The site of the 4th largest nuclear device tested by the [United States[ with a yield of 10.4 Mt. A surface blast, it was conducted on Elugelab ("Flora") Island in the Atoll.

At 19:14:59.4 31 October 1952 (boy, did these guys have a good watch!), the thermonuclear explosion code-named "Mike" demonstrated the release of energy from nuclear fusion. The island of Elugelab was completely vaporized, although it is only a myth that the resulting crater was deeper than the height of the Empire State Building and large enough to house several Pentagons. The crater was in fact 6240 ft across and 164 ft deep (still pretty big by anyone's reckoning).

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