Victoria Fires: Interactive Map Update

Updated Interactive Map…fire locations now

 

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Energy equivalent of 500 atomic bombs

 

CONDITIONS for a perfect firestorm led to Australia’s greatest natural disaster at the weekend. 

Drought, hurricane-force wind and record temperatures after a record heatwave combined to create the deadly Black Saturday Victoria Fires. 

The University of Melbourne’s senior lecturer in fire ecology and management, Kevin Tolhurst, said conditions on Black Saturday were some of the worst the world had seen for a potential outbreak. 

He said the fires were so hot the energy they released could have supplied Victoria with electricity for at least two years. 

Up to 80,000 kilowatts per metre of heat was expelled as the fires raged on Saturday. 

Dr Tolhurst said this equalled about 500 atomic bombs landing on Hiroshima.

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