This Huge Rock Explosion Looks More Like a Crazy Ocean Wave

When you blow up a quarry that’s 65 feet high with 75 tons of explosives, you turn the rock wall into a tsunami wave that sends nearly 400,000 tons of rocks flying everywhere. The blast of the Bremanger Quarry in Norway looks great because it was carefully planned, with explosives planted in 454 blast holes made along the 1260-foot long rock wall.

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One perfectly timed boom and the wall falls down all at once. Check out Norway’s largest quarry blast ever in the footage filmed by Kal Jonny Thue Venøy below. At the end of the video, you can see the rocks that were created because of the explosion.

[Kal Jonny Thue Venøy via Daily Mail]

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Now imagine having a blast like that go off underneath you when you think you’re minding your own business fighting a war. This was a common tactic during WWI. Some of the blasts were so large they remade the landscape in France and rank as some of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.

The blast in this video used 75 tons of explosives. This one used 450+ tons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mines_in_…