My deepest sympathy to those affected by the explosion.

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  1. DrPepper

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    I'm at a loss for words...
     
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    just watching it on the news.... rather large...:eek:
     
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    Storing over 2700lbs of amonium nitrate in a populated area, not a good idea.


    EDIT: That should be TONS, 2750 TONS
     
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    And possibly a fireworks storage facility next to the ammonium nitrate storage facility, even worse idea.

    But who knows.
     
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    it's been there since '14 apparently.....
     
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    I saw some footage on reddit, don't know how to link though. BIG explosion! My heart goes out to those affected.
     
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    Yes, I saw the footage . I can not imagine how people must be suffering
    peace and love to everyone.
     
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    I've watched lots of explosion Afghanistan Vietnam, Iraq, I have never seen anything like it except an atomic weapon.

    I am sorry for the Lebanese people.
     
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    I am so sad at the loss of human life....
     
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    I think they are reporting that it was 2750 TONS.
     
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    Looked like a nuke to me ...

    Jus sayin...
     
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    Yeah, looks terrible. Medical services must be totally overloaded. Went off like a small nuke...
     
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    Holy crap! You're right! That's mind boggling!
     
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    Shocking to see
     
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    For reference, assuming the reported 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate is accurate, that translates to the equivalent power of about 1,150 tons of TNT. The atomic bomb used on Hiroshima was the equivalent of 15,000 tons of TNT, and it was very small by modern standards. The explosion that leveled Halifax, NS in 1917 when an ammunition ship detonated had the equivalent of 2,900 tons of TNT, and the bomb used in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack generated the equivalent of 2.5 tons of TNT.

    Also, nuclear detonations produce an EMP that would have fried all the cell phones that recorded the videos we've all seen.

    Horrible, horrible tragedy.
     
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    I believe the OK city bomb was 5000 pounds equivalent. 5000 tons would have leveled many city blocks instead of one building.
     
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    5,000 lbs makes more sense for OKC because you couldn’t fit 5,000 tons in a Ryder rental truck, nor could the perps have afforded to buy that much.
     
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    I think those saying it looked like a small nuke are more referring to the mushroom cloud that went up.

    A terrible disaster.
     
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    5,000 pounds sounds so much bigger than 2 1/2 ton doesn't it?...:rolleyes:

    we never use large amounts of pounds/kilos in weight descriptions over here... once it's over a ton.. we use tons...;)
     
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