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 yesterday


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 Tuesday


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 Tuesday


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.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Monday


Dramatic pictures reveal house ripped apart by gas explosion as firefighters fear somebody is still trapped inside


One man was dragged from the wreckage by heroic neighbours but firefighters are now due to enter the property after being told there could be another victim still trapped inside the rubble

Dramatic pics show house gas explosion in Manchester

The house was ripped apart by a gas explosion

Fire crews are set to carry out searches of a house ripped apart by a gas explosion after receiving information that there could be somebody inside.

One man was dragged from the wreckage by heroic neighbours but officers are now due to enter the property after being told there could be another victim.

The crews had to make the property safe and wait for the gas supply to be isolated before they could start any searches.

Twitter/@manchesterfireDramatic pics show house gas explosion in Manchester
One man was dragged from the wreckage by heroic neighbours

Witnesses described hearing a loud bang at the back of the house before it partially collapsed in the Abbey Hey area of Manchester.

Thick clouds of smoke were seen coming from the back of the house while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

The team contained the fire to the ground floor of the house and it did not spread to adjoining properties.

A man, believed to be in his 40s, was pulled to safety by two brave neighbours

He told the Manchester Evening News: “We heard a big explosion. We ran out of the house with our coats and trainers on. Everyone was out in the street.

“I could see over the wall where the explosion happened. We could see a guy trying to clamber over the rubble.

“I jumped over the wall, I kicked the back door down. He kept screaming he couldn’t see anything. I managed to bring him out in the front.

“He managed to clamber out of his kitchen. The whole back of the house has come away.”

Michael added: “You don’t think, you just do what you have to do, I couldn’t leave him there. I didn’t have time to think about it.”

Nyesha Farag, 36, who lives two houses away, said: “The whole house just exploded, I can’t explain it but my whole bedroom shook. There was stuff thrown everywhere. It was like something out of a film set. The neighbours came running out, people were shouting and screaming.

“Two neighbours ran over and pulled a guy out covered head to toe in blood. His fingers were missing.”

GMFRS group manager Paul Etches, who is in charge of the incident, said the blast blew away a large part of the back of the house.

He said the explosion appears to have happened to the rear of the property but it is too early to speculate on whether it was caused by a cooker, boiler or another appliance.

He added: “Our Technical Response Unit is working to make the building safe as quickly as possible so firefighters can carry out a thorough search of the property.

“Abbey Hey Lane will remain closed for some time, which is affecting the 7, 168 and 169 bus routes.

“We’d like to thank residents for their patience while we work to resolve this incident.”

There are four fire engines, an aerial appliance and a number of specialist rescue units on the scene.

A dangerous building inspector is also at the scene because of the house collapse.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Monday


4 injured in oil rig explosion near Watford City

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 12:07 am | Updated: 12:30 am, Mon Jun 20, 2016.

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say four people were injured after an oil rig explosion in western North Dakota.

McKenzie County Emergency Manager Karolin Jappe says the explosion happened at about 8 a.m. Saturday near Watford City.

A representative with North Dakota's Oil and Gas Division says the explosion occurred at a well site operated by XTO Energy where maintenance was being performed.

KXMB-TV (http://bit.ly/24YzeXv ) reports that four people were injured, but the extent of their injuries wasn't known Sunday evening.

Comment by M. Difato on June 16, 2016 at 7:42pm

Residents return to their homes after lightning strike causes natural gas leak
June 15th 2016 http://www.wect.com/story/32230214/crews-respond-to-leland-communit...
Brunswick County emergency crews were called to respond to the Grayson Park community after reports of lightning striking a natural gas line Wednesday afternoon.

According to officials, the incident was first reported just after 3 p.m. in the 4000 block of Rabbit Eye Run.

Fire crews evacuated some residents to the community's clubhouse and shutdown access to the subdivision due to the resulting gas leak.

Scott Garner, fire marshall for Brunswick County, said the lightning strike didn't spark a structure fire and a crew from Piedmont Natural Gas arrived on scene and stopped the leak.

Emergency crews are clearing the scene and residents are being allowed back into their homes.

Photo: http://wect.images.worldnow.com/images/10784371_G.jpg

Brunswick County emergency crews were called to respond to the Grayson Park community after reports of lightning striking a natural gas line Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Raycom Media)

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 12, 2016 at 5:50pm


3 Killed, 9 injured in gas explosion in Milan

Rome12 Jun 2016

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 12, 2016 at 3:36am


16-story London apartment block engulfed by fire after ‘explosions’ (VIDEOS)

Fifty people from a Brixton apartment complex had to be evacuated as a fire spread quickly after what witnesses said was a series of explosions. Three people have been hospitalized with smoke inhalation.

“We were having lunch and heard a small explosion and we saw a black cloud of smoke going up and the growing fire,” an eyewitness near to the Canterbury Crescent complex told the London Evening Standard. “Some seconds after the first explosion he heard one or two more, also small. There were some people in the field in front, I guess calling the emergencies.”

The local fire station is located about 100 yards from the tower block, and the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said that 72 firefighters and 10 fire engines were dispatched to put out the flame.

“The ground floor flat was badly damaged by the blaze. The fire has also damaged a flat on the first and second floors of the 16-storey block,” said a statement from LFB. “Around 50 people were evacuated from the block. A man, a pregnant woman and girl were suffering with smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews.”

LFB said that it is investigating the cause of the fire, which could be seen from miles away in south London, provoking a widespread reaction on social media.

Source: RT UK

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2016 at 8:20pm


Terrifying moment a pylon EXPLODES into flames and sends sparks shooting to the pavement on a quiet residential street

  • Fire was seen roaring at the top of wooden pole close to trees and houses
  • One wire broke off and swung to the ground, narrowly missing a pedestrian
  • Villagers in Market Lavington, Wilts, said 20 homes were left with electricity

This is the terrifying moment an electrical pylon caught fire and shot sparks across a high street in a quiet town.

The fire can be seen roaring at the top of the wooden pole close to trees and houses accompanied by loud crackling sounds.

As cinders fired across the road, one of the wires broke off and swung to the ground - narrowly missing a man who walked beneath.

This is the terrifying moment an electrical pylon caught fire and shot sparks across a high street in a quiet town

The electrical fire started at 12.10pm on the High Street in Market Lavington, Wiltshire, and the road was closed until around four o'clock.

According to Southern Electric, six houses were left without power but locals reported that up to twenty were affected.

Matthew Williams, who filmed the incident, said: 'The sound was almost deafening and sounded like a Harley Davidson.'

A spokesperson for Southern Electric said: 'We got a call from the fire brigade who had been called out to a fire at one of our electric poles.

'We've had to isolate the supply to the nearby area which has affected six properties.

'We hope to get the electric back to these properties by 4.15pm.' 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2016 at 8:05am



Updated: Jun 10, 2016 8:05 PM EST

Early morning house explosion rocks Glasgow


One person was injured after a house they were in exploded early Friday morning in Glasgow.

According to the Glasgow Fire Department, the call came in around 6:20 a.m. of a home explosion.

Crews from the Glasgow Fire Department and Valley County Fire Department responded to the scene.

There is outside damage to the houses on either side of the explosion and reports of debris all around the area.

One person was in the home at the time of the incident, and was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries

The fire marshal from Miles City has been called in the help investigate the incident.

The fire department has shut off the gas in the area just in case.

Neighbor Amber Kennedy said she thought a semi had hit her home because the house had shaken so much from the explosion.

She got up and looked outside to see debris falling everywhere and had heard a man screaming for help.

A family member of the victim contacted KRTV to thank the neighbors for pulling the victim out to safety.

He was flown to Salt Lake City to be treated for his injuries.

We will update you when we have more information.

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Gas explosion at Prague’s Žižkov injures two people

10-06-2016 17:49

Two people have suffered injuries in a gas explosion that occurred in an apartment building in Biskupcova street in Prague’s district of Žižkov on Friday morning. The injured people were employees of a gas company who were maintaining gas pipes. One of them is in a serious condition with severe burns. Nine people had to be evacuated from the building after the explosion. The precise cause of the explosion is still being investigated.

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