in Thompson Falls (Montana), nobody there:

2018-08-17 - Home destroyed by fire in Breathitt County (Kentucky):

2018-08-17 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire at 5:26 AM in Brockton (Massachusetts):

2018-08-17 - Apartment building under construction heavily damaged by huge fire and explosion(s) in Debden (Britain):

2018-08-17 - Deadly fire destroys home at 2:30 AM in coastal Baytown (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-08-17 - Deadly fire burns mixed-use building at 6 AM in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 killed, 3+ injured:

2018-08-17 - Vacant home burns at 3:20 AM in Columbus (Indiana):

2018-08-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire, fire spreads to 2 adjacent homes, in Dayton (Ohio):

2018-08-17 - 179 seals wash up dead since July 1 on beaches in southern Maine, 114 of them so far in August alone:

Quote: "According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, 179 were reported since July 1, 114 of those in August alone. That's three times the average for the entire month of August. 'These numbers are obviously very concerning,' said Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Goebel."

2018-08-17 - More than 120 sea turtles wash ashore dead in three weeks on the Pacific Coast in Mexico:

Quote: "Mexican authorities said Friday they found 122 sea turtles dead on a beach in the southern state of Chiapas, mostly from an endangered species."

2018-08-17 - Large number of fish found dead in Olive Creek Lake near Lincoln (Nebraska):

2018-08-17 - More than 100,000 fish die at fish farms in coastal Busan (South Korea):

2018-08-17 - Two 7th Infantry Division sergeants, 25 and 28, found dead, one offpost and one on post at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Washington), near the coast:

2018-08-17 - Three boys found dead in pond in Lakshmipur (Bangladesh):

2018-08-17 - Boy, 11, dies in swimming pool at resort in coastal Moraira (Spain):

2018-08-17 - Infant found dead in bassinet at home in Trenton (New Jersey):

2018-08-17 - Man slumps over dead in car in parking lot near Anderson Mill Road in Austin (Texas):

2018-08-17 - Man, 44, found dead in the Little Econlockhatchee River in Orange County (Florida):

2018-08-17 - Man, 23, slumps over dead in tent in Grand Haven (Michigan), 1200 feet from Lake Michigan:

2018-08-17 - Man, 29, found dead at coastal Agate Beach in Newport (Oregon):

2018-08-17 - Woman found dead in RV trailer in coastal Largo (Florida):

2018-08-17 - Man, 39, found dead at hotel in South Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-17 - Man, 35, found dead outside girlfriend's home in Watchung (New Jersey):

2018-08-17 - Man, 42, has 'medical event' while working on HVAC unit, dies shortly later, in Mauldin (South Carolina):

Quote: "The Greenville County Coroner's Office said a 42-year-old male experienced a medical event while he was working on the roof. The coroner said first responders tried to resuscitate him for 45 minutes."

2018-08-17 - Man, 70, swims to retrieve boat and dies in Beaver Lake near Plymouth (Nebraska):

2018-08-17 - Man, 49, found dead in lake in Himachal Pradesh (India):

2018-08-17 - Boy, 14, found dead at school in Madanayakanahalli (India):

2018-08-17 - Woman, 34, drops dead in hotel room at resort in coastal San Antonio on the island of Ibiza (Spain):

2018-08-17 - Girl, 17, found dead in coastal Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis (Scotland):

2018-08-17 - Passenger bus driver has 'medical episode' on Highway 401 near London (Canada):

Quote: "Another operator was sent to the scene after a bus driver suffered a medical episode, Ontario Northland said."

2018-08-17 - Man, 49, has 'medical issue', tractor trailer veers off road and crashes at 6:25 AM, in coastal Kingston (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

Quote: "Preliminary information indicates the driver may have suffered some sort of medical issue just before the crash."

2018-08-17 - Man, 59, has 'medical emergency', tractor trailer veers off road and overturns, 650 feet from the Russian River in Forestville (California):

Quote: "A 59-year-old Stockton man was hospitalized Friday after the big rig he was driving overturned on River Road near the Russian River Pub, the CHP said. The driver had just delivered a load of grapes to Korbel Winery when he appeared to suffer a medical emergency, the CHP said. The driver, whose truck with two trailers was headed east on River Road, crossed the westbound lane and ran up the embankment on the north shoulder. Officials said the truck tractor and the trailer directly behind it overturned and blocked the westbound lane."

Quote: "They performed CPR on top of the truck … he must have got 5 minutes of CPR before the paramedics arrived."

Note: So his heart had stopped beating...

2018-08-17 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes into bucket truck, in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts), 1 injured:

Quote: "Medical event results in crash. The operator of a Prius passed out, crossed the center-line and struck a large tree service bucket truck stopped at a crosswalk."

2018-08-17 - Man has 'medical event', car crashes into tree, on the Long Island Expressway in Hauppage (New York), 5 miles from the coast, 1 killed:

Quote: "A man crashed into a tree after suffering for an apparent medical event while driving on the Long Island Expressway on Friday morning, according to Suffolk Police."

2018-08-17 - Man has 'medical issue' at 4 AM, car crashes into pole, in Clinton (Mississippi):

Quote: "Authorities said it appeared that the man was suffering from a medical issue."

2018-08-17 - Driver has 'medical emergency' while driving in Midland (Michigan):

Quote: "The intersection of South Saginaw Road and Eastlawn Drive was closed for a short time Friday morning after a motorist suffered a medical emergency while driving."

2018-08-17 - Military  C-17 Globemaster III transport plane makes emergency landing in Knoxville (Tennessee), pressurization problem:

2018-08-17 - Military T-38 Talon supersonic trainer jet crashes and burns near Vance Air Force Base (Oklahoma), pilot ejects:

2018-08-17 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Mayport (Florida), engine failure:

2018-08-17 - Small plane crashes into field in Wellington (Florida), 2 injured:

2018-08-17 - Small plane crashes near Oldman Lake northwest of Edmonton (Canada), 1 killed:

2018-08-17 - Helicopter crashes at airport in Riverside (California), 1 injured:

2018-08-17 - Firefighting helicopter crashes near coastal Ulladulla (Australia), 1 killed:

2018-08-17 - Passenger bus crashes into ditch and overturns, near Rostock (Germany), 16+ injured:

2018-08-17 - Tanker truck veers off road and overturns, on I-84 near Mountain Home (Idaho), 1 injured:

2018-08-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 401 in Quinte West (Canada):

2018-08-17 - Pickup truck veers off road at 11:23 PM, hits pole, bursts into flame, in Boulder (Colorado), 1 killed:

2018-08-17 - Car veers across median, hits tractor trailer, on I-41 in Washington County (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2018-08-17 - Car veers over centerline at 7:10 AM, hits minivan, in Palmdale (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "Information given to investigators that the driver of the VW possibly suffered a medical emergency prior to the collision is currently being investigated by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station..."

2018-08-17 - Car veers over centerline at 2 AM, hits SUV head-on, near Madras (Oregon), 3 killed, 3 injured:

2018-08-17 - Naked man in car hits other cars, gets out, runs around, gets hit by cars, in Rochester (New York):

2018-08-17 - More than 700 people stung by jellyfish along the Baltic Sea in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany):

2018-08-17 - Two pit bulls attack and injure two boys in Munster (Indiana):

2018-08-17 - Two coyotes attack and injure woman's dog in Smyrna (Georgia):

2018-08-17 - Cracks and craters open in riverbeds and two rivers disappear, in France:

Quote: "The Doubs river flows normally in Franche-Comté, France. But since about a week or so, the river has totally dried up over a length of more than 1 km, between Pontarlier and Morteau, although precipitation has been abundant this winter and spring. The river has disappeared, and with it, the fauna and flora. Everything is dead. Two weeks ago, 13km of the Risle River in Normandy also disappeared underground in a large crater. According to geologists, this unprecedented event is due to large cracks and craters in the riverbed."

2018-08-17 - Sinkhole opens on property and swallows dog in Old Forge (Pennsylvania):

2018-08-17 - Volcano Sabancaya erupts in Peru:

2018-08-17 - Volcano Anak Krakatau continues erupting in Indonesia, plus much more:

2018-08-17 - Deep magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Raba (Indonesia):

2018-08-17 - Very shallow M6.4 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Iwo Jima (Japan), preceded by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake just a minute earlier:

2018-08-17 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes along the coast of Costa Rica:

2018-08-17 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Lakewood Park Lake and Webster Lake (Kansas):

2018-08-17 - Lightning strike kills 3 people and injures another in Jharkhand (India):

2018-08-17 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Toronto (Canada):

2018-08-17 - Oil set for longest losing run since 2015 amid economic fears:

2018-08-17 - In a warming world, the fight for water can push nations apart, or bring them together:


  1. Hey everyone. Happy day to y'all. Since it's a weekend, it's raining here (as it has for a mighty long time now, every weekend at least).

    8.2-magnitude quake strikes in South Pacific

    A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey. [more; no tsunami threat]

    Mailman spots massive snake wrapped around a mailbox [short video; probably escaped pet]

    14 Injured After Structure Collapses at Backstreet Boys Concert in Oklahoma

    Richardson, set to perform with the Backstreet Boys at the outdoor pavilion at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, referred to the structure that collapsed as a "tent" and said that crews had arrived to help those who were hurt. [more]

    [poor Lombok can't catch a break; this is about 2 hrs old]
    Fresh tremor prompts landslides on Mount Rinjani in Indonesia's Lombok

    Indonesia earthquake shakes Lombok AGAIN as island hit by 6.3 magnitude tremor after disaster killed 460

    [putting it into perspective for the week]
    Four more major quakes hit the Pacific Rim Sunday including the biggest quake of the year a mag 8.2 Fiji: 12 major quakes in 6 days

    Very deep M8.2 earthquake hits Fiji region, two M6+ aftershocks

    [as usual]
    Wage gap: Pay for CEOs increases dramatically - while average workers get no significant raise

    "In 2017 the average CEO of the 350 largest firms in the US received $18.9 million in compensation, a 17.6 percent increase over 2016. The typical worker's compensation remained flat, rising a mere 0.3 percent," the report said.

    "The 2017 CEO-to-worker compensation ratio of 312-to-1 was far greater than the 20-to-1 ratio in 1965 and more than five times greater than the 58-to-1 ratio in 1989." [more]

    The CIA-run mainstream media is an enemy of the people

    Deep State fabricates the fake narratives as the C.I.A. controls what media can and cannot report

    The reality, over many decades, is that the MSM simply does not know how to present the facts...about anything. Outright lying, subtle deceptions, misleading titles, veiled falsehoods, clever deceits, fictitious narratives, gross exaggerations, purposeful distortions and many other devices are routinely used by the MSM organs of propaganda.

    The critical point here is that the C.I.A. delivers your news - print, network and radio - each and every day from all the major MSM news platforms. [more; Operation Mockingbird]

    Rare August tornado strikes Jackson Metro, Mississippi

    since 1985 this is only the 4th non-tropical tornado the National Weather Service in Jackson has surveyed. [more]

    Signs and Portents: Two-headed snake hatched in Pittston, Pennsylvania

    [more below]

  2. [from Friday]
    Waterspout videoed over Lake Michigan

    Air conditioning use emerges as one of the key drivers of global electricity-demand growth

    [this became a positive feedback loop as soon as it was invented]

    A new IEA report – “The Future of Cooling” – shows that without new efficiency standards the world will be facing a “cold crunch” from the growth in cooling demand in coming decades. [more]

    [what "decades?"]

    Methane leaks from U.S. coal mines have the annual global warming impact of 13 million cars

    Across the US, a major, uncontrolled leak of a potent greenhouse gas is going unregulated and largely unnoticed.

    Climate Home News analysis of government data has identified roughly 300 active and 200 abandoned coal mines, which are the source of almost one-tenth of US methane pollution. [more]

    Rainfall changes projected for northern Britain: Large decreases in average summer rainfall, large increases in winter – High-intensity events to increase in both seasons

    Smoke from California wildfires will blow to UK because of tropical storm

    India warns of “extremely grave” crisis as death toll rises to 385 in Kerala floods – Many thousands await rescue as downpour continues – More than 300,000 people sheltering in relief camps

    Thousands of people in the southern Indian state of Kerala are still awaiting rescue from the worst flooding in nearly 100 years, with heavy rain predicted to continue for at least the next two days.
    With more than 300,000 people sheltering in relief camps and thousands of others on high ground in areas cut off by floods, supplying food, medicine and clean water is a growing challenge for authorities. [more]

    Germany’s failed climate goals: A wake-up call for governments everywhere

    Germany, the nation that did more than any other to unleash the modern renewable-energy industry, is likely to fall short of its goals for reducing harmful carbon-dioxide emissions even after spending over 500 billion euros ($580 billion) by 2025 to overhaul its energy system. [more; Paris Climate Accord was just a show]

    Will August 2018 be the hottest month on record?

    Howe Ridge Fire burns thousands of acres in Glacier National Park

    The fire is on the north end of Lake McDonald north of West Glacier, Montana [more]

    Peter Dykstra: Past deadline and over budget, nuclear energy is struggling.

    Far from the fire and fury of headline-grabbing Trump dramas, the apparent slow death of nuclear power plays on. [more]

  3. Second Chicago boy dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan in Indiana

    A 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday night and a 14-year-old boy died Sunday morning after they were pulled from Lake Michigan in separate incidents near Indiana Dunes State Park.

    The boys, both from Chicago, were found in the water about an hour apart in the same area near the state park in Chesterton, Ind., according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. [more; double JJFH event]

    Bizarre ‘Blue Buttons’ wash ashore in Florida‘blue-buttons’-wash-ashore-in-florida/vi-BBM47kZ [30 sec. psa via Weather Channel]

    Monsanto woes stack up as Bayer stock keeps falling

    on Wednesday, the California Supreme Court turned down Bayer's attempt to keep Roundup's name off a list of known carcinogenic chemicals. [more]

    Man fatally hit by lightning on Long Island, New York

    Earlier this month, three other men were struck by lightning in Queens - two at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park and one in South Jamaica. [more]

    Dead whale found on coast of Greenspond, Newfoundland

    Man mauled to death by pack of 4 dogs in Jamaica

    179 dead seals recorded along southern Maine coast since July 1

    That's three times the average for the entire month of August. [more]

    Lombok in Indonesia struck by 6.9 magnitude earthquake HOURS after first 6.3 quake caused landslides