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An explosion is a sudden increase in volume and energy in a certain area caused by a high teperature gas and or unstable chemical activity. An explosion may cause shock waves throughout the air. Explosions come in many sizes and can vary from a small gun shot to a nuclear or volcanic eruption. Eplosions do not only damage the area hit but also the area around. It also kills and makes the area hit and the area around making it inhabitabal. Explosions are practically a fast spread of fire that happens in a second. Examples of well known explosions are like the volcanic one in pompei killing many and turning them in to stone by the heath and making it inhabitable because of the dehydration by the ash and heat.
A big atomic explosion known to everyone is the attack on hiroshima by the U.S. This is a well known explosion since it went against the international laws and guidelines. It was the start of atomic explosions. Every since that bomb exploded it has been a law that no contry may use an atomic bomb on another, because of the massive damage that it does to the land and the amount of people it can kill. Atomic bombs have been redeemed uncontrolable, because of the damage it causes to the land making it unusable.