Volcano explosions are nature’s nuclear explosions. Both types of phenomena show the same characteristics:

  • enormous output of energy: the eruption of Mt St Helens was said to be 10,000s times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bombing
  • molten material produced: lava is produced in volcanoes, and molten metal is seen in nuclear explosions. Apparently molten metal was seen during the clean-up of Ground Zero at the WTC. Molten metal flowed down channels like a “foundry”
  • meteorite-like formations are produced in both phenomena due to tremendous heat. In nuclear explosions, fused masses of concrete, glass and metal are seen
  • high temperatures are seen in both. In WTC, boots were in high demand because they kept melting even two weeks after the event; cars were toasted – the sides facing the WTC were burned more severely
  • blast forces knock down objects within a pressure radius; in the WTC attacks, vehicles were blown and knocked over, people felt a tremendous pressure knocking them over, glass was blown everywhere, 300 ton I-beams were flung like matchsticks by the blast force of the WTC explosions and skewered buildings some distance away
  • dustification: concrete building material and objects within the WTC buildings were vaporized in large quantities. Large quantity of dust is a notable feature of the WTC attacks. Ash covers a wide area around a volcano
  • voluminous clouds – mushroom clouds and surge clouds – are seen in both types of explosions
  • landscape is turned into a flattened moonscape by both phenomena

Videos – Volcanoes

Dark mushroom forming here

VIDEO: Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera-dark mushroom Dailymotion

Multiple mushrooms

VIDEO: Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera-many mushrooms Dailymotion

Long row of mushrooms and surge clouds

VIDEO: Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera-mushrooms-long-row Dailymotion

Volcano explosion 

VIDEO: Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera-dark one mountain Dailymotion

Mount Pinatubo 

VIDEO: Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera-Pinatubo Dailymotion

Pyroclastic flow

VIDEO: Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera-pyroclastic-flow Dailymotion

Volcano eruption – black explosion plume

VIDEO: Massive Volcano Eruptions Caught on Camera-black-one Dailymotion

Small mushroom cloud

VIDEO: Volcanoes – Best Of Explosive Eruptions In HD-small mushroom-looks-like-wtc  Dailymotion

North Tower – explosions, mushroom clouds, pyroclastic streams, dust clouds

VIDEO: North Tower – glow, second explosions, plume, steel core Dailymotion

GIF made from video above

North Tower - glow explosion.gif

North Tower exploding – close up 

VIDEO: North Tower Exploding-short Dailymotion

Volcano and North Tower side by side

VIDEO: North Tower and volcano mushroom clouds Dailymotion


GIF image from the video above comparing the explosion of a volcano and explosion of the North Tower

North Tower mushroom clouds and streamers and volcano eruption

VIDEO: North Tower and volcano exploding Dailymotion

GIF of volcano and WTC1 side by side


GIF made from the video above


GIF of North Tower exploding


Bright glow is seen. It’s so bright it’s blinding. This is due to the thermal energy released in nuclear explosions that is converted to radiant energy. The glow of a nuclear explosion has been described as “brighter than a thousand suns”.

Pyroclastic streamers are shooting out. Dustification is already proceeding even before objects and building materials hit the ground.

Mushroom clouds, some large, some small, are continuously produced, showing there was a series of explosions.

On top of the pyroclastic cloud, 30-ton I-beams are thrown like matchsticks from the tower laterally. The force of the explosion causes the I-beams to impale themselves into adjacent buildings some distance away.

A pancake collapse is straight downwards with negligible lateral forces. In atomic explosions, lateral force is exerted from the blast. The blast radius can be quite considerable in size.

Smoke from two distinct squibs that are halfway down from underneath the main line of collapse which moves downwards, can be seen shooting out from the tower. Other squib explosions can also be distinguished.


Surge clouds 

VIDEO: Surge clouds of volcano and Twin Tower Dailymotion

GIF made from video


Surge clouds of volcano on left and Twin Tower. Surge clouds are characteristic of above-ground nuclear explosions

Surge clouds of volcanoes and Twin Towers

VIDEO: Surge clouds of volcanoes and Twin Towers Dailymotion

GIF made from video above



Flattened moonscape

Both the WTC explosions and Mount St Helens’ volcanic explosions leave moonscapes.


Mount St Helens


Mount St Helens


Mount St Helens


Mount St Helens

This is what the firefighters saw a few hours after the collapse


CAPTION: “Photo by Christophe Agou. Firemen. In the first hours after the collapse, rescue workers formed long “bucket brigades” as they attempted to remove debris by hand.” IMAGE URL: http://americanhistory.si.edu/september11/images/large/151_702.jpg URL: http://americanhistory.si.edu/september11/collection/supporting.asp?ID=702


The exterior shell of the South Tower (Date of photo: Sept 11, 2001). URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WTC-Wreckage-exterior_shell_of_south_tower.jpg


Overlooking the wreckage URL: http://byrev.org/photovideo/911-photos-wtc-2001-ground-zero-photos/

All that was left standing


New York, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2001) — A New York City fire fighter looks up at what remains of the World Trade Center after its collapse during the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson. (RELEASED)  WTC-remnant highres.jpg URL:http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=1465


The wreckage after the Nagasaki bombing URL: https://href.li/?http://www1.city.nagasaki.nagasaki.jp/na-bomb/museum/m2-7e.html


Problem with fire theory – Lack of fire

NIST says the main cause of the collapses of WTC1, 2 and 7 was high-temperature fires. However, these towers do not appear to have raging fires in them before they suddenly collapsed. WTC1 fell within 1 hour of being hit by a plane. Fires in WTC1 were in two floors at the time of the collapse. No flames shoot out of the windows.

Two towers – one on raging fire, the other one only minimal fire


Madrid’s Windsor Tower on the left and WTC1 on the right.

Comparison of North Tower and Madrid’s Windsor Tower

VIDEO: WTC1 and Madrid tower – moments before collapse Dailymotion

Only a small fire in the North Tower before collapse

VIDEO: WTC Tower 1 collapse from north (in SoHo) – enhanced  Dailymotion

The North Tower falls at 0:27 in this video.

Area of building on fire before it fell was small 

north tower 22 seconds before collapse.jpg

A still from the video above: North Tower 22 seconds before it fell. Only a small area of the building is on fire. Most of the building was not on fire. This picture shows the north-east face of the tower, the face that the plane hit. The outline of the hole made by the plane strike can be seen a little further up from the fire. Flames are barely visible and are only on a couple of floors. The initial fire that flared up when the plane made its impact seems to have mostly died out by this time in the video was reached.

Extent of fire in North Tower at 10:28am, time of fall


The North Tower fell at 10:28am. Diagram from NIST shows the extent of the fire at 10:28am, the time of the tower’s collapse. Fires are present on two floors: the 92nd and 98th floors.

GIF showing only small fire in North Tower before collapse


The north face of the North Tower at 10:28am. Before it collapses, fire is visible on only 1-2 floors.

Comparison of Windsor Tower and North Tower

VIDEO: Windsor Tower and North Tower Dailymotion

GIF made from the video


There is very little fire in WTC2 on the right before it collapses. On the other hand, there is obviously a lot of fire in the Windsor Tower before it starts collapsing. Only the top six floors of Windsor Tower collapsed, and mainly the masonry. The steel skeleton of the building was still intact at the end, including the top six floors, when the fire had burned out, almost 24 hours later.

Windsor Tower burned for almost 24 hours

VIDEO: The Windsor Tower in Madrid Spain Dailymotion

Pictures of the fire in the 32-story Windsor Tower

fire started 21 floor windsor tower.jpg  fire close up.jpg

Fire started at 11.00pm on the 21st floor. On the right, close up shot of the fire

blaze ravages its way to the roof.jpg  fire guts building.jpg

The fire ravages its way up to the roof.

3am-top six floors.jpg  top six floors collapsing.jpg

By 3am, 4 hours after the fire starts, the top six floors are completely gutted and start collapsing.

windsor-skyscraper-burns-crimbles.jpg  windsor tower hull.jpg

Top six floors crumble and the next morning a black hull is left