Posted on by Stewart
Something Wrotten In California? Not So Much…
There has been a reported rotten/ sulfur smell across much of Southern California. The media has reported that this has been traced to a fish die-off in the Salton Sea in the middle of the Mojave Desert. However, they claim that they are baffled by how far and wide the smell has traveled all over Southern California.
Well, there may well have been a die off of fish in the Salton Sea. But, this is due to toxic gases from magma rising that has contaminated the water, causing the fish to die. A sulfur smell from magma could easily pervade a very wide area.
In my opinion, this is a precursor to a moderate to huge quake that may strike Southern California in coming days to weeks. We already know of magma building in a previously-thought dormant volcano in the Mojave Desert. Geologists now claim that this volcano is actually more active than previously anticipated and may go into eruption mode rather soon.
Anyone living west of the Salton Sea should take heed. The two quakes that occurred in the Beverley Hills area this past week were a warning that the fault lines in that area, silent for the past 70 years, are now waking up.
Magma moving underground in the Mojave is being forced up by movement in the subduction zone where the pacific Plate meets the North American Plate, right under The Los Angeles basin. The Salton Sea used to be open to the Gulf of California which was sealed up after a major quake in the 1700s. Remnants of a Spanish Galleon have been found in the Mojave, trapped there when the outlet to the sea was closed.
The Salton Sea is saline for a reason. It will rejoin the ocean in the not too distant future.