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


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'"



* 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.



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



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



* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo


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



* 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



[Original post on January 20, 2011]

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




  • 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.



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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 21, 2014 at 11:14pm


3 injured in methane gas explosion in C China
2014-02-21 09:45


Photo taken on Feb. 20, 2014 shows an explosion site on a road in Qiaokou District of Wuhan, capital of central China'a Hubei province. According to the local fire department, three people were injured in a methane gas explosion in Wuhan on Thursday, which collapsed an underground sewage pipe.


Photo taken on Feb. 20, 2014 shows an explosion site on a road in Qiaokou District of Wuhan City, capital of central China'a Hubei province. According to the local fire department, three people were injured in a methane gas explosion in Wuhan on Thursday, which collapsed an underground sewage pipe.


Photo taken on Feb. 20, 2014 shows an explosion site on a road in Qiaokou District of Wuhan City, capital of central China'a Hubei province. According to the local fire department, three people were injured in a methane gas explosion in Wuhan on Thursday, which collapsed an underground sewage pipe.


Photo taken on Feb. 20, 2014 shows an explosion site on a road in Qiaokou District of Wuhan City, capital of central China'a Hubei province. According to the local fire department, three people were injured in a methane gas explosion in Wuhan on Thursday, which collapsed an underground sewage pipe.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 21, 2014 at 1:30am


Northwood, Iowa, evacuated after explosion, fire at fertilizer plant

NORTHWOOD — The cause of Thursday's explosion at Northwood AG Products fertilizer storage that contains sulfuric acid is undetermined, according to Worth County Emergency Management Director Ray Huftalin.

The explosion, which forced the evacuation of Northwood's approximately 2,000 residents for most of the day, occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Residents were given the all-clear about 4 p.m. U.S. Highway 65 was re-opened at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Considering the number of people involved, the evacuation went well, Huftalin said.

Four Northwood residents were treated at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa Thursday morning following the fire.

The hospital was put on alert for the possibility of more people needing treatment.

No additional patients had been admitted as of 3:40 p.m. Thursday, a Mercy spokeswoman said.

The residents getting hospital treatment came in on their own, a hospital spokeswoman said.

General symptoms of exposure to sulfuric acid are vomiting, nausea and respiratory problems. The spokeswoman said anyone experiencing symptoms should go to the main entrance of the emergency room. A medical team would be there to assist them.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 19, 2014 at 1:23am


2 dead as gas pipeline explodes in Sindh

February 19, 2014 - Updated 445 PKT

GHOTKI: A 36-inch diameter gas pipeline from Qadirpur Gas Field caught fire after a huge explosion near Mir Kosh area in Ghotki district, police said on Wednesday.

The police said that two people were killed and two others sustained injured in the explosion. They said that the dead and injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

According to reports, Guddu-Kashmore highway was closed for traffic as the gas pipe line exploded near the road linking Punjab and Sindh.

Gas supply was suspended to different areas of Punjab and Sindh after the explosion.

Official sources said that gas supply to power plants in Faisalabad and Kabirwala was suspended after the incident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 18, 2014 at 5:28pm


Seven miners killed in Ukraine blast

Kiev (AFP) - Seven miners were killed and nine injured when a gas explosion ripped through a state-owned coal mine in eastern Ukraine, officials said Tuesday.

The blast occurred Monday evening at a depth of around 800 metres (2,600 feet) while some 90 workers were on shift at the mine in Makiyivka in Ukraine's mineral-rich Donetsk region.

"Seven miners were killed and nine hospitalised," the emergency situations service said in a statement.

The bodies of all the victims had been recovered by early Tuesday and work at the mine has been suspended, the statement said.

Fatal accidents are a regular feature at Ukrainian mines, most of which are located in the country's industrial eastern region. Many of the mines are underfunded and poorly equipped, and safety violations are rife.

In the worst accident of its kind in the country's post-Soviet history, more than 100 miners were killed in an explosion in 2007 at the Zasyadko mine, one of the three biggest in Ukraine.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 18, 2014 at 1:58am


Explosion beneath pavement forces evacuation in north London

Fifty people had to be evacuated from their homes and businesses this morning after an underground fire in Islington

Firemen closed off Caledonian Road in Islington, north London after flames were seen coming from an electrical manhole cover.

A bystander captured this footage of the blaze, which is believed to have started among power lines beneath the street around 9.30am.

London Fire Brigade said fifty people were evacuated as a precaution. No one was injured in the incident.

In April last year, a burst power cable was responsible for three explosions on a central London street. No one was injured in the blast.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 18, 2014 at 12:47am


Gas explosion at Istanbul art gallery injures 4 people

Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 17, 2014 at 1:50am

One Dead in Akko Gas Tank Explosion - Inside Israel - News - Israel National News http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/177545#.UwFcqTUHXz...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 16, 2014 at 3:07am


Home up in flames after gas explosion north of Bath

  • An explosion and flames, apparently linked to a gas line, break out Friday night at a house in the Hickory Hills manufactured home park north of Bath.
An explosion and flames, apparently linked to a gas line, break out Friday… (KEVIN MINGORA, THE MORNING…)
February 15, 2014|By Frank Warner and Kevin Mingora, Of The Morning Call

An explosion and flames linked to a gas line Friday night destroyed a house in the Hickory Hills manufactured home park north of Bath.

A blast was reported 9:15 p.m. at 118 Hickory Hills Drive in Moore Township. Several fire companies were dispatched to the scene, as the fire swept through the home and burned it to the ground.

An hour later, a flame continued to shoot from the ground, where the gas line fed it. Firefighters said there was no quick way to shut off the gas, so it burned about 2 hours.

In the early moments of the fire, officials said they did not believe anyone was home when the gas exploded. Late Friday, Moore Townshp police Detective Sgt. Rick Knecht said it was unknown if anyone was home.

A state police fire marshal from Monroe County was called to the scene to investigate.

Three families on Donna Drive and Dianne Road heard the blast about a mile away, according to Edee Maurer of Dianne Road.

"I was watching TV when I heard this," Maurer said. "I thought something blew in our pellet stove and I walked out in the room and everything was OK. Then my sister called me and said, did you hear that? She said her home shook."

The fire produced large plumes of smoke, but the flames were confined to the lot of the one home, which appeared to be a double-wide prefabricated model. Police tape was strung around the ruins.

Homes to the right and left of the destroyed house were not affected.

Assisting Moore Township firefighters at the fire scene were Bushkill Township, Upper Nazareth Township, Lehigh Township, East Allen Township and Bath fire companies.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 15, 2014 at 2:40am


Gas tank explosion rocks northern Smith County early Friday morning

POSTED: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 1:09pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:58pm

Firefighters were on scene of a gas tank explosion in northern Smith County early Friday morning.

Authorities tell KETK, the explosion happened around 3:30 a.m., just south of the intersection of Farm to Market Road 16 and Highway 14, across the street from the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge.

The blast scorched two acres of nearby land and residents in the surrounding area say the explosion shook their homes and woke them up.

Although there was talk of evacuating nearby families, authorities were able to cut off the gas allowing residents to stay in their homes.

No one was injured but 80 percent of the facility was destroyed. Red Springs Fire Department was assisted by Winona and Lindale officials.

The Smith County Fire Marshal is investigating what caused the explosion.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on February 13, 2014 at 3:29pm


Gas Pipeline Blast In Kentucky Burns Houses, Leaves Huge Crater

A gas pipeline explosion in Kentucky shook the ground and catapulted rocks high into the air early Thursday, officials said.

The blast and ensuing fire in Adair County destroyed three houses, two barns and several cars, Kentucky Emergency Management director Greg Thomas said.

One person suffered burns and was taken to hospital.

The pipeline was buried 20 feet into a mountainside near the rural community of Knifley. The explosion left a deep crater and flung “huge rocks” into the air, according to Thomas speaking from the scene.

Some of these boulders were found blocking a road 150 yards away from the pipeline in what Thomas said was evidence of the blast’s ferocity.

Michael Clinkscales, a student at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., said he saw the fire from his campus 20 miles away and posted a photograph on Twitter.

"Calls came in from people saying there was an explosion and the ground was rocking," Thomas said. "People did not know what was going on."

The explosion happened just after 1 a.m. locally and was still burning more than three hours later.

Some 200 firefighters and other emergency service personnel from surrounding counties were at the scene at 4 a.m. and had managed to contain the fire.

The operators of the pipeline, Columbia Gulf Transmission, had shut off the gas but the fire would continue to burn until all the gas left in the isolated section had burned out, Thomas said.

The company, which is part of NiSource's Columbia Pipeline Group, said in a statement released at 6:30 a.m. ET that it did not yet know the cause of the explosion. It said its emergency response teams were working with local authorities to "to assure the safety and security of the area where the rupture occurred."



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