What Exploded in China? Tianjin Explosion VIDEO Reveals Details of Where Blast Occurred

By Jonathan Lambert on Aug 15, 2015 09:35 AM EDT

While many are now aware of the explosions that rocked China, little details are currently available about what exactly happened in the shipping city of Tianjin. However, a number of videos have emerged which reveal the location of where the two blasts occurred.

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday night (EST), two horrific explosions lit the night sky. The blasts were so powerful that they actually registered as earthquakes with China's National Earthquake Bureau.

According to their metrics, the first explosion was the equivalent of three tons of dynamite. The second blast was the equivalent of 21 tons.

Tang Lei, who spoke to NBC News described the frightening ordeal to the U.S.-based news organization. Mr. Lei also believed that this was a natural disaster:

"I felt the ground shaking and my door was making a big noise...I thought it was an earthquake. Then I went to the window and saw a very huge cloud about [over one mile] from my house. Several minutes later, the second explosion happened and we could feel it very strongly. The cloud was as high as a 20-floor building."

The death toll continues to rise. As it stands, nearly 100 citizens were killed in the blast. This number is an inaccurate reflection of the true casualties that may have occurred, as it has yet to take into account those missing beneath the rubble.

So far, over 700 people have been hospitalized as a result of the Tianjin blasts.

In addition to injuring hundreds of citizens, the blasts did a significant amount of property damage as well. British media outlet BBC tells readers that Renault and Hyundai lost thousands of vehicles in the explosion:

"Large shipping containers were tossed into the air like matchsticks and were crumpled by the blasts...A logistics park containing several thousand cars was incinerated by the fireball. Renault says some 1,500 of its cars were lost, while Hyundai said it had around 4,000 cars on the site -- although it has not yet assessed the level of damage."

Chinese officials are expected to release a full report soon, and Classicalite will keep you posted.

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