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Beirut, Island of Cyprus, American B-29 bomber, atomic bomb, Hiroshima, Japan, Pacific Ring Of Fire, world’s most active earthquake belt, Earthquakes

Let us all pray for the city of Beirut-capital of Lebanon

On August 5, 2020, Beirut saw the worst calamity. The explosion shook the entire city, and a mushroom cloud could be seen over the city. 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate were carelessly stored in a warehouse, which led to the explosion.




At around 18:00 on August 5, 2020, Beirut faced the worst of all disasters. The whole city was shaken by the explosion and a mushroom cloud was seen over the port area. The blast was caused by 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse, callously. Read More to find out more about this disaster…

In the massive explosion, at least 100 people are suspected to have lost their lives and 4000 people were severely injured. Apart from that hundreds of people went missing which may cause a rise in the number of deaths.

It was such a high-intensity explosion that it was felt 240 km away in the island of Cyprus, in the eastern Mediterranean. The people there reported to have felt a jerking similar to an earthquake.

According to the public health minister of Lebanon, Hamad Hasan, a large number of children were rescued in the explosion. However, it is still a mystery what triggered the explosion. Currently, the atmosphere of Beirut is filled with nitrogen oxides and ammonia gas, which is harmful for the health of the people living there.

However, it is also very interesting how, on August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was the first time a nuclear bomb was tested which killed 80000 people instantly. It is interesting to think that exactly 75 years ago, a massive explosion had occurred in Japan. And now another massive explosion has occurred in Lebanon. History repeats itself, indeed! Isn’t it?


Japan, being located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the world’s most active earthquake belt, sees more than 1500 earthquakes in a year. Most of the said earthquakes are “gentle”, but some scale ab


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