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Originally posted by esteay812
reply to post by Hijinx
So, 5% +/- of the home's volume, filled with natural gas, could be responsible for the size and power seen in this thread's tragedy? That seems like a very tiny amount of gas to create such a devistating explosion.
If that is accurate, then it could very easily have been an ignition of a natural gas leak...I wonder why there aren't reports of explosions like this more often? Maybe there just aren't that many gas-line explosions in America?
It seems like most accidental explosions would have at least 5% of the home's volume occupied by the leaked gas.... then again, I have no training or understanding when residential homes and natural gas accidents are being investigated....
Maybe we can write in to MythBusters and ask them to blow a house up for us... I do know a tank of propane can be very destructive, but on a smaller scale... when a propane tank is placed in a vehicle's trunk and explodes, it leaves the car mostly unrecognizable. That is gas under pressure too, so maybe a propane tank has much more volume at ground-level atmospheric pressures....
I think it was a Meth explosion. Meteors would not have done that. There would have been more houses affected.
November 10, 11, 12, 2012, late night until dawn North Taurids This shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 7 meteors per hour. Typically, you see the maximum numbers at around midnight to 1 a.m., when Taurus the Bull moves nearly overhead. This year, the thin waning crescent moon won’t rise until close to dawn, leaving a long dark night for these rather slow-moving but sometimes bright North Taurid meteors. you might even see some Taurid fireballs. The greatest numbers of North Taurid meteors can be expected just after midnight on the morning of November 12. But the days before and after that should produce some meteors as well..
Originally posted by timetothink
I don't know anything about burn patters etc....this just an observation looking at the pics compared to the UK explosion.
They don't look alike.
Indiana explosion has that black path going thru the center if where the houses were, left to right.
Originally posted by ToadInAHole
Hi guys , long time lurker here dropping in to give my input.
The destruction looks crazy to me since i dont build wooden houses so at first i was startled , then i remembered "America - wood ". But anyway , can we get an address for the homes directly effected - name of occupier(s) and proffession , my spidey sense is tingling , probably wrong but still tingling.
Also , is there any evidence of natural gasses in the area at all ? i very much doubt that this was a gas explosion but any and all facts help i suppose.
A gas explosion that large would have turned those matchstick houses into a raging inferno , but there`s still paint on the neighbouring houses.
So, 5% +/- of the home's volume, filled with natural gas, could be responsible for the size and power seen in this thread's tragedy? That seems like a very tiny amount of gas to create such a devistating explosion.[/ex
According to my HAZ MAT guide the explosive range for natural gas is from 4 to 17%
the gas detectors we carry will tell you not only what the concretration is in pert per million (PPM) , but
also will sound an alarm if the concretration in in the explosive range for that chemical
Originally posted by LoveisanArt
reply to post by Xterrain
well i can 100% say what this is NOT - Its not a meteor or any type of impact from a decending object (this includes drone missles and the like). As you can see in the picture there is ONLY an explosion aftermath from Left-to-Right .. This means something did NOT come downward and cause impact; the explosion result only blew left to right...