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Old Posted Aug 7, 2020, 5:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MonctonRad View Post

The Halifax Explosion was bigger, estimated to be 3 kT of TNT equivalent. Beirut is estimated to be 1.5kT.

Regardless, the video out of Beirut is very instructive as to what the Halifax Explosion must have been like. I can't imagine any other single accidental man made explosion in the last century that was anywhere near equivalent to these two spectacular events.

Between the explosions and the pandemic, 2020 is 1917 all over again...…..
It's a tragedy yet the modern capturing of what happened in Beirut tells us about what the Halifax Explosion would have been like. As far as I know there is no video of the Halifax Explosion itself, and there are only a few pictures of the cloud.

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