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Can an explosion trigger an earthquake?
A nuclear explosion can cause an earthquake and even an aftershock sequence. However, earthquakes induced by explosions have been much smaller than the explosion, and the aftershock sequence produces fewer and smaller aftershocks than a similar size earthquake. Not all explosions have caused earthquakes.
Can a nuke cause a tsunami?
The tests revealed that a single explosion would not produce a tsunami, but concluded that a line of 2,000,000 kg (4,400,000 lb) of explosives about 8 km (5.0 mi) off the coast could create a destructive wave.
What are the most powerful explosives?
PETN. One of the most powerful explosive chemicals known to us is PETN, which contains nitro groups which are similar to that in TNT and the nitroglycerin in dynamite. But the presence of more of these nitro groups means it explodes with more power.
What is the process of detonation?
1 Detonation. Detonation is a rapid and violent combustion. Detonation involves a supersonic exothermic front accelerating through a medium that eventually drives a shock front propagating directly in front of it . Detonation can happen in solid and liquid explosives as well as in reactive gases.
How do explosions destroy things?
Blast Effects The shock wave of air radiates outward, producing sudden changes in air pressure that can crush objects, and high winds that can knock objects down. In general, large buildings are destroyed by the change in air pressure, while people and objects such as trees and utility poles are destroyed by the wind.
Are explosions are caused when gas is produced?
It is the sudden buildup of gas pressure (see products above) that constitutes the nature of an explosion. The speed at which explosives decompose permits their classification as high or low explosives. The shock wave produced by the expanding gases causes much of the damage associated with an explosion.