- 2.1 the magnitude of the explosion in West, Texas on the Richter scale. People living more than 30 miles away felt the “quake”—which was rooted in an explosion at a fertilizer plant. About half the town was evacuated—a level much higher than early reports suggested.
- 100 the number of people injured by the blast; 50-75 buildings were destroyed by the freak incident. source
In our thoughts, West, TX.