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RAF Earthquake Bomb Exploded Off The Coast Of Poland.

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  1. WarsawPact

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    WW2 'earthquake' bomb explodes in Poland during attempt to defuse it

    The largest unexploded World War Two bomb ever found in Poland has detonated during the defusing process, a Polish Navy spokesman said.

    The chance the bomb - at the bottom of a Baltic Sea shipping canal - would detonate had been put at 50-50 and all the divers were unharmed.

    About 750 residents had been evacuated near the port city of Swinoujscie.

    The RAF dropped the Tallboy or "earthquake" bomb in a raid in 1945 which sank the German cruiser Lützow.

    Swinoujscie was part of Germany and called Swinemünde at the time of the bombardment.

    The shock of the latest detonation was reportedly felt in parts of the city and a video shows the blast throwing up a large column of water into the air.

    The bomb was 6m (19ft) long and weighed 5.4 tonnes, nearly half of which was its explosives.

    The bomb was embedded at a depth of 12m and only its nose was sticking out.


    Tallboy. Bigass, but not BigassMoFo

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    The article mentions a video . . . :waiting
     
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    Ffs do I have to do everything for you???

     
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    "Video unavailable" :whistle
     
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    There is a ship sunk in the war (due to collision I believe) that isn't far off a coast somewhere in England carrying thousands of tonnes of bombs on it. Various attempts have been made over the years to try and do something about it, and the best plan they came up with was to leave it as it will 'probably be fine'. If its unstable and shifts, then expect a big boom!
     
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    Interesting.
    I wonder if the people of Sheerness have to pay more for their house insurance with such a deteriorating safety issue practically on their doorstep. The diver quoted seemed to know what he was talking about, you'd think the powers that be would get this attended to while it's still thought to be possible.
     

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