Moruroa (Mururoa, Mururura), also historically known as Aopuni, is an atoll which forms part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean.It is located about 1,250 kilometres (780 mi) southeast of Tahiti.Administratively Moruroa Atoll is part of the commune of Tureia, which includes the atolls of Tureia, Fangataufa, Tematangi and Vanavana.Area: 148 km² (57 sq mi) (lagoon), 15 km² (5.8 sq . Mururoa, atoll at the southeastern tip of the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, in the central South Pacific Ocean, about 700 miles (1,125 km) southeast of Tahiti. Uninhabited and used for growing coconuts before its cession to France in 1964, the island was from 1966 to 1996 the site of a.
The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear weapons detonated by the United States between 19at seven test sites on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air, and underwater. The test weapons produced a combined fission yield of 42.2 Mt of explosive power.. The United States was engaged in a Cold War nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union to build more.