On the third of March 2003, between 1730 and 1800 hours local time, at Mawson Station Antarctica, some damaged explosives were deliberately detonated in order to safely dispose of them. The explosives were disposed of in three blasts, not four as was originally planned.
At the time of detonation, air temperature was -3 degrees celsius, and the wind was blowing at 9 knots. The explosives were detonated at the following location:
67.6385 S 62.8919 E
Photos have been taken before and after detonation. A list of the photos is as follows:
Before detonation of first blast Damage caused by all three blasts Preparing for second blast Preparing for first blast Preparing for first blast Smoke from 1st blast Smoke from 2nd blast Smoke from 3rd blast