Smiling Budda Nuclear Test - India's First Nuclear Test
Test: Smiling Buddha
Time: 8:05, May 18, 1974 (IST)
Location: Pokhran, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
27.095 deg N, 71.752 E
Test Height and Type:
Underground, -107 m
Yield: 8 kt (12-13 kt claimed)
Located in Malan, Xinjiang Autonomous Region. (between 87.12E/42.14N and 87.52E/42.15N). Location of China's single nuclear weapons test site. Under the Commission of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) with close ties to the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Established on 16 October 1959. Construction began on 1 April 1960. On 21 November 1958, Soviet adv...
New Chinese bases, some under the mountains, where new nuclear submarines can dock and be hidden from satellite imagery. There are several tunnels leading into the mountain and huge piers at which to dock warships.
The test of what may have been a nuclear bomb in North Korea has stirred up a political storm around the world. You can check out in Google Earth some of the locations in North Korea where they have been working on the technology.
he Device Assembly Facility (DAF) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) is used to support activities related to nuclear test readiness and science-based stockpile stewardship, including assembly of subcritical experiments. The DAF mission is to provide a modern, safe, and secure facility for NTS nuclear explosive operations.
The apparent nuclear test was conducted at 10:36 a.m. (1:36 a.m. GMT) in Hwaderi near Kilju city, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing defense officials.
-> The force of the blast was five to 15 kilotons.
-> The U.S. Geological Survey Web site recorded a light 4.2-magnitude earthquake in North Korea at 10:35 a.m., about 385 kilometers (240 miles) northeast of the North Korean...