A violent shattering or blowing apart of something, as is caused by a bomb
Edward was in the car when he heard the explosion
A short episode of intense diversification of marine animal forms apparent from the fossil record of the Cambrian period (including the development of mineralized skeletons in many groups and the appearance of ancestral forms of most modern metazoan phyla) which is dated to about 535 to 525 million years ago.
A rapid increase in the amount of information available, (now) especially as a result of the increased use, availability, and sophistication of information technology.
A sudden, large increase in the size of a population