The Enewetak Atoll is all but invisible on Google Maps. Halfway between Australia and Hawaii, the ribbon of land is home to a small indigenous population that has seen their way of life eroded by decisions far outside of their control.
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Science’s Greatest Lesson For Humanity Is ‘How To Be Wrong’ Nuclear weapon test Mike (yield 10.4 Mt) on Enewetak Atoll. The test was part of the Operation Ivy. Mike was the first hydrogen bomb ever tested.
Elugelab (or Elugelap; Marshallese: Āllokļap-- was an island, part of the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands. It was increased in size, and then destroyed by the world's first test of a hydrogen bomb on 1 November 1952, by shot "Mike" of Operation Ivy. Prior to being enlarged, and destroyed, the island was described as "just another small naked island of the atoll".