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 17, 2018 at 2:48am


Seven explosions in 10 minutes: China chemical plant blast kills 19

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 16, 2018 at 9:23pm


Four Killed In Georgian Mine Accident

July 16, 2018 08:15 GMT
Mining accidents are common in the former Soviet Union, where mines are often poorly financed and use old equipment. (file photo)

The ministry said in a statement that the accident occurred early on July 16 at the Mindeli mine in Tkibuli, about 200 kilometers west of the capital, Tbilisi.

According to the ministry, a methane explosion apparently caused the collapse in the tunnel.

An investigation was launched to determine whether safety standards had been breached, the ministry said.

In April, an accident in the same mine killed six and injured three miners.

The mine is operated by the Georgian company Sakhnakhshiri.

Mining accidents are common in the former Soviet Union, where mines are often poorly financed and use old equipment.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 11, 2018 at 6:06am

UPDATE: Two firefighters, one police officer hurt as building explodes in Sun Prairie

UPDATE (WKOW) -- Two firefighters and one police officer were injured when a building exploded in downtown Sun Prairie after crews responded to a report of a natural gas leak.

There is no information yet on any civilian injuries or fatalities, according to the Sun Prairie Police Department.

In a news conference at 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, Lt. Kevin Konopacki said crews were called at 6:21 p.m. to a report of a natural gas leak at the corner of Main and Bristol streets.

After police and firefighters arrived on the scene, a building exploded, injuring one officer and two firefighters, who have been transported to the hospital. There is no word on there condition at this time.

The Barr House and Glass Nickel both sustained severe damage, according to Konopacki.

A five block area around the scene of the explosion has been evacuated while crews attempt to contain the blaze.

An evacuation center has been set up at the high school, according to Konopacki.

The Red Cross of Wisconsin says evacuated families can go to Sacred Heart Church & School, 219 Columbus St. for water, snacks and other resources as this situation develops

UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Sun Prairie Police Department says firefighters are actively fighting a fire at Main Street and Bristol Street and are asking everyone living within a five-block radius to evacuate.

Police say this is a rapidly evolving situation. They're asking everyone to avoid the area.

They say they do not know how the fire started. They say they also do not know whether anyone has been hurt.

Authorities called in mutual aid from other agencies in the area -- fire, medical and law enforcement. They are also working with the Red Cross

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 2, 2018 at 9:07pm

1 Killed, Several Injured After Explosion At Chemical Plant In Japan

At least a dozen people were injured after the incident at the facility in central Japan's Fukui prefecture, according to fire authorities.

1 Killed, Several Injured After Explosion At Chemical Plant In Japan

An image showed a hole on the plant's roof and some broken windows (Representational)

Tokyo, Japan: 

An explosion at a Japanese chemical plant has killed one person, officials said.

At least a dozen people were injured after the incident at the facility in central Japan's Fukui prefecture, according to fire authorities.

"A total of 12 people were sent to hospitals after the explosion, one died and another is seriously injured," a fire station official told AFP.

Public broadcaster NHK said the plant manufactures pharmaceuticals and chemical agents, without specifying any further details.

An image on NHK's website showed a hole on the plant's roof and some broken windows.

Yellow smoke was reportedly seen billowing from the plant after the explosion but there was no immediate indication that chemicals were leaking from the facility.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 25, 2018 at 2:20am


Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

Associated Press

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.

Police said the explosion rocked the several-story building shortly before midnight Saturday with a large bang, scaring people in surrounding homes so much they ran out into the street in a panic. The detonation was so severe it destroyed the building's attic and the top three floors, the German news agency dpa reported.

Fire then broke out in several different parts of the apartment building and firefighters had trouble dousing the flames because parts of the building kept collapsing. They were able to rescue four severely injured from inside the building and sent them to the hospital. Another 21 people were slightly injured and treated by emergency staff at the scene.

Police said they were in the dark about the cause of the explosion, dpa reported.

A car nearby was destroyed, buried under window frames that were blown onto it by the explosions' impact. Emergency personnel on Sunday picked up bricks and furniture on the street.

Some of the building's roof beams stood black and eerie in the smoke as police scoured accessible parts of the building for further people trapped inside before giving the all-clear.

Where the building stood is now a huge gap in a row of apartment buildings in the city's Langerfeld neighborhood.

Later Sunday, authorities brought in heavy equipment to tear down the remains of the ruin. They said it was too dangerous for investigators to search for evidence that might reveal the explosion's cause because the destroyed building could collapse at any time.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 15, 2018 at 11:16pm


Natural gas pipeline explosion rocks rural Kansas

A Southern Star Central Natural Gas pipeline exploded outside Hesston, Kansas, early Friday morning, sending flames shooting 75 to 100 feet into the sky, CBS Wichita affiliate KWCH reports.

Southern Star spokesman Rob Southard said that the pipeline was shut off, with the fire burning up what was left. He said finding a cause could take weeks.

Capt. Andy Wray, with Hesston Fire & EMS, told KWCH that the fire had spread from the pipeline to the surrounding wheat stubble field and grass, though fire crews were eventually able to contain it. He said support was requested from the American Red Cross and the Harvey County Emergency Response Team due to the heat and the high demand on firefighters.

No injuries were reported. Residents were asked to steer clear of the affected area.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2018 at 4:16am


June 10, 2018 / 9:54 PM

Gas pipeline explodes in China's southwest, nine people injured: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A gas pipeline exploded late on Sunday in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou, seriously injuring nine people, official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

The blast occurred on a pipeline owned by PetroChina at Jiangbaying, near Shazi in Guizhou province, Xinhua said. No deaths had been reported.

The route is a domestic extension of a Myanmar-China gas pipeline.

After the explosion at 11.20 pm (1620 GMT), automatic control systems closed the pipeline, Xinhua said. The fire was extinguished at 2.30 am on Monday morning.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, said the report, and search and rescue is continuing.

A spokesman with CNPC, parent of PetroChina, was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

Comment by M. Difato on June 8, 2018 at 3:02pm

Pipeline explosion in West Virginia results in fireball visible from western Pa.


 A pipeline explosion in West Virginia early Thursday morning resulted in a ball of fire shooting into the sky.

Neighbors in Marshall County told WTOV the explosion woke them up at around 4:20 a.m. Thursday (June 7), and that the sky was lit up for miles. That explosion happened in a TransCanada pipeline

Crews were dispatched to the scene at the bottom of Nixon Ridge Road, but no injuries were reported.

WPXI in Pittsburgh reports some residents in Washington County could see flames as a result of the explosion.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 7, 2018 at 4:13am

23 killed after twin coal mine collapses in Pakistan


Shortly before midday on Saturday, a build-up of methane caused an explosion and tunnel collapse at a mine in Marwaarh

May 7, 2018

QUETTA, Pakistan: Twenty-three people were killed and 11 wounded after gas explosions tore through two neighbouring coal mines in southwestern Pakistan, officials said Sunday.

Shortly before midday on Saturday, a build-up of methane caused an explosion and tunnel collapse at a mine in Marwaarh, east of Quetta, the capital of the fossil fuel-rich Balochistan province bordering Iran and Afghanistan.

Jawaid Shahwani, the top government official in Quetta, said 16 of the 25 people inside the mine at the time were killed, with the remaining miners rescued and taken to hospital for treatment.

Around three hours later, a mine 25 kilometres (16 miles) to the west at Spin Carez collapsed in similar circumstances, killing seven of the nine miners inside.

Provincial mines minister Saleh Baloch told AFP that all miners in both accidents had been accounted for and rescue operations had ended.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 22, 2018 at 1:22am


At least 3 dead, 50 wounded in Chilean hospital explosion

Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-22 05:20:12

SANTIAGO, April 21 (Xinhua) -- An explosion on Saturday at a medical center in Concepcion, south of capital Santiago, killed at least three people and left around 50 wounded.

The local mayor, Alvaro Ortiz, told the press that the explosion was caused by a gas leak inside the hospital.

Ortiz said that repair work was going on in tower A of the Aleman de Concepcion sanatorium. While the Gas Sur company had evacuated the medical center to ensure everything was under control, people returned inside when the blast took place.

Ortiz said that "it is a highly dramatic situation" and that "a number of the injured are in critical condition."

The governor of the region of Biobio, Jorge Ulloa, also said that the injured had been taken to hospitals, adding that the medical center had been evacuated and "part of the structure had collapsed."

The conflagration from the blast spread over three square blocks and preliminary reports said some neighboring buildings had also suffered structural damage.

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, in a Twitter post, expressed his "sincere condolences to the victims and their relatives ... my thoughts and prayers are with you."

He added that Health Minister Emilio Santelices and his undersecretary, Paula Daza, would visit the area.

Interior Minister Andres Chadwick also said that he had summoned the Emergency Operations Center to act in collaboration with Biobio authorities.

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