The shock wave can cause substantial damage. Potential energy may exist in
either of three forms before an explosion occurs: nuclear , chemical, or physical.
In the broadest sense, an explosion is a rapid event during which gases created
from the reacting materials cause an increase in the local pressure or volume.
Explosions cause pressure waves in the local medium in which they occur.
These pressure waves are called deflagrations if they are subsonic and
Aug 14, 2015 ... Chinese officials have not said what caused the explosions Wednesday in
Tianjin, China. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with chemical risk expert ...
A fire anywhere is cause for concern, but a fire at a fertilizer plant is a ... is a
highly explosive compound, as shown by the massive fireball at a fertilizer plant
In real life, movie-type blasts require an explosive like C-4, TNT or gasoline,
which cause explosions when they burn and mix with oxygen. C-4, for example, ...
Aug 17, 2015 ... Two massive explosions in the port of Tianjin, northern China, have killed more
than a hundred people, left hundreds more injured and ...
Nov 27, 2012 ... This overpressure only exists for a few milliseconds, but it is the primary cause of
explosive injuries and property damage. The closer you are to ...
Nov 20, 2013 ... Cause: The Henderson, Nevada rocket fuel (ammonium percolate) plant
explosion in the above video registered 3.5 on the Richter scale and ...