natural gas deposit in magallanes, agusan del norte
Still shots of the viral videos purportedly showing the accidental discovery of natural gas deposits in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte, on March 3, 2019. CTTO: Inday Joffee & PIA Agusan del Norte

Based on two raw videos posted on Facebook that have gone viral, natural gas deposit is said to have been accidentally discovered in Purok 8, Poblacion, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte on March 3, 2019.

As can be seen in the video shared by netizen Inday Joffee on her Facebook page, grayish water was shown gushing out wildly from the river, near some nipa palms on the river bank. As the video rolled on, a stream of black water mixed with mud and rocks (as indicated by the voice-over commentary) was shown shooting up intermittently into the air, as high as a 2-storey building.

In the second video shared by PIA Agusan del Norte and taken from across the river bank at around 9:15 pm of the same day, the geyser-like phenomenon was shown burning uncontrollably in the dark night.

According to residents who witnessed the events first-hand, the stream of black water first shot powerfully out of the ground at around 11 am, just a few meters from the river. About an hour later, at around 12 pm, the waters close to the river bank suddenly gushed upwards and began trashing and splashing up and down wildly just like a geyser.

Several hours later, the residents noticed the smell of gasoline emanating from the wildly turbulent waters. Curious to see if it’s really gasoline, they lit the gas-smelling geyser at around 3 pm and, as expected, the muddy grayish water caught fire.

Based on the comments on the Facebook page of PIA Agusan del Norte, the flaming water spout burned moderately initially, and only got much, much bigger at round 6 pm. PIA Agusan Del Norte’s comments on its FB post suggested that the flaming geyser continued to burn well into the night.

These videos about the supposedly accidentally discovered natural gas deposit in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte have since gone viral and have garnered over 283K views and 11K shares combined as of this writing You can watch the videos below: (Full credit to the owners)

Originally posted by Indai Joffee on her Facebook page: (249,391 views as of this writing)

Indai Joffee is in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte.
Yesterday at 8:56 PM
At 12nn today, another #NaturalGas deposit was accidentally struck at Purok 8, Poblacion, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte. @DOE_PH @RRD_davao @govph

Posted by PIA Agusan del Norte on their Facebook page. (33,642 views as of this writing)

PIA Agusan del Norte
23 hrs ·
At 11am today, Mar. 3, 2019, naay nibulwak nga tubig sa townsite Brgy Poblacion, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte. It lasted for almost 2 hrs. na curios ang isa ka residente kay medyo naay bahong gas ila gisilaban mga 3pm. 6pm na nikusog ang kalayo hangtod karon. (Maam Erma Suyo)
Video courtesy of Maam Erma Suyo, chief PDRRMO Agusan del Norte

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