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Satellite images of Beirut explosion show massive crater at port

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The images show that nearly every building has either sustained significant damage or has been been destroyed by the blast.
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Massive grain silos that sat in the middle of the peninsula are still standing.

A large, water-filled crater has replaced the ground where two port buildings stood.

Every building to the immediate south of the port appears to have sustained significant damage as well. Some barely have their framework still standing and others have been reduced to rubble.

According to Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, exploded on Tuesday. Ammonium nitrate is a highly explosive material used in fertilizers.

The explosion killed dozens, injured thousands and blew out windows in buildings across Lebanon's capital city.

The blast created a huge mushroom cloud and shockwave that was felt as far away as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away. It registered as a magnitude 3.3 earthquake.

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