Friday, December 14, 2018

Event Update For 2018-12-13

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

2018-12-13 - Sewer gas, e.g. hydrogen sulfide, reported outside Whately Elementary School in South Deerfield (Massachusetts), 5100 feet from the Connecticut River:

Quote: "According to Superintendent Darius Modestow, someone had dialed 911 around 8:15 Thursday morning after they detected a strong smell of gas outside of the building. Students and employees were not allowed to enter the building while officials investigated the source of the smell. Gas company officials also arrived on scene, later stating that it was not a natural gas smell, but of sewer gas."

Note: Yet another example of people confusing the smell of hydrogen sulfide with the additive added to natural gas, at least when the hydrogen sulfide is at low concentrations. The people who've gotten hit by more concentrated clouds of hydrogen sulfide - 0.1% or higher - may or may not have confused the two. We can't ask them though, because they're all dead...

2018-12-13 - Mysterious explosion reported in Bakersfield (California):

Quote: "A loud boom that was heard across East Bakersfield last night has residents and authorities confused as to where it came from."

2018-12-13 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 2 AM and kills person in Cook County near Lenox (Georgia):

2018-12-13 - Passenger plane damaged by engine explosion, plane makes emergency landing in Bradley (Connecticut):

Quote: "A Delta flight from Bradley International Airport destined for Atlanta had to turn around after an in-flight emergency. Telemundo CT reporter Miguel Santiesteban, who was on board the plane at the time, said passengers heard what sounded like an explosion and a few minutes later the pilot announced they would be making an emergency landing due to an engine explosion. The plane returned to Bradley Airport."

Note: This is the 192nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-13 - Metal recycling center heavily damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in Rochester (New York):

2018-12-13 - Metal recycling center hit by massive fire, buildings and cars burn, in Harris County (Texas):

Quote: "Officials say several buildings and cars were burned."

2018-12-13 - Large section of East Antarctica being melted by warming ocean water:

Quote: "A group of glaciers spanning an eighth of the East Antarctica coastline are being melted by the warming seas, scientists have discovered. This Antarctic region stores a vast amount of ice, which, if lost, would in the long-term raise global sea level by tens of metres and drown coastal settlements around the world."

2018-12-13 - Fracking business damaged by explosion and fire in Washington (Pennsylvania), 4 injured:

2018-12-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near coastal Bellingham (Washington):

2018-12-13 - Tractors, tractors (excavators), other equipment and barn destroyed by massive blaze in Norfolk County (Canada):

Quote: "Lost were a vast assortment of equipment and an entire year’s harvest. The Norfolk County Fire Department pegs the damage at nearly $7 million. 'We lost everything,' a partner in the business who asked not to be named said. 'Tractors, sprayers, the washing lines, the grading lines, the diggers, a cooler, the apple boxes – everything.'"

Note: These are the 2587th, 2588th, 2589th, 2590th and 2591st tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-13 - Mine truck hauling explosives bursts into flame underground at quarry in Lexington (Kentucky):

Quote: "The truck is at a Vulcan Materials quarry off Manchester Street. It was carrying explosives underground about 600 feet below the surface. As the truck is underground, it is company policy to let the fire burn out. There is no one inside the mine and they don’t expect any threat to people outside."

2018-12-13 - RV bursts into flame at restaurant in Chico (California), 1 injured:

Note: This is the 513th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-12-13 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Sandwich (Massachusetts):

2018-12-13 - Car bursts into flame at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange (Texas):

2018-12-13 - Car bursts into flame on Route 1 in Danvers (Massachusetts):

2018-12-13 - Car bursts into flame at docks in coastal Prince Rupert (Canada):

2018-12-13 - Car bursts into flame near the Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames in coastal London (Britain):

2018-12-13 - Car bursts into flame on Bainton Road in Tallington (Britain):

2018-12-13 - Several cars and auto shop destroyed by fire in Berkeley County (South Carolina):

Quote: "The flames also destroyed several cars."

2018-12-13 - Two cars and garage go up in flames at home in Mercer County (New Jersey), 2 dogs killed:

Quote: "A dog was killed and two cars damaged when a detached two-car garage caught fire in Mercer County on Thursday night."

2018-12-13 - Car restoration business destroyed by huge fire at 11 PM in Indianpolis (Indiana):

2018-12-13 - Barn destroyed by fire before 3:30 AM in the Tualatin Valley (Oregon):

2018-12-13 - Row of shops devastated by fire and explosion(s) at 2 AM in coastal Queens (New York), 12 injured:

Quote: "Later in the morning around 6 a.m., another heavy fire broke out in Queens, this one at a school in Jamaica."

2018-12-13 - Elementary school heavily damaged by fire just before 6 AM in coastal Queens (New York), nobody there:

2018-12-13 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire in coastal Chatham (Massachusetts):

2018-12-13 - American Legion post destroyed by fire in White House (Tennessee):

2018-12-13 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in Mardela Springs (Maryland):

2018-12-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire just before 6:30 AM in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2018-12-13 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Tucson (Arizona), dog killed, nobody there:

2018-12-13 - Home destroyed by fire in Clay County (Kentucky), nobody there:

2018-12-13 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Port au Port East (Canada):

2018-12-13 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire before 2 AM in Schenectady (New York), nobody there:

2018-12-13 - Duplex destroyed by fire shortly after 3 AM on Northeast Fernwood Circle in Lee’s Summit (Missouri), 1 injured:

2018-12-13 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home near Colorado Springs (Colorado), 1 killed:

2018-12-13 - Deadly fire burns home on Shomo Road in Buffalo Mills (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-12-13 - Deadly fire destroys home on Portchfield Road near coastal Newtown on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2018-12-13 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Birmingham (Alabama), 1 killed:

2018-12-13 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Decatur (Illinois):

2018-12-13 - Critically endangered Maui's dolphin found dead on coastal Karioitahi Beach (New Zealand):

Quote: "The body of a young dolphin, thought to be a critically endangered Maui's dolphin, has been found on Waikato's west coast. The dead dolphin was discovered at Karioitahi Beach on Wednesday. The total population of Maui's dolphin is fewer than 100."

2018-12-13 - Thousands of fish found dead in Lake Houston in Kingwood (Texas):

2018-12-13 - After three men found dead in/near water, police see no connection, in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "After three men were found dead near water in Downtown Austin in recent months, Austin police say they see no connection among the cases."

Note: Seems like a pretty obvious connection. They even mention the connection - they've all been found dead in or near water. Maybe once these cops fall over dead or burn to death or whatever then Austin can hire some more intelligent and competent cops. An unknown rotten egg odor just blew through Austin and Pflugerville, mentioned in the 2018-12-11 update. A man was found dead beneath an overpass near a school in Austin on that day too. Austin isn't unique. So many people have been found dead in bodies of water in Bristol (Britain) that people have speculated that there's a serial killer who people have dubbed 'The Bristol Pusher' running around pushing people into canals. The police say there's no evidence to support that. Bristol has also been regularly getting hit by unknown rotten egg odors. Other areas are experiencing the same thing, not all the time, but from time to time. Atmospheric doom is spreading across the planet. This is mainly a problem for people who have a desire to remain alive...

2018-12-13 - Two men in their 30s drop dead in underground parking garage in Moscow (Russia):

2018-12-13 - Man and boy, 31 and 14, found dead in dam reservoir in coastal Durban (South Africa):

2018-12-13 - Woman, 28, has 'medical emergency' in police custody and dies in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2018-12-13 - Teacher, woman, 45, has heart attack during fire drill at school, dies shortly later, in coastal Hertford (North Carolina):

2018-12-13 - Man, EMS major, has 'medical event' during wilderness training, dies shortly later, in Cumberland County (North Carolina):

Quote: "According to officials, Maj. Tommy McNeill had a 'serious medical event' while teaching a wilderness search and rescue class at the Vander Fire Department in Cumberland County. McNeill was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he passed away."

Note: Ground Control to Major Tom!

2018-12-13 - Man, 74, found dead in submerged pickup truck at boat launch on coastal St. Helena Island (South Carolina):

2018-12-13 - Man, 72, falls off boat and dies in Douglas Lake (Tennessee):

2018-12-13 - Person found dead in body of water on public land in Ottawa County (Oklahoma):

2018-12-13 - Man, 46, found dead in shower at Lake County Jail in Porter County (Indiana):

2018-12-13 - Man drops dead near train tracks in Athens (Georgia):

2018-12-13 - Man, 45, found dead near mall in Gazipur area in Delhi (India):

2018-12-13 - Boy, 14, found dead in pond in Thoravi (India):

2018-12-13 - Man found dead in van in layby near Mow Lane in Astbury (Britain):

2018-12-13 - Man in his 30s found dead outside home in Litherland (Britain), 1.5 miles from the ocean:

2018-12-13 - Passenger sickens on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Bristol (Britain):

Quote: "An easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Madrid was forced into an emergency landing in England after a passenger on board required urgent medical assistance. The aircraft departed Edinbugh Airport just after 3pm and had been expected to arrive in the Spanish capital just after 7pm (local time). But the aircraft was forced to turn around above the south England coast, near Plymouth. The plane has since landed safely at Bristol Airport."

2018-12-13 - Woman has 'medical problem', car veers over centerline, hits car head-on, near Camp Verde (Arizona), 2 injured:

Quote: "'At this point in the investigation, it seems (the driver of the Chevrolet) suffered a medical problem, which caused her to cross the centerline striking the Buick,' said Darby Martin chief administrative assistant with CVMO."

2018-12-13 - Boy, 17, has 'medical condition', car crashes into ditch, in Sinclairsville (New York), 1 injured:

Quote: "A 17-year-old male was taken to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. Thursday following a motor vehicle crash in Sinclairville. The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Lester Street, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said Thursday night. Sheriff's reports say the vehicle the teen was driving left the roadway and went into a ditch due to an apparent medical condition. The driver sustained serious physical injuries and was taken to the hospital via Starflight."

2018-12-13 - Small plane crashes into field near Valparaiso (Indiana), 1 killed:

2018-12-13 - Passenger train crashes head-on into maintenance train at 6:30 AM in Ankara (Turkey), 9+ killed, dozens injured:

2018-12-13 - Tanker truck overturns before 5 AM on Route 24 in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2018-12-13 - Tanker truck overturns on I-84 in Nampa (Idaho):

2018-12-13 - Tractor trailer overturns, bursts into flame, in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-12-13 - SUV veers off road at 2:18 AM, hits trees, on I-95 in coastal Hobe Sound (Florida), 1 killed:

2018-12-13 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Templeton (Massachusetts):

2018-12-13 - Car and heavy truck collide head-on, on Highway 5 near Saskatoon (Canada), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2018-12-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into pole and overturns, in Moraga (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "A medical event may have caused him to lose control, King said, and the Honda ran off the road, up the pole into support wires and flipped."

2018-12-13 - Car veers off road, crashes into culvert, near Lake Lawtonka (Oklahoma), 1 killed:

Quote: "The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office is now working to determine if the man died from a medical condition or from the crash."

2018-12-13 - Man, 37, goes nuts, yells and throws stuff, gets apprehended, stops breathing and dies, in New Braunfels (Texas):

Quote: "New Braunfels police say officers were called to a home on Stonecrest Path just before 11 p.m. about a man yelling loudly and throwing things. Officers got there and quickly determined the man was actually having a sudden medical issue that was prompting the behavior. Police say they were able to calm the man down enough for them to handcuff him with his permission to keep him from hurting himself. Within minutes of their arrival, police say they had called for paramedics to come to the scene. The New Braunfels Fire Department arrived about five minutes later. The man — later identified as 37-year-old Bryan Boyd — was then placed on a stretcher in an ambulance to keep him from thrashing his arms and legs. Just after 11:20 p.m., police say Boyd stopped breathing.  The paramedics began doing CPR and took him to a hospital in New Braunfels where he would die about 40 minutes later."

Note: New Braunfels is about 45 miles as the gas blows southwest of Austin, where the bodies have been found in or near water and where an unknown rotten egg odor just blew through...

2018-12-13 - Bear attacks and critically injures woman, drags her more than 80 yards, in Muncy Creek Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards (73 meters). The attack happened Wednesday in Muncy Creek Township, which is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Williamsport."

2018-12-13 - Sinkhole opens and damages cars at intersection in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-12-13 - Building partially collapses in Eureka (Kansas):

2018-12-13 - Water main breaks on street in Austin (Texas):

2018-12-13 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in New Britain (Connecticut):

2018-12-13 - Student has 'medical emergency' in bathroom at school in Bradford (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Assistant Superintendent Sam Johnson said a student had a medical emergency in a bathroom. When it happened, a school nurse was brought in right away, and the police and an ambulance took her across the street to Bradford Regional Medical Center."

2018-12-13 - Person has 'medical incident' at park in Bristol (Britain):

Quote: "Avon and Somerset Constabulary told Bristol Live that officers were attending a 'medical incident'."

Note: Same city where the passenger plane made an emergency landing on this day after a passenger sickened. An unknown rotten egg odor has regularly been hitting Bristol too, last mentioned in the 2018-11-27 update. A passenger plane also got hit by smoke and made an emergency landing in Bristol earlier this month, mentioned in the 2018-12-05 update...

2018-12-13 - Arctic was hit by second-warmest summer on record this year:

2018-12-13 - Heatwave bakes parts of South Africa:

2018-12-13 - Volcano Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica:

2018-12-13 - Large dust storm rolls through Coonamble in New South Wales (Australia):

2018-12-13 - The three highest-volume US rainfall events on record all happened in the past three years:

2018-12-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit parts of Victoria (Australia):

2018-12-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Melbourne (Australia):

2018-12-13 - Heavy rain and flooding hit central Vietnam, 13+ killed:

2018-12-13 - First-ever sun-dimming experiment will mimic volcanic eruption in attempt to reverse global warming:

2018-12-13 - Non-migratory great black hawk somehow ends up on the coast in Maine:

Quote: "The great black hawk had never been reported anywhere in the United States before this year, let alone 2,000 miles from home. The young raptor first showed up in Texas in April, reappeared in August in Biddeford, Maine, and then turned up in late November in Portland, Maine."

2018-12-13 - Virginia Galactic spacecraft climbs to the edge of space above California:

Quote: "A Virgin Galactic spacecraft flew more than 50 miles above the Mojave Desert in California on Thursday morning, climbing into the edge of space for about a minute, a crucial milestone in the race to make big-business space tourism a reality."


  1. Great work, Jonny - more evidence compiled every day under your watchful eye that shows the ancient method of extinction is in full swing and progressing.

    When my niece was up here visiting over Thanksgiving, I asked her about Lake Travis and all the people dying near there or in it. She didn't know anything about it, but she's new to the area (only lived in Austin for about a year or two at most). Mike's posted these stories and more. It's great when we get first hand knowledge from him, Tom N. from "down under" and Fran in OK, documenting these unusual occurrences and/or conditions on the ground, which are becoming normal due to their proliferation. Thanks people!

    These "medical conditions" or "episodes" occur with increasing frequency as time rolls on. Back in 2010 there weren't as many as there are now, or at least we didn't get the reports that now come in multiples daily.

    At least 28 injured as tram derails and flips over in Lisbon, Portugal

    The tram went off the rails on a bend at the bottom of a steep hill, according to officials.

    It struck a building before it fell on its side, initially trapping about a dozen people in the wreckage and hurting others on the sidewalk. [more]

    Parts of Victoria in Australia hit with a month's worth of rain in a day as cyclone menaces north

    Saturday, 15 December 2018
    Obamacare struck down

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Obamacare [5 min. video]

    US Soldiers Leave Canceled Amid Russian Ukrainian Armed Stand-off [~ 29.25 min. video and text, links]

    Saturday, 15 December 2018
    Shark numbers in Australia down by 90%

    Shark numbers decline by up to 90% in five decades off Queensland coast

    Researchers conclude the most likely cause for the dramatic declines is commercial fishing [more; there are other factors too]

    [more later]

  2. PG&E Accused by Regulators of Falsifying Pipeline Safety Records

    PG&E Corp., already under scrutiny for a deadly California wildfire last month, now faces potential penalties for allegedly breaking natural gas pipeline safety rules and falsifying records, state regulators said.

    The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday that the state’s biggest utility owner systematically violated rules to prevent construction crews from accidentally damaging pipelines during excavations. PG&E also allegedly falsified records for locating and marking pipes from 2012 to 2017, according to the statement.

    “Utility falsification of safety related records is a serious violation of law and diminishes our trust in the utility’s reports on their progress,” commission President Michael Picker said in the statement. “These findings are another example of why we are investigating PG&E’s safety culture.” [more]

    Dow dives nearly 500 points to its lowest close since May

    Wall Street tumbles on global growth worries, J&J decline

    Wall Street's three major indexes tumbled on Friday and the Dow confirmed a correction as weak data from China and Europe stoked fears of a global economic slowdown, while Johnson & Johnson shares were the biggest drag after Reuters reported the company knew for decades that its Baby Powder contained asbestos.

    The S&P 600 (.SPCY) small cap index confirmed it was in a bear market after closing 20.05 percent below its Aug. 31 peak, falling 1.6 percent on the day.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) fell 496.87 points, or 2.02 percent, to 24,100.51, 10 percent below its Oct. 3 closing high.
    The S&P 500 (.SPX) lost 50.59 points, or 1.91 percent, to 2,599.95, 11.3 percent lower than its Sept. 20 record close, marking the poorest performance for the benchmark since it fell more than 14 percent between May 2015 and January 2016.

    And with Friday's close the losses inflicted by the correction are deeper than the declines suffered earlier this year.
    The Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) dropped 159.67 points, or 2.26 percent, to 6,910.67. [more]

    Denialistic Crash Mode

    Recession stocks got pounded today, as the last leg of the stool crumbled. The denialists cast about for any reason why. It obviously can't be due to global synchronized meltdown in real-time...[more]

    Strange phenomena occurring prior to earthquakes! [~ 11 min. MrMBB333 video]

    Florence-ravaged areas face more river flooding as Wilmington, North Carolina, hits 100-inch yearly rain total

    Flooding will plague residents living along many swollen rivers in the southeastern United States despite dry weather taking hold from Sunday through Wednesday.

    Following the latest bout of heavy rain Friday into Saturday, many rivers are at minor to moderate flood stage from northern Florida to North Carolina. [more]

    12/14/2018 -- Earthquake unrest likely next several days -- Keep Watch + Have a plan [~ 36 min. dutchsinse video]

    [more below]

  3. E. coli fears prompt cauliflower and lettuce recall

    Cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce harvested at the end of November is being recalled amid E. coli fears.

    Adam Bros. Farming in Santa Maria, Calif., is believed to be the source of the potential outbreak although none of its products have yet to test positive for E. coli.

    The products do not involve all of the farm’s vegetables and the company believes any potential threat is limited to certain fields where the vegetables were cultivated.

    The cauliflower was distributed to wholesalers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, while the red leaf and green leaf lettuce were not distributed to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. [more]

    Cow steals spotlight at student's graduation photo shoot

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot.

    The Columbia Missourian reports that senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano brought the 3-year-old cow, named Amelia, to campus on Thursday to join his commencement photo shoot.

    Montalbano worked with cattle throughout his undergraduate studies with the university's Foremost Dairy Research Center. [more]

    Storm train to keep rolling through northwestern US with rain, snow and wind

    Rain, wind, mountain snow and rough surf will take aim at the Northwest and California at the end of the weekend as the barrage of Pacific storms continues.

    The region will have little time to gather itself after gusty winds from a storm late Friday caused tree damage and power outages in western Washington.

    Over 100,000 people were without power for a time on Friday night, including nearly 50,000 in the Seattle metro area.

    More storms are lining up across the northern Pacific Ocean with their sights set on the Pacific Northwest.

    "Storms will arrive approximately every 24 to 36 hours through next Thursday," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

    "One of the bigger storms in the train will hit from Sunday to Sunday night," Sosnowski added.[more]

    [last bit below]

  4. British zoo evacuated after fire breaks out at large indoor exhibit

    A zoo in northern England said it had evacuated all visitors on Saturday after a fire broke out in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain.

    Pictures on social media showed flames and plumes of smoke emerging from Chester Zoo which said it was now closed.

    Chester Zoo is home to 21,000 animals across 125 acres, attracting 1.9 million visitors a year, its website said. The 40 million pound ($50.3 million) sub-tropical Monsoon Forest section is home to animals including Sumatran orangutans, macaques, snakes and crocodiles. [more]

    'Extinction is not an option': the $1bn push to save orcas in Washington

    Five months after twin tragedies cast a spotlight on the state’s ailing orcas, Washington plans to spend more than $1bn to stave off extinction. [more; yet to be voted on]

    [SURF'S UP!!]
    Massive waves 25 to 40 feet expected to accompany Bay Area storms

    A pair of storms is expected to slam the Bay Area coastline this weekend with monster waves as high as 40 feet, the biggest so far this year, prompting the National Weather Service to warn beach visitors to be extra careful around the water.

    The highest waves will probably be seen around Mavericks Beach off the northern coast of Half Moon Bay, where surfers are eagerly awaiting those 40-foot whoppers, said Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Bay Area office. [more]

  5. Trump Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid ethics probes – “Surrounding himself with former lobbyists, it quickly became clear that Ryan Zinke was a pawn for the oil and gas industry”

    Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House Saturday, facing intense pressure to step down because of multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings in his home state of Montana and his conduct while in office. [more]

    Dog attack leaves baby in 'critical' condition in Yaxley, UK - dies weeks later (UPDATE)

    Comment: UPDATE: The Sun reports on the 14th December:
    A BABY boy has died weeks after being savaged by his family's Staffordshire bull terriers, police said. [more]

    Flash floods cause havoc in Melbourne, Australia

    "It has never happened like this before." [more; see videos]

    Huge green meteor fireball from Geminid meteor shower captured on Indiana officer's dash cam

  6. Severe weather hits Sicily, Italy: Violent storm drops 50cm (20 inches) of hail in Messina

    Desert turns green in Saudi Arabia

    The year’s brightest comet will come within 7 million miles of Earth – a proximity that won’t happen again for 20 years – and will be visible to the naked eye this weekend

    [if it wasn't so overcast around here, I might have had a chance to see it]

    Kilauea most recent eruption was its largest in at least 200 years

    Fireball that exploded over the US Thule Air Base in Greenland shook Earth, triggering seismic sensors