Eyewitnesses at the Tianjin blast site claimed they saw a ball of fire. Another claimed that a huge 'mushroom cloud' was seen after the blastTwitter/Weibo

In the aftermath of the deadly explosion at a chemical storage warehouse in Chinese port city of Tianjin, there has been a raging debate on blogosphere that the blasts were triggered after the Pentagon "launched missiles" on China from outer space.

According to The Unhived Mind--a conspiracy blog--the United States Department of Defense launched the weapon, termed as "rod of god".

The blog argues that the explosion created a huge crater at the warehouse, which has now become a lake. According to The Unhived Mind, such occurrence could have happened due to the impact of the "5 kiloton nuclear bomb dropped on China".

Photos of Huge Crater '400 Metres Wide' found at Tianjin Blast Site

Natural News, another conspiracy blog that calls itself "America's truth bureau", told its 7 million readers that the attack was an act of "kinetic retaliation" by the Pentagon in response to the devaluation of the yuan. Conspiracy theorists argue that the US views the devaluation of the yuan by China as an attempt to "jeopardise" the American economy.

There are also claims that China was planning to send a container with deadly weapons to the US and the "missiles" were launched to ensure that the shipment never left Tianjin.

Another theory is that the blast was actually a cover-up for a more meticulously planned cyberattack. Recently, news agency Xinhua had reported that Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-1A at the National Supercomputing Centre in Binhai was shut down as a result of the explosions.

Hackers may have been aiming at the supercomputer and needed to trigger a blast to activate the emergency protocols at Binhai Supercomputing Centre.

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