[OT] News in the valley...
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
> 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.
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