Just before midnight, last Wednesday, a devastating explosion occurred in the  Chinese port city of Tianjin. The blast took place in some chemical containers with a force equivalent to two dozen tons of TNT, killing 85 and relocating citizens over a 3-mile radius. These aerial photos shared by Quartz, document the dramatic event which paralyzed a whole city for days and was witnessed from space. Explosions continued to happen days after the initial event, whose cause has yet to be identified.

The huge crater left in the wake of the explosion in Tianjin, China.(EPA)

The huge crater left in the wake of the explosion in Tianjin, China.(EPA)

Tiajin crater explosion

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Tianjin explosion crater

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Tiajin crater explosion

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