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3.47.07 pm, 11 May 1998, Pokhran

3.47.07 pm, 11 May 
1998, Pokhran

  •  The test was the 2,048th in the world. It recorded a seismic signal measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale.
  •  It took place 150-200 metres below the surface. The 1974 test took place 100 metres below ground level.
  •  The test released energy the equivalent of 53 kilotons of TNT.The 1974 test yielded 10 kilotons.
  •  The heat generated at the core of the hydrogen bomb at the time of the explosion was 7 times that of the sun’s core.
  •  The blast vaporised the device and rocks, and the rubble above collapsed sealing within it the radiation products.
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