How big was Tianjin explosion?
The explosions occurred at a container storage station in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin, China. The first two explosions occurred 33 seconds apart. The second explosion was far larger and involved the detonation of about 800 tonnes of ammonium nitrate (approx. 256 tonnes TNT equivalent).
What is the biggest blast ever?
#1: Tsar Bomba (1961) The explosion, yielding 50,000 kilotons, obliterated an abandoned village 34 miles (55km) away and generated a 5.0-5.25 magnitude earthquake in the surrounding region. Initially, it was designed as a 100,000 kiloton bomb, but its yield was cut to half its potential by the Soviet Union.
What happened in the Tianjin explosion?
A mourning ceremony was held Tuesday morning for the more than 100 who died from a warehouse blast in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. Minute traces of cyanide have been detected in water samples collected near the Tianjin Port, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said. The Tianhe-1A supercomputer has resumed service on Monday.
Will there be a cover-up of the Tianjin blasts?
^ Phillips, Tom (17 August 2015). “Tianjin blasts: Communist party insists there will be no cover-up as anger grows”. The Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
What was the second explosion of the Beirut explosion?
The second explosion was far larger and involved the detonation of about 800 tonnes of ammonium nitrate (approx. 256 tonnes TNT equivalent). Fires caused by the initial explosions continued to burn uncontrolled throughout the weekend, resulting in eight additional explosions on 15 August.
Is there a TNT equivalent to the explosion of Beirut?
“Beirut explosion: TNT equivalence from the fireball evolution in the first 170 milliseconds”. Shock Waves. arXiv: 2010.13537. Bibcode: 2021ShWav.tmp…66A. doi: 10.1007/s00193-021-01031-9.