Reuters is reporting a massive explosion in downtown Oslo in the government center area at 15:26 local time (just before 9:30 AM US Eastern Daylight time).
The situation is evolving. The Atlantic Wire is providing updates.
The cause is unknown at this time. The casualty numbers are unknown at this time.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with those on the ground, both those at the site of the original event, and the first-responders, EMTs, fire personnel, hospital staff, and others who will be facing a very long and challenging day.
(Thanks to Steve C. who mentioned this.)
[UPDATE 11:26] ABC News is reporting two explosions, at least one of which was caused by a vehicle bomb. They are reporting two dead and “several” injured. Center city is being evacuated and the central train station has been shut down.
Now strikes me as a good time to link back to Miss Teresa’s Tips For an Apocalypse.