On September 9, 2010, at approximately 6:11 p.m. PDT, a 30-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline ruptured in a residential area in San Bruno, California. The resulting explosion created a crater approximately 72 feet long by 26 feet wide. The subsequent fire destroyed 37 homes and damaged 18 more. Eight people were killed, numerous individuals were injured, and many more were evacuated from the area.
This resource page provides links to numerous articles, videos, audio files, photos and more. Also included are materials relating to other pipeline explosions.