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January 02, 2013

Project Seal

New Zealand author and film-maker Ray Waru has uncovered a series of tests conducted by the United States and New Zealand during World War II toward creating a tsunami bomb in case the atomic bomb failed to convince the Japanese.

The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city.

The top secret operation, code-named "Project Seal", tested the doomsday device as a possible rival to the nuclear bomb. About 3,700 bombs were exploded during the tests, first in New Caledonia and later at Whangaparaoa Peninsula, near Auckland.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 2, 2013 10:43 AM