UPDATE 11/30: Confirmation that the explosion was at a nuclear facility. New blog post here.
FARS News is reporting on a huge explosion in Isfahan, Iran. No details yet.
Isfahan hosts a Nuclear Technology Center, a Uranium Conversion Facility and a Zirconium Production Plant that helps make alloys for nuclear reactors.
According to the article, it happened at 2:40 AM.
For the occasion, a poster:
UPDATE: The FARS story has disappeared. Here's what the autotranslate looked like before it went down the memory hole:
A BBC reporter tweets his father in Isfahan heard the explosion.
Israel's Channel 10 reports that an explosion was at Shahab 4 ballistic missile site; unclear if it is the same one or where they got the information from.
Second Iranian news source confirms it, unclear if it was 2:40 AM or PM.
And another confirmation.
Iranian tweeters are all saying it was either an arms depot or an ammunition depot.
Isfahan's governor is now claiming that it was from a "military exercise."
Deputy governor says, "I dunno."
I've seen a few stories saying it happened near the gate to Shiraz University.
Mehr claims it was from a gas station explosion.
PressTV quotes officials denying the story altogether.
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