Beirut bears the scars of the massive explosion in its harbour on Tuesday. It has created a crater of 43 meters deep, said Sunday a security source in lebanon, citing calculations made by French experts in pyrotechnics deployed in the field.
The blast occurred Tuesday more than 150 deaths and 6,000 injured, while dozens of people are still missing. It was caused by the explosion of a warehouse where were stored, according to the lebanese Prime minister Hassan Diab, 2 750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate for six years " without measures of precaution ". The explosion " caused a crater of 43 meters deep ", according to the security source.
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The equivalent of an earthquake of 3.3 on the Richter scale
The american institute of geophysics (USGS), based in Virginia, had reported that his sensors had registered the explosion as an earthquake of 3.3 on the Richter scale. In comparison, the explosion in 1962 of an atomic bomb of 104 kilotons on the nuclear test site in Sedan, Nevada (western United States), had dug a crater nearly 100 meters of depth.
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The spectacular bombing that killed former Prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, was carried out with a van packed full of explosives, had left a crater at least ten meters in diameter and two meters deep, according to the website of the special Court international (STL).
Saturday, thousands of angry demonstrators against the ruling class, accused of corruption, incompetence and negligence after the explosion, stormed a short moment of ministries and marched through the city centre of Beirut to scream revenge. They brandished bow of fortune symbolizing the rage against leaders.