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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: johnwick
Yep, my grandpa was on the first ship to explode, the Grandcamp. He was last seen carrying a fire hose up the gangplank sometime before the detonation took place.
It was measured on a seismometer in Denver and knocked a couple of airplanes out of the sky.
There were hunks of metal found many many miles away.
originally posted by: Greathouse
originally posted by: bharata
a reply to: Greathouse
Apparently the strike was four to five kilometres away. The fuel air explosive in the video you posted is impressive but is still not as large.
How about this one?
By the way fuel air explosive can yield up to 1 kt of blast equivalent. For years they were called the poor man's nuclear weapon.
originally posted by: camain
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
Emp doesnt travel at the speed of light which is 186,000 m/s it travels at the speed of an electron, which is 1000m/s an emp is an electromagnetic pulse. Aka a electron pulse. Just a FYI, all the rest of your info looks good thoughts go.
originally posted by: hewriteshere
a reply to: bharata
That were nukes. But we are able to contain the area of impact and render the nukes more or less useless.
Nukes only work when thrown on other nuklear powers ...
Yemen has support.
The Halifax Explosion occurred in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship fully loaded with wartime explosives, was involved in a collision with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. Approximately twenty minutes later, a fire on board the French ship ignited her explosive cargo, causing a cataclysmic explosion that devastated the Richmond District of Halifax. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured