Fire erupting from cracks in the ground, Andhra Pradesh, India
Panic is spreading among people in Marrikunta Thanda of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh after flames started erupting from newly formed earth cracks on October 13, 2018.
Cracks in the ground were seen up to a depth of about 200 m (656 feet), a local news portal reported, adding that news is spreading in the surrounding villages and people are flocking to witness the fire rising from the ground.
Local officials informed Oil And Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) and Mines and Geology department who initiated an investigation and later confirmed the presence of gas reserves.
At the beginning of 2017, ONGC said it has discovered a huge gas hydrate reserve in the KG basin off the Andhra Pradesh coast. The reserve is estimated to be 134 trillion cubic feet, which could make India energy self-sufficient. However, the world is yet to discover technology that can turn gas hydrates into commercial gas.
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Kurnool district is far inland, near the border with Karnataka, which suggests gas hydrate reserves are present far away from the coast.
Featured image credit: The Hans India
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It’s just fire it’s normal dude u gotta child it’s not end time or world we been in end times for over 2000 years and we will continue to be more years from now … all these hurricanes fires and floods are normal happens every damn year and will co tinue too happen if u even read the bible Jesus and God clearly said in the bible in there own words as written I PROMISE TO NEVER FLOOD THE EARTH AGAIN AFTER NOAH!!!!! Second we been in last days for over 2000 years … on that note u scratch off the floods n hurricanes because as God said it’s not him doing it ….m it’s hurricane and flood season and this happens every year …. We still have many years ahead of us that will only get worst I’m sure next year the hurricanes and the floods during there season would be just as bad as this year because it’s normal…. until everything in revelations is f ufilled we aren’t even close … this ain’t nothing new …. but seriously read the bible Jesus said after Noah the earth he will never ever flood again so
about Louisiana –
What if a “flaming hole” opens up too close to a butane cavern? Or next to a natural gas pipeline? Many facilities are out in swampland without people around to see if the ground is shooting flames.
The end is proved with signs and wonders. Read the Apocryphal of Esdras. Because without those wonders such as blood warter, trumpet sounds in the sky and other strang things happening, then the desasters that you are now seeing going on all over the world are not truly signs of the end, but they are just another natural desaster happening. Therefore All of your people who you trust who say let me till you what you are now seeing! And don’t lesson to comen seance; betray you and they keep wanting for you to think that this fire coming out from the ground is just another natural thing happening and not a wonder of God that means that you are now at the time of the end. Act 7:5-7