VIDEO: Navy blast off Florida registers as 3.9 magnitude earthquake


The U.S. Navy fired thousands of pounds of explosives near one of its aircraft carriers to test its wartime abilities.

The USS Gerald R. Ford, the first of a new class of carriers, was struck by the blast about 100 miles off the coast of Florida on Friday.

The explosive event was the first in a series of full-ship shock trials to prove whether hte carrier can take a hit during battle at sea.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the blast was the equivalent to a 3.9 magnitude earthq]uake.

The Navy says the test was a success.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss