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Originally posted by mustangill
I felt this all the way here in Nashville, Tn. It was not a gas explosion, or a meteor. It was an Earthquake that hit southern Kentucky yesterday. I was sitting at my computer and it sounded like a huge explosion. First I heard it, then my house started shaking along with the windows and then you could feel it roll through the ground on past you, that rolling part lasts about 2 to 3 seconds maybe longer. This is the first time I have ever experienced anything like this before in all my life. If this would've been any worse I don't think i'd know what to do even other than to grab what is most precious to me and protect it.
It scared me but, my natural instincts came about and I looked outside and noticed how there was nobody outside wondering, like me, wtf was that. [such well behaved sheeple].
I thought it was just an construction explosion gone bad but this morning the news said it was an earthquake so, there ya go, makes since to me but, what doesn't make since is what the hell are there all these explosions in such a close proximity or within a 100 mile perimeter?
Originally posted by Maskander
is that really hot?
Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
700C - How about 1292F ? Temperature estimates?
Originally posted by TrueBrit
I wonder if there is any possibility that the quake caused small fractures in gas pipes, which took different amounts of time to crack and the gas to explode.
On April 19, 1992, residents of the city noticed that their water smelled like gas. Local officials heard one complaint after another about smelly toilets and drains, and then someone noticed gas vapors coming out of the manholes. Within two days, those vapors morphed into full-on smoke columns. And since the Guadalajarans weren't living in the "Thriller" video, this was a pretty alarming development. What if Ninja Turtles were real and they were in danger underground? Or worse, what if Ninja Turtles weren't real, and something else was going on?
Well, that gassy smell in the water? Turns out that was gas. Highly combustible natural gas. The city's water was so explosive that something as small as a lit cigarette or a particularly hard finger snap could ignite it. And remember, these pipes were running under the town, so it's like everybody was suddenly living on top of a gigantic landmine. And before anyone could figure out how the gas got there or what to do about it, the first explosion hit.
We say "the first" because 10 more followed. Each blast erupted under the busy streets of the downtown district. And we're not talking about little pops, either. One actually sent a bus flying. In fact, some of the blasts registered as high as 7.1 on the Richter scale recorded in Mexico City, hundreds of miles away. When all was said and done, 6 miles of sewer lines were destroyed and the city looked like post-blitzkrieg London.
Eventually, investigators discovered that the whole shebang came back to that anonymous contractor who placed the city's water pipe over the state-owned gas company's pipe. It turns out that the water pipes were made of zinc-coated iron, and the gas pipes were made of steel. Put them together and you get a reaction that leads to corrosion. After a few years of water dripping down onto the gas pipe, holes formed, gas started to leak and somebody learned a horrific lesson in not cutting corners.
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Um the damage from those picture look like nothing to the devastation down there. And people laughing and touting they are all knowing and it wasn't something more than a gas explosion, shame on you, they havn't even confirmed what it was,
Originally posted by llpoolej
That's what the one in Knoxville looked like and it was a gas explosion. Not a meteor, not terrorism. Sometimes, looking for unicorns when its a horse staring you in the face is not seeking the truth, but looking for something more exciting. www.knoxnews.com...
Originally posted by RoScoLaz
i find it odd that sky news, who love this kind of ongoing story, haven't said A WORD about it. nor have bbc news 24.
Originally posted by Hijinx
reply to post by Philippines
Yes, I would say it's safe to assume the fire fighters turned off the gas as a safety precaution. They turn it off when responding to house fires, and in this instance of an explosion I think they or the gas company would be contacted to have gas shut off immediately.
The loud roar and shaking led some residents of the area, first responders, and news media to initially believe that it was an earthquake or that a large jetliner had crashed.