A Radio Shack on Sixth Avenue and 19th St. in Manhattan has been totally destroyed after a manhole explosion at about 11:30 reportedly "sparked a transformer fire." Looks seriously apocalyptic. Daily Intel got this amazing photo; aftermath photos below.

Explosion pic by Austin Riggs on Daily Intel. Pics below from tipsters (if you have more pics, email us). No word yet on injuries or deaths. Fox 5 reports:

The front of a Radio Shack store was smoldering in the aftermath. There was damage to several floors above the store. A Bally's Total Fitness and an Apex Technical School location was also damaged in the blast.

UPDATE: Oh Josh Marshall and the TPM crew are thankfully unharmed.

UPDATE 2: Yet more pics of the scene: