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 M. Difato 12 hours ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement calling the explosion the latest in a "disturbing trend" after deadly gas explosions in Harlem and the East Village. 

 Oct 3,2015 Explosion and Fire in Borough Park Kills One, Injures Three

Mayor de Blasio said Saturday that officials suspect a gas explosion killed one person and injured three others in Brooklyn.

More than 200 firefighters were at the scene of the explosion, a three-story building in the Borough Park neighborhood, Saturday evening.

De Blasio said the incident "shows some signs of being gas-related."

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the explosion apparently happened after a stove was disconnected. The front of the building was blown into the street.

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement calling the explosion the latest in a "disturbing trend" after deadly gas explosions in Harlem and the East Village. He said he's directing the State Department of Public Service to undertake an investigation into the cause.

Mayor de Blasio, however, said that the city will take the lead.

"We're always willing to work with other agencies as well, in collaboration, we've done that in the past," he said. "But the facts are going to be determined by the FDNY and NYPD."

Officials say the woman who died was in her 60s and was living in a third-floor apartment in the building. Two men and a 10-year-old boy walking by were injured. Their injuries are considered not life-threatening.

Source: http://www.wnyc.org/story/explosion-and-fire-borough-park-kills-one...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday


1 dead, 3 hurt after major gas explosion in Borough Park, blaze grows to 3 alarm fire: FDNY

Posted 1:17 PM, October 3, 2015

One user tweeted this photo of the explosion near Greenwood Cemetery. (Farevaag via Twitter)

One user tweeted this photo of the explosion near Greenwood Cemetery. (Farevaag via Twitter)

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — FDNY is on the scene of a major gas explosion at 13 Avenue and 43 Street in Borough Park.

At 2:30 p.m., FDNY announced the blaze had grown to a three alarm fire.The explosion was at a multiple dwelling, three-story building.

FDNY reports one person was killed in the blast, and three people were injured.

A source at the scene tells PIX11 two civilians, father and son, were hit by a falling piece of the building and were transported to Maimonides Medical Center by Hatzolah ambulances. According to reports, a firefighter is also being treated for a minor injury.

First responders are trying to determine if anyone is unaccounted for, though they are unable to do complete searches due to fire conditions and the building’s instability. Adjacent buildings have been searched to find no one was inside.

NYC Emergency Management is directing people to avoid the area and to expect smoke and delays. They recommend residents close windows and avoid the smoke as much as possible.

Comment by Kris H on Friday
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 24, 2015 at 4:23am


Multiple homes damaged after reported explosion, fire in Columbia, Md.

WASHINGTON — At least one person has been injured in a reported explosion Wednesday night in Columbia, Maryland, that sparked a fire at multiple townhouses.

Crews were called to the scene around 8 p.m. along the 12000 block of Sleepy Horse Lane, near Little Patuxent Parkway. According to Howard County Fire and EMS, witnesses reported hearing an explosion.

When crews arrived, a townhouse was fully engulfed in flames, and the 3-alarm fire spread to neighboring homes.

One Baltimore Gas and Electric employee was injured, though it is unclear exactly where the employee was at the time. At least one person was also rescued from a neighboring home.

Fire officials say two people were transported to a hospital from the scene, and multiple residents were being evaluated for smoke inhalation.

WTOP’s Ari Ashe reports at least four townhouses were damaged.

Comment by M. Difato on September 23, 2015 at 4:52pm

At least four people were injured Wednesday morning when two different explosions occurred in a biomass power plant in Borssele, Zeeland, the regional safety office reported. The office says all four were hospitalized, however broadcaster Omroep Zeeland says two people received serious injuries and were rushed to an area hospital and the others were treated at the scene.

The blasts rocked the small town at about 9:25 a.m. First responders were dispatched by 9:28 a.m., and an air ambulance helicopter was sent to the scene less than five minutes later.

“It was really a loud explosion. Like a thunderstorm,” one witness told broadcaster Omroep Zeeland. Public safety workers said the force of the explosions had ripped off much of the cladding from the side of the building, and several flaps were still hanging loose.

The explosions reportedly took place during preparations for the plant’s closure, scheduled for next January.

By 9:55 a.m. the incident was reportedly under control. Firefighters were in the building using thermal imaging cameras to find possible flare-ups, the safety region said at about 11:20 a.m.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 23, 2015 at 4:18am


One Dead, Three Injured in Factory Explosions in Spain

Blasts in chemical factory outside of Almeria seriously injures workers
Associated Press Published Monday, September 21, 2015 MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials say one person has died and at least three others are seriously injured after two explosions at a chemical and fuel factory outside the southeastern town of Almeria.
A police spokeswoman said the blasts happened Monday in the PITA industrial complex 30 kilometers (20 miles) outside the city. The city's Interior Ministry office said one worker died and three were injured.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 22, 2015 at 11:19pm


Two people flown to hospital after gas line explosion

OSSEO, Wis. (WEAU)-- Two people were flown to the hospital with severe burns after an explosion at a plant in Osseo.

It happened around 1:15 Tuesday afternoon at Kings Valley Ag.

The Osseo Fire Department says crews were installing some new equipment at the site when an underlying gas line exploded.

EMS Captain, Kirk Gunderson, says one man was flown to a hospital in Minneapolis and the other was taken to the UW-Madison burn unit. He says both men were alert and talking and are in stable condition.

Gunderson says the fire had burnt itself out by the time crews got there. They are not exactly sure what was damaged at this point and are still investigating.

Osseo Fire, Gold Cross Ambulance, the Osseo Police Department, Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department and Tri-County Ambulance responded.

Kings Valley Ag is located on Highway 53 in Osseo. The company dries and stores corn.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 22, 2015 at 10:30pm


Russia: At least one dead, six injured as explosion rips through Omsk flat

Emergency services at scene of explosion

A suspected gas explosion brought down a large part of a block of flats leaving at least one person dead and six injured in the Russian city of Omsk on Tuesday.

Around 130 rescue workers remained at the scene well after dark searching for survivors who may still be trapped. At least one person has already been pulled alive from beneath the rubble. Following the explosion around 40 inhabitants of nearby buildings were evacuated to safer ground.

Residents claim to have smelt gas during the day and officials from the local municipal services were called out but the source of the leak is yet to be traced.

Russia's Federal Investigative Committee has opened a case into the incident to probe whether any law was broken in the maintenance of the building.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 22, 2015 at 10:23pm


3 people killed due to explosion at gas station in Makhachkala

Sep 22 - 10:08 pm

According to a source in the power structures of the capital of Dagestan, a fire has started after an explosion at a gas station in Makhachkala.

"According to preliminary information, the explosion took place at one of gas stations with subsequent burning," he said, adding that the information in respect of dead and wounded is being specified.

According to the emergency services of the city, three people were killed due to the explosion, Tass reports.

Comment by KM on September 22, 2015 at 2:34pm


Terrifying moment blazing fire tears through block of flats after massive explosion turns building into raging inferno

  • Huge explosion ripped through residential building in Chengdu, China
  • Explosion on September 20 may be gas related. It's under investigation
  • Six people, including pedestrians, were injured but no deaths reported 

A powerful explosion ripped through a residential building in Chengdu, south-western China, before setting the homes inside ablaze.

Police are currently still investigating the explosion on September 20, but gas leak is the suspected cause, reported People's Daily Online

Six people, including pedestrians, were injured during the explosion but no deaths have been reported.

Powerful explosion ripped through a residential building in Chengdu, China, before setting the homes ablaze

Powerful explosion ripped through a residential building in Chengdu, China, before setting the homes ablaze

Police are currently still investigating the explosion on September 20, but gas leak is the suspected cause

Police are currently still investigating the explosion on September 20, but gas leak is the suspected cause

Around 1.40pm, a loud explosion rippled through the city centre residential area.

Large areas of Jiefang Road First Section, where the building was located, was covered in shattered glass.

Shortly after, the building became engulfed in flames.

Hu Jianhua, a resident who lives in the apartments around 100 feet across the road, reported that she initially thought the explosion was an earthquake.

She said: 'I was taking a siesta when a loud bang made me jump out of the bed.'

Video footage, captured by a passing pedestrian after the explosion, showed heavy smoke bellowing from the windows of the fourth and fifth floor. 

Enormous flames licked the floors above where there were still people trapped.

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