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Does Video Show an 800-Foot Underwater Atomic Blast in 1958?

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As of this writing, the video had been viewed more than 11 million times across platforms.
A widely viewed video shared to social media in 2021 showed the underwater explosion of nuclear bomb being tested in the South Pacific during the 1950s.

An otherwise calm ocean scene is disturbed by an erupting plume of whitewater stretching hundreds of feet in the air was captured in footage said to have been taken in 1958 during atomic testing in the South Pacific.

A video containing this footage s shared to Reddit in mid-October 2021 and had received more than 82,000 upvotes and nearly 6 million views as of this writing. But the video was originally shared to YouTube on July 17 by the verified, self-described account, Atomic Tests Channel.

The video is authentic. According to a description that accompanied the footage, the explosion occurred on May 16, 1958, and had been nicknamed the "Wahoo blast":

Within a second of detonation,…
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