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MAP: West Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Blast demolished plant, levelled homes

Last Updated: April 18, 2013

A massive explosion demolished a Texas fertilizer plant and levelled surrounding homes and buildings on Wednesday evening. The blast ripped through the streets of West, about 30 kilometres north of Waco. The U.S. Geological Survey said ground motion from the blast registered as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake.

The satellite image below shows the city of West before the explosion.

Hover over the red markers to read more about the areas affected by the blast.

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