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Odor Across San Francisco

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posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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Odor Across San Francisco


www.kcbs.com

Odor Across San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) -- The KCBS newsroom has received calls Friday afternoon reporting an unusual and not too pleasant smell.
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posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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It reeks and it's getting worse by the hour. We are way up on a windy hill and it's now finally reached us and it's at the point where you don't want to breathe in deeply outside and you want to get inside asap.

Maybe a cattle ranch has exploded?

It definitely smells like an extremely strong agricultural smell, but it's coming from the Pacific Ocean instead of from the East. Very odd.





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posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 09:48 PM
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This is no joke, it could be a precursor to an earthquake! I live on the New Madrid fault, and have read statements from some people that lived through the 1811-1812 quakes and they reported a very strong sulpher smell. Sulpher has been compared to the smell of rotten eggs... just something to think about! Hope that isn't the case!



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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Yes, there seems to be many warning signs given off by nature before an earthquake, I'd keep an eye on this one.
Basically, make sure there are no heavy objects abocve where you are, and be ready to dash for a doorway or a sturdy desk.
I'll be keeping you all in my prayers!



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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Here's a link about smells before earthquakes.

trilogynet.net...

or

Nancy Pelosi is back in town, maybe she's speaking with her mouth open again. . .



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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Keep us updated if you can.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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Well does it still stink or has it cleared?



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
Here's a link about smells before earthquakes.

trilogynet.net...

or

Nancy Pelosi is back in town, maybe she's speaking with her mouth open again. . .



...didn't see that coming...

just an fyi, another safe place is in the basement, in between load bearing posts if you can see them. Interior doors don't have headers in them anymore so if anything they're less structurally sound just sayin' cause when i was a kid they'd say that but now it don't make sense.

if you can get in between one of those posts and your foundation even better.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:44 PM
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I was in the sunset district today and yes.. its a very horrible smell. i have no idea what it is.

but a precursor to a earth quake?

sigh i hope not



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:55 PM
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its weird you should mention this. i smelled the same thing last night here in new zealand.

it was a strong sulphur smell like you describe.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:55 PM
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Very interesting about sulfur and earthquakes. I can certainly see how that might be. Otherwise why would the smell be coming from the ocean. maybe an earthquake under the water?

Right now the wind has come up and shifted and I don't smell it as strongly here as before. But fog is coming in off the bay - that will hold the smell if it reaches us. It can smell like fisherman's wharf in the middle of the city in a thick fog. But I am in the middle of the city and not near the beaches. The news stations haven't updated their sites but at 10pm I'm going to check in and see what they say and let you know.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:58 PM
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also it's interesting that some people smelled it last night too, but it was much stronger today. Maybe gaia has a tummy issue. let's hope we can get her some rolaids fast.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:12 PM
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Just to be clear it doesn't smell like maple syrup does it? Hopefully it doesn't turn out to be a northrax attack, cross your fingers everyone.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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Eye Witness Acounts

San Fransisco 1906




Also, according to Edgar Larkin (1906), who collected a great many accounts, the odour of hydrogen sulphide was noted in the area of Sausalito





He also reported that sulfurous odors were pungent in Napa County during the night of the 17th and 18th before the upheaval, and lasted all day





In Santa Rosa, according to Lawson and others (1908), a strong smell of sulphur had been noticed two days before the earthquake by one Charles Kobes. Since during an earthquake eight years previously, "sulfur fumes came up from under his house which almost drove his family from home", the recurrence of this phenomenon on 16 April 1906 caused Kobes to tell his family that there would be another earthquake


Wow, this is pretty scary. it seems the smell of sulphur is definatley related to quakes.

Other effects -




Numerous indications of hydrogen sulphide in bodies of water were reported. According to Larkin (1906), "creeks became milky in several places as if gas escaped from the water





on the day of the quake, there were thousands of strange fish floating on the water a few miles offshore





Again, hydrogen sulphide, which is highly toxic to fish, seems a likely explanation





Dogs, pigs, horses, cows and many other animals seem to show signs of restlessness or extreme disturbance prior to major earthquakes, and I would attribute this to their ability to smell the outflow of ground gases much more readily than humans and to be altogether much more concerned about smells. In San Francisco the major reports of this nature concerned the behaviour of dogs (Lawson et al., 1908), which are reported to have been howling during the night preceding the earthquake


these were just a few of the effects before big quakes.

lots more here -

trilogynet.net...



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:21 PM
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Could it have anything to do with this ?


Giant mass of plastic threatens marine life in Pacifici

Scientists want to clean up region of the Pacific known as the Plastic Vortex where soupy mass of plastic debris cover an area twice the size of Texas.

A pair of scientific ships sets sail this month to explore an new unusual ocean phenomenon: a giant floating patch of plastic. The currents of the swirling Pacific gyre northeast of Hawaii push some four million tons of plastic into a soupy mass nearly twice the size of Texas. It's killing marine life and adding to the ocean's toxic burden.

Source : Public Radio International



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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Interesting. But would it be so localized? Something that large they should smell in Seattle. Mebbe?



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Mmm, nothing wrong with sewage ...


A city spokesman said the sewage treatment plant didn't report having any problems and that everything appeared to be functioning normally.


Also:


The stench could also be smelled for a time in the financial district.


That would explain a lot.


cbs5.com...



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
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Interesting. But would it be so localized? Something that large they should smell in Seattle. Mebbe?


I have no idea ...

Just remember hearing about this giant mass of plastic gunk a few weeks ago ...

On the other hand, I recently heard of some planned Navy high powered sonar testing that was expected to kill upwards of 10.5 million whales, seals, and other such mammals ( dont't understand erxactly why ) ...

That would make quite a stench as well, I would imagine ...



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 11:46 PM
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That is quite disturbing! It also makes me angry that there is such a lack of respect for living creatures!



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