Houses get leveled somehow in Indianapolis

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  1. enterthemadness The Triumvirate

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  2. Marvolo Registered

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    If it was a natural gas leak I would expect to see hole in the ground from where the fire fed back down into the line or tank. I've never seen anything like that. It didn't just blow the houses up or burn them down. It shredded them.

    Edit:Actually, I take that back. I have seen something like that. In a Michael Bay film. Whatever it was I doubt we will ever get the whole story.
     
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    Does that normally happen? The ignition would depend on the amount of oxygen available. Is there enough oxygen to facilitate that kind of explosion in the line or in the tank?

    Also, how quickly the explosion takes place and how quickly the gas is burned would dictate the amount of fire we would see after the initial explosion, in addition to the amount of oxygen displaced immediately following the explosion. An explosion would create a deficit of oxygen in rather short order, both through direct consumption and through physical displacement (explosions create vacuums).
     
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    I have friends who lived about 2/3 of a mile away from where it happened. It was pretty scary for them! Just glad they were safe, but sad to hear there were at least a couple deaths and several injuries. Hope they do get to tell everybody exactly what happened!
     
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    One sticking point i have is that natural gas has an odor and i would expect an explosion like this to only be possible with a substantial volume of gas. The gas would have been leaking for days. One would think the resident would have noticed the smell. Then again the house could have been vacant and an appliance kicking on could have provided adequate ignition for a large volume of gas.
     
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    Yikes, that's scary!
     
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    That's crazy, but gas leak sounds like a cover up for something else.
     
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    Cover up? Obviously, it was the Ghost Rider fighting the Hulk.
     
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    Predators.
     
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    If it's not a gas leak (definitely not one), then the government is probably covering something up. I'm being 100% dead serious.

    :o
     
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    Sparkly vampires.
     
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    The wrath of Cthulhu?
     
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    The neighborhood was on top of a cemetery.
     
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    Propane smells pretty strongly, but I have no idea what the air in Indianapolis smells like normally...
     
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    Methane (aka "natural gas"), on the other hand, is odorless. That's why they add sulfide compounds.
     
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    can somebody explain to me how this meme came about?
     
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    crab people, it's always crab people.
     
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    meth lab. Anybody read Under the Dome?
     
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    I fill propane tanks at my work and it has a strong odor.
     
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    I have no idea what could have done that. C4 has the power but, it doesn't really set things on fire like that and there would be a crater, as well.
     
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    yep, definitely crab people.
     

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