- Experts at Jordan’s Seismology Observatory are reporting more than 4.5 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale of this explosion
- It is estimated that the intensity of the explosion was equal to about 1000 tons of TNT explosive, it is as small as a nuclear blast.
According to local time Tuesday evening in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, the blast at 6 pm has destroyed more than 10 kilometers of the area. Whether it is a blast incident or a terrorist conspiracy, there is no concrete information about it yet.
About half the city is deserted in this blast. The corpses are strewn on the streets here. The houses and large buildings in the area near the port have become a pile of rubble. There is no one to handle the injured as hospitals too have suffered a lot and there is no space left.
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Three big things revealed in the blast
- Experts at Jordan’s Seismology Observatory are reporting more than a magnitude 4.5 earthquake on the Richter scale. It is estimated that the intensity of the explosion was equivalent to about 1000 tons of TNT explosive. It resembles a small nuclear blast.
- After the explosion, there was a mushroom-shaped cloud in the sky, which was first white and then suddenly turned orange. The Daily Mail has described this cloud as a cloud of nuclear explosion. However, the type of explosive is yet to be confirmed.
- The explosions started in sequence and people felt that the fireworks warehouse at Beirut Port was on fire. After this, there was a sudden big explosion and he hit the whole city. Clouds of nitric acid are also formed after the explosion.
Such was the capital of Lebanon, Beirut
- Beirut (Beirut) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. Spread over 20 sq km, the city has a population of about 2 million. About 50 percent of Muslims and 30 percent of Christians live here.
- It is situated on a small peninsula approximately in the middle of the coast along the Mediterranean Sea of Lebanon and is also the main port of Lebanon. Syria is on one side and Israel on the other side.
- In addition to being the capital, it is also the cultural, political, social and economic center of Lebanon. The port here is called the lifeline of the country which was destroyed in the blast.
- The city had long been known for its livelihood, but it suffered greatly during the two-decade-long Lebanese civil war.
- It was resettled after the end of the civil war and now the tourists were coming back here. However, its condition is already worse due to US sanctions and Corona.