Beirut explosion: Video shows new angle of the massive blast

  • Publicado el 6 ago 2020
  • Warning: This video contains disturbing content. Discretion advised.
    The moment of the massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing more than 137 people and injuring thousands, was captured in high definition by a shop owner who was recording when the blast hit.
    Video shows smoke rising from Beirut's port with small sparks being seen in what is believed to be fireworks that were set off by the blaze. According to reports, fireworks were stored in the same warehouse where 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate had previously been stored. After several seconds of recording, a massive explosion bursts outwards, which then moves outwards towards where the shop owner is, the resulting shockwave impacting multiple buildings in the process.
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Comentarios • 6 650

  • Nmz
    Nmz Hace 2 años +3381

    Seeing the city in person after the blast is a heart breaker, many people still stuck underground waiting for help, dozens have died due to the lack of air, food, water, medicine... The amount of damage is unforgettable, and yet the general director of Beirut port still has the balls to state "I didn't know the real danger of these chemicals"

    • KiwiBunni
      KiwiBunni Hace 17 horas

      lol they shouldve just dodged the explosion

    • electrictroy2010
      electrictroy2010 Hace 19 días

      BULLSH.T. The general director of the port was told several times that storing the chemicals was an explosion waiting to happen. (Ditto the city council.)

    • ZigZag
      ZigZag Hace un mes +1

      This explosion was equivalent to 1 Kilotons of TNT even less according to some estimates. Modern nukes have yields of 500 kilotons to 1 gigatons (1 million tons of TNT), Imagine what they could do to a city.

    • Mark Reeves
      Mark Reeves Hace un mes

      Lack of air after the blast ? 🤔 I think this is not true !

    • Bill Hillyer
      Bill Hillyer Hace un mes

      The Big thing they got woke you take because you think you can, carma hits like a sledge hammer

  • Yxng LJ
    Yxng LJ Hace 2 años +4338

    R.I.P to those who died God Bless everyone

    • Drawking Nikhil 08
      Drawking Nikhil 08 Hace 9 días

      @Yxng LJ hes God then he can revive himself and + I didn't do anything that he died for me what a prudent guy

    • California Choppers
      California Choppers Hace 26 días

      @Rich Dee L + cope

    • Treble Clef
      Treble Clef Hace un mes

      @Rich Dee your mom made a mistake

    • Oregon Crow
      Oregon Crow Hace un mes

      please don't god bless me, I am so offended!

    • BLAB1012
      BLAB1012 Hace un mes

      @Yxng LJ Saying "God bless" is by definition forcing your religious views onto people. It is precisely this arrogance and your inability to be aware of it that requires the rest of us to call you out on it. It is not at all a nice comment. It is delusional. You are perpetuating a myth. The region involved here has destroyed itself fighting about gods. The best thing for it is to give up these ancient, stupid, ignorant superstitions and learn how to get along as one. Believing in gods that bless you when it kills you in an explosion isn't helping anyone.

  • You ARE Life
    You ARE Life Hace 2 años +1068

    seeing this in a movie and video game is nothing... but in real life it is so damn heartbreaking.

    • Mohd Nazreen
      Mohd Nazreen Hace 29 días


    • Aluasa Jiko
      Aluasa Jiko Hace un mes

      Even batman became dust

    • Raj Karmakar
      Raj Karmakar Hace 4 meses

      @Timon Ayiba Duba like from dragon ball z

    • Timon Ayiba Duba
      Timon Ayiba Duba Hace 10 meses +2

      The explosion was so unreal, it looked like something out of an anime...

    • You ARE Life
      You ARE Life Hace 10 meses +22

      @Super Dude that was the whole point of my comment sherlock

  • Dougster136
    Dougster136 Hace 2 años +1905

    At least it was on the edge of the city, like imagine if it was in the center of the city, it would be way worse

      ADAM STEELE Hace un mes

      @You Must Be Perfect : Then I'll see you in Hell. I hear it's nice & warm, this time of year.

    • Adi
      Adi Hace un mes +1

      @You Must Be Perfect i agree useless garbage parrot talk will help us all

    • You Must Be Perfect
      You Must Be Perfect Hace 3 meses

      @𝕾𝖚𝖎𝖟𝖎𝖉 𝕶𝖗𝖊𝖙𝖔𝖗 Revelation 21:8
      I will tell you what will happen to cowards and to everyone who is unfaithful or dirty-minded or who murders or is sexually immoral or uses witchcraft or worships idols or tells lies.
      They will be thrown into that lake of fire and burning sulfur. This is the second death.
      Revelation 21:8

    • 𝕾𝖚𝖎𝖟𝖎𝖉 𝕶𝖗𝖊𝖙𝖔𝖗
      𝕾𝖚𝖎𝖟𝖎𝖉 𝕶𝖗𝖊𝖙𝖔𝖗 Hace 3 meses

      @mxstiz maybe that's because Tetsuo was smarter than we knew.

    • 𝕾𝖚𝖎𝖟𝖎𝖉 𝕶𝖗𝖊𝖙𝖔𝖗
      𝕾𝖚𝖎𝖟𝖎𝖉 𝕶𝖗𝖊𝖙𝖔𝖗 Hace 3 meses

      @You Must Be Perfect horrible bots.

  • Luna Ranger
    Luna Ranger Hace 2 años +4613

    “Hey, let’s put THESE explosives next to those flammable stuff. What can go wrong?”

    • Arthur Cooperman
      Arthur Cooperman Hace 22 días

      @izraul hidashi Do you mean the sun?

    • Dall1
      Dall1 Hace 4 meses

      @izraul hidashi uh that's light dummy. There's no weapon in that video.

    • hadiehlt80
      hadiehlt80 Hace 7 meses

      One would be so gullible & naiive to actually think that such an explosion in the most flourished port of the Levant was an accident.

    • DbH
      DbH Hace 8 meses

      Horrifically stupid cover story.

    • Heroplaydate
      Heroplaydate Hace un año

      Such Power

  • mystique
    mystique Hace 2 años +4980

    the way buildings acted when it was reached by the shock wave is so scary.

      FRYED CAT Hace 23 días

      @Marmotte if you get hit by the shock wave your dead

    • 2013venjix
      2013venjix Hace 24 días

      It's something out of an action movie.

    • Loadshedding
      Loadshedding Hace 26 días

      @You Must Be Perfect funny thing is Jesus in the bible itself said many times he is not God.. and if you look at the context in the way Jesus speak about God being the father, is in a non familial way… but because the message is converted to english from Hebrew.. the meaning is lost in translation… but yeah I already know the exact answer you delusional people will give so I’ll wait

    • Jimothy Currie.
      Jimothy Currie. Hace 28 días

      @Earl Coles yeah when the Explosion Vibration Happened I Suspect you can Feel everything like Shaking if anything like if your Holding a Camera for Instance if you place your Elbows on Ledge or Soles Touching the Floor in the whole Building that's Bult onto the Ground as it Shakes especially as for of to Support the Human Body the Person will Shake and so as will with the Camera it's all about the Physics Intact on Earthly Reality World.

    • Earl Coles
      Earl Coles Hace 28 días

      @Jimothy Currie. if that was so , then that is weird.... because I've seen another video where several cars at a similar distance being flipped upwards 100 feet more or less str8 into the air .....

  • Adam Anderson
    Adam Anderson Hace un año +395

    Jesus a news agency that provides a full unedited clip from start to finish after the commentary finishes? I am unironically thoroughly impressed.

    • Mark Bohm
      Mark Bohm Hace 29 días

      yeah, so sad

    • Billy The Soiled Pantie Sniffer
      Billy The Soiled Pantie Sniffer Hace un mes

      Look at you...using all your big people words lol Loser. I bet you arent even white.

    • drummerboy1
      drummerboy1 Hace un año +10

      Amazing when someone reports the story and tells the truth as it happened. We have to watch Australian Sky News to get a good report on America

  • Reagan
    Reagan Hace 2 años +71

    R.I.P to all the people that died in the explosion 💔

  • AlexPlays
    AlexPlays Hace un año +16

    thank you for supporting our country and i hope everyone is safe out there i live in lebanon and i almost had a heart attack bc of it

  • Engine OfLogic
    Engine OfLogic Hace un año +37

    Jeez the power in that shock wave was insane. RIP to everyone caught.

  • The Karp King
    The Karp King Hace 2 años +4336

    The way the outer layers of stone on the buildings are just shaved off is scary to see.

    • frostedjelly
      frostedjelly Hace 3 meses

      It doesn’t matter what explosion it was people died anyway

    • M B
      M B Hace 4 meses

      @Brad Thompson Tianjin Port china would disagree. I have it on good authority that 2 we're used there in the 2015 explosion. Must Watch the footage if you haven't seen it, one of the craziest explosions I've ever seen. China's supercomputer was targeted right before it went online.

    • Sypher
      Sypher Hace 8 meses

      @André Hof all explosions can be measured by tnt blast comparison

    • C S
      C S Hace un año

      @Dub Jubs You have really perfected the art of dominating other humans in the youtube comment section

    • E
      E Hace un año

      In a nuclear explosion, those buildings would probably be within range of the fire ball and be completely vaporized

  • gewinnste
    gewinnste Hace 2 años +539

    0:19 The ammonium nitrate didn't act "as an accelerant in a fire", it *was* the explosive! NH4NO3, ammonium nitrate, detonates (= explodes violently) under certain circumstances.

    • Sean Bannon
      Sean Bannon Hace 3 meses

      And what kind of company just has a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate and fireworks,

    • Luirio le dragon
      Luirio le dragon Hace un año

      I like the word detonate for some reason: de like remove (detox for example) tonate, like if it was a ton and multiple atoms simply adds their weight. When it becomes unstable, the atoms separate violently: detonation.
      (I find science fascinating)

    • ДҜS74Џ
      ДҜS74Џ Hace un año

      @Earl Coles I’d say Beirut. When Beirut detonated it went all at once and was not couple different explosions like with 88” . Ammonium Perchlorate detonates almost twice as fast as Ammonium Nitrate. Which would make one think it would be a stronger detonation. But a lot of factors come into play. Beirut was in a much more confined space, so when the chemical potential energy went critical it created a impressive blast wave of kinetic energy. Also when ammonium perchlorate detonates it gives off alot more heat than ammonium nitrate, therefore it loses more kinetic energy to heat than ammonium nitrate.

    • Earl Coles
      Earl Coles Hace un año

      @ДҜS74Џlastly, since it sounds like you know something about explosions, there has been high debates regarding this explosion compared to the 1988 Henderson Nevada explosion......which one do you believe had more power in comparison between those two ?

    • ДҜS74Џ
      ДҜS74Џ Hace un año

      @Earl Coles it is my understanding that there was a fire which initiated fireworks. If this is the case, fire then spread to the ammonium nitrate pile which started to burn giving off NOx products, water as a gas and nitrogen. As the ammonium nitrate burnt the gaseous products within the pile could not escape causing the burn rate to increase. When the speed of the burn became supersonic the ammonium nitrate detonated resulting in a supersonic shock travelling through the material which became a blast wave when it travelled through the atmosphere. Textbook deflagration to detonation.

  • Andy Lovell
    Andy Lovell Hace un año +4

    The glass from all the buildings exploding 😬😬
    My Word ,
    All those loved ones who perished that day and the ones who have to live with it 😥😥😥
    My heart goes out to them all x


    Its amazing anything survived that. Such power and force, hard to believe it wasnt better protected than it was. Real sad event, probably could have been prevented. Incredible the damaged it caused so fast. Great video

  • Santina Harbieh
    Santina Harbieh Hace un año +1

    I was in Lebanon recently to visit family their and luckily none of my family lives or was in Beirut at the time but i did get to see the aftermath of the blast on my way to the airport and it was just unreal and felt very unsafe, i pray with Lebanon…this should not have happened 💔🙏🏻

  • Galactic Gamer
    Galactic Gamer Hace 2 años +6011

    This isn't even a nuke and the aftermath is so mind boggling its scary to think about the bad things
    humanity has made and is capable of...

    • Harry Snothead
      Harry Snothead Hace 26 días

      @Gazz Gaspay x3? Hahaha bro a modern nuke is 30 times more powerful than the one in hiroshima

    • Mohd Nazreen
      Mohd Nazreen Hace 29 días

      it was more powerful than nuclear

    • Im Cool
      Im Cool Hace un mes

      @Gazz Gaspay a lot more thank yo to 3x

    • michaelmodernsonicfan
      michaelmodernsonicfan Hace 3 meses

      @ecksdee idk what i even said anymore but at this point i should

    • ecksdee
      ecksdee Hace 3 meses

      @michaelmodernsonicfan keys without e

  • TT
    TT Hace 2 años +14

    I am from Lebanon specifically from there but I pray all the time hoping that things get better and I hope that everyone gives our blessing

    • OAA
      OAA Hace 8 meses


  • Paulo Boe
    Paulo Boe Hace 2 años +2

    Props to the person who kept a steady video untill shockwave impact.

  • Lord toe
    Lord toe Hace 2 meses +5

    Years later this is still a terrifying video to see.

  • Dr Horrible
    Dr Horrible Hace un mes +1

    My prayers to everyone close to that blast. ❤❤❤❤

  • Cody Rodrigo
    Cody Rodrigo Hace 2 años +74

    The shockwave dude....imagine just seeing it devour buildings approaching you in seconds

    • i
      i Hace un año

      I would crouch and crush my ears.

    • Chriss Costantine
      Chriss Costantine Hace un año +5

      I was there, it's still traumatizing to date 💔

  • TheNikolai0026
    TheNikolai0026 Hace un año +1

    It's horrific and terrifying at the same time so sad

  • 1nnova
    1nnova Hace 2 años +8

    Bro imagine being in one of those cars on that highway. I hope they survived.

    • charly.961
      charly.961 Hace un año

      no unfortunately they didnt , one was driving a kia and had an ac on with the windows closed , her head was blown from the impact , rip :(

  • Ghassan jenainaty
    Ghassan jenainaty Hace 6 meses +1

    I live in jal dib which is located around 8 miles from Beirut port. When the explosion occurred , my whole building started to shake heavily and i thought that an Apocalypse was taking place but thanks God we were all safe . Peace and love from Beirut to all the world

  • Brandenburg
    Brandenburg Hace 2 años +4706

    This shot looks like something straight out of a movie with all of the simultaneously shattered windows and dust..
    It’s kinda scary

    • Paris Kaybe
      Paris Kaybe Hace 2 meses

      @Christian H no because that promise doesnt mean anything without repentance, he can forgive anything IF youve turned away from it. it says ask for forgiveness AND repent. not one or the other but both.

    • Tom Mascinskas
      Tom Mascinskas Hace 4 meses

      kinda scary is a bit of an understatement lol

    • Charles West
      Charles West Hace 5 meses

      Sawzall tank car explosion in Wenatchee, 1974. Terrifying

    • Wes Gleeson
      Wes Gleeson Hace un año

      Straight out of Watchmen

    • Skip ads
      Skip ads Hace un año

      A stupid digital version would've looked fake AF.

  • evildead
    evildead Hace un año

    Its very interesting to see the physics behind this explosion. If you watch carefully, you can see that the explosion is some-what contained by that sea-wall that surrounds that port. It acts as a type of pressure container. The wave is pushed up by that wall and the weather looks rather hazy which keeps pressures closer to the Earth. Most of the damage was caused by the shockwave.

  • Robert Peters
    Robert Peters Hace 2 años +7

    The slow motion shot at the end shows the buildings going back and forth. Unbelievable

    • anonymousgamer
      anonymousgamer Hace un año

      The building's aren't actually shaking like that, it's all artifacts due to the camera shaking very quickly.

  • Ted miles
    Ted miles Hace un año +1

    The ammonia nitrate had been stored there for a few years prior to the blast. It was just a matter of time before something went wrong.

  • psycheisssdelic
    psycheisssdelic Hace 2 años +33

    Ever since I saw the Tianjin explosion footage I always get this nervous feeling it would happen again especially near port cities that are constantly moving and storing volatile chemicals. There should be better world wide safety for this type of thing. Rest in peace for the innocents.

    • Chop Holtz
      Chop Holtz Hace 4 meses

      @Jae Lynn paranoid delusion detected

    • Dake Dakinson
      Dake Dakinson Hace un año +1

      This looks different than Tianjin explosion.

    • Jae Lynn
      Jae Lynn Hace un año

      @Timo Alho OR, it was deliberately left there for that long, for this purpose. Just seems very suspect to me.

    • Timo Alho
      Timo Alho Hace 2 años

      There are. They just were bought off.

  • Shurr
    Shurr Hace un año +41

    I can only imagine being in this situation, and how scary it must have been. Now we all know how Japan must have felt.

    • Gr4vityJuli4n
      Gr4vityJuli4n Hace un año

      @The swagman it was public knowledge what was stored there. The moment I would see THAT Place lighting up in fire I would take my Stuff and flee atleast the city.

    • The swagman
      The swagman Hace un año

      @Gr4vityJuli4n not really, they didn't know there was gonna be a huge explosion in either case lol

    • Gr4vityJuli4n
      Gr4vityJuli4n Hace un año

      @The swagman for more context. The people in this city atleast had the chance to flee the scene. The people in both nagasaki and Hiroshima didnt.

    • Someone help me with my modules
      Someone help me with my modules Hace un año +1

      Ima just add this here:
      Survivors gathered in one place to help eachother out and 1 survivor stated that they saw someone holding their skin on their hands while their faces fully exposed

    • The swagman
      The swagman Hace un año +14

      For context the nukes dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were 10 to 15 times more powerful than this explosion, just unimaginable.

  • The Idiotic Sot
    The Idiotic Sot Hace un año

    I feel bad for the people who live near the explosion

  • The Random Bag
    The Random Bag Hace un año

    I hope, people there have recovered from the loss now

  • Derek Severs
    Derek Severs Hace un año +1

    This explosion is just as big as the one at pepcon when all the rocket fuel exploded at once. It was an unfortunate accident I feel for the people that lost their lives and got hurt it was an unfortunate accident that should have never happened

  • forget it
    forget it Hace 2 años +2670

    Can't imagine how terrible hiroshima and nagasaki back then. Stay safe everyone

    • DoraTheDestroyer
      DoraTheDestroyer Hace 26 días

      Research shows it's only 20 times weaker than the little boy bomb.

    • I’m just here
      I’m just here Hace 3 meses

      This is Beirut smh

    • I’m just here
      I’m just here Hace 3 meses

      @Alderite it’s not a bloody competition

    • kiely 456
      kiely 456 Hace 8 meses

      @supdude69 war is ugly, had Japan not surrendered when they did millions more would have probably been slaughtered, as horrific as Hiroshima was it was a means to an end, that might sound distasteful given how many innocent died, but war is distasteful

      DOOMVII Hace un año

      Imagine what the tsar bomba was like if this was non nuclear.

  • reem semary
    reem semary Hace un año +18

    R.I.P to everyone who died by this explosion...I guess 2020 was just a tutorial...and 2021 is the real game where we have to survive and try not to get killed by all these things...stay safe guys we don't wanna lose anyone we all need to win this game

    • Jae Lynn
      Jae Lynn Hace un año

      @A ctionMS I think it's more likely that Israel will attack Lebanon for the US, or their own interest. Probably will steal that country's land too after they take the Golan Heights. Israel is nothing more that a forward operating base for the US in my eyes, and I have an idea of why the US backs them, even if the people do not.
      General Wes Clark said we'd eventually be going into Lebanon, it's the 2nd to the last country of the 7 on the list from 2001, only Iran is untouched by the Bush clusterf&ck he started over there. Damn REpublicans are so stupid.

    • A ctionMS
      A ctionMS Hace un año

      Wait for 2022 with post economical collapse societys fighting for resources.

  • Dank Solution
    Dank Solution Hace 2 años

    Watching that over and over again. Looking at the shock wave. It's astounding.

  • kimmyfreak200
    kimmyfreak200 Hace 4 días

    this was the scariest video of it

  • Paul
    Paul Hace 11 meses +1

    That shock wave was incredible

  • Annie Leng
    Annie Leng Hace 2 años +1386

    It’s terrifying how sudden and unexpected that explosion’s sound was

    • cobrazax
      cobrazax Hace 2 años +1

      you see it instantly. u feel the shockwave that comes through the ground soon after. soon after that the air shockwave reaches u and blasts u away.

    • Annie Leng
      Annie Leng Hace 2 años +1

      David Moore based on the videos, they didn’t expect it to be so sudden and loud. Even if they knew it was coming.

    • mabz
      mabz Hace 2 años +1

      @Thomas the aerial shockwave IS the sound.. seismic shockwave is thru the ground

      ADRIAN WAGNER Hace 2 años

      @Thomas yes you SEE things first because light travels faster than sound

      ADHD GAMER Hace 2 años +1

      It’s just like that one mission in COD 4 Jesus

  • Manfred's World
    Manfred's World Hace 10 meses

    It's insane to see how much damage can be done in just a blink of an eye...

  • Danielle Spizzirri
    Danielle Spizzirri Hace un año

    My dads cousins and aunties and uncles lived in the city or Beirut when that happened it was horrific

  • Music & Sports
    Music & Sports Hace 5 meses +2

    that shock wave was insane

  • Lt. Schwanzstucker
    Lt. Schwanzstucker Hace un año +1

    One of those, “OH CRAP, THIS IS GONNA BE LOUD!!” moments.

  • Angela Shaw
    Angela Shaw Hace 2 años +411

    You know it's bad when people a hundred miles away can feel it.

    • Chop Holtz
      Chop Holtz Hace 4 meses

      tzar bomba nuke explosion shockwave travelled 4 times around the whole planet.

    • that one Godzilla dude
      that one Godzilla dude Hace 5 meses

      I was in California when I heard this

    • Md Ali
      Md Ali Hace 2 años


    • unguidedone
      unguidedone Hace 2 años

      your a quick one

    • DreamBeatsBakery
      DreamBeatsBakery Hace 2 años +1

      The biggest nuclear bomb ever tested was so powerful the pressure wave went around the earth two and a half times. Imagine that.

  • Jonathan Chisholm
    Jonathan Chisholm Hace un año +1

    I know there was like a lot of the stuff but even that explosion looks like a small nuke
    And I'm still surprised at the size of that shock wave and explosion

  • RoBeatsPlayer101
    RoBeatsPlayer101 Hace 2 años

    0:38 The fact that the port workers ignored him and waited for years, then the explosion happens really disappoints me, like just listen to someone that a tragedy could/will happen because 206 people died.

  • Cedomir Spasojevic
    Cedomir Spasojevic Hace 2 años +11

    I just set speed at 0.25 and wow,you can see how impact was strong.

    • G L
      G L Hace 2 años

      As someone who never watched any avengers moive it looks like the thanos snap if you could see it travel.

  • Matt Schneider
    Matt Schneider Hace un año +1

    I can't imagine how LOUD that was.

  • ahvidaneidavirgilluminous
    ahvidaneidavirgilluminous Hace 2 años +3422

    Craziest thing on earth, fireworks storing next to tons of ammonium nitrate...

    • Rod Fleming
      Rod Fleming Hace un año

      @Footing Ball556 heed your own advice, since you are obviously clueless.

    • Footing Ball556
      Footing Ball556  Hace un año

      @Bolorbold Ariguun Mostly because if there aren't any unstable bonds (which you said AN doesn't have), then that means it's stable and isn't explosive. Also in that the silver acetylide (as an example) doesn't consist of an oxidizer and a fuel since it's a compound rather than a binary mix.
      My point is just that yes, you're right in that ammonium nitrate *can* detonate but the amount of energy that takes is just too high to be considered an explosive in my view. You would probably not even be able to set it off with a commercial, high velocity booster charge. I might have come off as rude, for which I apologize. I just typed in the heat of the moment from reading every stupid comment on ammonium nitrate being extremely dangerous and so on.

    • Bolorbold Ariguun
      Bolorbold Ariguun Hace un año

      @Footing Ball556 out of all explosives you could've chosen from, you picked silver acetylide. Did you read the last part? This one explodes mainly because of the instability of the forming triple bond between carbons, which is as strong as a singular bond. How was I wrong? These are the main criterias of an explosive

    • Footing Ball556
      Footing Ball556  Hace un año +1

      @Kristian Rasmussen You said it was more powerful though. Everything else was correct. ANFO isn't just preferres fpr rock blasting because it's cheaper, it's also better than TNT at doing so. All I'm trying to say is that for every other task other than rock blasting, TNT is more powerful. Sorry if I sounded rude

    • Kristian Rasmussen
      Kristian Rasmussen Hace un año

      @Footing Ball556 velocity is one thing , the amount of gas produced is another thing . Both absolutely to do with the explosive at hand .
      High velocity is needed to cut metal , high gas amounts are essential for blasting rocks.
      Nothing wrong with what I said before.
      TNT are more than twice as fast as ANFO .

  • Lachlan MTB
    Lachlan MTB Hace un año

    May the people who died Rest In Peace

  • Surreal
    Surreal Hace 6 meses

    The sight of that shockwave will always terrify me, even if I didn't see it in person

  • Kashavi Sahu
    Kashavi Sahu Hace 11 meses +2

    Now this is what we call a horrific man-made disaster that impacted not only humans but the nature too 😔

  • Gaz !
    Gaz ! Hace un año +1

    Damn that’s crazy, imagine living in one of those apartments

  • The Fattest Hagrid
    The Fattest Hagrid Hace 2 años +1290

    That looks so unreal, when the initial explosion builds up, gets sucked back in for a split second, just to release that massive shockwave...

    • Rogue Ascendant
      Rogue Ascendant Hace un año

      @All Things Bing YOU GO TO HELL

    • Muyi Duyi
      Muyi Duyi Hace un año

      @All Things Bing This is real

    • Leaf
      Leaf Hace un año

      That shockwave was spooky but kinda satisfying to look at lol

    • שחר
      שחר Hace un año

      The shockwave was only about 4km which is nothing compared to the tsar bomba

    • Gabriel
      Gabriel Hace un año

      @SHMOKEY this would make you die inside the shockwave because the shockwave is basically super compressed air, tecnically "sound" but when it is a shockwave like that, it can just vaporise everything, as you see on the vid, the buildings just melted away and everything in the path of the shockwave would die

  • Cows Against Capitalism
    Cows Against Capitalism Hace 8 meses +3

    I'm still amazed how many didn't die. This looks like a ten thousand casualty event.

  • Songbird Rebel
    Songbird Rebel Hace un año

    Just watching this reminded me of a “heritage minute” video about the Halifax Explosion, and I hate to imagine how bad this explosion was in comparison. My thoughts goes out to Beirut.

  • mcallen bell
    mcallen bell Hace un año

    This explosion was 1/10th or less of the first atom bomb ever devised, and about 1,000 times less powerful than the average nuke, and 50,000 times less powerful than the largest nuclear explosion recorded.

  • hesoyam
    hesoyam Hace 7 meses +1

    There is another video where a couple were recording from quite close. In this video, judging by the angle, you can tell they were in the flats on the left. Although both did survive remarkably, you can see how the shockwave literally rocks the building and even blows out the windows on the back side

  • Pretty Theresa Long
    Pretty Theresa Long Hace 2 años +25

    My prayers to the survivors. Condolences to those families who lost a loved one

  • Timothy Leavy
    Timothy Leavy Hace 2 días

    You do realize how shady it looks that somebody was storing that much ammonium nitrate fertilizer in one place in Beirut? In this case it's probably closer to another example of human stupidity than anything conspiratorial... I imagine people up to the last moment in this warehouse smoking cigarettes and going "what could go wrong?"... what I fear is that because it does look bad, it's going to be setting off a lot of other things for years to come. Now I gotta get in contact with cousins on both sides of my family and see that their Lebanese families over there are OK.

    • Timothy Leavy
      Timothy Leavy Hace 2 días

      Ammonium nitrate fertilizer was used in Oklahona City by Timothy McVeigh, who only had enough to store in the back of a truck... contrasted with an entire warehouse full of it... to destroy a large building and the people in it.

  • James Culbertson
    James Culbertson Hace 5 meses +1

    Nearly 2 years… so sad what happened.

  • AK
    AK Hace un año

    That shockwave was so unbelievable 😖 like straight out of a movie

  • Lazaro Zochniak
    Lazaro Zochniak Hace 10 meses

    The sheer power of the shockwave, with water and air creating a wall of death, is terrifying. R.I.P.

  • Caroline Cooke
    Caroline Cooke Hace 2 años +75

    Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families and everyone living in this town. This is truly devastating.

    • sbcs
      sbcs Hace 10 días

      @Isakay Yik Amen brotha

    • Isakay Yik
      Isakay Yik Hace 10 días +2

      @sbcs because of the antichrist! Jesus loves you and died for you! He is God in the flesh, and He took all of your sins on the cross so that if you REOENT AND TRUST IN GOD JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ONLY, THEN YOU WILL BE SAVED! AMEN IN JESUS NAME!

    • sbcs
      sbcs Hace 25 días +1

      ​​@California Choppers exactly why tf is everyone specifically getting so offended at the Christian comments???

    • California Choppers
      California Choppers Hace 26 días +2

      @AffirmingToe Who said they didn’t
      Also, they weren’t being rude to you, why are you rude to them? Come on, man. L Toe

    • AffirmingToe
      AffirmingToe Hace 4 meses +3

      How bout instead of worthless prayer you donate to the rebuilding efforts.

  • beavis4play
    beavis4play Hace un año +1

    what a blast - and that shockwave - terrifying. seeing this, i can't even begin to try and wrap my mind around what the shockwave of the nukes that fell on japan would have been like.

  • avasdespairarc
    avasdespairarc Hace 2 años +2

    Just imagine how hurt the ones who started it were..

  • Eclipse3131
    Eclipse3131 Hace 2 años +1

    as bad as this is. I cant help but admit how amazing and just in awe i am watching this

  • Jonathan Lauber
    Jonathan Lauber Hace 2 años

    Wow!! That was terrifying!

  • Kinyera Inno Arnolds
    Kinyera Inno Arnolds Hace 2 años +291

    May God comfort those who have lost loved ones, we are with you our brothers and sisters from Beirut.

  • QtJack
    QtJack Hace 27 días +1

    as sad as this is, that shockwave was insane.

  • Random-girl.stuffXx
    Random-girl.stuffXx Hace un año

    It’s not the fire it’s the smoke tornado that gives you the chills 🥶

  • Frank Delahue
    Frank Delahue Hace un año +1

    "It is far easier to figure out if something is fragile than to predict the occurrence of an event that may harm it." - Nassim Nicolas Taleb

  • TheSovietBlyat
    TheSovietBlyat Hace 2 meses +1

    Years late but still. Watching how quick the shockwave hits in .5 or even .25 just shows how insanely quick this explosion managed to wreck its havoc.

  • Shyan J
    Shyan J Hace 2 años +620

    The blast from the explosion when the shockwave hits the buildings that's so crazy....

    • Jeff Sellark
      Jeff Sellark Hace 2 años

      @Greetings. Have a nice day. fight! fight! fight!

    • O'doyle rulez
      O'doyle rulez Hace 2 años

      @Ryan not to mention FEMA was called into NY 2 days before it happened.... i could go on for days, they did a terrible job of staging a false flag.

    • nickhirst999
      nickhirst999 Hace 2 años

      @Dennis Lang Read the history of why it was there

    • O'doyle rulez
      O'doyle rulez Hace 2 años +1

      @Ryan Not entirely sure who funded it all but Larry Silverstein knows something we don't... he took an insurance policy on the twin towers weeks before 9/11 that covered terrorist attacks which was unheard of at the time. It was a plot to get the American people into a war in the middile east and make an easy 4.5 billion dollars off his insurance case. Have you seen videos of the 3rd building that fell that day? skyscrapers don't just go in a free fall.

    • Entruh
      Entruh Hace 2 años

      @Joseph Smith and how do you know this

  • Morgoth
    Morgoth Hace un año

    I had to look away at the slow mo one! The way it just shoots forward obliterating all in its path is absolutely terrifying like millions of rampaging bulls coming straight at you.

  • Catota
    Catota Hace un año +2

    Sound travels faster through solids than through gas, if you're wondering why there's that chilling sound and the camera shakes before the shock wave.

  • midesti
    midesti Hace 2 años +20

    At 0:33 you can see the seismic waves hit the building before the atmospheric pressure wave gets there. The camera jumps a little.

  • JamesIsWild
    JamesIsWild Hace un año +3

    Well thank you for recommending this on the same day that it happened, today is a hard day for us in lebanon..

    • Jae Lynn
      Jae Lynn Hace un año +1

      Just keep on going man. Love from overseas.

  • Spud Ryan
    Spud Ryan Hace un año

    Oh my god man...I had a dream about a disaster like this a couple of months before this happened. Poor people, is the old city still intact?.

  • H3arts4h0shi
    H3arts4h0shi Hace 20 días

    I’m here on November 17 2022 and it’s just so sad that this happened in my country I really do wish everything could back back to how it was in 2019 now 1$=40,000 L. L. And they still haven’t fixed the place where the explosion happened. Praying that this doesn’t happen in other countries

  • Dominic Doma
    Dominic Doma Hace un año +1

    really good camera quality. as the camera fell due to the explosion, it captured focus of the adjacent flora. big thumbs up 👍

  • axl the slacker
    axl the slacker Hace 4 meses +1

    The shockwave alone must have been horrendous. There's that shot of the hospital windows just breaking. That powerful of a shockwave. If glass breaks, you have to figure out how uncomfortable it must have been for a baloon of liquid like a human. Even if no shrapnel hit you, and you have no outside wounds of any kind, on the inside, it still must have hurt like an inside massage gone wrong.

  • Centrist Philosopher
    Centrist Philosopher Hace un año +1

    Probably the most powerful explosion of modern times (ie the last 30 years)

  • Dweagon
    Dweagon Hace un año

    the shockwave of the explosion tho, terrifying

  • Wavex
    Wavex Hace un año

    You could hear that the shock wave from the ground traveled faster than the pressure wave from the air. Like it was heard some seconds before.

  • 1-800death
    1-800death Hace un año +2

    Omg. No, no, no. I should’ve checked this sooner. My best friend, my best friend- omg, she was there. 😭🥀

  • Michelle C
    Michelle C Hace 2 años +632

    What the hell? Can’t believe they stored fireworks in the same warehouse. The stupidity of the people who were responsible for this is outstanding.

    • gravity sucks
      gravity sucks Hace 2 años

      Fireworks and ammonium nitrate!!! WOW..... don't be surprised to here there was drums of

    • Speedj2
      Speedj2 Hace 2 años

      its all kind of a moot point really. the fireworks are mostly irrelevant. the real issue here is that ammonium nitrate was being stored on that scale right in the middle of a large urban population center. the fact that it was being stored next to fireworks likely had no effect on the ultimate outcome. when that cargo was seized, it should not have been stowed away in some local warehouse and forgotten. and it definitely should not have sat there for 6 years. it should have been moved to a safer location and they should have made certain that it was being stored properly.

      IRONTOSS Hace 2 años +1

      and yet not surprising at all.. Stupid people are rampant all around the world" you just try to avoid being around them when they do something really stupid!

    • Ann WasHere
      Ann WasHere Hace 2 años

      @Lebanese Crusader This is the Middle East. There are no truths. We live under tyranny.
      There are only cover-ups, deception and murder.

    • Ann WasHere
      Ann WasHere Hace 2 años

      @Lebanese Crusader The people have to stop voting in the same men and women, into government.
      Many of these are mafia or x warlords. I told many of them that we need to change our ways and they freaked out.
      What did they expect was going to happen

  • ali arab
    ali arab Hace 4 meses +1

    It was a hard day for us here in beirut im a medic that have seen everything ...🇱🇧

  • The Kid
    The Kid Hace 2 años

    This has to be the most destructive thing I've ever seen

  • The World of Rich
    The World of Rich Hace 2 años +3

    When the explosion happened, you can literally see the buildings getting tour apart

  • lilly smith
    lilly smith Hace un año

    Omg I can't imagine just being there to witness that or idk that's so scary to even watch it

  • Issy Inc.
    Issy Inc. Hace 2 años +220

    That's disgusting how this neglect costed people their lives and homes

    • G Farquhar
      G Farquhar Hace 2 años

      True Issy (or is it Izzy?). Now let's talk about how the Global and Mail is a podium to justify Anglo neo-colonialsim directly and through fake countries like "Israel" and "Saudi" Arabia. Now let's investigate your so called "Israel"''s genocide of over 1300 lebanese civilians and massive damage to Lebanese cities and infrastructure by "Israel" during the 30-day attack on Lebanon in 2006 , which used weapons and know-how supplied to "israel" by US, Canada and EU.

    • Adal Martinez
      Adal Martinez Hace 2 años

      History repeats itself check the black tom explosión in new York in 1916

    • Mars Saturn
      Mars Saturn Hace 2 años +2

      Maybe it was an insurance scam?

    • Sir Daniel Fortesque
      Sir Daniel Fortesque Hace 2 años +2

      @Justin Campitelli It wasn't the fireworks that exploded, it was 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate.
      The fireworks caught fire, and that's what caused the ammonium nitrate to explode.
      There are pictures of the ammonium nitrate from before all of this happened.
      Now, whether or not it was an accident, who knows.
      One thing is for certain, that was no missile strike, there was no missile.

    • Justin Campitelli
      Justin Campitelli Hace 2 años

      That's funny you all think it was an accident... that was a missile strike. Not a fireworks explosion

  • Dominic Alessandro Wijaya
    Dominic Alessandro Wijaya Hace 11 meses +1

    It's so sad since it looked like the explosion had happened and it was safe already but actually the big one hadn't came.

  • Ducky
    Ducky Hace un año +1

    0:33 broooo with the shockwave you can literally see the buildings windows get blown apart and bricks be thrown off like a toy. Crazy stuff man

  • youtuber
    youtuber Hace 18 días +1

    the way buildings got destroyed from the shockwave is like a movie .. absolutely unreal

  • Zain’s fitness and health

    That cloud of force is terrifying

  • BL Actors Fanatic
    BL Actors Fanatic Hace 2 años +3983

    The greatest achievement this 2020 is just to be alive.

  • Derek Wall
    Derek Wall Hace un año +3

    0:35 watch how the dust comes off the buildings blast wave hits them. that's how blast overpressure causes so much destruction even if it's a considerable distance away

  • antarezu965
    antarezu965 Hace 12 días

    2 years later and this is still scary, you can see the buildings slightly evaporate and shatter as that humongous shockwave comes for everyone nearby

  • Emir Latinović
    Emir Latinović Hace un año +5

    The effect of the airburst shockwave on the buildings is the same as with nuclear explosion.