'Tsunami bomb' tested off New Zealand coast during WWII

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    'Tsunami bomb' tested off New Zealand coast - Telegraph
    What is more interesting to me is if the coral growth recovered after 70 years.
     
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    To trigger the Tsunami massive amount of ordnance will be required and nuclear bomb will be the one to do it. Wonder if all the nuke testing on the various Atols created tsunamis or not.

    I think it's a bad discovery to have surfaced. Rogue and terrorists countries could possibly use this method.
     
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    Can detonating a nuke near the ocean floor can also trigger tsunamis ?
     
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    Tsunamis were created while clearing corals. I am sure nuke explosion at a certain depth will create a tsunami
     
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    IIRC those tests were surface bursts.

     
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