W. Reading Explosion

Chocolate factory demolished in an explosion just before 5 PM on the 24th.

RBOOM 30 miles away (R87CD)

My RBOOM which is 120 miles away at the corresponding time (R176D)


Hello kpjamro, and welcome back to the community!

Would you look at that! Never seen the trace of a chocolate factory (or any factory, in the end) demolition explosion!

What a thing to be recorded by Shakes! Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Every so often I read about a building blown up due to a natural gas leak. If it is big enough, it will usually register on an RBoom if there is one within 100 miles. I saw the video of this one and was impressed by how much it threw parts of the building into the air.

The video is here 2 dead and 5 unaccounted for after explosion rocks Pennsylvania chocolate factory
but probably not accessible outside the US.

An adjacent multi-story building was not destroyed but was moved 4 inches (100 mm) from its original location. That is when I knew the blast would show up on RB.

Sadly, a total of 7 people died in the incident.