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

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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'"

 

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* 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.

http://zetatalk5.com/index/blog0214.htm

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/18sp2010.htm

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/12mr2011.htm

 

* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT

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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/ning/02oc2010.htm

 

* 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

http://www.zetatalk5.com/newsletr/issue008.htm

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[Original post on January 20, 2011]

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

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/19/pennsylvania.gas.explosion/index.h...

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/natural-gas-explosion-philadelphia-...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/caught-on-tape-gas-main-explodes-126...

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 24, 2011 at 1:04am

Gas explosion destroys southern Kalispell home

 

Neighbors felt their houses shake as an enormous gas explosion blew apart a house on the south side of Kalispell Saturday.

No one was hurt in the noon explosion that buckled the walls, the garage door and collapsed the roof at the rear of the house at 2358 Coot Court. Nearby homes were rained with insulation, and a subsequent fire that put off a column of black smoke melted the siding of a neighboring home.

“We felt it,” said Rick Wills, who lives less than a block away. “I thought it happened in my back yard. I could see flames. You could see the walls were folded out. The roof was gone. It was huge. It was a big boom.”

“It was a scary, big noise,” said neighbor Pat Fleming.

Her husband, Robert Fleming, said he was looking out a picture window at their home when he saw a flash and heard the noise. He said his house and yard were covered in insulation.

The explosion and fire and large response of Kalispell Fire Department, South Kalispell Fire Department, the Whitefish Fire Department, Evergreen Fire and Rescue and the Smith Valley Fire Department attracted dozens of onlookers, some who were hopeful that no one was inside because there was no vehicle in the garage.

 “No one was home at the time of the explosion,” said Kalispell Fire Chief Dave Dedman. “We have confirmation the husband is hunting.”

And evidently, the wife was away when it happened but was in the vicinity of the home afterwards.

“I don’t know if she came home to it or what,” Dedman said.

When firefighters arrived they could not immediately approach the home because the gas was still turned on, and the gas meter at the rear of the home was ruptured and spewing flames.

“There was a large amount of fire coming from that,” Dedman said, adding that once the gas was turned off, firefighters were able to move in and knock down the fire.

Northwest Energy personnel were on the scene monitoring for leaks that might threaten other homes. Dedman said the area appeared to be secure, and the cause of the gas leak wasn’t immediately known.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 24, 2011 at 12:51am

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 24, 2011 at 12:50am

http://www.gtowntimes.com/local/Fire-destroys-St--Stephen-AME-Churc...

Fire destroys St. Stephen AME Church
Published Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:11 AM
The flames had already caused part of the church to collapse before firefighters arrived.

 

Members held an impromptu prayer service outside the leveled church Sunday morning



The congregation of St. Stephen AME Church was expecting to attend a service today honoring their stewards and trustees today.

Instead, they were awakened by the news that their historic church was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire at the historic church — pastored by State Rep. Carl Anderson — was reported at around 7 a.m. after nearby residents reported hearing a loud explosion.

Darrin Lawyer, a member of the church who lives across Winyah Street, said he called 911.

“I heard a boom that sounded like a car explosion,” he said. “I looked outside and the whole street was orange.”

Assistant Fire Chief Bill Johnson said the cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation has been turned over to the Georgetown Police Department.

Johnson said it will be up to police to determine if the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division needs to be called in to expand the investigati

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 22, 2011 at 12:06am

Gas Leak in Belgrano

Last night, a forklift hit a gas pipe on a construction site in Belgrano. The collision led to an explosion and fires continue in the area today. The construction work was headed by a government-owned company Metrogas.

Three Metrogras personnel were left injured after the collision caused an explosion and the workers tried to fix the leaking pipe. The victims were taken to the Piovano Hospital immediately.

The accident took place at Monroe Street 2750. Metrogas said the leaking “won’t bring graver danger,” and the Federal Police assured that “the fire is under control”.  The statement came before another gas leak occurred this morning in Arcos 2800.

Two blocks in the area have been evacuated as several firemen and emergency city hall personnel are working to control the fire.

http://www.argentinaindependent.com/currentaffairs/newsfromargentin...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 22, 2011 at 12:03am

Shopping center evacuated after crews hit gas line

Posted: Oct 21, 2011 2:40 PM EDT

LOVES PARK (WREX) - A shopping center has to be evacuated when construction crews accidentally hit a gas line in the ground.

The Loves Park Fire Chief, Phil Foley, tells 13 News around 12:30 construction crews were resurfacing the parking lot outside the Harlem Shopping Center at Harlem and Alpine when one of the workers struck and ripped out a gas line.  The 2-inch main was blowing gas directly into the front door of the Dollar Tree store there.

The fire department made everyone leave the entire shopping center.  Nicor responded to take a reading of the air and called it a "level 3."  A "level 5" indicates a risk of explosion.  Crews had to ventilate the building.

As of 1:30 p.m., people were being let back into the shopping center, but Nicor still has the gas shut off to the complex

http://www.wrex.com/story/15768485/shopping-center-evacuated-after-...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 21, 2011 at 6:42pm

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/transjakarta-driver-badly-injur...

Another bus explosion

TransJakarta Driver Badly Injured in Explosion
Zaky Pawas | October 20, 2011

The driver of a TransJakarta bus that exploded in the Pinang Ranti shelter on Thursday was critically injured, an official with the bus operator said.

The bus, which serves Corridor IX running from east to north, was filling up on gas at the TransJakarta refuelling station (SPBBG) installed at the shelter when a hissing noise was heard.

“The bus was refueling at 8:20 a.m. and the noise came from below the bus,” Sri Ulina, TransJakarta’s spokeswoman told the Jakarta Globe.

The hissing sound was followed by a loud explosion.

The driver, Yusaf, the bus attendant, Malinda, and a refueling station attendant, Sugianto, were injured.

“Yusuf was badly injured and his legs were broken while Malinda and Sugianto sustained minor injuries,” Sri said.

The three victims were rushed to Asrama Haji Hospital in Pondok Gede, East Jakarta.

The explosion also damaged the bus and the shelter.

Police officers are still conducting an investigation at the scene.

“The police and the Director General of Oil and Gas are here to find out the cause of the explosion,” Sri said.

The refueling station in Pinang Ranti shelter is one of four stations owned by TransJakarta.

“Pinang Ranti is temporarily closed but drivers can still refuel at our stations on Jalan Pemuda in East Jakarta, Pancoran in the south and Jalan Siliwangi in Depok,” she said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 21, 2011 at 12:37am

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/highlands-islands/275573-explosion-and-...

Explosion and fire at malting plant

Staff are evacuated after a dust explosion at an Inverness malt factory.

20 October 2011 17:36 GMT


Explosion and fire at malting plant

Fire: Crew called to two incidents at factory in one day. Pic: © STV

Fire crew have tackled an explosion and a fire at a malting company in the Highlands.

Staff at Bairds Malt in Inverness had to be evacuated following the dust explosion at around 12.30pm on Thursday.

Nobody was injured in the explosion but gas and electricity were switched off at the industrial site on Longman Drive.

Fire crew used breathing apparatus, a main jet and a hose-reel jet to tackle the incident, believed to be a dust explosion in a combustion chamber.

The fire brigade were called out to the malting company premises two hours later to deal with a separate fire in the roof space.

A fire brigade spokeswoman said: "It appeared the first call was a dust explosion in an industrial building. We are investigating and will be liaising with site engineers.

"At 2.48pm we got another call to say there was a separate fire there, this time in the roof space."

A Northern Constabulary spokesman said no roads had to be closed while dealing with the incident.

The company, formed in 1999, has an annual production capacity of 255,000 tonnes of malt

I don't quite know what a dust explosion is but ........

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 19, 2011 at 4:59pm

Massive blaze: 4 dead, dozens homeless

Published: 19 October, 2011, 13:19

Search resultsHousehold gas explodes in residential building in BronnitsyHousehold gas explodes in residential building in Bronnitsy (RIA Novosti/Alexander Utkin)

Search resultsHousehold gas explodes in residential building in BronnitsyHousehold gas explodes in residential building in Bronnitsy (RIA Novosti/Alexander Utkin)

Dozens of apartment block fire survivors have been left without permanent residence in late autumn, as rescue workers recover the fourth body from the debris.

­Though at present they are unable to determine the body’s identity, this is the last of the four people that were previously unaccounted for.

Another four tenants are in hospital with various injuries, with the overall number of those who sought medical attention reaching 21. However, most suffered not from burns, but from exacerbation of existing conditions caused by injuries and stress.

The fire broke out in a five-storey apartment block on Monday at 3:45pm Moscow time (11:45 GMT) in the town of Bronnitsy, just southeast of Moscow. Triggered by what is suspected to be a gas explosion on the fourth floor of the building, serious damage resulted.

Overlaps between the third and fourth floors and some of the upper outside walls collapsed, with fire then quickly spreading to some 20 apartments.

The blaze was extinguished in the early hours of Tuesday.

Rescue operations continue on Wednesday, with some 200 emergency workers involved, as well as 60 vehicles, which still have about half of the debris to clear.

Overall the 1987-built complex accommodated about 170 people. Most of them have been taken in by relatives, while others have been given temporary accommodation.

Meanwhile, the Moscow Region Investigative Committee is investigating a case of “causing death due to negligence,” its representative told Interfax.

http://rt.com/news/fire-four-dead-bronnitsy-175/

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 19, 2011 at 4:49pm

Gas leak causes blast in Quetta, 2 injured

Published: October 19, 2011

Two people were present inside the house when the explosion took place.

PESHAWAR: Two people were injured in what seems to be an accidental explosion casued by gas leakage in a house in Quetta, Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday. 

Police say a massive explosion took place in the Killi Badezai area of Quetta after gas accumulated inside a house caused an explosion.

Initial reports say two people were present inside the house when the explosion took place.

Both occupants were injured in the incident and are being treated in hospital.

The explosion spread fear among residents of the area in fear that the blast may be the work of terrorists.

The blast destroyed the house and shattered window-panes of nearby buildings.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/277223/gas-leak-causes-blast-in-quetta-...

Comment by Kojima on October 14, 2011 at 5:02am

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 13, 2011

Pipeline explosion in Kenya kills at least 75 people, injures more than 100

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Overview of gas pipeline explosion: Mukuru-Sinai slums of Nairobi, Kenya

http://www.unitar.org/unosat/node/44/1592

ANALYSIS SUMMARY: This analysis is based on an assessment of satellite imagery recorded on 22nd September 2011 following a gas pipeline explosion that took place on 12th September 2011, within the Mukuru-Sinai slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Analysis revealed that the explosion took place in the highly congested Mukuru-Sinai slums along the river Ngongo. This is a preliminary damage assessment, and it is likely to represent a reliable minimum estimate; the actual building damages within this area are likely to be larger.

 Satellite Data (2): WV02/QB02 

Imagery Dates: 20/11/2010, 22/09/2011 

Resolution : 0.5 m/0.6 m 

Copyright:DigitalGlobe 2011 

Source: FirstLook 

Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT 

Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT 

Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.0 

Projection: UTM Zone 37 N

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