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central Beijing (upper red point) explosion site (down red point) 47 Km from Central Tianjin

On August 12th, 2015 around 23:30 CST (16:30 CET), there were two explosions occurred in a storage drive and/or the container terminal in the port of the Chinese port city of Tianjin. The explosions caused an earthquake respectively, a power 2.3 and 2.9 on the moment magnitude scale, and were equivalent to respectively 3 and 21 tons of TNT. The explosion and subsequent shockwave injured hundreds of people and led to the provisional death toll at more than 100, including a large proportion firefighters who had started the fires during the first explosion. Until a few kilometers broke windows. Six thousand people homeless. The cause of the explosion is as yet unknow [1]


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