When, where, and what has happened? |
On August 13, 2015 Tianjin, Hebei, Asia. fire officials say hazardous chemicals stored at the warehouse were ignited by fire. But the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
Two huge explosions occurred within 30 seconds of each other.
This happened before midnight local time.
What damage was done by this incident?
At least 56 human beings dead.
700 human being injured.
Thousands lost their homes.
Number of vehicles damaged.
Blasts, one of which was the equivalent of more than 20 tons of TNT exploding, felt like a 2.3 magnitude earthquake.
What was the intensity of explosions?
First explosion detonated with the force equivalent of three tons of TNT and registered 2.3 on the Richter scale.
The second detonation was equal to 21 tons of TNT and registered 2.9 on the Richter scale.
What caused the blasts?
On August 13, 2015, Tianjin, Hebei, Asia, fire officials say hazardous chemicals stored at the warehouse were ignited by fire. But the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
Hazardous chemicals stored in warehouse caught fire.
What type of chemicals, explosives were utilized?
LPG caught fire; sabotage or accident.
Sodium cyanide, toluene diisocyanate at this point is the substance being analysed that caught fire.
What was the motive of the Bombing (Explosion)?
Further investigations required.
How is mass spectrometer utilized in identifying substance, for example explosive material?
Chemically identify an unknown substance essentially based on its molecular mass and charge.
Who utilizes mass spectrometer?
What should first responder do if he or she detects bomb (explosion) at specific location?
Request services of bomb (explosion) investigator.
What some similar explosions occurred in the past?
71 were killed in an explosion at a car parts factory in Kunshan, near Shanghai, in August 2014
Questions that further need to be answered.
Who was the manufacturer of the explosive materials?
What kind of bomb was used in the incident?
Was bombing done with local individuals or local individuals in collaboration with individuals abroad?
What kind of Bomb fragments, residue from the explosive, bits of electronics were found?
Was there any Explosive taggants?
Was there criminal wrongdoing on August 13, 2015, Tianjin, Asia?
What is the mailing address of manufacturer of Bomb or Explosive materials utilized in this specific explosion?
What is response of the manufacturer of Bomb or Explosive materials utilized in this specific incident?