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Table of Known Nuclear Tests Worldwide: 1945-69 | 1970-96


Year
United States
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
France
China
Total

A
U
A
U
A
U
A
U
A
U


A = atmospheric; U = underground
1945
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1946
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1947
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1948
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1949
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1950
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1951
15
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
1952
10
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
11
1953
11
0
5
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
18
1954
6
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
1955
17
1
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
1956
18
0
9
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
33
1957
27
5
16
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
55
1958
62
15
34
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
116
1959
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1960
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
3
1961
0
9/1*
58
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
71
1962
39
55/2
78
1
0
2**
0
1
0
0
178
1963
4
41/2
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
50
1964
0
39/6
0
9
0
2
0
3
1
0
60
1965
0
37/1
0
14
0
1
0
4
1
0
58
1966
0
44/4
0
18
0
0
5/1*
1
3
0
76
1967
0
39/3
0
17
0
0
3
0
2
0
64
1968
0
52/4
0
17
0
0
5
0
1
0
79
1969
0
45/1
0
19
0
0
0
0
1
1
67


Year
United States
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
France
China
Total

A
U
A
U
A
U
A
U
A
U


A = atmospheric; U = underground
1970
0
38/1
0
16
0
0
8
0
1
0
64
1971
0
23/1
0
23
0
0
5
0
1
0
53
1972
0
27
0
24
0
0
3/1
0
2
0
57
1973
0
23/1
0
17
0
0
5/1
0
1
0
48
1974
0
22
0
21
0
1
7/2
0
1
0
54
1975
0
22
0
19
0
0
0
2
0
1
44
1976
0
20
0
21
0
1
0
4/1
3
1
51
1977
0
20
0
24
0
0
0
7/2
1
0
54
1978
0
19
0
31
0
2
0
10/1
2
1
66
1979
0
15
0
31
0
1
0
10
1
0
58
1980
0
14
0
24
0
3
0
11/1
1
0
54
1981
0
16
0
21
0
1
0
12
0
0
50
1982
0
18
0
19
0
1
0
9/1
0
1
49
1983
0
18
0
25
0
1
0 9
0
2
55
1984
0
18
0
27
0
2
0
8
0
2
57
1985
0
17
0
10
0
1
0
8
0
0
36
1986
0
14
0
0
0
1
0
8
0
0
23
1987
0
14
0
23
0
1
0
8
0
1
47
1988
0
15
0
16
0
0
0
8
0
1
40
1989
0
11
0
7
0
1
0
8/1
0
0
28
1990
0
8
0
1
0
1
0
6
0
2
18
1991
0
7
0
0
0
1
0
6
0
0
14
1992
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
8
1993
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1994
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
1995
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
2
7
1996
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
3
Total
215
815
219
496
21
24
50
160
23
22
2046#

1030
715
45
210
45

* Number after / beginning in 1961 in the U.S. column represents PNEs. In the French column number after / represents safety tests.

** All UK underground tests were conducted in the U.S.

# Grand total includes one underground explosion by India conducted on May 18, 1974. No tests by these nations occurred from 1997-2002. For Indian and Pakistani tests see accompanying table.

last revised 11.25.02

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