Elugelab (or Elugelap; Marshallese: Āllokļap, [æ̯ælʲlʲe͡oɡʷ(ɔ͡ʌ)ɫɑ͡æpʲ]) was an island, part of the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands. It was destroyed by the world's first test of a hydrogen bomb on 1 November 1952, as part of Operation Ivy. “It became dust and ash, pulled upward to form a mushroom cloud that rose about twenty-seven miles into the sky. The fireball created by the explosion was three and a half miles wide. All that remained of...Elugelab was a circular crater filled with seawater, more than a mile in diameter and fifteen stories deep." The blast yielded 10.4 megatons of explosive energy, 750 times the explosion that leveled central Hiroshima.
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