One of the more interesting pieces of home technology in the later 1800s was the barograph. When Kraktau expoded in 1883, these were able to track the blast wave's progress across the world more than 4 times.
my 60s barometric logging was resampled in the rrd before I had a chance to check for the Tonga volcano blast wave. Damn you Kraktau, I was almost setup to measure this!
Getting a peak value from a digital barometer is a slightly bigger challenge. The relaxation phase of a huge blast may take several minutes so detection is relatively easy. Smaller blasts, like those from house or warehouse explosions have been strong enough to wake me up but well under the measurable size for 60s sampling.
Modify one housing for shade and airflow (temperature and humidity accuracy)[possible Stevenson screen]