a bomb can "detonate, explode, blast, or burst" ?

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Hi, as mentioned above
a bomb can "detonate, explode, blast, or burst"?
I'm pretty sure they're interchangeable, but which one are proper in formal language?
Thank you!
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    American English
    We would normally speak of bombs exploding, but we use other terms in specific contexts ... which we don't have here. :)
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