Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Event Update For 2020-01-28

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

2020-01-28 - Unknown odor evacuates Quaker Valley Middle School in Sewickley (Pennsylvania), 1300 feet from the Ohio River:

2020-01-28 - Shallow magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes in the Caribbean between Cuba and Jamaica:

Quote: "The US Geological Survey said the 7.7-magnitude quake hit off the northwest coast of Jamaica, prompting the US Tsunami Warning Centre to issue an alert for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. It was so big that schools in Jamaica and buildings in Miami – 580 miles away – were evacuated."

2020-01-28 - Underground fire spews flames from manhole in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 2 workers injured:

Quote: "'I see big fire coming from the hole like ten feet high and then I see two guys completely on fire,' Graca said."

2020-01-28 - Junk-hauling business heavily damaged by deadly fire before 4:30 AM near the Mississippi River in Imperial (Missouri), 1 killed:

2020-01-28 - Coronavirus screenings begin at airports in Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu and more:

Quote: "Airports in cities that include San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, Miami and Honolulu are also slated to begin screenings. Screenings were already taking place at Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International."

2020-01-28 - Wuhan coronavirus infections could be 30 times higher than official total, Hong Kong researchers warn:

2020-01-28 - Scientists drill into ‘doomsday glacier’ the size of Britain to see if it’s going to collapse:

Quote: "The so-called Thwaites 'doomsday glacier' in Western Antarctica is the size of Britain and is known to be melting at an alarming rate. If it was to collapse, it would lead to a significant increase in sea levels of around two feet (65cm). The impact on coastal communities around the world would be catastrophic."

2020-01-28 - Unusually warm January in the southern and eastern US has plants budding 2 months early:

2020-01-28 - It is more difficult for animals to survive megafires than 'normal' fires:

Note: And megafires are increasing in both size and frequency too...

2020-01-28 - Large boat 'Sea Hunter' bursts into flame at 11:46 PM while docked on Richmond Terrace on coastal Staten Island (New York), nobody aboard:

Quote: "The second and third decks sustained damage on the 'Sea Hunter,' an offshore supply boat that is registered as a recreational vessel, according to the Coast Guard spokesman."

Note: This is the 239th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-01-28 - Freight train engine bursts into flame in Townsend (Montana):

2020-01-28 - Crane truck bursts into flame on road outside Magdeburg (Germany):

2020-01-28 - Car-hauler bursts into flame en route to Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "The hauler and much of its contents – including the race car – suffered 'significant damage,' according to a report by"

Note: This is the 3rd car-hauler to burn in 2020...

2020-01-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-5 near Corning (California):

2020-01-28 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame near Southeast 2nd Place and Southeast 71st Street in Starke (Florida):

2020-01-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the South-Eastern Freeway near Eagle on the Hill (Australia):

2020-01-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M5 near coastal Avonmouth (Britain):

Note: These are the 138th, 139th, 140th, 141st, 142nd and 143rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2029-01-28 - Eleven garbage trucks go up in flames while parked at facility in Haltom City (Texas):

Quote: "Eleven trash trucks were damaged in a fire Tuesday night in Haltom City, officials say. The fire department was dispatched around 9:15 p.m. to Old Denton Road after receiving reports of an explosion and fire, officials said. When crews arrived, flames were visibly coming from the trucks and fuel tanks were exploding, according to officials."

Quote: "Damage estimates could be between $4 million to $6 million, fire officials said."

2020-01-28 - Cement truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2020-01-28 - In separate incidents, heavy truck and parked car burst into flame in coastal Bintulu (Malaysia):

2020-01-28 - Heavy truck bursts into flame at 12:56 AM on the A6131 in Skipton (Britain):

Quote: "A6131, Skipton TOC: 00:56 Crew were mobilised to a report of a HGV on fire. Crews extinguished using 2 breathing apparatus and  2 hose reel."

2020-01-28 - Truck bursts into flame on Station Road in Wath (Britain):,lorry-fire-in-wath-was-accidental_34972.htm

2020-01-28 - Truck bursts into lame on the M40 near Denham (Britain):

Quote: "Tuesday 28 January, 12.05pm Electrical fire in lorry cab, M40 southbound, between junction 1a, M25 interchange and junction 1 Denham. One appliance and crew from Langley and two from Slough attended, along with an officer. Firefighters used one set of breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a carbon dioxide extinguisher. They made the scene safe. The incident was left in the hands of the Highways Agency."

2020-01-28 - RV and shed destroyed by fire in New Albany (Mississippi):

Quote: "Upon arrival, we had a fully involved storage building with an RV inside and reports of a person inside the RV..."

Note: This is the 27th RV to burn in 2020...

2020-01-28 - Van bursts into flame on Bowen Road in coastal Nanaimo (Canada):

2020-01-28 - Van bursts into flame on the A1 near Bramham (Britain):

Quote: "Time: 08:51 Location: A1 N J44 Bramham Crossroads to J45 Boston Spa Crews from Tadcaster, Wetherby and Garforth responded to reports of a van on fire on the motorway. The crews extinguished the fire using 3 breathing apparatus, 3 hose reel jets and small tools. The cause is believed to of been an engine fault."

2020-01-28 - Minivan bursts into flame while parked at restaurant in Austin (Minnesota):

2020-01-28 - Minivan bursts into flame on North Massey Street in Watertown (New York):

2020-01-28 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

Quote: "The home’s resident told fire officials they heard a car alarm and found the SUV burning when they went to investigate."

2020-01-28 - SUV bursts into flame at home on Longview Drive in Longmeadow (Massachusetts):

2020-01-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in lot along Route 47 near Dwight (Illinois):

2020-01-28 - Several cars go up in flames while parked at Park City Center in Lancaster (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The fire started in the engine compartment of one of the vehicles and spread to two others that were parked near by, according to Lancaster city battalion chief Fred Lenhart. The cause of the fire was undetermined, Lenhart said."

2020-01-28 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in coastal Wilmington (North Carolina):

2020-01-28 - Car bursts into flame on Green River Road in Greenfield (Massachusetts):

2020-01-28 - Car bursts into flame on Parkgate Road in Chester (Britain):

2020-01-28 - Car bursts into flame on Comberton Road in Toft (Britain):

2020-01-28 - Car bursts into flame at 11:53 PM in The Savannahs area in Wellington (Britain):

2020-01-28 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A31 in the New Forest (Britain):

2020-01-28 - Four trucks destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM, auto business heavily damaged, on Maxim Road in Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "The four trucks inside that building were a total loss, other vehicles outside of the building were also damaged."

2020-01-28 - Bakery destroyed by fire shortly before 6 AM on Main Street in Blooming Prairie (Minnesota):

2020-01-28 - Church destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Sweetland (West Virginia):

2020-01-28 - Garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Ewa Beach (Hawaii):

2020-01-28 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Louisville (Kentucky):

2020-01-28 - Home damaged by porch fire on West Wessner Road in Maidencreek Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-28 - Home damaged by fire on Waters Street in the Riverview area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2020-01-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM on Field Street in Brockton (Massachusetts), 2 injured:

2020-01-28 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Cranberry Lane in coastal South Yarmouth (Massachusetts):

2020-01-28 - Home destroyed by fire on Franklin Street in Johnstown (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

2020-01-28 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:51 PM on Nelson Road in Pearl River (Louisiana), nobody there:

2020-01-28 - Fourplex apartment building damaged by fire on Lee Street East in Charleston (West Virginia):

2020-01-28 - Deadly fire burns home shortly before 2 AM on Metropolitan Avenue in Dallas (Texas), 1 killed:

2020-01-28 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:30 AM on Mt. Vernon Drive in Modesto (California), 1 killed:

2020-01-28 - Deadly fire burns home in Plainfield (Connecticut), 2 killed:

2020-01-28 - Deadly fire rips through hair spray factory in Lahore (Pakistan), 8 killed:

2020-01-28 - Vacant home burns on West Sunset Road in East Penn Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-01-28 - Person, 38, dies after being found face-down on surfboard in the water at coastal Rincon Beach (California):

Quote: "The Ventura County Fire Department responded to a surfer in distress on Rincon Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Fire official say they got a report of a surfer turned over face down on a board in the water around 2:05 p.m."

2020-01-28 - Man in his 60s falls into the water and dies in Lake Mary Jane (Florida):

Quote: "Officials said the man, who was in his 60s, fell into the water for an unknown reason and remained submerged for about 15 minutes."

2020-01-28 - Man, 41, has 'medical incident' at 6:50 AM, SUV veers off road onto grass, man dies, in Owasso (Oklahoma):

Quote: "Skylar Combs was only two blocks from his house when he experienced a serious medical incident. The Owasso father of four's SUV, with Combs behind the wheel, rolled to a stop in the tall grass next to the Friendship Baptist Church of Owasso. First responders said he was unresponsive when they found his vehicle still idling in gear in the grass near the church. Firefighters broke open a window to get the driver's side door unlocked. Combs was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived at a local hospital."

2020-01-29 - Inmate has 'medical issue' and loses consciousness at jail, dies shortly later, in Colleton County (South Carolina):

Quote: "The sheriff's office said an inmate experienced a medical issue and lost consciousness."

2020-01-29 - Man found dead near Ohio 43 in Streetsboro (Ohio):

2020-01-29 - Man has 'medical condition' and dies in creek in Searcy (Arkansas):

2020-01-29 - Person dies unsuspiciously at Zilker Park along Lady Bird Lake in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "APD says they don’t consider the death suspicious at this time."

2020-01-29 - Man found dead in Willow Waterhole Bayou in Houston (Texas):

2020-01-29 - Woman, 71, drops dead before 1:30 AM along Buckley Avenue in Tyler (Texas):

2020-01-29 - Man, 60, has 'medical episode' and drops dead outside restaurant in suburb of coastal Sydney (Australia), 2700 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "'Officers attached to Sydney City Police Area Command attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and commenced CPR on a 60-year-old man who is believed to have suffered a medical episode,' a spokeswoman said. 'Despite efforts to revive him the man died at the scene. There are no suspicious circumstances.'"

2020-01-28 - Middle-aged woman found dead in the water at beach in coastal Hervey Bay (Australia):

2020-01-28 - Man, early 50s, found dead in Gandhi Luthuli Peace Park in Phoenix (South Africa):

2020-01-28 - Boy, 14 drops dead at bus stop in Chandigarh (India):

Quote: "Rajbir (14), a resident of Bapu Dham Colony, was waiting for a bus after school hours with a friend and his brother. Suddenly, he fell on the road, his friend said. The two raised the alarm and a passerby took him to Government Multi-specialty Hospital, Sector 16, in his car, where doctors declared him brought dead and informed the police."

2020-01-28 - Man in his 30s has 'medical event' on fishing vessel off coastal Taranaki (New Zealand):

Quote: "A man in his 30s was airlifted from a fishing vessel following a medical event on Wednesday."

2020-01-28 - Person has 'medical episode' on houseboat in Gweek (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "A person was evacuated from a house boat in Cornwall after they suffered a medical episode."

2020-01-28 - Train passenger, man in his 20s, collapses on train in Capenhurst (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services including an air ambulance were called after a Merseyrail passenger collapsed."

2020-01-28 - School bus driver, man, has 'medical emergency', drives bus to fire station, in Jackson (Mississippi):

Quote: "Gene Wright, the director of communications for Madison County Schools says the driver of bus number 74 experienced a medical emergency. The bus driver then drove near at a fire station in Jackson on Northside Drive, according to Wright. Ridgeland police say the driver looked weak and confused. Officers say students on board the bus then jumped off the bus."

2020-01-28 - Driver has 'medical emergency', pickup truck hits pole, overturns, crashes into school bus, in Bristol Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "The driver of the truck is believed to have suffered a medical emergency before the accident, Johnson said."

2020-01-28 - Twin-engine plane crashes and burns in field near Springfield (Illinois), 3 killed:

2020-01-28 - Passenger bus hit by brake failure at 3:30 AM, bus crashes off bridge, in Odisha (India), 9 killed, 41 injured:

Quote: "We had just resumed our journey after having tea at a roadside tea stall at 3.30 am when the driver suddenly announced that the brakes had failed. Soon after, the vehicle toppled down the road..."

2020-01-28 - Tanker truck and car crash, tanker overturns, bursts into flame, on Highway 16 near Denver (North Carolina), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2020-01-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-680 in Walnut Creek (California):

2020-01-28 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-40 in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), another crash too:

2020-01-28 - Heavy truck crashes into the dry Omi River in Ogun State (Nigeria), 15 killed, 38 injured:

2020-01-28 - Van veers off road, crashes into pole, in Deer Park on coastal Long Island (New York), 1 killed:

Quote: "Detectives believe he may have suffered a medical emergency immediately prior to the crash."

2020-01-28 - SUV veers off road shortly after 5 AM, crashes into pole, in Converse (Texas), 1 killed:

Quote: "Converse Police Lt. Jeff Shook told KTSA News that officers responding to the accident shortly after 5 Tuesday morning found the SUV in park with the flashers on. 'We’re really under the opinion now that there may have been some sort of medical issue,' said Shook. 'The hazards being on and the fact that the vehicle was put in park after the impact with the pole is leading us to look in that direction.'"

2020-01-28 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits pickup truck head-on, in Baltimore Township (Michigan), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2020-01-28 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into guardrail, bursts into flame, in College Station (Texas):

2020-01-28 - Car and SUV collide head-on, on West Main Street in East Pembroke (New York), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2020-01-28 - Man wakes up, stabs his friend 20 times unprovoked, then runs into the woods and strips naked, in Brownstone Township (Michigan):

Quote: "A man who was staying the night at his friend’s Brownstown Township home woke up, stabbed his friend 20 times without being provoked and then ran into the woods to strip naked, according to police."

Note: Similar to an incident that occurred in 2012 in Highland, Texas. A man woke up in the middle of the night and out of nowhere stabbed his wife and then stabbed himself to death, mentioned in the 2012-07-12 update...

2020-01-28 - Three dogs attack and injure boy at home on Sheldrake Circle in Dover (Delaware):

2020-01-28 - Dog attacks and seriously injures 6-year-old girl in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-01-28 - Building collapses in Achrafieh area in coastal Beirut (Lebanon):

2020-01-28 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Portage (Wisconsin):

2020-01-28 - Water main breaks, sinkhole opens, in Esquimalt (Canada):

2020-01-28 - College student, man, football player, has 'medical episode' and goes into cardiac arrest during practice in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "UNLV senior running back Darran Williams suffered a medical episode during a warm-up portion of a team workout, according to UNLV Athletics."

2020-01-28 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts near Mexico City (Mexico), UFO seen near the summit:

2020-01-28 - Dwindling Arctic sea ice may affect tropical weather patterns:

2020-01-28 - Heavy monsoon rains bring widespread flooding to Queensland (Australia):

2020-01-28 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Iringa Region (Tanzania), 3+ killed:

2020-01-28 - Plague Of billions of locusts threatens to cause horrific famine all over Africa:

2020-01-28 - Congress now funding research on geoengineering involving spraying particles into the sky to cool the Earth:

2020-01-28 - Short spike of radiation measured, again, in Severodvinsk (Russia):

Quote: "Official explanation is a technical glitch of sensor, but local media reported about a possible emergency on the submarine or in the port."

2020-01-28 - Pet axolotl spawns a two-headed baby in Waterlooville (Britain):


  1. Good morning Jonny and all JJFH readers.

    11 garbage trucks go up in flames on this day!

    Once again PA all over today's report.

    Thursday, 30 January 2020
    Locust Plague Update" Devastation is unsurmountable." The unprecedented plagues of locusts sweeping across East Africa to grow 500 times bigger by June: One swarm contains billions of locusts

    [i tried to access Dutchsinse's blog this morning and internet 'couldn't find it']

    Dear readers, visitors to my site are being warned by Norton (firewall) not to click on my site because of a web attack: Dear reader, the only dangerous thing on The Big Wobble is the news items I publish!

    [so keep an eye out for weird outages Jonny]

    Scientists Find Record Warm Water in Antarctica, Pointing to Cause Behind Troubling Glacier Melt

    A team of scientists has observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath a glacier in Antarctica—an alarming discovery that points to the cause behind the gradual melting of this ice shelf while also raising concerns about sea-level rise around the globe. [more]

    Cold wave grips northern Saudi Arabia, meteorologists fear strongest cold snap ever

    Parts of Saudi Arabia are shivering through a strong cold snap with chilly winds particularly in the northern regions. [more]

    Floods, landslide in western Indonesia leave 7 dead

    Landslides and floods from torrential rains on Indonesia's Sumatra island killed at least seven people and displaced thousands, the disaster agency said Wednesday. [more]

    [2nd part follows]

  2. 'Unbelievable': Giant sinkhole threatens to swallow 2 mobile homes in Tallahassee, Florida

    a 50-foot sinkhole opened up [more; see pics]

    Waterspout filmed off Delray Beach, Florida

    The most snow on the ground on record in Kazakhstan

    Cars buried. Streets abandoned. Snow thickness more than three times the norm for this time of year. [more]

    Apparent meteor fireball seen on video flashes across night sky in Southern California

    Thursday, 30 January 2020
    More speculation on coronavirus from Dr. Feigl-DIng

    Harvard virologist “speculates” Wuhan Virus came from lab #Coronavirus [~ 27.75 min. video]

    Confirmed case of coronavirus on Melbourne – Gold Coast flight may have infected 4 others.


    Growing Number Airlines Suspend Flights to China

    At least 9 airlines have halted or reduced flights to China. People are smartly cancelling travel plans.

    The totally inept World Health Organization (WHO) will weigh in on Thursday [more]

    China Shuts Down Stock Market to Prevent Coronavirus Selloff

    Chinese authorities have decided to suspend trading on the nation's two major stock exchanges. This comes after fears of a coronavirus crash. [more]

    The Calm Before The Storm - Coronavirus Cases Set To Explode Higher [~ 11 min. Chris Martenson video]

    [more later]

  3. Dump Truck Spills Load Onto Route 422, Closing Busy Road

    A dump truck overturned and spilled its load onto a busy Montgomery County road during the Thursday morning commute.

    The truck crashed in the westbound lanes of Route 422 near the Route 29 interchange in Upper Providence Township around 6:30 a.m. [more; 1 injured]

    Smoke Billows From New Jersey Storage Facility

    The fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. at Sure Storage on Chestnut Street in Somers Point. [more]

    Montco Apartment Fire Leaves 11 People, Including 5 Officers, Injured

    Nearly one dozen people, including police officers, were injured in a massive apartment fire in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania Wednesday night

    Officials have not yet revealed the cause of the fire. They continued to investigate into Thursday. [more]

    NJ Sets Up Hotline to Field Calls on Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak

    there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in the state.
    [more; i read/heard that there was 1 case, but that was from Hal Turner, i believe]

    [from It's About Effing Time!]
    Bayer considers stopping sales of glyphosate to private users amid settlement discussions with 75,000 Roundup cancer claimants

    Bayer is considering stopping sales of the weedkiller glyphosate to private users who apply it in their gardens, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Thursday, citing financial and corporate sources. [more]

    [2nd part next]

  4. Russia to close border with China amid coronavirus outbreak - Prime Minister Mishustin

    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said he had signed a decree to close Russia's border in the Far East as part of the effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from China.

    NASA: 5 asteroids making close approach to Earth on January 30

    According to NASA, Earth will be visited by a total of five asteroids tomorrow [today, now]. The biggest asteroid in the group is significantly larger than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. [more; they're all relatively far away]

    NSF's newest solar telescope produces first images of the sun in never before seen detail

    The images show a pattern of turbulent "boiling" plasma that covers the entire Sun. The cell-like structures — each about the size of Texas — are the signature of violent motions that transport heat from the inside of the Sun to its surface. That hot solar plasma rises in the bright centers of "cells," cools off and then sinks below the surface in dark lanes in a process known as convection. [more]

    Cloudiest January day on record for Minnesota, major flooding of Mississippi river expected

    Grand Forks Readies For What May Be a "Top Five Flood" [more]

    Global Temperatures Are Poised to Break Another Heat Record

    As nations struggle to agree on how to limit the carbon emissions that warm the planet, another year with record heat is firmly on the horizon. [more]

  5. Erin Brockovich: ‘Shit Flows Downhill’: What the Trump Clean Water Act Rollbacks Really Mean

    People always confuse the Clean Water Act with the Safe Drinking Water Act — they are very separate laws. The Clean Water Act is about wastewater discharges, point and non-point is how they are regulated. A point source will still be extremely heavily regulated [under the new rules]; that would be a discharge from a factory or community sewer system.

    The part of the regulation we are talking about here today is the non-point sources from agriculture, livestock farms and large landscaped areas like parks, malls, golf courses and parkways. The fertilizers and pesticides will be less regulated and drain into our waterways. There are scores of overlapping state, county and local regulations that do [already] regulate these activities. The focus of these rollbacks is predominately on the corporate farms. [more]

    Pentagon identifies 2 Air Force airmen killed in Afghanistan

    The cause of Monday's crash is under investigation, but officials have said there is no indication the plane was downed by hostile action. [more]

    Russia's Ministry of Health names three drugs that can treat new Chinese coronavirus

    The new coronavirus can be fought with ribavirin, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon beta-1b, they believe. These drugs are typically used to treat hepatitis C, HIV and multiple sclerosis respectively.

    The Ministry of Health advisory not only offers recommendations, but also describes how the treatments work and in what quantities they should be prescribed. The guidelines are intended for doctors in hospitals throughout the country. [more; also colloidal silver]

  6. WHO Declares Health Emergency Amid China’s Coronavirus Outbreak

    China on Thursday raised the death toll to 170 and more countries reported infections from a new virus, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical tests and even isolation.

    Volcano victims were well-known Indian Americans in Atlanta

    An American husband and wife have now both died from injuries suffered in a New Zealand volcanic eruption, authorities said Thursday, leaving behind twin 6-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy.

    Pratap Singh battled for 50 days before dying from his burns on Jan. 28, police and family members said. His wife Mayuari died at the same Auckland hospital five weeks earlier.[more]

    Mobile phone radiation could ‘trigger thyroid cancer in those genetically at-risk’

    The radiation given off by mobile phones may trigger thyroid cancer in people genetically at-risk of the disease, research suggests.

    The supposed tumour risk of mobiles is a contentious topic.

    [if you don't think cell-phone radiation is any big deal you won't mind 5G]

    “Many studies” have failed to provide “consistent evidence that non-ionizing radiation increases cancer risk in humans”.

    Nevertheless, scientists from Yale found there may be a link.

    The team analysed more than 900 people living in Connecticut, of which 440 had thyroid cancer.

    An analysis of 176 genes linked 10 mutations to the disease, but only in “cell phone users” who were genetically at-risk anyway. [more; they list a bunch of studies showing no definitive cancer link connection to cell phone use]