Russian Proton-M Rocket Explodes Resulting In Massive Shock Wave

This video, said to be filmed in Kazakhstan on July 2nd, 2013, depicts a Proton-M rocket carrying a GLONASS satellite exploding just after leaving the launch pad. The shock wave from the blast is made incredibly clear some ten seconds after the flailing rocket detonates in a huge fireball.

You can see the launch from a closer angle below. The shock-wave in the open is also sharp to say the least.

Here is the telescopic view of the doomed launch presumably shot from a Roscosmos installation:

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Man that's pretty intense, especially the concussion breaking windows.

Reminds me of this video of a failed V-2 test in Peenemunde during WWII.