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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:30 pm

Banedon wrote:So the PM of Lebanon says the explosion was the result of 2750 TONS of ammonium nitrate that had been stored there for 6 years. The explosion was the equivalent of a 1.1 kiloton nuclear warhead (minus the radiation, obviously).

For reference, the OKC bombing was 2 tons of ammonium nitrate.


Not sure if its true but:

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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:48 pm

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Banedon wrote:So the PM of Lebanon says the explosion was the result of 2750 TONS of ammonium nitrate that had been stored there for 6 years. The explosion was the equivalent of a 1.1 kiloton nuclear warhead (minus the radiation, obviously).

For reference, the OKC bombing was 2 tons of ammonium nitrate.


Not sure if its true but:


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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby Derwood » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:55 pm

73 dead, 2750 injured (so far)
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:57 pm

What will Captain [expletive] say about this?

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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby NOLA » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:03 am

UMFan83 wrote:What will Captain [expletive] say about this?


His actual quote when pressed was that he heard it “from generals, great generals”. :roll:
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:38 am

NOLA wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:What will Captain [expletive] say about this?


His actual quote when pressed was that he heard it “from generals, great generals”. :roll:

If they're great to Trump, I'm gonna assume it was Russian Generals.
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby Rob » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:51 am

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Banedon wrote:So the PM of Lebanon says the explosion was the result of 2750 TONS of ammonium nitrate that had been stored there for 6 years. The explosion was the equivalent of a 1.1 kiloton nuclear warhead (minus the radiation, obviously).

For reference, the OKC bombing was 2 tons of ammonium nitrate.


Not sure if its true but:


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Event               Location                   Date                         Approximate yield
1.) Minor Scale and Misty Picture tests    White Sands Missile Range    27 June 1985; 14 May 1987    4.0 kt of TNT (17 TJ)
2.) Heligoland/British Bang test    Heligoland island    18 April 1947    3.2 kt of TNT (13 TJ)
3.) Halifax Explosion    Halifax, Nova Scotia    6 December 1917    2.9 kt of TNT (12 TJ)
4.) Texas City disaster    Texas City, Texas    16 April 1947    2.7–3.2 kt of TNT (11–13 TJ)
5.) Evangelos Florakis Naval Base explosion    Evangelos Florakis Naval Base, Cyprus    11 July 2011    2–3.2 kt of TNT (9–13 TJ)
6.) RAF Fauld Explosion    Staffordshire, UK    27 November 1944    2 kt (8.4 TJ)
7.) Port Chicago disaster    Port Chicago, California    17 July 1944    1.6–2.2 kt of TNT (7–9 TJ)
8.) Oppau explosion    Oppau, Ludwigshafen, Germany    21 September 1921    1–2 kt of TNT (4-8 TJ)
9.) Port of Beirut explosions    Port of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon    4 August 2020    1.3 kt of TNT (5.4 TJ)
10.) DuPont Powder Mill Explosion    Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin    9 March 1911    1.1 kt of TNT (4.4 TJ) 
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby wvcbxl » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:14 pm

Rob wrote:

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Event               Location                   Date                         Approximate yield
1.) Minor Scale and Misty Picture tests    White Sands Missile Range    27 June 1985; 14 May 1987    4.0 kt of TNT (17 TJ)
2.) Heligoland/British Bang test    Heligoland island    18 April 1947    3.2 kt of TNT (13 TJ)
3.) Halifax Explosion    Halifax, Nova Scotia    6 December 1917    2.9 kt of TNT (12 TJ)
4.) Texas City disaster    Texas City, Texas    16 April 1947    2.7–3.2 kt of TNT (11–13 TJ)
5.) Evangelos Florakis Naval Base explosion    Evangelos Florakis Naval Base, Cyprus    11 July 2011    2–3.2 kt of TNT (9–13 TJ)
6.) RAF Fauld Explosion    Staffordshire, UK    27 November 1944    2 kt (8.4 TJ)
7.) Port Chicago disaster    Port Chicago, California    17 July 1944    1.6–2.2 kt of TNT (7–9 TJ)
8.) Oppau explosion    Oppau, Ludwigshafen, Germany    21 September 1921    1–2 kt of TNT (4-8 TJ)
9.) Port of Beirut explosions    Port of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon    4 August 2020    1.3 kt of TNT (5.4 TJ)
10.) DuPont Powder Mill Explosion    Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin    9 March 1911    1.1 kt of TNT (4.4 TJ) 


Number 4 on that list was also an ammonium nitrate explosion, btw.
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby woodchip2153 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:23 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/1290804055980290051


Just to warn others, this is something you would expect OMC to post.
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:31 pm

woodchip2153 wrote:
Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/1290804055980290051


Just to warn others, this is something you would expect OMC to post.

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:51 pm

Not the best footage, but this one is even closer:
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:56 pm

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Per comments in that tweet, that little half circle of water that juts out is not part of the normal landscape. That's a crater from the explosion :shock:
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby Banedon » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:36 pm

woodchip2153 wrote:
Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/1290804055980290051


Just to warn others, this is something you would expect OMC to post.


The lady was knocked down. She was not injured.
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby stitchface » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:23 pm

sadly, the photos only remind me of beirut photos when I was much younger
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Postby Banedon » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:47 pm

Before and after a new crater was created.

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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:56 pm

Banedon wrote:
woodchip2153 wrote:
Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/1290804055980290051


Just to warn others, this is something you would expect OMC to post.


The lady was knocked down. She was not injured.



She looked bloody at the end of the video, but at least alive
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:30 pm

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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:55 pm

i don't mean to be morbid, but how are there only 100-something deaths confirmed so far?
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Postby NOLA » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:16 am

17 Seconds wrote:i don't mean to be morbid, but how are there only 100-something deaths confirmed so far?

Yeah, I was wondering the same. I’d imagine the search and rescue will be going on awhile.
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Re: Huge Explosion in Beruit

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:35 am

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17 Seconds wrote:i don't mean to be morbid, but how are there only 100-something deaths confirmed so far?

Yeah, I was wondering the same. I’d imagine the search and rescue will be going on awhile.

The immediate area of the explosion was largely industrial. I'm sure the death count will rise, but I think few of the leveled buildings were residential.
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