Monday, June 21, 2010

Concord House Explosion Felt in Hambden Township!

Yesterday morning, somewhere around 8 AM, my front window bowed and popped--I don't remember that ever happening before. I turned to my family and said, "I bet there was an earthquake out in Lake Erie!"--thinking about the frequent minor earthquakes that happen in the lake, off Lake and Ashtabula Counties. We found out later that what we experienced was the shock wave from a house explosion in Concord Township, on Little Mountain, some nine miles away. A mansion on Morley Road blew up into smithereens.This explosion seemed almost biblical in proportion--not a stone left upon a stone. And we felt this explosion beyond Chardon, Ohio. I heard it was felt as far as 15 miles away. There are some amazing photos of the explosion and fire at www.cleveland.com.