The Tsar bomb became the most powerful explosive device in the history of mankind. It was tested on October 30, 1961: the power of the explosion was so great that the entire planet shuddered.
Only then did the scientists accurately calculate the power of the “Kuz’kina Mother” (an unofficial name appeared under the impression of Khrushchev’s statement) – 58.6 million tons in trotyl equivalent.
The explosion even shocked scientists. The fireball reached a diameter of 4.6 kilometers. The nuclear mushroom rose 67 kilometers to the sky, and a wave of atmospheric pressure three times rounded the globe.