State broadcaster CCTV reported that the blast — which created a huge mushroom cloud and triggered a quake that could be felt up to six miles away — happened at Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd., which handles the transport of hazardous goods.(Source)
Seven people were killed and hundreds were injured Wednesday night in two massive explosions caused by flammable goods at a container terminal in northern China’s Tianjin municipality.
They said the explosion have shattered windows doors, shook their apartment buildings and sent people to the streets. Some have reported chemical gas leaks.
The China Earthquake Networks Center reported that the first explosion had a 2.3 degree magnitude (equivalent to 3 tons of TNT), and the second had a 2.9 degree magnitude(equivalent to 21 tons of TNT).
Source: The People's Daily
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Massive explosions at Tianjin, China kill seventeen people, injure hundreds
A massive explosion has rocked Tianjin, China killing seventeen people and injuring 400 others. Reports say that the blast was so powerful it created a mushroom cloud and triggered an earthquake that was felt up to six miles away.