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    amazing shockwave

    https://streamable.com/2hmvmi

    Beirut seized explosives storage
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    News here is showing much more impressive vision than that. Bound to show up online soon

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    Yikes. Reminds me of that meteor exploding over Russia a few years back.
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    Pretty incredible. I don’t really have words.
    DAAAANG...that was janky

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    Wow! Just wow!
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    From the link Harold posted above.

    amazing shockwave-eb614a07-c6f3-4e2d-8723-1b71290e027a.jpg
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    NH4NO3 go boom.
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    How much ammonium nitrate would it take for an explosion that powerful? The footage of the destruction is incredible.

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    Wasn't there a fertiliser plant in the US that went up like that a couple of years ago? From memory it was in a rural area but still flattened a large area.

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    Terribly sad! Such a beautiful city and already with so much death and destruction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    From your link:
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    Does this guy ever have any factual information? Ever???
    My theory is truth and facts get stuck onto his hairspray, that’s some impressive and sticky stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Terribly sad! Such a beautiful city and already with so much death and destruction
    Pretty crazy what has happened to Middle East over the last century
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    Makes me think of the Texas City Disaster of 1947 and the Halifax Explosion
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    Geez could you imagine being the asshole who blew up a city because you didn't store something properly?
    dang

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    How much ammonium nitrate would it take for an explosion that powerful? The footage of the destruction is incredible.

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    2750 TONS. That's a colossal amount. Apparently, the explosion registered a 3.5 on the Richter scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    2750 TONS. That's a colossal amount. Apparently, the explosion registered a 3.5 on the Richter scale.
    > 1,000X what was used in Oklahoma City (2.5 tons, although not all of it was ammonium nitrate?)
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    Before.....

    amazing shockwave-bfde495f-11f1-4736-b643-32f7a9d1f165.jpeg


    After.....

    amazing shockwave-e7f724ff-0b86-4237-933e-476b20e9cb56.jpeg
    DAAAANG...that was janky

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    Supposedly 85% of the country's grain was stored in those silos. Probably not a great idea to put all your grains in one silo.

    Looks like this was somewhat predicted: https://news.yahoo.com/beirut-ignore...093800755.html
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    On my drive into work this morning NPR was interviewing civilians saying a low flying plane came over before the explosion.

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    Isreal is suspect
    Round and round we go

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    If the reports that this was a storage space for confiscated explosives are true, that is a really stupid place to store them.... waaaay too close to human habitation.

    The only upside to this is the building was on the port and slightly away from most of the city center, but still too close.

    so scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    If the reports that this was a storage space for confiscated explosives are true, that is a really stupid place to store them.... waaaay too close to human habitation.

    The only upside to this is the building was on the port and slightly away from most of the city center, but still too close.

    so scary.
    We'll have to see, I guess. I read it as they confiscated the chemical and really didn't have a place to safely store it, but kept it anyway. It'll be interesting to see if it was intentionally ignited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Isreal is suspect
    I don't think so. And it's spelled "Israel". Iran supplied all the explosives for the Hezbollah terrorist group.

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    the cloud density changes as the pressure wave traveled 10 kilometers in the vid I posted, wowed me the most.

    nitrate explosion is around 48 percent the power of TNT, so this was a bit over 1000 tons of TNT equivalent
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    years ago my dad had ordered some for work, It was for a large shopping center with lots of grass. I guess the next day the ATF had showed up asking what the 3000lbs of ammonium nitrate was for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    Isreal is suspect

    Stop making shit up

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Wasn't there a fertiliser plant in the US that went up like that a couple of years ago? From memory it was in a rural area but still flattened a large area.
    There was also this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing
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    There's a 100-150ft hole in the earth where there used to be a shipping dock. I'm no explosives expert but I'd say this was 10-30x the Oklahoma bomb which left a 30ft hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    There's a 100-150ft hole in the earth where there used to be a shipping dock. I'm no explosives expert but I'd say this was 10-30x the Oklahoma bomb which left a 30ft hole.
    Well, yeah. Almost 3000 tons of fertliizer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    No, I wasn't talking about the bombing, I think was thinking of the west texas fertiliser plant https://www.google.com/search?q=fert...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    I don't think so. And it's spelled "Israel". Iran supplied all the explosives for the Hezbollah terrorist group.
    You’re right. Initial reporting had Israel suspect. Now they’re not. With so much grime injected into that area we’ll likely never know for sure
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    If it went down as stated... Who the hell stores that much ammonium nitrate (or any for that matter) next to a fireworks manufacturer/storage facility. Just WTF???
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    If it went down as stated... Who the hell stores that much ammonium nitrate (or any for that matter) next to a fireworks manufacturer/storage facility. Just WTF???
    Only in 'merica! Oh, wait. For once we don't look like the idiots on the international scene?
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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    Only in 'merica! Oh, wait. For once we don't look like the idiots on the international scene?
    give it a min. it's not the weekend in Florida yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    Only in 'merica! Oh, wait. For once we don't look like the idiots on the international scene?
    Doesn't happen in 'Merica because we have all of these economy killing regulations in place to prevent such a thing from happening. Think about how much better we'd be without them! Sorry for the political crap .

    That is absolutely devastating for Lebanon. It does seem like a lot of countries are offering aid so hopefully they recover quickly. Whoever is responsible for leaving so much ammonium nitrate there for 7 years needs to be sentenced to life of community service to help rebuild what was destroyed. To many people will still have life changing injuries and of course the dead will never come back.

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    Kinda seems like regulations might make sense, eh? Go figure.
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