Interactive map shows where nuclear explosions have taken place since 1945
Do you have any idea how many nuclear bombs have exploded in the world? For now there is an interactive map on which you can check the locations and dates of each explosion. The map was developed by the British company Esri UK and allows you to track progress over the years.
There are more than 2, 000 explosions in 71 years: the first one occurred on July 16, 1945, in the Jornada del Muerto desert, during a baptized Trinity test, and the last was in a test conducted by North Korea in January. this year. It is interesting to note how the number increased substantially during the 1960s and 1970s, when the Cold War significantly spurred the development of nuclear technology.
By clicking on each event, you can check dates, location and go to a link that gives more information. It's not the first time anyone has made such a record, but it's the most up-to-date - before him, Orbital Mechanics musicians have made a video that lists according to the type (atmospheric, underground or underwater) and the intensity of the test:
The total amount is still under discussion among historians, but it is certain that the number is between 2, 000 and 3, 000 explosions over time - not to mention possible secret tests. Most of them were led by the United States, the Soviet Union, and France.
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