February 9 According to a report by Yomiuri Shimbun on the 8th, the latest research results released by Hokkaido University in Japan said that the Beirut explosion was the largest man-made explosion in human history except for the nuclear explosion, and the shock wave it generated reached 300 kilometers high in space at one time.
Professor Kosuke Hinchi of Hokkaido University said that the shock wave generated by earthquakes and explosions would cause drastic changes in the electron density of the Earth’s ionosphere.
His team used artificial satellites to investigate the ionosphere over Beirut and found that about 10 minutes after the explosion occurred, 300 kilometers above the explosion site. The electron density of the
In August 2020, a large-scale explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, killing more than 200 people and injuring about 6,500.
The Big Bang was triggered by nearly 3,000 tons of flammable and explosive chemical ammonium nitrate stored in the port area for about six years, but the reason for igniting ammonium nitrate is still difficult to confirm.