This is the Sedan test (July 6, 1962) conducted as part of Project Plowshare which promoted peaceful uses of atomic bombs. It's yield was 104 kilotons, 5 times the size of the bomb which leveled Nagasaki. The bomb was exploded 636 ft below the desert's surface creating a huge bulge and ensuing dust storm.
This is from the Nevada Test Site sequence, 65 miles north of Las Vegas!
In: Science and Technology
Tags: Nuclear Test, Underground Nuclear Test, Nevada Test site, 104 Kilotons yield, Nuclear Dust Storm, "Project Plowshare"
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (load item map)
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