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The World’s Most Powerful Explosion base on the extent of damage on people, properties, and kilotons yield.

The Beirut Explosion explosion gave a blast yield equivalent to about 1.2 kilotons of TNT.

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The August 4th Beirut explosion which rock the Lebanese country capital has made more than 300,000 persons homeless with recorded death above a hundred and injuries close to 10,000 persons. Damages to properties are estimated to more than $15billion.

According to recorded reports, the Beirut Explosion among the world’s most powerful explosion.

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The World’s Most Powerful Explosion by kilotons blast yield.

1. Nagasaki nuclear bomb explosion on the 9th of August, 1945. This was the second nuclear weapon used in warfare and drop in another Japanese city Nagasaki, 3 days after the bombing and of Hiroshima.

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The bomb yield an estimated 25 kilotons of TNT blast yield making it the most powerful world recorded explosion

2. Hiroshima nuclear bomb explosion on the 6th of August, 1945. It was the first nuclear weapon used in warfare. It exploded with an energy of approximately 15 kilotons of TNT (63 TJ) and caused widespread death and destruction throughout the city.

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3. The Beirut Explosion is the world’s 3rd most powerful explosion base on its extent of damage to people, properties, and kilotons yield. The explosion is equivalent to about 1.2 kilotons of TNT blast yield.

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The effects of the explosion were felt miles away from the blast site. According to reports, the blast was felt in Cyprus about 150 kilometers from the blast site.

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4. The Halifax explosion of December 9, 1917, was the largest man-made explosion at the time, releasing the equivalent energy of roughly 1.1  kilotons of TNT.

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The blast occurred when a French Cargo ship SS Mont-Blanc laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin.

The massive explosion destroyed Richmond a district in Halifax Canada. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by the blast, debris, fires, or collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured.

5. The 1947 Texas City explosion was an industrial accident that occurred on April 16, 1947, in the Port of Texas City, Texas, at Galveston Bay.

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It was the deadliest industrial accident in United States history and one of history’s largest non-nuclear explosions. A mid-morning fire that started on board SS Grandcamp a French-registered vessel docked in the port and detonated her cargo of about 2,300 tons (about 2,100 metric tons) of ammonium nitrate.

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The explosion started a chain reaction fire and explosion which devastated the port facility and other ships.

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The world’s most powerful explosion base on their ranking placed the Beirut explosion a 3rd most powerful explosion in the world.

The impact of this explosion will be felt in many years to come in Lebanon and across the world over.

READ ALSO: Cause of Beirut Explosion That Killed Hundreds identified

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