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Gigantic Craters at Long Last Pinpointed Decades After US Nuclear Tests in Pacific

Scientists have for the first time registered and mapped the aftermath of underwater nuclear tests from the 1940s and 1950s, as they combed the so-called Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Popular Mechanics reported citing the research revealed at a 2019 meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Using advanced sonar, the team of researchers scanned the sea floor for evidence of the first two tests on the atoll, which were conducted as part of Operation Crossroads.
The first test, Able, was a 23 kiloton atomic bomb dropped from a B-29 bomber and set to explode at 1,500 to 2,000 feet.

The explosion was 50 percent more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Able sank five warships but according to scientists there is no distinct sign of the test on the seabed.

The blast from the second bomb, Baker, was even more powerful, although it was a smaller, a 21 kiloton device. The tsunami it caused sank ten ships, including battleships and aircraft carriers, with the blast leaving a sprawling crater eight metres deep and almost 700 metres wide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish that countries on this planet did a lot better with honorable, hard-won negotiations, as away of resolving geopolitical tensions, rather than even contemplating the use of WMDs.

Unfortunately, the possibility of this happening during our lifetimes has just had a deafening, upward thrust, courtesy of the US, by leaving the Test Ban Treaty with Russia in August of this year.U.S. Withdraws From Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

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