It is odd waking up to the news f an explosion which takes out a house in a normally quiet city. We expect these things in war zones, and so all the descriptions of the scene picked up that image. From an astrological standpoint, the first thing that we want to know is what caused it. In this case, the chart gives a pretty good indication that the initial theory of a gas explosion is probably correct.
|Data given bu USA Today, 11 November 2012.|
The presence of Neptune at the 8th house cusp does look like the gas leak scenario. Jupiter, ruler of the 8th house cusp, is not only in an air sign (gas!), but doubly debilitated: by being in Detriment, and being retrograde. That leaves little of its more benefic qualities, and more of the inappropriate expansive ones.
Saturn is at the IC. Were this a horary question about buying a house, that Saturn would immediately make me think there was something structurally wrong there.