What happened to Tianjin explosion?
The cause of the explosions was not immediately known, but an investigation concluded in February 2016 that an overheated container of dry nitrocellulose was the cause of the initial explosion….2015 Tianjin explosions.
|Fireball from the first explosion
|12 August 2015
|Ammonium nitrate disaster
|Auto-ignition of nitrocellulose
Where did the Tianjin explosion happen in 2015?
On 12 August 2015, a series of explosions killed 168 people and injured hundreds of others at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin. The first two explosions occurred within 30 seconds of each other at the facility, which is located in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin, China.
What was the name of the metro station that was bombed in Tianjin?
Nearby Donghai Road Station suffered severe damage as a result of the explosions and was closed until 2016, as was the rest of Line 9 of the Tianjin Metro beginning on 13 August. A Japanese department store four kilometres away reported damage to walls and ceilings.
What was the damage to the supercomputer in Tianjin?
The explosions also affected the National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin several kilometres away, knocking out windows and causing some internal ceilings to collapse; the center’s supercomputer Tianhe-1A itself was not damaged. It is not known what chemicals were being stored at the site.
Where was the warehouse explosion in China in 2015?
In August 2015, a warehouse in the port of Tianjin in northern China experienced two major explosions. According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the first explosion was as powerful as if three tons of TNT had detonated, and the second was equivalent to 21 tons detonating.