[OT] News in the valley...

Gary Dusbabek gdusbabek at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 17:02:47 MDT 2005


On 8/10/05, Josh Coates <jcoates at archive.org> wrote:
> 
> >Truck was carrying 58,000 lbs of explosives.  Crater is 60ft wide by 10 ft
> deep.
> 
> remember the beirut attack on us marines in 1983?
> 
> could this be a new record for the largest non-nuclear explosion?  probably
> not, but then again, iirc, the beruit explosion was 400lbs of C4 (or chech
> semtex) and it was estimated to be equiv of 15K-21K of tnt (see below.)

Do a google search for +halifax +explosion.  A ship full of explosives
exploded (several hudred thousand pounds of TNT).  Reports were that
windows shattered 50 miles away.  And this was in 1917.

http://www.halifax.ca/community/explode.html

Gary.



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