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originally posted by: Briles1207
a reply to: RexKramerPRT
Smaller electronics like cellphones and cameras tend to survive unless plugged in.
originally posted by: Oathkeeper73
So the small explosions are bullets. The large explosion....IDK but the port is controlled by hezbollah so it was probably a massive bomb they built for a terror attack. Glad it went off in Lebanon instead of say New York.
originally posted by: Athetos
Is that the video shot from a adjacent rooftop? The guy could see inside the building through the windows, no way he made it.
a reply to: Zcustosmorum
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Zcustosmorum
The youtube vid above had 30 mins of various footage including on from what looks like on top of a buidling next to it.
Some clips were touching...a father seeking shelter in his apt with his son for example.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
Right, well an EMP or Electro Magnetic Pulse is actually pretty much the same thing as moving a magnet along a conductive metal strip, it pull's electrons along with it and this causes circuits to burn out pretty much the same as a surge in the electricity grid does.
An EMP is a magnetic ripple or shock wave that comes from it's source much like a ripple on the surface of a pond, any electronics close enough to it's centre will burn out, this is weakened over distance as the energy of the wave is dissipated.
Now that is an overly simplified explanation but my point is this.
An EMP does not pop bulb's, it will cause there filament to burn out but that is all it will do.
A PHYSICAL shock wave in the form of Sound - the boom and at closer distances to the epicentre of the blast the explosive force of the blast WILL break bulb's and windows and other such things as well as burst ear drum's.
This was not a nuclear blast, even a small briefcase tactical nuke would have caused more extensive damage, this was probably a terrorist device such as a truck bomb or even a well made pack pack bomb.
So An EMP does not cause KINETIC (Physically shoving something) Damage it does cause electronics to over charge however which can burn them out and is stronger the closer you get to the source of an EMP, even an exploding transformer can cause a mild EMP and lightning can also damage electronics, surges in the main's and overloading circuits causing them to burn out.
A Physical blast which is common to all types of bomb and other sources of explosions CAN cause physical damage through two method's, the shock wave of the blast itself and the faster sound wave both of which damage objects such as glass - bulbs and windows.
So no not a nuke.