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An oil field exploded in Basra Iraq [Iraq Oil Report ; Published September 20, 2011]; Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

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List of comment about gas explosion, in order of posted time; as of 2011-09-01

 

1) SOMERVILLE, Ohio, US; "Investigation continues in house collapse"

2) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. US; "Bakersfield resident hurt in natural gas explosion"

3) Pompton Lakes, NJ, US; "Update: Suspected gas explosion levels home in Pompton Lakes [raw video]"

4) Brantford, Ontario, Canada; "Natural gas explosion levelled Brantford house: fire marshal"

5) Warren, MI, US; "City of Warren Home Explosion Underscores Need for Natural Gas Safety"

6) Castleford, West Yorkshire, UK; "Dramatic footage shows huge gas explosion at Yorkshire home"

7) Warren Park, Harare, Zimbabwe; "2 seriously injured in Warren Park gas explosion"

8) Logan City, south of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia; "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house"

9) Herscher, IL, US; Douglasville, GA, US; "This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 22, 2011"

10) "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house" [See 8)]

11) Lakeview, MI, US; "Explosion inside Lakeview house causes fire, couple escapes with minor injuries"

12) Newborough, Victoria, Australia; "Gas blast destroys Newborough garage"

13) Cato, Montcalm, MI, US; "Couple escapes house explosion"

14) Glenrock, Converse, WY, US; "Oilfield explosion claims three"

15) St. Augustine, Fla, US; "Gas Station Explosion Site in St. Augustine now 'Stable'"

 

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* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

We'll be seeing an uptick in unusual home and business gas explosions and I'm trying to locate specific ZT on the matter.  Below is a refresher for the many gas related news articles.

http://zetatalk5.com/index/blog0214.htm

SOZT

Fault lines, when adjusting, do not just rip apart one day during a dramatic earthquake. They most often creep. Laying gas lines along or across a fault line is asking for an accident of this sort. Fault lines are also seldom so clearly delineated that one can go a mile in this or that direction and avoid their action. Where a slip-slide fault such as the San Andreas will often leave a clear line on the surface, this is only the surface action, not what occurs in the rock layers on either side which can fracture for a long way to either side during any movement. The gas company, or the age of the pipes, will be faulted but in truth the finger should be pointed in many directions. The public, who insist on living at such a scenic spot, is to blame. Officials, who zoned for housing are to blame. The public utility company, for allowing gas lines in the area, is to blame. But this will change nothing, while man continues to live on the San Andreas, even as it awakens. EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/18sp2010.htm

SOZT

The danger from radon gas will not be increased as a result of the pole shift. Radon gas is emitted by rock containing uranium, which is degrading. In normal circumstances, where air can circulate, it is disbursed rapidly as is any methane created by decay of organic material. The danger from these gasses comes from confinement - being trapped in a mine, a basement, or beneath the permafrost. The dangers are well known. For methane, it is explosions. An accumulation of methane gas can be identified by the smell of rotten eggs, or as some have described it, dirty socks or cabbage soup. For radon gas the danger is lung cancer, from the continual exposure to the radioactive air. Radon gas is odorless, and cannot be detected except by specialized equipment not in the hands of the average person.

In that the pole shift, or the Earth changes preceding the pole shift, can fracture rock and release pockets of either gas, survivors should be cautious about huddling in bunkers. You are safer out in the open air, or in a trench you have dug that will allow the pole shift winds to pass over you, but nothing to fall on and crush you. The fact that both methane gas and radon gas can accumulate in the bunkers of the elite is one of the reasons we have stated that they have dug their own graves. EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/12mr2011.htm

 

* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT

Anyone watching the news, for instance the news on the San Bruno explosion in a distribution line close to the San Andreas Fault line, knows that gas in any form is a danger. Oil and gas refineries explode when rigid piping cracks. Oil or gas wells explode when the ground around them moves. And the gas distribution lines running under cities are no exception. They likewise will explode. Gas lines, whether along the street or within a home, are rigid. In some cases automatic shutoff valves can limit the amount of gas available for an explosion by sensing a drop in pressure, but this is always after the fact. The explosion has already occurred. Utilizing gas on a planet prone to earthquakes was a mistake to begin with, but man never thinks of the consequences when striving for modern conveniences. We have advised turning off the gas at the street, though when the street explodes and your neighbor's homes are on fire you are not likely to escape the holocaust. A better alternative is to live in an area where gas is not available, as in your rural safe location where you will be doing a form of camping while gardening. A campfire at night, for cooking and washing and a bit of friendly light before bed. Nothing explosive. EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/02oc2010.htm

 

* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT Answer: It is no accident that the New Madrid fault lies under the Mississippi River near Memphis, as rivers form in lowlands created when land pulls apart, separating the rock fingers and weakening support for the land. Thus, the Ohio River bed also is an indication of where rock fingers will pull apart. Two adjustments in Kentucky, a day apart, are not an accident, but an indication of the speed at which the stretch zone is starting to adjust. Rail lines are frequently an early harbinger of such adjustments, as they run long distances, whereas structures within cities, such as tall buildings, take up relatively little space and have a small footprint. Our warning that imploding cities will be experienced, before the hour of the shift, are in this regard. Be warmed, it will not just be your rail lines and gas and water mains that will shatter and be pulled apart during the stretch. The foundations of your tall buildings will likewise be vulnerable.EOZT

http://www.zetatalk5.com/newsletr/issue008.htm

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[Original post on January 20, 2011]

Original title: Gas explosion kills 1, injures 5 in Philadelphia

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/19/pennsylvania.gas.explosion/index.h...

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The explosion occurred in Philadelphia's Tacony neighborhood
  • The blast killed one utilities worker and injured five other people
  • Some of the injuries are serious

(CNN) -- A gas main explosion in Philadelphia Tuesday evening killed one utilities worker and injured five other people, a fire department official said.

Philadelphia Gas Works employees were responding to a gas main break in the city's Tacony neighborhood when the explosion occurred, fire department spokesman Jim Smith said.

"They were trying to control it and found a source of ignition," according to Smith, who said four PGW employees and a firefighter were among the injured. He said some of the gas workers' injuries were serious.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/natural-gas-explosion-philadelphia-...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/caught-on-tape-gas-main-explodes-126...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 29, 2020 at 8:23pm

https://www.ladbible.com/news/weird-165ft-deep-crater-forms-in-russ...

Gigantic 165ft Deep Crater Forms In Russia's Arctic Tundra After Explosion

Last updated 15:00, Saturday 29 August 2020 BST

giant crater caused by a massive explosion has been discovered in the Arctic circle after a summer of unprecedented heat in the area

It is thought that the explosion that created the 165ft deep hole in the tundra was caused by a build-up of methane gas that eventually combusted.

It was discovered by a TV crew flying above the Yamal peninsula in Russia, who even spotted blocks of frozen soil and ice 'hundreds of metres' from the site of the 'colossal force', according to scientists who have examined the blast site.

Basically, the thawing permafrost - caused by a ridiculously hot summer - caused the pressure to build up, eventually giving way to a huge explosion.

This is the 17th crater of this kind to be found in the last six years, and - obviously - there are a load of bizarre theories about the origin of the hole, including Kremlin missile testing and, of course, aliens.

However, the actual truth is more unsettling, because it's probably due to climate change.

The ground has been frozen for thousands of years, but is thawing out and releasing the methane that is trapped in the soil.

After Vesti Yamal TV discovered the deep crater, scientists travelled out there to examine it. They reckon it's the biggest hole they've seen like this.

Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky, from the Russian Oil and Gas Research Institute in Moscow, added: "This object is unique.

"It holds a lot of additional scientific information, which I am not yet ready to disclose.

"This is a subject for scientific publications."

He explained that the explosions happen when 'gas-saturated cavities are formed in the permafrost,' which means that a void is 'filled with gas with high pressure' until 'the covering layer distends, the thickness of which is five to ten metres [16-32ft] approximately'.

Got all that? Good.

Some explosions like this occur in swelling 'pingos' - or mounds - in the tundra after gas builds up under a sheet of ice.

The professor has also previously said that natural gas drilling could play a role in the eruptions. He argues that more damage and disasters could be caused if such an event were to happen near gas pipelines, residential areas or production facilities.

He said: "In a number of areas, pingos - as we see both from satellite data and with our own eyes during helicopter inspections - literally prop up gas pipes.

"In some places they jack up the gas pipes... they seem to begin to slightly bend these pipes."

However, the study of these holes and the explosions that form them is still at a very early stage.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 28, 2020 at 2:00am

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/42551358/officials-at-least-62-di...

Officials: At least 62 displaced after fire tears through several buildings in Paterson

Updated: Aug 27, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

A possible explosion and early morning 4-alarm fire rocked a Paterson neighborhood, destroying several homes and leaving at least 62 people displaced.

The blaze began around 2:20 a.m. at 77 Mill St. The remains of the 3-story wood frame structure, doubling as apartments and a salon, are clearly seen. The blaze quickly moved to six other residential buildings in the tightly packed neighborhood.

The fire department is trying to gain full control of what is left of the fire. Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott says a potential explosion may have sparked the fire, but it's under investigation by the Paterson Arson Unit and Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

"All of the buildings are interconnected and have common spaces for fire to travel serious," says Chief Brian McDermott. "The most serious damage is at 7779. Two large three-story buildings, with that there are 62 people that are displaced. The American Red Cross -- a great job they're doing non-congregational housing right now for the victims."

Everyone is accounted for, with no injuries and no fatalities expected.

“We have our health and human services,” says Mayor Andre Sayegh. “We are going to stay on top and monitor what happens with some of these individuals. Some of them have families that they can stay with, but some may not. So, we have to be prepared and we have to continuously coordinate with the American Red Cross to see how we can further assist these individuals have been affected by this fire."

The Red Cross is providing financial assistance for the displaced residents, such as temporary shelter, food, and clothing. City leaders are also assisting.

Police also helped rescue around 15 people, along with several civilian-led rescues.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 28, 2020 at 1:40am

https://www.industrialfireworld.com/571714/furnace-explosion-at-gha...

Furnace Explosion at Steel Plant in Ghana Injures 1

An explosion Monday in an induction furnace rocked a steel factory in southern Ghana, local media report.

The only injury reported was a worker with a broken ankle.

At about 6:20 p.m., United Steel Company in Tema reported an explosion inside an induction furnace being heated as routine maintenance after being shut down by the government on August 13 for environmental reasons.

Reports of damage to neighboring property are false, a company spokesperson reports.

The furnace is heated periodically as standard procedure and was empty when the blast occurred.

No smelting is being done until work is completed on a pollution system not expected to be operational until July 2021.   

Comment by Juan F Martinez on August 24, 2020 at 5:58am

Gas pipeline explosion causes ‘cascading blackout’ across Syria in suspected ‘terrorist act’

24 Aug, 2020 02:20 / Updated 11 minutes ago

A suspected terrorist attack against a major gas pipeline in Damascus countryside has led to widespread power outages all across Syria, according to the country’s electricity and energy ministries.

The blast “may have been caused by a terrorist act” and “led to power cuts in all of Syria,” SANA reported, citing the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.

While there were no reports of injuries in the blast, several photos and videos have circulated on social media purporting to show a massive blaze that engulfed the crippled pipeline.

https://www.rt.com/news/498842-syria-gas-explosion-blackout/

Comment by Tracie Crespo on August 22, 2020 at 6:34pm

https://www.koaa.com/news/national/multiple-people-injured-missing-...

Multiple people injured, missing after pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi

Multiple people injured, missing after pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi
Multiple people injured, missing after pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi
Multiple people injured, missing after pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi
Multiple people injured, missing after pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi
Multiple people injured, missing after pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi
Posted at 11:49 AM, Aug 21, 2020
 
and last updated 12:05 PM, Aug 21, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Firefighters are battling a major fire in Corpus Christi following a pipeline explosion along the city's refinery row.

The blast happened just after 8:05 a.m. near Lantana and I-37, possibly at EPIC Products near Lantana and Navigation.

Firefighters said the fire ignited a barge, which became fully engulfed. The fire then spread from the pipeline to the grain elevator.

KRIS reports that multiple people during the explosion ended up in the water.

CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline representatives said they are treating four people from the explosion. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Two victims are being flown to Brooke Army Medical Center burn units in San Antonio.

Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb said there is a search and rescue operation for four people who are still missing.

KRIS has learned that EPIC Products had a brand new pipeline built for loading. It was reportedly going in at the facility when there was a pipeline rupture at the barge loading dock.

According to Lieutenant Marina Lyons with the US Coast Guard, a dredge struck a submerged pipeline causing a fire in the Corpus Christi ship channel.

The owner of the barge said they had multiple employees working at the site at the time of the explosion.

The Corpus Christi Police Department has closed off Lantana Street to traffic as crews work to contain the inferno.

This story was originally published by Eddie Cruz, Ryan Garza and Ana Tamez at KRIS.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 19, 2020 at 7:07am

https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-house-explodes-washington-...

House Explodes On Washington Street In Joliet

"It was like a nuclear bomb. I literally thought that I would go outside and the whole world would be gone," a neighbor said.

Updated Aug 17, 2020 8:59 aCT

JOLIET, IL — One woman was seriously injured and two other people were taken to the hospital following a house explosion on Joliet's east side Sunday afternoon. The house that exploded is in the 2100 block of East Washington Street in the Ingalls Park area. An older couple lived at the house, and both were outside when the house exploded, neighbors told Joliet Patch.

Sara Glim told Patch that several of her windows were broken as a result of the explosion two doors away at her neighbor's property. Glim said she was sitting on her couch when the explosion happened at 2:49 p.m.

"It knocked the pictures off my wall," Glim told Patch. "It's just so horrible. It almost blew me off the couch. I thought a car had crashed into the side of my house."

Glim said that another neighbor was taken to the hospital after a brick went through a window of her house and hit her in the head. Glim said it was her understanding that the older couple whose house was destroyed did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

They both were taken to the hospital, however.

"I'm just so thankful," Glim said. "It could have been worse. The damage on my vehicle and house can be fixed easily. They don't have a house to go back to."

Glim said the explosion was deafening.

"It was like a nuclear bomb. I literally thought that I would go outside and the whole world would be gone. It hurt me."

Glim said she did not smell any natural gas or smoke following the explosion.

The East Washington Street property is outside the city of Joliet limits near the intersection of Clairmont Avenue.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 15, 2020 at 8:28pm

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/08/breaking-news-massive-exp...

BREAKING NEWS: Massive Explosion near Brighton Reported

8 August 2020 @ 12:07

Reports are flooding in of a massive explosion at Newhaven port near Brighton.

A huge fire has broken out in East Sussex with massive thick clouds of smoke that can be seen for miles. Fire and rescue crews were called at around 9.30 am today to reports of a blaze in Newhaven. Officials say an industrial building was found alight and has since been evacuated. The fire is not far from Newhaven Harbour railway station.

A large cloud of black smoke can be seen billowing into the air from as far away as Lancing, it has been reported. One person, who could see the smoke from near Hove Lawns, said: “The smoke cloud is absolutely massive.

“I don’t know what is going on but it looks like an explosion.”

The fire still rages on but so far seems unstoppable. Police and emergency services are on scene and waiting for the fire to extinguished so they begin forensic tests.

and another:

https://interestingengineering.com/explosion-in-east-chinas-shandon...

Explosion in East China's Shandong Province Kills Two and Injures Many

Preliminary investigations reveal the explosion may have resulted from damaged electrical wires.

August 15, 2020

An explosion took place in Jining of East China’s Shandong Province on Saturday at 9:30AM (GMT +8) that saw two people killed and many injured, reports the Global Times.

RELATED: PORT NECHES TEXAS RESIDENTS FORCED TO EVACUATE AFTER PLANT EXPLOSION 

A video of the explosion shared on Twitter showed a huge mushroom over buildings and some destruction on the street. The explosion is said to have taken place at an agricultural storage site. 

An early investigation revealed that locals may have accidentally damaged electric wires during woodcutting. This unfortunate accident led to a fire that then triggered the explosion.

“I heard a sudden explosive sound around 9:30. The strong explosion shattered all windows of my house. It's like an earthquake. Ceilings of residential houses in the county have collapsed," a local resident in Shandong's Mamiao county told the Global Times. The resident added that local police have sequestered the area.

A hotel owner from an establishment that is less than 1640 feet (500 meters) from the explosion told the Global Times that there were two explosions. These took place about a minute apart. However, local authorities did not report two explosions.

The hotel owner also added that, at first, she thought there may be an earthquake as the whole building shook. It was only after seeing smoke outside and hearing the second blast that she realized it was an explosion.

She described that windows of stores shattered and many roofs collapsed. She also reported that emergency rescue personnel provided food and accommodation to those affected by the explosion

Comment by Juan F Martinez on August 10, 2020 at 5:48pm

BALTIMORE, MD —  A "major gas explosion" rocked northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person and leaving several others trapped or injured, local fire officials said.

Baltimore City Fire Department said in a Facebook post that at least three homes were involved in the gas explosion that killed at least one woman. At least two occupants had also been transported to the hospital in serious condition, the department said.

According to the city's local fire union, at least five people, including children, had been trapped but three were rescued as of 10:30 a.m. as search operations continued.

"This is a major incident," the IAFF Local 734 said in a tweet. Officials with Baltimore County Fire, the city's emergency management office and Baltimore Gas and Electric were also responding, the union said.

Linda Foy, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Gas and Electric, told USA TODAY that crews received a call from Baltimore's fire department just before 10 a.m. Monday and were working to turn off gas to other buildings in the immediate area.

Photos from the scene showed the rubble of the collapsed structures next to other row houses.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/10/baltimore-exp...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 9, 2020 at 1:42am

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/08/07/pipeline-explodes-roads-c...

Pipeline Explodes, Roads Collapse After Flooding in Yulin, China

A natural gas pipeline exploded in China’s north-central city of Yulin on Wednesday. Authorities blame the blast on recent flooding in the region and have issued a warning to area citizens to expect more heavy rains in the coming days.

In addition to the pipeline explosion, several roads collapsed this week because of flooding in and around Yulin, located in China’s Shaanxi province. No casualties have been reported in connection with the pipeline blast, but regional authorities have evacuated roughly 600 people from the Yulin area as a result of the infrastructure damage caused by the explosion and road collapses, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday.

“It happened at around 1:40 AM. We were sleeping,” local resident Ma Yongping told the state-controlled broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), of the pipeline explosion.

“We were woken up by the blast, which was so loud. I went out to check what happened. When I stepped out of my home, I realized it was a natural gas pipeline that exploded,” Ma said.

Yulin borders China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the north, which in recent months has suffered from severe droughts; approximately 45 percent of the region was affected as of June. In China’s south and interior, torrential rains have caused historic flooding in recent weeks. The overnight transition from one climate extreme to another proved too much for Yulin this week, whose faulty infrastructure was poorly equipped to withstand the flooding.

Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in east China on Tuesday, further complicating the environmental crisis. Since early June, torrential rains in southern China have flooded the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, one of the world’s largest. As of mid-July, 433 Yangtze tributaries were flooded. An estimated 55 million people living in communities along the Yangtze’s nearly 4,000-mile path have been affected by the flooding, and at least 56 people have died.

China’s Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric plant in the world, is located on the Yangtze. The dam is at risk of collapsing because of the extreme flooding and has “moved, leaked, and distorted,” Chinese state media reported in late July. The admission was a rare instance of Beijing revealing the extent of the flooding’s damage, as it has otherwise insisted that the floods are under control and that the dam’s structure was sound.

In an effort to relieve pressure on the strained dam, Chinese officials have been opening the Three Gorges’ floodgates, sacrificing lesser dams along the Yangtze and purposefully flooding communities located along the river.

In mid-July, Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping ordered local Communist Party officials in flooded zones to “brave challenges and go to the frontline of flood prevention and rescue and relief work.” Xi himself has failed to visit the flooding sites. His official acknowledgment of China’s worst flooding in decades has been minimal. Xi has made numerous public appearances since mid-July without mentioning the flooding.
Comment by jorge namour on August 7, 2020 at 1:20am

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Fire breaks out at the Al-Haramain Train Station in the Saudi city of Jeddah SAUDI ARABIA

AUGUST 6 2020

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- IRAN Mysterious fires continue .. fires devour a factory in Tehran (video) https://www.masrawy.com/news/news_publicaffairs/details/2020/8/6/18... A fire broke out at dawn on Thursday in a livestock and poultry factory in the Tehran district of Tehran, in the latest chapters of the series of mysterious fires that have hit Iran for weeks. a large-scale operation is underway to contain the fire, but the fire is expanding and extending to the outskirts, and that firefighters and rescue personnel are present at the site, according to Al Arabiya news channel. This comes two days after another fire broke out in an industrial area near the capital, Tehran. Iranian television reported - at the time - that a fire broke out in the industrial area of the Jagrod district of Bardis district on Tuesday morning.

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