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🚨Soviets Detonate Most Powerful Nuclear Explosion in History

Oct. 23, 1961 - The Soviet Union conducted the largest man-made explosion in history today by detonating a thermonuclear bomb with a force equal to 30 million tons or more of TNT. Two hours after this atmospheric explosion, a small atomic device was detonated beneath the water, the first underwater Soviet explosion to be announced. Both explosions, the 22nd and 23rd since the Soviets resumed testing on Sept. 1, were conducted in the vicinity of the island of Novaya Zemlya, the Soviet Arctic testing ground between the Barents and Kara Seas.


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