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Explosion Levels Buildings In East Harlem

      

Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

newyork.cbslocal.com - March 12, 2014

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) . . . A massive explosion rocked East Harlem Wednesday morning, leveling two buildings and sending smoke and flames billowing into the air. . .

The explosion reduced two five-story buildings to rubble. It also shattered store windows for blocks and hurled glass, bricks and other debris throughout the neighborhood.

The explosion and building collapse were so strong it generated weak seismic signals that were recorded at seismographic stations in New York City, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said.

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huffingtonpost.com - March 12, 2014

A massive explosion led to the collapse of two buildings in East Harlem, New York on Wednesday morning. Multiple people were killed and dozens were left injured. Still images captured from Google Street View reveal the area during a different season before the incident, and aftermath photos from the Associated Press show the devastation . . .

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