Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake – 121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands – March 19 2013, 03:29:00 UTC – USGS
A large sinkhole opens up in Bangor, Maine – March 18 2013
A sinkhole big enough to swallow a Volkswagen opened up on Lincoln Street next to the Bangor Daily News parking lot on Sunday. The hole is about three feet deep and eight feet long. Orange cones had been placed around the hole to warn motorists.
Unexplained large explosion in Romulus Michigan – March 18 2013
Authorities: Man dead after fire, explosion at his mobile home in southeast Michigan. A Methlab explosion? – Click On Detroit
Large boiler explosion in Spokane Washington – March 18 2013
As a result of the explosion and a need to secure utilities, the entire building was temporarily deemed untenable. An adult male was identified to firefighters early in the incident as a heating/ventilation worker during the initial assessment of the blast area. He received minor flash burns from the explosion and told firefighters that he was working on the natural gas boiler when the explosion occurred. The cause of the explosion is under investigation by WA State Labor and Industries and SFD Investigators. – NBC News
Unexplained home explosion sparks wildfire in Santa Cruz Mountains, California
A criminal investigation was launched after a home exploded under suspicious circumstances. Nearly 40 firefighters helped put out the blaze.
Unexplained gas explosion in Elmira, New York – March 18 2013
Police on the scene also reported a strong odor of gas. – Star Gazette