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Under what circumstances, if any, can thunder by itself cause damage?

Not in this period of the year. But from Spring to Early summer, in the areas where there is still some snow a well placed thunder might trigger an avalanche. Usually the warm water just takes away ...
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Under what circumstances, if any, can thunder by itself cause damage?

Yes, and it apparently happened (article in German) The paper reports from an incident in 2017 where a severe thunder blast destroyed windows. It has several images on what that looked like. Bringing ...
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Under what circumstances, if any, can thunder by itself cause damage?

I can't address whether it's actually happened but it could: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder In close proximity to the source, the sound pressure level of thunder is usually 165–180dB, but can ...
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