• ¬†Graphics based on the 15mi blast radius of the Beirut explosion.

  • The explosion is said to have been caused by 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material, had been stored at the port for the past six years "without preventive measures." The hangar containing these materials were stored was near¬†near Beirut's port and central district, close to many highly-populated areas and tourist sites.