Rotten smell wreaks havoc across Southern California
September 11, 2012 – CALIFORNIA – When the rotten egg smell wafted into the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church in Saugus on Monday morning, Kathy Gray thought the church’s sewer pipe had burst. More than 70 miles to the east, steelworker Chris Tatum’s nostrils got the punch in Riverside. He assumed a brush fire had just broken out. “It smells like rotten mush.” Southern California awoke Monday morning to a foul odor that wouldn’t go away. Residents clogged 911 lines with calls, prompting health officials from Ventura County to Palm Springs to send investigators looking for everything from a toxic spill to a sewer plant leak. The prime suspect, however, lay more than 100 miles away from Los Angeles. The leading theory is that the stink was caused by the annual die-off of fish in the Salton Sea. Officials believe Sunday evening’s thunderstorms and strong winds churned up the water and pushed that dead-fish smell to points west overnight. Officials from the Air Quality Management District and other agencies said they have never dealt with a stench quite like this. Although the fish die-off usually causes foul odors in parts of the Inland Empire, officials cannot recall it traveling this far. “It’s very unusual that any odor would be this widespread, from the Coachella to Los Angeles County,” said Sam Atwood, spokesman for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. “We’re talking well over 100 miles. I can’t recall ever confirming an odor traveling that distance.” The Salton Sea did track 40-mph winds Sunday night, and officials said that probably served as a trigger. “The winds could have stirred up the water,” said Bill Meister, president of the Sea and Desert Interpretive Assn. “Because the lake is so shallow, and there is 100 years worth of decayed material at the bottom, you’d get that rotten egg smell.” At its deepest points, the Salton Sea is only about 50 feet, said Andrew Schlange, general manager of the Salton Sea Authority. The 360-square-mile body of murky, highly saline water is also receding into the desert. More water is evaporating from the sea than is flowing in from agricultural runoff. In some places the falling waterline has uncovered thermal fields studded with features like geysers and boiling mud pots spewing clouds of steam and sulfur dioxide gas that smells like rotten eggs. The “accidental sea” was created in 1905 when the Colorado River jumped its banks during a rainy season and gushed north for months, filling an ancient salt sink. It’s 35 miles long, 15 miles wide and 227 feet below sea level. Schlange said it’s a common occurrence for fish populations to explode and then suffer die-offs when oxygen is depleted from the sea. “The problem is [the odor] would have to have migrated 50 to 100 miles, without it being dissipated by mixing with other air. It doesn’t seem possible,” he said. “I’ve been in Southern California my whole life, and I’m not aware of any time in the past where the odor from the Salton Sea has migrated as far as people are telling us.”
7.6 Costa Rican earthquake did not relieve fault pressure: expect another one equal or greater, scientists warn
September 12, 2012 – COSTA RICA - After a series of analyses conducted in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, experts from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) reported Tuesday that another quake of equal or greater magnitude could occur in Nicoya Peninsula, but predicting when it would happen is “impossible.” Marino Protti, Ovsicori’s lead scientist, explained that the magintude-7.6 earthquake on Sept. 5 caused a 40 percent slip and an inclination of 1.8 meters on the fault located in Nicoya. He also said that although the quake was the “big one” experts had been expecting for Guanacaste, the fault ruptured by only 50 percent, meaning that the possibility that another earthquake of equal or greater magnitude in the area still remains. Ovsicori’s report, released Tuesday, also stated that the earthquake triggered the activation of three faults in Aguas Zarcas (in the northern region), the Guanacaste Volcanic Area and Irazú Volcano (north of Cartago). Seismologists will continue monitoring the areas. By Tuesday morning, the total count of aftershocks from the recent earthquake was 1,650. On Sept. 5 at 8:42 a.m., the 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook the country and was felt as far away as Nicaraguan and Panama. Its epicenter was located 20 kilometers northwest of Sámara in the Nicoya Península.
Indian town of Jawhar plagued by loud noises and ‘tremors’
September 10, 2012 – INDIA – The Thane district additional collector Ashok Shingare told PTI that told that the intensity of loud sounds were on the rise, causing concern among citizens. Meanwhile, geological experts visited Jawhar on Monday to study the so called ‘tremors’ in the area and submit their report to the collector directly. Seismologists from IMB Mumbai and Pune, as well other experts, will also be visiting Jawhar on Tuesday to study the situation, he said. For the past ten days, Jawhar town’s residents have been running out of their houses after hearing mysterious loud sounds like ‘tremors’ throughout the day on Monday. The Jawhar municipal council also announced that there was no cause for fear and people should not panic, after they complained of their cots, vessels and even the walls, windows, tables and chairs were shaken badly due to ‘tremors;’ though walls have not developed any cracks. The Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) state unit secretary Advocate Rajaram Mukne told PTI that there were at least seven tremors reported, accompanied by loud sounds. Jawhar MLA Chintaman Wanga, who represents the area also told PTI that locals are of the opinion that these were ‘tremors.’
More tremors rattle Song Tranh hydro-power plant in Vietnam
September 9, 2012 – VIETNAM – While attending a ceremony to see recruits off, many officials of Bac Tra My district heard big explosions in the earth and fell tremors. “After the explosion, the ground shook and my car was also shaken,” said Ms. Dung, a district official. Mr. Tran Van Anh in Phuoc Hiep commune, Phuoc Son district, where is very close to Song Tranh 2 hydro-power plant, said: “At 7.20am, when I was drinking tea with my neighbors, an underground blast exploded. After that the ground shook strongly. We had to run out of the house immediately.” In Hiep Duc and Nam Tra My districts, hundreds of people fled from their houses because of underground blasts and tremors in the early morning. The Geo-physic Institute verified that four quakes occurred near the Song Tranh 2 plant in the morning of September 6. The strongest tremor is 3.4 Richter and its epicenter was in Phuoc Hiep commune, which is very close to Song Tranh 2. According to the institute’s statistics, up to 58 tremors were recorded around Song Tranh 2 plant over the last year. From September 3-6, up to 12 quakes occurred. The strongest tremor was 4.2 Richter. Tremors may come from the Tra Bong or Hung Nhuong-Ta Vi faults, around 3km from Song Tranh 2 dam. According to a research work by the Geophysics Institute, Song Tranh 2 hydro-power plant is built on the weak layer of the earth’s crust. If strong earthquakes occur, they will cause danger for both the plant and people in the downstream area. According to the Institute of Science and Technology of Vietnam’s initial conclusion, underground explosions in the region were caused by reservoir induced earthquakes of 3-4 Richter scale from the fault on the left bank of Tranh River. The capacity of Song Tranh hydro-power plant’s reservoir is over 730 million of cubic meters, which is located over 100m higher than the downstream area. Experts worry that if the dam is broken, it will cause disaster to the downstream region. It is predicted that the reservoir can cause maximal earthquake of up to 5.5 Richter scale. Prof. Cao Dinh Trieu from the Geophysics Institute says it needs to set up five fixed quake observing stations around the Song Tranh hydro-power plant.
6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Kuril Islands
September 9, 2012 – KURIL ISLANDS – On Sunday, two earthquakes hit Kuril Islands in the Russian Far East. The first quake of 6.0 point magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded near the island of Paramushir, says seismological station in the city of Severo-Kurilsk. Glass-ware ringed in cupboards for ten seconds, and ceiling lamps rocked. The second earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 points in Richter scale took place in the deep-water Kurilo-Kamchatka trench. The epicenter was located 270 kilometers east of the city of Kurilsk on the island of Iturup. There was no tsunami warning.
6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia: one more sign ‘day of reckoning’ fast approaching
Major earthquakes in and around Indonesia over the last 90 days are indication stresses in the region are intensifying
September 8, 2012 – INDONESIA – A moderately strong earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia, causing panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. No tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.1-magnitude quake struck off the eastern province of Papua. It says it was fairly shallow, just 20 kilometers beneath the sea, which often causes more shaking than deeper quakes. Witnesses said shocked residents and hotel guests in Nabire town ran outside screaming. Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of a tsunami. Indonesia has frequent earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
Indonesia: Increasing seismicity, growing volcanic unrest, and the largest intra-plate strike-slip earthquakes ever recorded (April 11), are all indications seismic unrest and agitation along tectonic plates is intensifying around Indonesia. The day of reckoning is approaching. The country is home to more than 136 active volcanoes, including about 76 of which are said to have erupted during the Holocene period. The turbulent geology both in and around Indonesia, has placed the region in the cross-hairs of the geologic dynamism and change stirring across the planet. The chances of another VEI 7 Tambora-type eruption occurring in the near future, from a volcano somewhere in the Indonesian archipelago volcanic chain, are also high. Such a large-scale volcanic eruption today would have devastating and almost incalculable consequences on most of the world. –The Extinction Protocol
Mystery Hum Blamed on Fish
SEATTLE — Mechanized mystery hums have sounded out in random parts of the US over the last year and a half.
Information obtained by theintelhub.com shows that possibly, the sounds are derived from advanced tunneling technology.
However this news piece shills out, blaming the sounds on fish.
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