Top 10 Destructive Explosions

We have discussed many times the destruction caused by bombs, atomic weapons and different accidents. Now in this article we’ll discuss the most destructive explosions in the whole Universe.

10. FOAB

“Father of All Bombs” (FOAB), is a Soviet produced air multi triggered i.e. delivered or land activated thermobaric weapon. In describing the bomb’s destructive power, Russian deputy armed forces chief of staff Alexander Rushkin was quoted as saying, “All that is alive merely evaporates.” The bomb yields the correspondent of 44 Tons of TNT, making it about as authoritative as the smallest nuclear weapons in reality. However, FOAB does not fabricate the radioactive fallout that nuclear weapons do. FOAB is part of a “miniature arms race” between the United States and Russia. It was built only for the sake of competition with the production of MOAB by United States.

9. Minor Scale

Minor Scale was a test executed by the United States, on June 27, 1985. The United States Defense Nuclear organization detonated approximately 5,000 tons of ammonium nitrate fuel oil, to replicate the consequence of a nuclear weapon. The major reason was to see how a small nuclear weapon would influence military hardware. The test took place on June 27, 1985 at the Permanent High Explosive Testing Grounds of the White Sands Missile Range in the state of New Mexico. 4.8 kilotons of ANFO explosive (ammonium nitrate and fuel oil), equivalent to 4 kilotons of TNT, were used to roughly simulate the effect of an eight kiloton air-burst nuclear device. With a total energy release of about 1.7 ×10 rose to power 13 joules.

8. Tunguska Event

On June 30, 1908, there was a large explosion above the Podkamennaya Tunguska River, in Russia. The blast produced an approximated yield of 10-15 megatons of TNT, or about 1,000 times the yield of the atomic bomb that ruined Hiroshima, Japan. The conspiracies advocate and greater part of the scientific community agrees that it was caused by a meteoroid exploding in mid air. There was a region of approximately 2,150 square km where trees were bent away from the hypocenter of the blast.

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