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Odor Across San Francisco

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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 09:17 AM
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Originally posted by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire
reply to post by Gordi The Drummer
 


yeah. There are a few posibilitys.. Maybe some near by E.T'S have dumped some rubbish? Also, i wonder if theres any Oil rigs near by in the ocean..? Guess i could do a quick search...
Just done a Wiki search, typed in sulpher dioxide, and the first part that came up sounded good. Something to do with warm weather and a rich supply of carbon in the water / rocks below...

[edit on 22/8/09 by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire]


"ET's dumping rubbish"!!!

That is just Brilliant!!!! lol
Nice One Triple "E"!!




posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
It seems this is the likely cause. Good find! Growing up in LA, I can attest that refineries definitely output some nasty, acrid odors.





Originally posted by RoofMonkey
Bingo....



HOUSTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Wholesale gasoline spiked 9 cents in the San Francisco Bay market Friday on news of a hydrocracking unit malfunction at Chevron Corp's (CVX.N) 245,271-barrel-per-day (bpd) Bay-area refinery in Richmond, California, said trade sources.

Chevron reported flaring early on Friday morning at the Richmond refinery due to an equipment failure in a notice filed with California pollution regulators.(Reporting by Erwin Seba)


Article

"Flaring" is when they burn off the excess gas.

en.wikipedia.org...


[edit on 22/8/2009 by kosmicjack]


Hi kosmicjack!

Quick question...
I don't know much about flaring, but if they burn off the gas...
Why would there still be an overpowering smell from... the gas?
thanks,
G



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by visible_villain
 


Threads like this are good, it informs people. But where do you draw the line at panic? As posted, there is a correlation between sulfur smells and devistating earthquakes. But when do you press the panic button?

Where does that responsibility lie?

Don't mean to get philisophical, but I thought this thread merited it.




First off, dont use the word "devastating".
Sulphur may relate to earthquakes, but no one says they have to be devastating. By using these words, you can create a lot of insecurity among easy convincable people.
Dont do that.

They re a natural phenomenon.


Greetings from Germany

[edit on 22-8-2009 by Dynamitrios]



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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Maybe a submarine was having plumbing problems as they were passing the goldengate and got it fixed and pumped there sewage. heheh,, jk I donkt know, more than likley a fault line has opened and its releasing a odor prior to having an earthquake tommmow. lol



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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The San Fransisco bay has never been super clean. I know that when we used to dive in California, even though I lived in SF, we would never consider diving in the bay (aside from the shark rumors).

Could be a dead whale rotting someone hasn't spotted, a netful of rotting fish, or something else. Could be a freighter dumped something (or lost something) in the bay.

Last things I guess, could be Godzilla.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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Does anyone know if the U.s Gov is experimenting on San Francisco again like they did in 1950 spraying aerosol bacteria on the city from the ocean.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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Was looking at the earthquake date a few min ago, and it looks like theres been some activity in california today.
MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km Region
MAP 5.1 2009/08/22 13:18:35 46.418 150.008 169.4 KURIL ISLANDS
MAP 5.3 2009/08/22 12:34:51 0.862 -28.503 10.0 CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
MAP 4.7 2009/08/22 10:30:01 -3.096 100.907 35.0 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
MAP 4.8 2009/08/22 10:26:43 52.717 143.857 22.4 SAKHALIN, RUSSIA
MAP 4.7 2009/08/22 09:51:48 12.401 144.348 35.0 GUAM REGION
MAP 2.5 2009/08/22 08:38:02 33.397 -117.022 12.3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.5 2009/08/22 08:10:06 38.478 -122.598 7.4 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.2 2009/08/22 07:21:36 -28.265 -67.405 111.8 CATAMARCA, ARGENTINA
MAP 2.6 2009/08/22 07:03:01 38.904 -123.017 0.0 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.0 2009/08/22 06:47:24 63.300 -151.566 5.4 CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP 3.7 2009/08/22 05:46:15 62.904 -147.991 72.3 CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP 2.9 2009/08/22 05:35:59 61.290 -139.550 15.5 SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA
MAP 3.1 2009/08/22 05:14:38 53.635 -163.564 41.7 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 4.4 2009/08/22 02:49:56 72.284 1.205 10.0 NORWEGIAN SEA
MAP 4.7 2009/08/22 02:05:36 57.799 -32.616 10.0 REYKJANES RIDGE
MAP 4.9 2009/08/22 01:26:44 -21.247 -174.559 35.0 TONGA
MAP 4.6 2009/08/22 00:51:59 57.940 -32.710 10.0 REYKJANES RIDGE
MAP 2.9 2009/08/22 00:29:42 36.949 -117.425 10.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.7 2009/08/22 00:17:12 -6.603 154.075 97.9 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA


earthquake.usgs.gov...

Check itout.
Actualy looks like some small ones for the last few days.
3.0 2009/08/21 16:08:57 35.962 -117.341 3.3 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

MAP 2.9 2009/08/21 12:28:57 38.903 -123.012 5.2 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

MAP 3.0 2009/08/20 18:49:21 36.194 -120.766 8.5 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA



[edit on 22-8-2009 by sapperranger04]



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Gordi The Drummer

Hi kosmicjack!

Quick question...
I don't know much about flaring, but if they burn off the gas...
Why would there still be an overpowering smell from... the gas?
thanks,
G

I know you didn't ask me, but I'll answer anyway.

Once they burn off the gas, you shouldn't smell the gas itself, but only the combustion byproducts.

When you burn natural gas at home, it's been refined so you don't smell any odors in your house from burning gas. But if they "flared" unrefined gas, it might contain sulfur or other compounds that could create an odor since they haven't been refined out yet. Hope that helps.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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Hmmm....I live in the central valley (Fresno, CA), and I can tell you that we are having strange weather today accompanied by the same strange sulfur-like smell.

This is very strange.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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reply to post by samtheroach
 


Im in Virginia and just looked at your current weather. Looks like some rain, possibly thunderstorms, calm winds, partly cloudy, high of 92. Is this unusual weather for you guys?



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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[edit on 22-8-2009 by acmpnsfal]



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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Actually this is not as funny as you think.

From the ocean creatures perspectives, we are the ET's dumping, raping and abusing the ocean, so maybe the poster has a point.




Originally posted by Gordi The Drummer

Originally posted by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire
reply to post by Gordi The Drummer
 


yeah. There are a few posibilitys.. Maybe some near by E.T'S have dumped some rubbish? Also, i wonder if theres any Oil rigs near by in the ocean..? Guess i could do a quick search...
Just done a Wiki search, typed in sulpher dioxide, and the first part that came up sounded good. Something to do with warm weather and a rich supply of carbon in the water / rocks below...

[edit on 22/8/09 by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire]


"ET's dumping rubbish"!!!

That is just Brilliant!!!! lol
Nice One Triple "E"!!



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by RoofMonkey
Bingo....



HOUSTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Wholesale gasoline spiked 9 cents in the San Francisco Bay market Friday on news of a hydrocracking unit malfunction at Chevron Corp's (CVX.N) 245,271-barrel-per-day (bpd) Bay-area refinery in Richmond, California, said trade sources.

Chevron reported flaring early on Friday morning at the Richmond refinery due to an equipment failure in a notice filed with California pollution regulators. (Reporting by Erwin Seba)

Article

"Flaring" is when they burn off the excess gas.

en.wikipedia.org...



[edit on 22-8-2009 by RoofMonkey]



Wow... great find!

I bet this is it...




posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:24 AM
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Actually it is a sign of an earth quake, does not mean it is the cause of the smell but, sulfur like odor's give off warnings as such.

Oh, and lets not forget where the odor is coming from and what fault line the odor is lingering around.

[edit on 22-8-2009 by Psychonaughty]



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:33 AM
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Ahh, that makes lots of sense!
Thanks for the reply!
G



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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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Probably just a really odd coincidence but this same sort of thing just happened yesterday in my neck of the woods--upstate South Carolina:

www.wyff4.com...

The stench was so bad it sent one woman to the hospital. Officials blamed it on a methane-related fire at a nearby landfill but everyone around here thinks that's completely untrue. The description of the odor sounds a lot like what happened in San Francisco.

For the record, we're about 300 miles from the ocean.




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