27.01.2011 22.Shevat, 5771
Israel carries out its largest controlled explosion ever
100 tons of explosives detonated to calibrate the instruments of seismic stations that monitor nuclear testing throughout the world.
The Geophysical Institute of Israel carried out a controlled explosion using 100 tons of explosives Wednesday morning in order to calibrate the instruments of seismic stations that monitor nuclear testing throughout the world.
The explosion, carried out at the Israel Defense Forces' ground forces testing site in the Negev, is the largest controlled explosion ever conducted in Israel. It created a mushroom cloud that, according to preliminary measurements, reached a height of two to three kilometers, and sound waves that carried some 6,000 kilometers and could be measured at testing stations in Russia, Kazakhstan and even Mongolia….