Skip to comments.Reality Check Request: Sulfurous Smell in LA Area? (Vanity)
Posted on 09/10/2012 2:08:49 PM PDT by Talisker
I know asking if things smell in LA sounds like the beginning of a joke... but I've read some dubious - yet pervasive - claims today that people in the San Fernando Valley, the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Northridge/Granada Hills area, Inland Empire in general, etc., are smelling an incredibly sulfurous stench.
Inversions layer, Salton Sea rot, waste plant malfunctions all have been theorized but found wanting for various reasons. Reports are that an elementary school closed in the area because kids felt sick.
Historically, hydrogen sulphide gas has often been forced out of the ground in areas because of the pressure created by an immanent large earthquake. This was noticed in the Sausalito area the day before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and in various European earthquakes going back as far as the 1700s, and before the New Madrid earthquake in the 1800s in Missouri.
Also, in the past week or so, a swarm of over 300 fair to medium sized earthquakes happened in SoCal. Which doesn't necessarily mean any significant pressure was released, since the earthquake scale is logrithmic. And as if that's not enough, a 7.6 earthquake hit right off the coast of Costa Rica a week ago, but didn't taper off with any significant aftershocks, suggesting that the quake didn't finish releasing its eruption pressure, which might be continuing northwards along the plate edge.
If any FReepers are down in that area and can validate, invalidate, or comment generally or specifically on what LA smells like these days (without laughing too hard - remember, you're doing science here, so no giggling), I'd appreciate it.
Hugo Chavez blames Bush.
Democrats are turning CA into Hell.
I don't know how many wells there are out in the valley, but if you're anywhere around one, you'll know for sure because of the smell.
Wonder if Sodom received such a warning?
that stuff lingers...
There was a large storm in the desert last night which is causing the sulfur odor to be released from the Salton Sea. It is becoming quite strong in the Coachella Valley today. I think the Salton Sea theory is probably spot on.
Didn’t know that the Obamadork was visiting LA.
Once the sheer volume of Demoncrats hits critical mass, you can’t help but start to smell them.
Noticed this smell last night when coming down from spending the weekend up in the mountains, it was commented on by co-workers today. I didn’t notice the smell last night in Duarte, but do today.
The 2 o’clock news report led with this “smell” story.
Many people were interviewed, all of them said the odor was like rotten eggs.
The ‘officials’ they interviewed said they didn’t know what it was or were is was coming from.
It is interesting how wide spread the reports are.
Sodom got a “LOT” of warnings.
I love bill Carroll’s explanation on KFI. mayor Antonio is back in town, and he sure let out a stinky one on stage in Charlotte. As Bill put it, “You know how you go,outside to let a stinky one out, and sometimes it follows you back in?”.
I noticed the same smell in Charlotte last week....
It seems to appear wherever and whenever the Satan-in-Chief shows up....
When it rains, Los Angeles makes its own gravy.
MIB says it was swamp gas from a weather balloon.
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