Sunday, June 9, 2019

Event Update For 2019-06-08

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

2019-06-08 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "An Allegiant Air flight from Las Vegas to Stockton, California had to turn around Saturday because of smoke in the cockpit."

Note: This is the 68th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-08 - Cars and car dealership destroyed by fire at 12:13 AM on North Broad Street in Meriden (Connecticut), nobody there:

Quote: "The fire broke out at 12:13 a.m. at Fire Star Cars LLC on North Broad St, according to fire officials. No one was injured, and no one was inside the building at the time. Several cars for sale outside were also destroyed in the fire."

2019-06-08 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars and mobile home burn, in Bloomington (California):

Quote: "A large fire tore through a junkyard Saturday evening in the unincorporated area of Bloomington, authorities said. The fire began at about 6:45 p.m., burning through 1/4 acre of scrapped cars and a mobile home, said Battalion Chief Mike McClintock with the San Bernardino County Fire Department. The large fire left heavy amounts of charred debris throughout the yard."

2019-06-08 - Underground electrical explosion and fire cause blackouts in coastal Yonkers (New York):

2019-06-08 - Chemical factory goes up in flames at 2 AM near bridge over the Hooghly River in Kolkata (India):

2019-06-08 - Tar bubbling with methane oozing out of the sidewalks near the The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "Saturday evening, locals told KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen that they have become quite accustomed to seeing tar oozing up through the sidewalks — just not this much of it. 'I’ve lived here for about 20 years,' said Andrea Ross-Greene, 'and this is the worst it’s ever been.' Miracle Mile resident Matthew Kogan concurred. 'You see a little bit of tar oozing up between the pavement,' Kogan says, 'all over the neighborhood. That’s not unusual but this seems to be flow tar. I’ve never seen this before.' Not to mention the constant hissing sound coming from the ground — it’s methane."

2019-06-08 - Fertilizer industry is releasing 100 times more methane than previous estimates, study suggests:

2019-06-08 - Coal silo erupts in flame at 3:49 AM at power plant in coastal Pensacola (Florida), 1 injured:

2019-06-08 - Auto parts warehouse destroyed by huge fire in Portland (Oregon):

2019-06-08 - Wildfire breaks out, grows rapidly to 1700 acres, in Yolo County (California), evacuations ensue:

2019-06-08 - Wildfire grows to 7,225 acres east of Cave Creek (Arizona), zero containment:

2019-06-08 - Ferry ship bursts into flame on the Padma River in Rajbari District (Bangladesh):

Quote: "A fire in the Padma River in the Daulatdia Ghat area of the Rajbari was caused by a fire in Amanat Shah Ferry. On Saturday (June 8) at 8 pm a fire broke out."

2019-06-08 - Cargo ship 'Mentari Selaras' bursts into flame near coastal Sumba Island (Indonesia):

Quote: "General cargo ship MENTARI SELARAS caught fire in superstructure, probably in engine room, on Jun 8, in vicinity 09 34S 120 15E, near Waingapu port, Sumba island, Indonesia, Savu sea. Understood 17 crew remained on board, SAR team from Waingapu was deployed to assist crew in firefighting."

Note: These are the 482nd and 483rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-94 near Pendleton (Oregon):

2019-06-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at Walmart in Waterville (Maine), near the Kennebec River:

2019-06-08 - Six semi tractors destroyed by fire while parked at business in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Quote: "Lincoln Fire & Rescue responded to multiple semi tractors on fire at the Sysco plant in northwest Lincoln. It happened late Saturday night near NW 12th & Kingbird Rd. Acting Battalion Chief Bob Watton tells 10/11 Now the call came in around 10:40, after receiving reports of a truck on fire in the area. Upon arrival, LFR found multiple rigs ablaze. Watton says, in all, six total rigs were destroyed as a result of the fire."

2019-06-08 - Tractor bursts into flame at 12:55 AM, rolls into power lines, in Luxemburg (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

Quote: "A 54-year-old Green Bay man died after the tractor he was driving caught fire Saturday morning. First responders were called around 12:55 a.m. Saturday to Tonet Road, north of County Road K, in Luxemburg for a report of a tractor on fire that had rolled into the power lines, according to the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department."

Note: These are the 935th, 936th, 937th, 938th, 939th, 940th, 941st, 942nd and 943rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-06-08 - RV bursts into flame while parked at property on Lone Eagle Drive in Christiana (Tennessee), 1 injured:

2019-06-08 - RV bursts into flame in parking lot on Bay Street in Barry’s Bay (Canada):

Note: These are the 198th and 199th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-06-08 - Minivan bursts into flame in parking lot at store in Alexandria (Minnesota):

2019-06-08 - SUV bursts into flame in Askham Bryan (Britain):

Quote: "Time 0932 Location: Askham Bryan area, York Fire to the engine compartment of a Landrover was extinguished by the Acomb crew using a hose reel. The cause was believed to be an electrical fault."

2019-06-08 - Two cars go up in flames on Clifton Avenue in Clifton (New Jersey):

2019-06-08 - Car bursts into flame on Route 28 near landfill in coastal Bourne (Massachusetts):

2019-06-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, on Woodborough Road in Radstock (Britain):

2019-06-08 - Car bursts into flame on Carr Moss Lane in Halsall (Britain):

2019-06-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Villa Avenue in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):

2019-06-08 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in storage yard in coastal San Leandro (California):

2019-06-08 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:26 AM on Beidleman Road in Franklin Township (New Jersey):

2019-06-08 - Marae (Polynesian sacred place) destroyed by huge blaze at 12:30 AM in coastal Wellington (New Zealand):

2019-06-08 - Plastics factory destroyed by transformer fire at 3 AM in Mailardevpally (India):

2019-06-08 - Garage destroyed by fire shortly before midnight at home on East Prairie Avenue in Decatur (Illinois):

2019-06-08 - Fourplex condo building heavily damaged by fire in Orchard Park (New York):

2019-06-08 - Luxury apartment complex under construction devastated by massive fire in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2019-06-08 - Deadly fire burns home shortly after 2 AM on Adams Street in Indianapolis (Indiana), 2 killed:

2019-06-08 - Deadly fire spreads from clothing warehouse to school in Faridabad (India), 3 killed:

2019-06-08 - Vacant home burns just before 1 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2019-06-08 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Oakland Avenue in coastal Westport (Massachusetts):

2019-06-08 - Two more gray whales found dead on the coast in Alaska:

2019-06-08 - Thousands of fish suddenly die at Eagle Lakes Community Park in coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "Hank Molle bikes at the park almost every day. 'Just yesterday, probably around 10 the morning, this place was pristine,' Molle said. This morning, visitors like Droese said they could smell the dead marine life from a quarter mile away."

2019-06-08 - Four children die in pond in Kampong Cham (Cambodia):

2019-06-08 - Woman, 49, loses consciousness and dies while swimming to shore after diving at Mystery Lake Scuba Park in Wendell (North Carolina):

Quote: "Authorities are investigating why a Virginia woman died while scuba diving at a former North Carolina quarry site. Media organizations report that the woman died Saturday afternoon after swimming to the surface of Mystery Lake Scuba Park and citing breathing problems. The Wake County Sheriff's Office says 49-year-old Ronda Dalton of Pulaski, Virginia, and her boyfriend were swimming back to shore when Dalton lost consciousness. Emergency medical workers were unable to revive her."

2019-06-08 - Firefighter, middle-aged man, has 'medical emergency' on duty, dies shortly later, in Eureka (Missouri):

Quote: "In a statement, the fire department said he suffered a medical emergency on Thursday."

2019-06-08 - Child under 10 found dead at home in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

2019-06-08 - Man in his 60s found dead on trail at Mianus River Park in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut):

2019-06-08 - Man, 56, found dead in Blue Springs Lake (Missouri):

Quote: "A man identified as 56-year-old Bernard L. Lindsey, was seen casting a net near the spillway. About one hour later, he was seen floating face down in the water, according to the highway patrol’s report. He was pulled to shore by a bystander."

2019-06-08 - Man drops dead on sidewalk before 6 AM in Las Cruces (New Mexico):

2019-06-08 - Man, 50, found dead in Douglas Lake (Tennessee):

2019-06-08 - Person found dead in the Ohio and Erie Canal in Akron (Ohio):

2019-06-08 - Man, 50 to 70, found dead in the water in ponding basin outside of Tulare (California):

2019-06-08 - Man, 39, found dead in Watchic Lake in Standish (Maine):

2019-06-08 - Woman found dead in canal in Socorro (Texas):

2019-06-08 - Girl, 14, loses consciousness in the Assomption River in St-Come, dies shortly later in Montreal (Canada):

Quote: "The girl was found unconscious in the Assomption river in St-Come, about 110 kilometres north of Montreal."

2019-06-08 - Man in his 50s, writer, drops dead at home in coastal Kochi (India):

2019-06-08 - Girl, 7, found dead in pond in Sirajganj District (Bangladesh):

2019-06-08 - Person found dead in the water near Hawes Pier in coastal South Queensferry (Scotland):

2019-06-08 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "A transatlantic flight from San Francisco to Dublin Airport had to be diverted after the crew became aware of a medical emergency on board."

2019-06-08 - Small plane crashes and burns in coastal Mattituck (New York), 2 killed:

2019-06-08 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Hemet (California), 1 killed:

2019-06-08 - Small plane crashes into residential area in Medford (Oregon), 2 injured:

2019-06-08 - Small plane crashes at airport in Kissimmee (Florida):

2019-06-08 - Small plane crashes into Lake Eildon in central Victoria (Australia), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-06-08 - Helicopter crash-lands in Adams County (Colorado):

2019-06-08 - Woman, 63, falls off cruise ship at 5 AM and disappears near the island of Mallorca (Spain):

2019-06-08 - Subway train derails in tunnel in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 9+ injured:

2019-06-08 - Transit bus veers of road, crashes into two parked vehicles, in Kettering (Ohio), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "What caused the bus to go off the road remains under investigation, and it would be speculation as to whether the driver suffered a medical issue, Sanders said."

2019-06-08 - Tanker truck overturns near coastal Ventura (California), 2 killed:

2019-06-08 - Tractor trailer slams into barrier and overturns on I-5 in Albany (Oregon), 1 injured:

2019-06-08 - Heavy truck's brakes fail, truck crashes down hill, in coastal San Fernando (Philippine Islands), 8 killed, 25 injured:

2019-06-08 - Minivan overturns on I-76 near Roggen (Colorado), 1 killed, 5 injured:

2019-06-08 - SUV veers off road and overturns at 2:20 AM on Snelling Road in Merced County (California), 1 killed:

2019-06-08 - SUV overturns into ditch in Gainesville (Florida), 7 injured:

2019-06-08 - Pickup truck crashes into bridge, overturns into riverbed, bursts into flame, near Florence (Colorado), 1 killed:

Quote: "Troopers say the 17-year-old driver lost control of the truck while traveling on Fremont County Road 19, went off the side of the road, and crashed into a bridge. The impact flipped the pickup into the riverbed, then the truck burst into flames."

2019-06-08 - Car veers off road and crashes near Loris (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2019-06-08 - Car veers off road at 3:50 AM, overturns several times, in Drew County (Arkansas), 1 killed:

2019-06-08 - Car veers off road at 4:23 AM, crashes into pole and tree, in Haskins (Ohio), 1 killed:

2019-06-08 - Hundreds of sinkholes opening in Konya Province (Turkey):

2019-06-08 - Sinkhole opens on street in Palm Springs (California):

2019-06-08 - Building collapses in Charlotte (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2019-06-08 - Balcony collapses at apartment building in Grand Forks (North Dakota), 5 injured:

2019-06-08 - Home collapses in coastal Chennai (India), 4 injured:

2019-06-08 - Woman, 83, pulled unconscious and not breathing from swimming pool at home in Phoenix (Arizona):

2019-06-08 - Girl, 8, pulled unconscious from swimming pool, resuscitated, in Ridgefield (New Jersey):

2019-06-08 - College student, man, pitcher, has 'medical event' during baseball game in Starkville (Mississippi):

Quote: "The school said Eagan, a junior who did not play in Saturday's game, suffered a 'non-athletic medical event' before the seventh inning that delayed the game for several minutes."

Quote: "An ambulance pulled up to the stadium very shortly thereafter. Eagan was loaded into the vehicle on a stretcher. The stretcher was propped up, and Eagan had his legs propped up as well. He did not appear to be unconscious."

2019-06-08 - Arctic coastal erosion revealed by drone images:

2019-06-08 - Underwater magma chambers breathing, expanding and contracting due to tides trigger earthquakes:

2019-06-08 - Significant earthquake swarm shaking Fontana (California):

Quote: "The likelihood of a larger seismic event, given how many quakes that have occurred over such an extended period, is higher than normal, the scientist said. 'People ought to be concerned,' said Hauksson. 'This is probably the most prolific swarm in that area of the Fontana seismic zone that we’ve seen in the past three decades.'"

2019-06-08 - Extreme heatwave forecast for Pakistan:

2019-06-08 - Heavy rain and flooding damage buildings and crops in Jiangxi Province (China), 45,000 people evacuated:

Quote: "About 45,000 people have been evacuated in the southeastern Chinese province of Jiangxi due to ongoing torrential rainfalls and ensuing floods, the local agency in charge of emergency situations said. In some settlements, rescue workers use boats to cross the flooded streets. As of Saturday, more than 50 buildings have been destroyed due to the rise in water level, with nearly 90 others seriously damaged. As many as 1,200 local residents are in need of relief assistance. The flood also inflicted significant damage on agricultural lands, affecting more than 37,000 hectares (91,429 acres) of crop areas."

2019-06-08 - Heavy rain and flooding hit western Poland:

2019-06-08 - Oak tree planted by Trump and Macron at the White House dies:


  1. Probably one of the smallest number of cars to burn up since i've been reading JJFH!

    Rain for a few days around here after a superb day yesterday.

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 6.9.19 I Was Not Born To Live To Die [~ 16.6 min.]

    La Brea Tar Pits, Methane & EQ Report with Margo (June 9, 2019) [~ 74.75 min.]

    Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

    The cause of the fire is under investigation. [more]

    What is killing the grey whales? Dead gray whale radiation levels were higher than many of the salmon and halibut Bill Laughing-Bear has tested off the coast of Alaska

    Scientists warn Russian Bolshaya Udina volcano could erupt at any time and cause destruction on scale of Pompeii

    Scientists warn that a long-dormant volcano is showing new signs of activity, and an eruption could spell disaster in Russia and beyond.

    The Bolshaya Udina volcano was believed to be extinct until 2017, when increasing seismic activity was detected beneath it has come back to life. [more; now classified as "active"]

    Commerce Department official killed in apparent murder-suicide: DC police

    Facebook removes 'far-right conspiracy' site Natural News

    6 dead, 1 missing after heavy rain causes flooding in southeast China

    Xinhua said that 88,000 people have been evacuated in Jiangxi province following strong winds, hail and floods. More than 100 houses have been destroyed.

    Heavy rain is forecast to continue until June 12. [more]

    Lightning strike kills Florida motorcyclist on I-95 in Volusia County

    An FHP spokesperson said the lightning struck the man's helmet and shattered it. [more]

    One dead and several injured as crane smashes into Dallas apartment block during storm

    [more below]

  2. Huge outbreak of noctilucent clouds occur in Europe, US

    Mount Sinabung erupts in western Indonesia - ash spewed 7km high

    India faces drought crisis across nation

    Floods paralyse Bangkok traffic after downpour

    Flash floods turn deadly in Ouest Department, Haiti

    Several people have died and some are still missing after flash floods in Haiti. [more]

    A psychopath's dream: The plain and horrible physics and biophysics of wireless technology

    Even though environment is acknowledged in warnings, emphasis remains on humans. This backwards priority suggests a dangerous disregard for, or lack of, complete understanding.

    I won't say the misguided cautionary campaign, including the opposition to 5G per se, is ALL deliberate controlled opposition, but wittingly or not, these entities flirt with terminal disaster by perpetuating the threat. They suggest we can dance with the devil (a reined-in 4G), but 'OMG,' 5G must go! Well, the principles of physics are not forgiving. 2G-4G is a quite sufficiently terminal nightmare.

    No exposed living thing is exempt. Bee, bird, tree, pet.[more]

    Le Show for 6/9/2019
    Remembering Creole chef Leah Chase and Dr. John [~ 1 hr.]

    Monday, 10 June 2019
    Focus on Ebola
    Update on the ebola outbreak

    [contains more on the "mysterious" deaths in DR lately]

    USGS has been REMOVING earthquakes from its maps in N California/Oroville area

    Margo has identified that USGS has been removing earthquakes in the Northern California Chico-Oroville- Almanor region.
    [more; two videos]

    Wildfires raging in the West as flooding threatens South [~ 2.5 min. news spot]

    Two new fires erupted, including one in Southern California, while more than 9 inches of rain has fallen in parts of North Carolina.

  3. [some of the many news stories covered by Rice Farmer]
    News Links, June 10, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    The risks are rising that the dollar could lose its special global standing

    Fed uses Chicago conference to signal it will use quantitative easing aggressively to fight next recession
    "If you thought you saw QE before, this is going to be QE squared," Posen said. [won't work]

    Deflation alert in Europe as markets lose faith in 'powerless' ECB

    Trade war clouds outlook as finance chiefs meet in Fukuoka

    Fitch Cuts Pemex to Junk, on Track for Largest "Fallen Angel" in History. Cuts Mexico to Near Junk
    President of Mexico not amused.

    IBM is laying off more than 1,000 employees

    Job Cuts Soar 46% in May
    Job cuts announced by U.S.-based companies jumped an unhealthy 46% between April and May to 58,577. It is another sign the job market is softening, and with that comes the threat of a sharp economic slowdown. [won't affect the phony unempl. #s]

    Boeing delayed fix of defective 737 MAX warning light for three years: U.S. lawmakers

    American Airlines extends cancellations from grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept. 3

    US-Turkey Relations At Precipice; Turks Start S-400 Training

    U.S. 7th Fleet Cruiser Ignores Rules At Sea - Nearly Collides With Russian Destroyer

    China targeting Pacific isles for strategic bases

    America's Global Hegemony Could Be Coming to an End

    U.S. envoy, in interview, does not rule out Israeli annexation in West Bank

    Russia keen to sell yuan bonds to deepen ties with China and further reduce US dollar dependence

    Russia-China: a Strategic Alliance for the 21st Century

    The Pentagon's New Strategy For The Indo-Pacific Region

    Military-Industrial Blockbuster: United Technologies To Buy Raytheon, Creating One Of World's Largest Defense Firms

    The US is Waging a Quiet Scientific War Against Iran

    Trump's delayed 'Deal of the Century' already dead

    U.S. Tighten Noose Around Venezuela's Oil Industry

    At US-Mexico border, migrants from Africa, Haiti wait to seek asylum

    A "Gusher Of Red Ink" For U.S. Shale

    Oil Industry Banks On Shaky Plastic Bet

    The global boom in natural gas demand is about to slow, the International Energy Agency says

    Water Day Zero Coming To A City Near You

    High-Tech can't last: there are limited essential elements

    U.S. Farms Are Facing Their Worst Crisis In A Generation – And Now Here Comes Another Monster Storm

    Midwest Flooding, the Corn and Soy Crops, and Knock-On Effects

    Genetically Engineered Wheat Found in Unplanted Washington Field

    Turns out there's more plastic pollution in the deep ocean
    than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    [continued below]

  4. Quarter of pesticides used in US are banned in EU

    Vietnam war: 44 years on, birth defects from America's Agent Orange are increasing
    As cases pass 2K, key facts about Congo Ebola epidemic

    How to Protect Sharks From Overfishing

    Heatstroke kills monkeys as India suffers in searing temperatures

    Junk food may be fuelling rise in food allergies, say experts

    Quantifying The Staggering Cost Of IT Outages

    Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source

    Russian reporter's arrest sparks outrage

    Give up your password or go to jail: Police push legal boundaries to get into cellphones

    Don't Trust the FBI to Properly Use Its Massive Facial Recognition Database

    What Will the E-Verify Program Be Used to Surveil Next?

    Actions For Assange: Ideas And Examples Of How To Help

    YouTube, Facebook Purges Are More Extensive Than You Think

    The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley's Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent

    Internet Free Speech All but Dead

    Syria - Western Media Glorification Of Syrian Jihadist Is A Sign That The War Is Far From Its End

    Russia ready to fill China's food gap left by US in trade war fallout

    The unintended consequences of Trump's ban on Huawei are starting to appear

    Tulsi Gabbard Pushes No War Agenda – and the Media Is out to Kill Her Chances

    Jobs creation slows dramatically with payrolls up just 75,000 in May, much worse than expected

    Forget lower jobs growth, the number of people who've stopped looking for work is much more worrisome [because they don't count in stats of unemployment!]

    Whitewashing War Crimes Has Become the American Way

    Walgreens cuts long-time health benefit for retired employees in 'unusual' move

    How the Great Recession Is Still Straining State Finances 10 Years Later

    Used-Car Wholesale Prices Surge, Retail Volume Drops. New Cars Sink Deeper into Carmageddon

  5. Helicopter crashes into NYC high rise. Pilot dead.

  6. Almost 6/11 for the numerically challenged!

    [There's a flood of news about flooding ..]

    Rare double waterspout spins through the sky above beachgoers in southern Thailand

    Flash floods sweep vehicles away in China after heavy rainstorm

    Flash floods and storms reportedly kill 31 people in Iran - 25 by lightning strikes

    Sulawesi in Indonesia engulfed by floods, thousands evacuated

    2 more dead gray whales have been found in Alaska, bringing the year's toll to 75 along the US West Coast

    5 killed in floods and landslides in Tajikistan and Afghanistan

    wo people died and one building was destroyed after a mudslide in Panjakent district in Sughd province. [more]

    Metro stations and streets flooded after heavy rainfall in Ankara, Turkey

    Beta Taurid meteor shower may pack an unexpected punch

    There is an annual meteor shower in June that hardly anyone has ever seen, but it may be responsible for one of the biggest modern asteroid impacts on record.

    Starting on June 5 and running until July 18 of each year, Earth passes through a stream of meteoroids in space - bits of rock and ice left behind by a comet known as 2P/Encke as it travels around the Sun. As these bits of comet debris are swept up by the planet's atmosphere, they produce bright flashes of light across the sky. This is the Beta Taurid meteor shower, which reaches peak activity on June 28-29.

    there's a catch to the June Beta Taurids.

    Hardly anyone has seen a Beta Taurid meteor. Unlike most meteor showers, this one occurs during the day, because the meteoroids in this part of the stream are coming at Earth from the direction of the Sun.

    A possible exception to this, however, is a very notable one - an explosive fireball meteor that quite dramatically lit up the morning sky over central Russia, on June 30, 1908. This explosion was so powerful that it flattened around 80 million trees across more than 2,000 square kilometres of the local terrain. It is now known as the Tunguska Event.

    From the damage, researchers have estimated that the object which caused the Tunguska Event could have ranged from a 60-metre wide rock to a 190-metre wide chunk of ice. If such an object were to explode over a major city, today, it would likely result in millions of deaths.

    In his research of the Tunguska impact, Peter Brown, a professor of physics and astronomy at Western University in London, ON, traced back the trajectory of the object, based on the pattern of the flattened trees. He discovered that it closely matched with the trajectory of the Taurid meteoroid stream. [more]