The TNT and ANFO equivalences of the Beirut explosion

@article{Dewey2021TheTA,
  title={The TNT and ANFO equivalences of the Beirut explosion},
  author={J. M. Dewey},
  journal={Shock Waves},
  year={2021},
  volume={31},
  pages={95-99}
}
  • J. M. Dewey
  • Published 1 January 2021
  • Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Shock Waves
On 4 August 2020, an estimated 2.75 kt of ammonium nitrate exploded in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon. Rigby et al. (Shock Waves 30:671–675, 2020) used observations from numerous video recordings of the explosion to estimate the time-of-arrival of the primary shock at 38 positions, the distances of which from the centre of the explosion were determined from Google maps. These data were analysed to make a preliminary estimate of the TNT equivalence of the explosion, with a best estimate of 0.5 kt… 

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