Oil Tank Explosion

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+18 1. Burimi commented 7 years ago

Bombs don't kill people, explosions kill people. :S
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+9 2. banzemanga commented 7 years ago

Amazing capture of that sphere of fire. :O
Hopefully people evacuated on time.
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+21 3. dushan commented 7 years ago

0:14, that was one hell of a shock wave
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+2 4. loadrunner commented 7 years ago

Almost slow-motion. lot of debris falling down.
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+7 5. mikeaza commented 7 years ago

Because here at Mythbuster, we like to go big !
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+17 6. lalafafak commented 7 years ago

#3 Based on the delay from the sound, it was filmed almost 2 kilometers away, and it was still that loud!!
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+2 7. wigglle commented 7 years ago

Ujas ... :D
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+2 8. andriy2991 commented 7 years ago

I like how she says in Russian this if fucked up
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+1 9. Nifen commented 7 years ago

Any more info on this one? Where it was? news reports ?
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+3 10. yokey91 commented 7 years ago

so that's why gas is so expensive
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+4 11. Malakyte commented 7 years ago

#6 You cannot calculate the distance using the same technique as for lightning/thunder if you don't know the exact speed. Here it was a detonation of a liquid "explosive" (oil) and the speed of the shock wave could be subsonic or supersonic in this case (more or less than 340m/s).

The noise that we hear in the video is not the sound produced by the explosion but the shock wave itself traveling. Usually, you feel 2 things right after an explosion: the "boom" (audible sound) and the shock wave (sudden pressure variation).
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+1 12. cyberdevil commented 7 years ago

It probably looks closer than it is. That's a huge pillar of smoke. :O