Video: 18,000-kg bomb explodes in sea, sets off earthquake in Florida

Daytona - Footage of the massive explosion was released by the US Navy



By Web Report

Published: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 3:21 PM

Last updated: Mon 21 Jun 2021, 3:30 PM

An awe-inspiring new video released by the US Navy shows over 18,000 kilograms of explosives being set off in the middle of the ocean.

According to local media reports, the explosion, set off by the USS Gerald R. Ford, caused a 3.9-magnitude earthquake in Daytona Beach, Florida, roughly 160 kilometres away. A military spokesperson assured that it wasn’t unusual for such explosions to register as earthquakes.

The “full ship shock trials” are meant to test the effect that such explosives have on Navy ships. The trials see how durable the battleships are above water and how effective the explosives are underwater.

The video, recorded from the wing of a US Navy aircraft carrier, has already been viewed almost 340,000 times on Twitter.


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