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China is on a weird decline anyway. Their male population significantly outnumbers their female one because of that primitive "ONE GIRL PER HOUSEHOLD" rule. There's not enough girls to make a bigger or equal sized "new generation". Even Japan prizes girls more than China does, lol, and they're declining too. But yeah, not to say China's 100% doomed, but that's what they get for implementing old barbarian rules like that.
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that explosion was really bad I wonder how it got to from 17 to 50 deaths its so sad D:
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reaperx- wrote:

Petrol doesn't do this shit.


Yes it can

PETROL BLEVES

Lac-Mégantic rail disaster



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac-Mégantic_rail_disaster

Oil tank in Russia



Cassleton ND railcar 2013



Spectacular Explosion Caught On Camera: Train Derailment Near Casselton, North Dakota

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ai08xm7T20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxNHCxaXUDU

But this was called by Haz Mat Storage / BTW can be caused by anything

Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion / BLEVES


A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion is an explosion caused by the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid above its boiling point.

BLEVEs without chemical reactions

It is important to note that a BLEVE need not be a chemical explosion—nor does there need to be a fire—however if a flammable substance is subject to a BLEVE it may also be subject to intense heating, either from an external source of heat which may have caused the vessel to rupture in the first place or from an internal source of localized heating such as skin friction. This heating can cause a flammable substance to ignite, adding a secondary explosion caused by the primary BLEVE. While blast effects of any BLEVE can be devastating, a flammable substance such as propane can add significantly to the danger.

While the term BLEVE is most often used to describe the results of a container of flammable liquid rupturing due to fire, a BLEVE can occur even with a non-flammable substance such as water, liquid nitrogen, liquid helium or other refrigerants or cryogens, and therefore is not usually considered a type of chemical explosion.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_liquid_expanding_vapor_explosion





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FLjerry2011 wrote:


reaperx- wrote:

Petrol doesn't do this shit.


Yes it can

Lac-Mégantic rail disaster



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac-Mégantic_rail_disaster

PETROL BLEVES

Oil tank in Russia



Cassleton ND railcar 2013




But this was called by Haz Mat Storage / BTW can be caused by anything

Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion / BLEVES


A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion is an explosion caused by the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid above its boiling point.

BLEVEs without chemical reactions

It is important to note that a BLEVE need not be a chemical explosion—nor does there need to be a fire—however if a flammable substance is subject to a BLEVE it may also be subject to intense heating, either from an external source of heat which may have caused the vessel to rupture in the first place or from an internal source of localized heating such as skin friction. This heating can cause a flammable substance to ignite, adding a secondary explosion caused by the primary BLEVE. While blast effects of any BLEVE can be devastating, a flammable substance such as propane can add significantly to the danger.

While the term BLEVE is most often used to describe the results of a container of flammable liquid rupturing due to fire, a BLEVE can occur even with a non-flammable substance such as water, liquid nitrogen, liquid helium or other refrigerants or cryogens, and therefore is not usually considered a type of chemical explosion.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_liquid_expanding_vapor_explosion









First one was big, the other two were relatively small, just zoomed in.
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Posted 8/13/15
i saw an entire video of it happening, someone took it from a hotel or someplace really high
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Damn I hope the people are okay.

All these people are so quick to jump on bomb though. More likely some kind of industrial explosion.
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Unfortunately not a movie
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well I do not think its some bomb plot. I think ISIS would love to make a bang that big but really..

I would say considering the big bang was after the first fire crew arrived to the site and the fact that they were making cars there and a lot of that requires aluminum. in manufacturing aluminum alloys your dealing with a lot of reactive materials. for instance If you have a fire and its in a area where there is say raw sodium in its mettle form and its hot and the fire crew sprays that with a hose of water it will make a lot of hydrogen gas and Bang..than the rest go like domino's. hence why factories are so OCD on employees knowing whmis and safety. ammonium percolate is known to do a similar Bang.

I think its more than just a pressure explosion its a reactive one.
Lac-Mégantic compared to PEPCON plant explosion in navada. you put the two together and you have some thing a lot like this one.
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That look kind of like High explosives to me. Maybe Nitroglycerin ? Nitroglycerin and any diluents can certainly deflagrate, i.e., burn. The explosive power of nitroglycerin derives from detonation: energy from the initial decomposition causes a strong pressure wave that detonates the surrounding fuel. This is a self-sustained shock wave that propagates through the explosive medium at some 30 times the speed of sound as a near-instantaneous pressure-induced decomposition of the fuel into a white-hot gas. Detonation of nitroglycerin generates gases that would occupy more than 1,200 times the original volume at ordinary room temperature and pressure. The heat liberated raises the temperature to about 5,000 °C (9,000 °F). This is entirely different from deflagration, which depends solely upon available fuel regardless of pressure or shock. The decomposition results in much higher ratio of energy to gas moles released compared to other explosives, making it one of the hottest detonating high explosives.

Unless I miss read. You say it was in a container area right ? Because Nitroglycerin can be use for medical use. Although I don't know if can explode once made into medical use.


I like it ^^ but Nitroglycerin its a primary explosive( fast crack but not a strong one) and its quite unstable and so I do not see why someone would put that much in one spot. if you want to move some thing us a secondary like ANFO (slow) oh a thermobaric now there is a cool shock wave.

as for medical Nitroglycerin..there are way cheaper and simpler ways. like human fat and lye. and they make cars there.

The reaction between sodium hydroxide and a few metals is also hazardous. Aluminium reacts with lyes to produce hydrogen gases and sodium reacts with water to make sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas.
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The explosions, the first equivalent to 3 tonnes of TNT, and the second, to 23 tonnes, have created a humanitarian catastrophe in the city of 15 million. Survivors described the blasts as the equivalent of an earthquake, followed by a fireball that lit up the sky. Shards of glass lashed wide swathes of the city, and were responsible for many of the fatalities and injuries.


This sentence actually bugs me a lot:

Industrial explosions and other accidents, a regular occurrence


https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/14/chin-a14.html
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So this BBC article says that according to reports the warehouse that exploded was owned by a company named Ruihai Logistics, which handles toxic chemicals including sodium cyanide and toluene diisocyanate. It also says that according to The People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, that they are trying to remove all 700 tons of sodium cyanide.

So I think we can make a reasonable assumption, remember it is just an assumption so it may not be accurate, that something was stored improperly and this ended up being the result.
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Posted 8/14/15
It's the beginning of Armageddon.
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damn i saw most of the videos and the shock wave was just wow
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I think that something bad as to be involevd with this as so much explosives and so fast (much in one area)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hcwMwFbJKc
and to the links in OP, it seems like some did something dangerous and by that it was burned so this happened.
Would not believe it was a total "accident" because it seems a bit too targeted/too close but not right on it the "bomb" (but sometimes machines etc can mailfunction to create such)
If it was TnT why was there such much of it on the same place? safety first.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1aHADL2a24

, the guy who was in front of the glass doors was killed instantly

so I think a lot more casualtes is awaiting I guess around 200 could be more precise but it could be way more (from only the blast not the damages after that will make it rise)
another link to the explosion
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That is tragic. Hope they will put the situation under control soon.
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