The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. This explosion may have been bigger.
It was certainly a huge blast.
First photo is damage radius of today’s blast. Second photo is simulation if bomb dropped on Hiroshima had exploded on the ground in Beirut. #Beriut pic.twitter.com/IIGs9Fv6nI— Austin Gates (@austinatlanta) August 4, 2020
#beruit blast pic.twitter.com/hT72IvdzxB— suzen (@Suzenbabu) August 4, 2020
It’s currently being explained as having been caused by welder’s sparks igniting ammonium nitrate at a nearby fireworks factory in Beirut, Lebanon but a major newspaper in the area Al Arabiya is now saying it was a Hezbollah munitions store.
Beirut, Lebanon— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) August 4, 2020
Al Arabiya reporting: “Initial information: The explosion occurred in a Hezbollah arms store in Beirut Port.”https://t.co/9n95otbEVSpic.twitter.com/vADCsjySJP