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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:11 am

Paphitis wrote:I’m amazed you all heard it from over 200 kms away.

When you guys heard it, they explosion would have already happened 9 minutes prior.

Wasn’t it already in the news before you heard it?

Think about it!

If your figures are correct ........ ground waves travel faster than sound waves ....... several have said they heard/felt it and I said it was on the news ten minutes after I heard/felt it ...... so, the news response was maybe 19 minutes after the actual event then? :lol:

Not too good at working things out are you? :roll: :wink:
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Paphitis » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:30 am

Speed of sound is 1240 km/hr. Roughly equates to 340m/sec

Therefore, presuming Cyprus is 200 km away:

200/1235 = 9.7 minutes or 9 minutes and 41 seconds. A shock wave is only slightly higher than the speed of sound but slows down quickly towards the sound barrier.

PS: I didn’t ask when you finally woke up to it as you are a bit thick and slow. I asked others if they started to receive feeds or the media had already reported the event before the shock waves hit Cyprus.

I also didn’t make any comment about the news response. Just asked the question about it. I only said the shock wave would have hit Cyprus 9 minutes after the event. The news response could have reached Cyprus before the shock wave. I’m not interested when you heard it on the idiot box.

Someone who is actually with it would have received the very first news updates from a smart phone and/or smart watch. The most advance piece of technology you have to worry about is your long white Charlie socks and sandals. :lol:
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Londonrake » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 am

Like most such incidents everybody bar the butler was responsible in the first couple of hours.

It seems 2750 tons of explosive ammonium nitrate had been stored there unsafely for 6 years.

A catastrophe for the Lebanese people. Struggling with Corona and economic collapse already. :(

I have a friend and family living there. Safe thank goodness.

Beirut blast: Lebanon in mourning after massive explosion https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-53659282

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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Londonrake » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:34 am

Paphitis wrote: The most advance piece of technology you have to worry about is your long white Charlie socks and sandals. :lol:


I resemble that remark! I look quite dapper, Sundays, in my white socks and sandals. :evil: :D
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Paphitis » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:51 am

Londonrake wrote:
Paphitis wrote: The most advance piece of technology you have to worry about is your long white Charlie socks and sandals. :lol:


I resemble that remark! I look quite dapper, Sundays, in my white socks and sandals. :evil: :D


Yes but you were also an Airborne Tactical Officer giving those Russian submarines a very tough time.

Oh no, I just dobbed you in. St Petersburg will now deploy Robin Hood. My advice is accept no cups of tea from him and don’t leave your drinks unattended! :o
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Kikapu » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:25 am

Mind boggles that so much explosive material is kept within city limits. Granted, the explosive materials were kept safely for few years until an uncontrolled fire close to explosive materials ignited the explosion. Someone made a huge miscalculation of what could happen. :shock:
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Paphitis » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:54 am

Kikapu wrote:Mind boggles that so much explosive material is kept within city limits. Granted, the explosive materials were kept safely for few years until an uncontrolled fire close to explosive materials ignited the explosion. Someone made a huge miscalculation of what could happen. :shock:


Reminds me of a similar incident a few years ago.
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:03 am

Paphitis:
Someone who is actually with it would have received the very first news updates from a smart phone and/or smart watch. The most advanced piece of technology you have to worry about is your long white Charlie socks and sandals.

When the blast happened your ".... smart phone and/or smart watch" was f****d because the massive explosion took out the cell-phone masts. Now whose the thick one, smart ass?

There was virtually a news blackout and I would suggest early news got out to the world via land lines, shipping or the military. Even the news that was coming out was just cell phone videos being posted by the MSM ..... SKY/BBC couldn't even get hold of their local journalist for about 20 mins. after I started watching events unfold. SKY flew in Alec Crawford this morning to chat to survivors.

The UK Government is discussing with their 'friends and allies' how they can help ............but Russia is already in the air with field hospitals, doctors and medics and medical aid, already on their way to Beirut apparently, according to the BFBS (BBC) news bulletin on my steam driven VHF radio.

This just shows you why my generation is so much smarter than yours. We think before we make ourselves look stupid ....... you just open your mouth and prove you are! :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Paphitis » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:10 am

Robin Hood wrote:Paphitis:
Someone who is actually with it would have received the very first news updates from a smart phone and/or smart watch. The most advanced piece of technology you have to worry about is your long white Charlie socks and sandals.

When the blast happened your ".... smart phone and/or smart watch" was f****d because the massive explosion took out the cell-phone masts. Now whose the thick one, smart ass?

There was virtually a news blackout and I would suggest early news got out to the world via land lines, shipping or the military. Even the news that was coming out was just cell phone videos being posted by the MSM ..... SKY/BBC couldn't even get hold of their local journalist for about 20 mins. after I started watching events unfold. SKY flew in Alec Crawford this morning to chat to survivors.

The UK Government is discussing with their 'friends and allies' how they can help ............but Russia is already in the air with field hospitals, doctors and medics and medical aid, already on their way to Beirut apparently, according to the BFBS (BBC) news bulletin on my steam driven VHF radio.

This just shows you why my generation is so much smarter than yours. We think before we make ourselves look stupid ....... you just open your mouth and prove you are! :roll: :lol: :lol:


Oh gee! I wasn’t referring to local news services.

I’m talking about international sources like the ones most of us would have - services like BBC, CNN, Guardian, News Limited, Reuters, Al Jazeera etc. They are normally pretty quick off the mark.

And not every phone tower would be taken out.

And correct me if I’m wrong. Why would they need a phone tower in Beirut. It’s more likely someone is sending the first reports from New York, London, Paris, Qatar or Berlin.
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Re: Beirut explosion .......

Postby Get Real! » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:04 pm

Robin Hood wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I’m amazed you all heard it from over 200 kms away.

When you guys heard it, they explosion would have already happened 9 minutes prior.

Wasn’t it already in the news before you heard it?

Think about it!

If your figures are correct ........ ground waves travel faster than sound waves ....... several have said they heard/felt it and I said it was on the news ten minutes after I heard/felt it ...... so, the news response was maybe 19 minutes after the actual event then? :lol:

Not too good at working things out are you? :roll: :wink:

How long after you heard the bang did you post this thread?
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