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Originally posted by riverwild
Originally posted by MountainEnigma
reply to post by meticulous
Do you have any reliable source that shows the geyers and the mud pots in an active state.
I found this on youtube. It was posted 2 weeks ago.
Originally posted by Satyre
Not to diminish the strangeness of this but, if sulphurous gas is venting, and swarms of earthquakes are happening now, that would exclude the high-pressure buildup required for a large eruption.
Originally posted by icanhaz
Chemically speaking, the "official" dead-fish die-off explanation IS bogus:
tertiary amines = "dead fish" smell
sulfur compounds = rotten eggs/sewer smell
**Two totally different classes of compounds.
**Two totally distinct smells.
The sulfur smell is associated with volcanoes (and volcanic activity is often associated with EQs).
Originally posted by kurthall
Originally posted by Evildead
I bet the Salton Sea is actually the top of a massive Super Volcano and all that sulfer (rotten eggs) is a warning that the Gates of Hell are opening and California has front row seats to a deadly concoction of lava and earthquakes!
Oh. My. God! Get the hell outta there! Warn everyone you can! Tell everyone NOT to ignore the signs!
Sulfer is the smell of Hell... A cataclysm is coming to California and Hell is coming with it!
Get away from Cali!
I am not going to run away from So Cali...Its way too nice here. I can go to the beach and get a tan on Christmas in the morning and Ski in the afternoon and then head to the thrill Capitol Of the World Magic Mountain for a ride on some of the best coasters on the planet....... the big one is coming and I have a front row seat
I can tell you as an old country boy...dead fish do not smell like sulfur.
Originally posted by Dagrlol
Please stay safe CA bros, we evolved to take threats like these as warnings and should act accordingly!
Originally posted by crankyoldman
It seems the folks posting have a clear view the fish story is beyond implausible and that some form or venting is the cause.
The venting would explain the smell traveling to a wide variety of places if the venting is happening in several locations in the the low desert. The continuous flow would also help overcome the rather insane notion that a few dead fish produce a coherent and large enough noxious mass to fight through all manner of air currents, pressure changes and moisture to arrive at one's nose, in tact, on the valley floor, Edwards and all points in between. We are looking at some form of volcanic venting.
As another pointed out, the lack of water in the area could be the reason. Could it be that water is usually a buffer for the venting gas, but these recent dry months and super heated days have eliminated the buffer and the gas is just spewing forth unabated in one continuous flow?
The question is, how normal, or average is this? For those who live in the desert areas please fill in the blanks on number of times this has happened, length of time and any other information pertaining to areas where the venting is occurring.
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by meticulous
You live in California. Things like that happen there. I thought the people there were used to living life on the edge. I thought the local bands incorporated earthquakes rumbles into their music.