Skip to comments.LAFD: ‘Rotten Egg’ Odor Reported Across San Fernando Valley
Posted on 09/10/2012 2:31:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) Authorities on Monday investigated widespread reports of a foul odor detected across the San Fernando Valley.
Shortly after 5:00 a.m., a rotten egg-type smell was reported widely across (and possibly beyond) the north San Fernando Valley and Foothill communities of Los Angeles, according to Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department.
No illnesses or any specific hazard has been associated with the odor, Humphrey told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO.
The sulfur-type odor which Humphrey said appears to be organic in nature had been reported as far west as Simi Valley and as far east as Cathedral City and Perris in Riverside County.
While officials worked to investigate the source of the smell, officials did acknowledge the smell could be affecting a wider swath of Southern California.
Stephen Harrison with the National Weather Service office in San Diego told KNX 1070′s Vytas Safronikas that whatever the source or sources of sulphuric odor, wind currents have been moving in an east to west direction from the Salton Sea into parts of the Greater Los Angeles area.
Its always possible to get some kind of odor coming from the Salton Sea up through the Coachella Valley through the Banning Pass and into the Inland Empire, said Harrison.
Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Monica Carazzo said the odor is affecting schedules at some local schools, including Osceola Street Elementary.
Some schools are implementing a rainy day schedule, meaning that once kids get their lunch, they go inside of the classroom, recesses are inside, that type of thing, said Carazzo. But thats school by school.
Residents do not need to call 911 to report the odor unless they are experiencing a medical emergency, Humphrey said
I guess today's the big joint fundraising event with Hugo Chavez and Obama in SoCal.
The Tacoma Aroma moved south?
Did anyone hear Obama ask Hugo to pull his finger?
Didn’t know that the Obamadork/loon/felon/idiot was in town, did we?
When the fireball erupts over the ridge, that will be their first clue.
Antonio Villaraigosa is back in town.
The occupiers must have taken off their shoes again
That was my guess too
You may not be wrong....I lived in SoCal for many years - in my youth, before I got smarter and got out - and I think I remember reading of some studies having to do with the release of methane gas prior to a quake. Or it could just be the tipping point of refried beans being the predominant meal choice.
I certainly hopE not!
must be “HAARP”. the haarp site has ramped up their shortwave detection over southern cal. /s
(just funnin’ with ya) :D
If that was the case, there would have also been reports from the Salton Sea, Coachella Valley, Banning Pass and the Inland Empire.
Have there been?
They should have NEVER booed GOD!
Fire and brimstone!
Well....we have to 'fix' the weather, ya know.
Can't have tornadoes in New York. They must be moved back to the Midwest where they BELONG.
The article meantions Cathedral City. That is down near Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley.
they always RAMP up their site AFTER something is happening. kind of along the lines of the weather service changing their prediction of rain from 30% to 100% after it’s already raining. lol
The mayor must be back in town.
That’s encouraging; it somewhat supports the “swamp gas” theory.
been smelling it all day in east LA county San Dimas
What do you make of it?
What do you make of it?
Sounds like earth-trapped gasses are leaking, which may be a precurser to a hell of an earthquake.
That's my guess. And with a guy like Obama in power, this might be just the crisis he's looking for.
Maybe one of Firsht Lady’s Easter Eggs got away from the White House but didn’t make it all the way back to the farm.
“This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl -” </Johnny>
I’ve been searching the internet for records of odors preceding earthquakes but am not coming up with much. Do you know of any sources on that?
This is a bald-faced lie - the wind directions is exactly opposite!
Ah, ya beat me to it!
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking!
It’s in the article. PM’ed Jim and John Robinson. We can do without free republic for a while. We cannot do without them.
Besides, they are friends.
Unsupported affirmation by Talisker, here.
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.
Citation from historical observation: http://trilogymedia.com.au/Thomas_Gold/eyewit.html
This was observed in the 1900’s two days prior to the Big One in San Fran.
If this was localized, I could rest easy. Apparently it’s happening all over the basin.
Second citation, the 1811 quake: The earthquake was at night. There was a smell of sulphur in the air before the shock. There as a wave of the land accompanied by a roar, then the most frightful ....
Holy cow. I’ve never heard of that before.
First I heard of it too, but when I heard ‘sulphur smells over very wide swaths of CA’ alarm bells went off in my head. A few seconds of internet research confirmed my suspicions. We may be without FR for a while. There’s a rallying point on Facebook.
Has anyone seen Lex Luthor around any of the local real estate offices?
We are best of buds, bro, and you know I love ya, but you are going to feel awful if you are joking and millions end up injured or die. If you have family in CA, get off FR and call them!
PHEW!!! OMG That scared the crap outta me.....
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