Massive explosion in Beirut

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Clonefan32

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fireworks ehh? Not buying it with that last explosion. This video is the craziest of them all.
I'm back to the location of all this. I can't imagine having something that has the possible effect of that explosion that near a heavily populated area. But what do I know...
 

BryceC

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the shockwave just blowing people filming it off of their feet is insane.
 

Cyclones_R_GR8

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fireworks ehh? Not buying it with that last explosion. This video is the craziest of them all.
If the cargo hold was full and it was burning down there I imagine there would be quite a bit of built up pressure that had to eventually release.
 

BCClone

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Early reports say fireworks ship exploded in port. You can see the fireworks in this video before the main explosion.


That's not fireworks in my opinion. That is electrical blasts. Live electrical lines that get exposed will give those yellow flashes as it arcs to stuff. The orange glow inside that you can see is also something that can happen. I disagree with fireworks.
 

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Looks like a friggin mini suitcase nuke out of a spy novel. Hard to believe a fuel depo or fireworks supply would have had such a massive and sharp blast signature and shockwave (not an expert, only going off of MythBusters and science channel shows).

It is reportedly by the airport that Israel has accused Hezbollah of having their major munitions manufacturing plant.

We have just hit level 9 of Jamanji.
 

cowgirl836

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That's not fireworks in my opinion. That is electrical blasts. Live electrical lines that get exposed will give those yellow flashes as it arcs to stuff. The orange glow inside that you can see is also something that can happen. I disagree with fireworks.

didn't think that looked like fireworks going off either.
 

BoxsterCy

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the shockwave just blowing people filming it off of their feet is insane.
Things to not film if on fire (1) propane or commercial plants (2) fireworks factories (3) ammunition plants/depots.

This might rival the WWI Black Tom explosion in NY for one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions ever. Damn.
 

Cyclones_R_GR8

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If you scroll down through one of those twitter feeds someone claims they saw a missile right before the large explosion
 

Rabbuk

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Any geopolitics know whether we can trust lebanese government reportd.