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 Yvonne Lawson on August 6, 2015 at 8:03pm

Wholesale Markets fire: Bosses believe an electrical explosion triggered the blaze - Birmingham UK

The fire in Birmingham City Centre as seen from the Alpha Tower.

An explosion in electrical equipment is believed to have triggered the huge blaze at Birmingham’s Wholesale Market.

A flash was caught on CCTV shortly before the fire took hold with one the market’s chairmen still inside the two-storey building.

He called the fire service – who the managing committee praised as “magnificent” – as the blaze spread in a matter of minutes.

Around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at its height.

Source:   http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/wholesale-market...  

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Comment by Howard on August 6, 2015 at 4:14am

Molten Metal Explosion at New Madrid Aluminum Plant (Aug 4)

A massive explosion rocked a southeast Missouri aluminum plant Tuesday, injuring some workers and creating a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.

The explosions happened around 12:30 p.m. at the cast house in Noranda's plant.

A spokesperson said there was at least 400 people on site and about 20 people inside of the cast house when the explosion happened.

According to OSHA, preliminary information indicates that 33 employees were injured at the facility, one was treated for smoke inhalation, 32 for eye irritation and some for ringing of the ears.

New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said there have been no fatalities.

Mike Downen works at the nearby power plant. He was in his office trailer when he felt what he first thought was an earthquake.

"I thought I was about to die," Downen said.

Downen grabbed his phone and went outside to see a large plume of smoke billowing into the sky.

He said the sound of the explosion was so loud his ears still hurt hours later.

The blast was picked up by the Center for Earthquake Research and Information helicorder in Marston that's used to measure the earthquakes.

According to OSHA, the preliminary cause of the explosion appears to be the result of molten aluminum contacting water.

They said much of the building appears to be demolished at the site where the company manufactures aluminum products.



Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 6, 2015 at 12:04am


Two injured in South Texas pipeline explosion

From the Associated Press:

FALFURRIAS — Authorities say the explosion of a natural gas pipeline near the South Texas town of Falfurrias injured two people and prompted the evacuation of about 150 homes.

An official with the Brooks County sheriff’s office said the explosion occurred Monday night near Falfurrias, a city of about 5,000 residents located 80 miles southwest of Corpus Christi. The families were allowed to return home about five hours after the explosion.

Chief Deputy Urbino “Benny” Martinez told Harlingen TV station KGBT a husband and wife were injured. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Kinder Morgan said in a statement Tuesday that they’re investigating the incident on its pipeline. The company said the impacted segment of the pipeline was shut down and isolated from the system on Monday night.

and another:


Lightning blamed for fuel tank explosion at Ohio gas station

Associated Press, Associated Press
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:21 PM

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say lightning has sparked a fuel tank explosion that left a crater 40 feet wide at an Ohio gas station.

The blast and fire Monday evening prompted a temporary evacuation near the Gas Depot in Fairfield, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati. People nearby described seeing a flash of lightning and then a fireball higher than the trees.

The explosion occurred in one of three underground tanks at the property. WLWT-TV reports two customers were at the station, but no injuries were reported.

Lingering vapors and the possibility that they could ignite caused concern. WCPO-TV reports that workers were expected Tuesday to assess the environmental effects and start cleanup work.

Authorities indicated the remaining tanks might be dug up to determine whether they are compromised.


Lightning blamed for fuel tank explosion at Ohio gas station

Location: Fairfield, OH
August 4, 2015

Emergency workers stand over a 40-foot wide crater left at a gas station by what investigators say was an explosion sparked by a lightening strike, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Fairfield, Ohio. The blast and fire Monday evening prompted a temporary evacuation of people near the Gas Depot in Fairfield, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati. People nearby described seeing a flash of lightning and then a fireball higher than the trees.

Credit: AP
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 27, 2015 at 2:49am


Up in flames : 16 injured in gas explosion at hotel in Mingora

Published: July 27, 2015

Firefighters arrived on the scene nearly half an hour after the incident. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Firefighters arrived on the scene nearly half an hour after the incident. PHOTO: EXPRESS


At least 16 people were injured in a gas leak explosion at a hotel in Sohrab Khan Chowk in Mingora, Swat on Saturday night.

A police official told  The Express Tribune a fire erupted on the premises after the explosion while a large number of people were stuck inside the building.

“Firefighters arrived on the scene nearly half an hour after the incident.

As a result, residents of the area helped extinguish the flames and assisted police in rescuing those who were stuck inside.”

Speaking to journalists, Mingora DSP Siddique Akbar Khan said 16 people were wounded in the incident and were rushed to a hospital.

“The injured belong to Shahpur area of Shangla district and were staying at the hotel,” Khan said.

“At least five rooms of the hotel were completely destroyed while others were partially damaged.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2015. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2015 at 11:38pm


Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:9PM
A plume of smoke rises after an explosion at the Bruscella fireworks factory in Modugno, Italy, on July 24, 2015. (AP photo)

A plume of smoke rises after an explosion at the Bruscella fireworks factory in Modugno, Italy, on July 24, 2015. (AP photo)

An explosion in a firework factory in southern Italy has claimed the lives of seven people and wounded a dozen more, Italian media say.

The tremendous explosion destroyed the Fireworks Bruscella factory, on the outskirts of Modugno near the southern port of Bari on Italy's Adriatic coast, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reported on Friday.

The blast started with a load of fireworks in a van and caused a series of chain explosions throughout the factory.

Seven workers -- four Italians, two Indians and an Albanian -- lost their lives in the midday blast and several other people sustained injuries, some in critical condition. Michael Bruscella, one of the owners of the factory, is among the wounded.

The explosions, which could be heard kilometers away, completely demolished the family-run factory and scattered the victims’ bodies over an area of tens of meters. It took hours to recover the charred bodies.

According to the Bari prosecutor, Giuseppe Volpe, it would take at least a day for the flames to go out and only then, firefighters would be able to access the site of the explosion.

At this time of the year, many of Italy's small towns celebrate religious festivals with fireworks and the ill-fated factory was in full swing when the blast happened.

The reasons behind the tragic explosion have yet to be investigated.

Back in 1959, the factory was completely rebuilt after a similar incident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2015 at 9:14pm


ul. 25, 2015 | 02:51 PM

Gas inhalation kills eight and 100 hospitalized in Nigeria's Jos


JOS, Nigeria: Eight people were killed and around 100 needed hospital treatment after inhaling chlorine gas following an explosion at a water treatment plant in Jos, a city in central Nigeria, the state government said Saturday.

A chlorine cylinder exploded at the Lamingo Water Boardtreatment plant around 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) Saturday, Plateau state spokesman Samuel Nanle said.

"Eight people have been confirmed dead as a result of the inhalation of the contaminated air," he said, adding that 101 people had received hospital treatment for chlorine inhalation.

"The contamination has been contained and does not affect the water which has been supplied to public mains," said Nanle.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 24, 2015 at 6:30pm


Three injured in hotel explosion in eastern Turkey

AA photo

AA photo

Three people were injured in an explosion on the sixth floor of a hotel in the eastern province of Elazığ on July 24. 

Initial reports said the explosion, the cause of which had not been officially determined, injured three individuals, who were hospitalized immediately. Natural gas company officials took measures in case the explosion occurred due to an unnoticed gas leak.

The police reportedly found lighter fluid tubes in the room where the explosion took place.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 21, 2015 at 2:11am


Gas leak leads to explosion that engulfs petrol station in huge fireball

This is the moment a gas leak is ignited, causing a huge explosion at a petrol station.

Clouds of propane had be seen covering the ground before something sparks a huge fireball, that quickly spreads.

The incident, which occurred on Saturday at about 7pm local time in Austria, injured an employee who was working at the petrol station at the time. It also burned out a car and a van.

LiveLeakA propane leak causes a massive explosion in Russia
Dramatic Moment: Just before the explosion happened you can see gas clouds spreading

The video, which looks to be CCTV footage taken from outside of the petrol station, has been posted on LiveLeak.

It shows the explosion sparking at the far left corner before igniting in a fireball across the forecourt and a grass verge.

The video was uploaded to the site today, two days after the event happened and the dramatic footage has been viewed more than 1,480 times.

LiveLeakA propane leak causes a massive explosion in Russia
Huge Fireball: The explosion quickly rips through the petrol station and continues to spread

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