US, New Zealand Carry Out Secret ‘Tsunami Bomb’ Test, Could Destroy Coastal Cities

Location map of Whangaparaoa Peninsula, New Ze...

US, New Zealand Carry Out Secret ‘Tsunami Bomb’ Test, Could Destroy Coastal Cities [Whangaparaoa Peninsula, New Zealand] (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Telegraph: “The United States and New Zealand conducted secret tests of a ‘tsunami bomb’ designed to destroy coastal cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves.”

“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.”

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.