The firework site and surroundings 4 hours before the explosion. Vertical aerial photos made for the Topografische Dienst Nederland for topographic mapping.
On 13 May 2000 the taking of these photographs was part of the program for the regular updates of the topographic and cartographic products of the Topographic Service.
Original scale 1 : 18 000, flying height 2700 m
NEW YORK (AP) -- An underground steam pipe explosion tore through a Manhattan street near Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, swallowing a tow truck and killing one person as hundreds of others ran for cover amid a towering geyser of steam and flying rubble. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the explosion was not terrorism.
The RAF Fauld explosion was a military accident which occurred at 11:11am on Monday, 27th November 1944 at the RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot.
Between 3,450 and 3,930 tons (3,500 and 4,000 tonnes) of ordnance exploded—mostly comprising high explosive (HE)-filled bombs, but including a variety of other types of weapons and including 500 million rounds of rifle ammu...
Site of worst mining disaster in the U.S. since 13 miners were killed by an explosion at a mine near Brookwood, Alabama, in December 2001, and the worst in West Virginia since 1968's Farmington No. 9 Mining Disaster, which resulted in the passage of the Mine and Health and Safety Act of 1969.
Orford Ness is a shingle spit on the Suffolk coast. The UK Atomic Weapons Research Establishment had a base on the site, and is believed to have developed the firing mechanisms for nuclear devices there. The distinctive-looking 'pagodas' which housed test facilities were designed to collapse in the event of an accidental explosion. The work finally ended there in 1971 and the site is now a n...
A large explosion has ripped through a fireworks factory near the Australian city of Sydney, damaging nearby houses.
No injuries have been reported, but 10 homes have been evacuated in a one-kilometre exclusion zone around the Howard and Sons plant at Wallerawang.
The blast could have been caused by an intruder, a police spokesman said.
"Seventeen years ago, astronomers spotted the brightest stellar explosion ever seen since the one observed by Johannes Kepler 400 years ago. Called SN 1987A, the titanic supernova explosion blazed with the power of 100,000,000 suns for several months following its discovery on Feb. 23, 1987. Although the supernova itself is a million times fainter than 17 years ago, a new light show in the...
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