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#4532589 - 08/04/20 05:22 PM Massive Blast in Beirut  
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#4532591 - 08/04/20 05:53 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Now all we need is an asteroid to make it complete.



As long as we have Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis we have nothing to worry about.


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#4532594 - 08/04/20 06:13 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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Apparently this was a simple accident involving a fireworks warehouse.


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#4532601 - 08/04/20 07:06 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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Or maybe a SHIP loaded with fireworks....


https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...and-shockwave-rips-through-beiruts-port?


(or maybe a ship loaded with illicit weapons intended for who knows who?)


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#4532602 - 08/04/20 07:20 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Or maybe a SHIP loaded with fireworks....


https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...and-shockwave-rips-through-beiruts-port?


(or maybe a ship loaded with illicit weapons intended for who knows who?)


Fireworks warehouse went first, it was next to warehouse storing explosives making materials, That was the main event. Looked like about the size of a tactical Nuke.


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#4532605 - 08/04/20 07:27 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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Definitely more than a few thousand pounds. I first thought, "Hmm, suitcase nuke?" But a building full of explosives sounds more plausible. Fireworks alone couldn't go boom like that.

#4532606 - 08/04/20 07:28 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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Imagine the guy in the can..farts,,,then this happens.

#4532610 - 08/04/20 07:32 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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Maybe a bunch of terrorists were having their first day of IED making training? Karma is a b.....

#4532611 - 08/04/20 07:34 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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I'm hearing fire started in fireworks warehouse, in teh video I saw you could clearly see many small explosions going off. Then it spread to an adjacent ware house where a confiscated ammonium nitrate shipment was stored. Then, BOOM.

In pictures below (screenshots take from video, one frame apart each) you see the initial fire and see it spread to the building just to the right.

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#4532612 - 08/04/20 07:39 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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Put the ammonium nitrate next to the fireworks. Very smart! It's like storing a drum of gasoline next to a burning fireplace or anything that may create an electric spark.

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The port center of Beirut is destroyed, downtown was heavily damaged.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-middle-east-53656328


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God help them. Wow.


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I was thinking the tall building beside the explosion was apartments / a hotel etc. Thankfully it was instead storage silos. If that had been full of people.... frown


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With so may high rise buildings heavily damaged, it will takes weeks figure out how many died.


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Absolutely Nuts, Center of populated downtown area used as storage for High explosive in an unstable environment. Whoever thought this one up shouldn't be in charge of a flea circus .

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Originally Posted by carrick58
Absolutely Nuts, Center of populated downtown area used as storage for High explosive in an unstable environment. Whoever thought this one up shouldn't be in charge of a flea circus .


Yes, it is shocking that something that dangerous would be in a populated area. I wouldn't have thought it possible.


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PM: 'Unacceptable' that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate be in warehouse

Little Boy was 15 kilotons

This was 2.75...


Mind you one was a measure of TNT, this was ammonium nitrate. I'm not sure what the conversion ratio is.

edit, hmmmmmmmmm:

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The relative effectiveness factor (RE factor) relates an explosive's demolition power to that of TNT, in units of the TNT equivalent/kg (TNTe/kg). The RE factor is the relative mass of TNT to which an explosive is equivalent: The greater the RE, the more powerful the explosive.

This enables engineers to determine the proper masses of different explosives when applying blasting formulas developed specifically for TNT. For example, if a timber-cutting formula calls for a charge of 1 kg of TNT, then based on octanitrocubane's RE factor of 2.38, it would take only 1.0/2.38 (or 0.42) kg of it to do the same job. Using PETN, engineers would need 1.0/1.66 (or 0.60) kg to obtain the same effects as 1 kg of TNT. With ANFO or ammonium nitrate, they would require 1.0/0.74 (or 1.35) kg or 1.0/0.42 (or 2.38) kg, respectively.


So assuming this was regular ammonium nitrate, then a little over 1 kiloton TNT equivalent, so far less, but still...

Who stores fireworks in a warehouse next to ammonium nitrate?

God help the families of the killed and wounded.

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#4532655 - 08/04/20 11:46 PM Re: Massive Blast in Beirut [Re: KRT_Bong]  
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