1961 Biggest Bomb in History is Detonated

The Tsar Bomba was the largest and most powerful thermonuclear bomb ever created.

It was detonated by the Soviet Union on October 30, 1961, over Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean.

The bomb had a yield of 50 megatons of TNT, which is equivalent to over 3,800 Hiroshima bombs.

The explosion created a mushroom cloud that was 60 miles high and 20 miles wide.

The shock wave from the explosion traveled around the world three times and could be felt over 600 miles away.

The Tsar Bomba was a test detonation and was never intended to be used in combat.

It was detonated from a specially modified Tu-95V bomber.

The explosion caused a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.

The Tsar Bomba was a truly massive and destructive weapon, and a testament to the power of nuclear technology and the dangers of the Cold War era.