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Explosion triggered near new US Navy aircraft carrier during shock trials registered as 3.9 magnitude earthquake

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completes the first scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, June 18, 2021
US Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman Jackson Adkins
The US Navy triggered a big explosion near its new aircraft carrier Friday during shock trials.
The explosion registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake, USNI News reported .
Shock trials test the hardness of the ship to determine if it can withstand harsh battle conditions.
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