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Old April 18th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Texas Plant Explosion

Crank up the volume and check this out. What's funny is the dad makes a comment about how it should blow up at any moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ROrpKx3aIjA
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Old April 18th, 2013, 09:30 AM
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That's awesome footage!
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:54 AM
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USGS registered it as a 2.1 quake. 56000 lbs of fertilizer all at the same time.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Potentially dozens dead, too. It leveled a bunch of homes. Very sad.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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holy crap!
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Old April 18th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Yeah I was in a meeting this morning with some OSHA folks...its all bad over there.
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USGS registered it as a 2.1 quake. 56000 lbs of fertilizer all at the same time.
Just to put than in perspective, you saw what that did... the Hiroshima bomb was equivalent to 320,000 lbs... so about 5 1/3 times as powerful. A modern thermonuclear warhead can put out up to 11 MT, or 22,000,000 lbs of TNT, which would have been almost 400 times larger, just in explosive terms.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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Just to put than in perspective, you saw what that did... the Hiroshima bomb was equivalent to 320,000 lbs... so about 5 1/3 times as powerful. A modern thermonuclear warhead can put out up to 11 MT, or 22,000,000 lbs of TNT, which would have been almost 400 times larger, just in explosive terms.

The Murrah Bombing was 4000 of Ammonia Nitrate, plus diesel etc equivalent to 5,000 of TNT.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:58 PM
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