The Day the Earth Shook

Why did Canada set off the world’s largest non-nuclear explosion?

Detonation at Ripple Rocks, British Columbia, Canada. Public domain image, Wikipedia.org.

Five….Four….Three.

April 5, 1958. Deep in an underwater tunnel, hidden in a shaft laboriously cut through nearly a half mile of rock, a massive charge of Nitramex 2H waited for the electrical charge that would set it off.

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Richard J. Goodrich - The Peripatetic Historian

Richard J. Goodrich - The Peripatetic Historian

The Peripatetic Historian: former history professor now travelling the world and writing about its history. Newsletter: http://rjgoodrich.substack.com.