Thursday, August 13, 2015

Warehouse blast rocks Chinese city of Tianjin

Some took it as a massive earthquake or a fall of some meteor from the sky - but the blast in the Chinese city of Tianjin was so devastating that its has left 44 dead and much more injured.

Graphs from a seismic station 20 miles from the blast zone in Tianjin shows how the explosions registered 2.3 and 2.9 on the Richter scale

Two enormous blasts erupted in warehouse shipment of explosives at about 11.30pm local time, with blast felt miles away.

The blasts detonated with such force they registered on the Richter scale and were visible from space, sending terrified residents running from their homes fearing there had been earthquake, reports Mail Online.

Burnt out Volkswagen cars near the warehouse

Watch the horrific fire that followed the second blast:

Read more about it at: Mail on Line
Photos courtesy Mail on line
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