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 July 26, 2016 at 12:54am


1 dead, house leveled after Benson-area blast; 'It was like an earthquake,' neighbor says

Home leveled, before and after - showcase

At left, the blue house at 3858 N. 65th St. is seen in a 2014 Google Street View image. At right, the aftermath of the explosion Monday afternoon is seen in a photo provided 

One woman has died and at least two other people were injured Monday afternoon after an explosion that destroyed a house near 65th and Sprague Streets.

The explosion at 3858 N. 65th St. was reported around 12:15 p.m. The houses on either side of that house were knocked off their foundations in the blast, officials said.

Two women were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, one in critical condition, the other in serious condition, said Fire Battalion Chief Tim McCaw. The woman in critical condition later died, the fire department said. A 14-year-old boy who was seriously injured was taken to a hospital by private auto, McCaw said.

Rachel Eadie, 46, who was in the house just north of the house that exploded, suffered a concussion and cuts and bruises, said her brother, Lemuel Eadie, 50.

"She's beat up a bit," Lemuel Eadie said of his sister. "She looks like a wreck, but she's going to be OK."

Eadie said his sister was injured by drywall falling on her.

People who live in the area, and even several blocks away, reported that they heard the blast, comparing it to a bomb.

Pennie Robinson, 50, who lives at 65th and Sprague, was inside her house with her 2-year-old grandson when the explosion occurred about seven houses south of hers.

"We definitely felt it. It was like an earthquake," Robinson said. "We ran outside and it was like it was snowing out here," referring to debris and insulation that came from the house that exploded.

Eadie said he felt the explosion at Atchley Ford on 72nd Street.

Jeffery Blount, Rachel Eadie's husband, said he was washing dishes when the explosion occurred, knocking his house sideways and collapsing the roof. "I thought lightning hit the house, or a car," he said.

Rachel Eadie had been asleep in a bedroom, Blount said, but he couldn't get to her through the wreckage. Blount said he crawled out of the house through a back window and crawled into the wreckage of the bedroom.

He called out to Rachel. At first she didn't say anything, but then said, "I'm right here."

Blount said he frantically pulled away debris. Neighbors arrived and helped.

"I was just pumped up, adrenaline going, God was with me," he told reporters during a tearful interview. Blount's green T-shirt was torn and he had scratches on his legs and dried blood on his gray shorts.

Rachel Eadie was pulled from the home and taken away on a stretcher, Blount said. He said he thought she was going to be OK.

Two of their children, ages 6 and 11, also were in the home. They were not injured, he said.

Yahaira Peralta was in her house near 63rd and Manderson Streets when she heard a loud explosion and the house shook for about five to 10 seconds.

"The whole neighborhood heard it," said Peralta, 16, not long after the blast. "You can step outside and smell the fire."

Sanjaya Bolton was picking up her room when she felt her body shake.

"I didn't see anything but I felt like something really heavy in my house dropped down the stairs," said Bolton, 14.

McCaw said 50 firefighters were on the scene. No firefighters were injured, he said.

The blast ruptured a gas line to the house, McCaw said. A crew from the Metropolitan Utilities District was digging up 65th Street to gain access to a valve to shut off the gas line.

The only thing left of the house that exploded is its foundation, he said.

The cause of the blast is under investigation.

MUD shut off natural gas to the house that exploded. MUD crews surveyed the area and detected no natural gas leaks.

Forty-one OPPD customers will be without power when crews begin to make repairs on the primary power line to the area, said Jason Kuiper, an OPPD spokesman.

"We don't know how long it will take," he said. "We hope to make repairs as quickly and as safely as possible."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 23, 2016 at 8:26pm


When a gas explosion in Buenos Aires was injured about 20 people

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 16, 2016 at 2:24am


More than 90 families out of their homes after explosion at apartment complex

Investigators are still working to figure out what caused a big explosion at a Reynoldsburg apartment complex Thursday night.

After one night away from their home, dozens of family are making plans to stay somewhere else until they're allowed back into their homes. The Red Cross and Century City Apartments were working with families to make sure they had shelter after the explosion. The shelter is located at the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers building at 610 Lancaster Ave.

Debris was scattered all over the parking lot, and windows were blown out at several buildings nearby after the powerful blast. Neighbors say they saw a flash and then heard the big bang.

"That was a four car garage and it's blew to nothin!" someone can be heard exclaiming on cell phone video of the scene.

More than 90 families were forced out, and many say they rushed from the scene to safety, and didn't have time to get any belongings.

"I just grabbed my girl by the arm and we went out. She didn't get her glasses, we didn't lock the front door, I just grabbed her and we kept going that way," James Cline said.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the scary situation.Firefighters say a gas line ruptured along with propane tanks, creating the fiery scene.

The Truro Township fire chief says natural gas likely fueled the fire, but they're still trying to figure out whether a line leaked before or after the explosions.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 14, 2016 at 12:50am


Dramatic moment petrol station BLOWS UP sending burning debris flying through the air in deadly fireball 

  • Huge explosion rips through the air sending panicked bystanders fleeing
  • Blaze was so forceful part of an iron tank from was hurled 500m away
  • One person died and 17 were injured, three of whom were seriously hurt


This is the dramatic moment an enormous explosion burst out of a Tajikistan petrol station killing one person and injuring at least 17 others.

Powerful mobile phone footage from the southern Khatlon province captured the moment the huge ball of fire exploded out of the building.

While the cameraman initially stands his ground as he films the terrifying sight he soon joins the others as they run screaming away from the flames. 

The blast occurred so forcefully that part of an iron tank from was hurled about 500m away from the station and comes to a rest near the frightened crowd gathered around the filmer. 

It is believed the explosion occurred inadvertently when a tank truck poured liquefied fuel into the station’s gas storage, but this is still under investigation

As reported by local news source Asia-Plus, an official source at the fire department said that according to the preliminary investigation the explosion was caused by violation of fire safety regulations.

The windows of nearby buildings were blown out in the blast and two cars were damaged

The fire that followed the explosion allegedly burnt the whole station down. 

Latest figures say one person died in the explosion and 17 were injured, three of whom were seriously hurt


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 5, 2016 at 6:37am


Six labourers die in factory explosion

Published: July 5, 2016

The factory had been operating for over a decade and workers used to work in day and night shifts. The factory staff said that they did not have any idea how it happened. PHOTO: ONLINE

The factory had been operating for over a decade and workers used to work in day and night shifts. The factory staff said that they did not have any idea how it happened. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: Six labourers lost their lives and four others were injured in a powerful explosion at an ice factory in New Karachi Industrial Area on Monday.

Two of the deceased victims were identified as Zulfiqar and Rafiq. The boiler and a compressor exploded at around 7:40am inside the factory located near Saba Cinema. A rickshaw and a minibus were damaged and stuck under the debris. A factory located near the explosion site was also partially damaged.

The workers usually stayed back after working in the factory overnight and most of them were asleep when the incident took place. “It was like a bomb blast,” said Muhammad Khalid, who works at the same factory and was injured in the explosion. “I was asleep and I had no idea what happened.”

Other workers from nearby factories and rescuers reached the site and helped retrieve the workers trapped in debris. The district administration also sent in machinery to remove the debris but gas leakage from the damaged pipelines hindered rescue efforts. After the factory roof collapsed, K-Electric suspended electricity supply to the area.

The bodies and the injured were later taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

“First, the boiler exploded and then the compressor exploded with a loud bang damaging the entire factory,” said New Karachi Industrial Area police station SHO Tariq Rahim. “A case will be registered against the factory owner if negligence is found or if the victims’ families approach the police to register a case.” So far, the police have not registered a case.

The bomb disposal squad was also called at the site and the experts ruled out a possibility of the incident being a terrorist act. The factory management and the police investigators believed that the explosion occurred due to the explosion of the boiler and the compressor. “It was too powerful. It quickly collapsed the entire factory – its walls and a roof,” said Hamid, a factory manager. “Most of the casualties occurred due to the presence of iron material in the factory.”

The factory had been operating for over a decade and workers used to work in day and night shifts. The factory staff said that they did not have any idea how it happened. “This is the first time such an incident occurred” said Ismail, a factory worker.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 2, 2016 at 3:41am


Published on Jul 1, 2016

Underground explosions rock downtown Brockton, MA


BROCKTON – Downtown Brockton turned into a firecracker on Friday afternoon as explosions and flames erupted from underground, launching up manhole covers and charring at least one car that was caught in the chaos.
“It was a crazy scene,” said Eamon Convey, who works at Brockton Community Access. “There were big, big explosions coming up out of the manholes, and smoke coming out, pouring all over Main Street.”
The Brockton Fire Department said that 10 to 15 underground explosions took place during the fire, which was reported around 4 p.m. on Friday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 28, 2016 at 8:08am


Breaking News: Explosion, Fire At Pascagoula Gas Plant

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 24, 2016 at 12:17am


Details of massive explosion at chemical plant in Ivanovo

Today, at 15:00 of Moscow time, a massive explosion occurred in one of the workshops of large “Ivkhimprom” chemical plant, located on Kuznetsova Street in the Russian city of Ivanovo.

At present, 164 rescue workers and 36 units of equipment are  operating on the scene, the press office of the Moscow regional department of the Emergency Ministry told Construction.RU

As a result of the explosion, 5 people were injured, one of them died in hospital from severe burns. However, now there is no threat of the spread of hazardous chemical substances.

Investigators are determining the circumstances and causes of the emergency situation. According to the preliminary data, TLV-330 gas boiler exploded at the enterprise.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2016 at 6:56pm


One injured in gas pipe explosion in Karama hotel

Filed on June 21, 2016

The damaged restaurant at Maskan Building in Karama
(Photo by Rahul Gajjar)

The incident happened at Ustad Hotel in Karama on Tuesday morning.

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One person was injured in an explosion caused when a gas pipeline burst at a restaurant in Karama early Tuesday morning.

Mohammed Hammad, Dubai Civil Defence spokesperson, said they received a call at around 7am on Tuesday that there was a blast at Ustad Hotel located at Al Maskan Building, at the corner of 47B and 12E streets in Karama.

Hammad said fire fighters from the Karama Civil Defence station rushed to the site of the accident on hearing about the accident.

The Dubai Police barricaded the road and evacuated residents in the vicinity.

The restaurant suffered major damages but no official estimate has yet been released yet. Nearby establishments sustained damages and the structural strength of the building is being assessed.

Glass shards and debris from the restaurant hit the petrol station opposite it, shattering its glass door and damaging its roof. Some vehicles parked on the street and at the petrol station were also damaged.

An official from Dubai Police told Khaleej Times that a full report will be released soon.

Eyewitness Rajesh Narriyan said he heard an explosion while he was about to leave for work. He said it was so loud and smoke covered the area within a few minutes. Alarm bells were heard and soon police cars, ambulances and civil defence patrol cars filled the area.

Ijaz Khan who lives in a nearby building, said he was so scared and thought the fire would spread to his apartment. He was relieved when he saw fire fighters and police arriving in a few minutes.

Some other residents told Khaleej Times that they woke up to a loud explosion. Anna who works at the nearby Lulu Supermarket and lives at Star Building said she heard a loud thud and was awakened by the sound, while Gerald initially thought the loud bang came from a construction site nearby.

Around midday, part of the internal road leading towards Shaikh Rashid Road was reopened to traffic but the area where the blast happened remained cordoned off while clean-up operations were being done.

The petrol station also remained close as well as the sweetshop and bakery located beside the restaurant. Retail outlets, a general trading shop and a boutique located in Al Maskan Building also remained close as of press time.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2016 at 7:48am


Officials: Braddock’s Edgar Thomson Steel Works Safely Evacuated After Explosions, Fire

BRADDOCK (KDKA) — Officials at Edgar Thomson Steel Works in Braddock are investigating after a pair of explosions and a fire Monday evening in an industrial building at the facility.

According to plant officials, the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the steelmaking area of the sprawling complex, located in the 1300-block of Braddock Avenue.

It is not clear what caused the fire, but officials are investigating.

Fire officials at the scene said there were two explosions at the building.

The plant has its own in-house fire crews, but security called for outside assistance from Braddock, nearby Rankin and the Forest Hills fire departments.

Officials with the plant say everyone was safely evacuated and has been accounted for. No injuries were reported.

KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti talked to several people who live in the area. They said the explosions rattled both the neighborhood and their nerves.

“I was sitting on my porch, and then, just sitting there and then boom! It sounded like a cannon,” neighbor Gerry Chambers said. “Then, I heard another explosion a couple of minutes later.”

Another neighbor, Sanford Barnes, said, “I didn’t know what it was, but it was loud. I didn’t hear anything like that since I was in the Gulf, so it scared me. I heard the second explosion, then it was like, okay, this is crazy.”

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