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What Would Happen if a Nuclear Bomb Goes Off in Your City? - Cool Interactive Map
Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 04 09 | Notoriously Conservative

Posted on 03/04/2009 8:44:33 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative

(Application on site)

http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/03/from-carlos-labs-have-you-ever-wondered.html

Now of course you should never play with matches, let alone a nuclear bomb. If you have a bomb, you are a terrorist, and I hate you. This map is just for fun, to go along with the nuclear bomb testing video posted below.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city? With Google's Maps framework and a bit of Javascript, you can see the outcome. And it does not look good.

The list of weapons contains bombs of historical significance - but what happens with modern, nuclear-assertive countries not in the list? France: has a similar to "B61", also deployed by jet fighter.

India, Pakistan: equivalent to "Fat Man". Probably larger.

Iran, Syria: deny having a bomb. Yet. Smaller than "Little Boy".

Israel: denies having a bomb. Ever. As big as "Joe-4". North Korea: equivalent to "Little Boy". Probably smaller.

South Africa: had "Little Boy", but renounced nuclear weapons.

Wonder what the differnt colored rings mean? Click on the red tear drop in the middle for an explanation.

Have Fun!


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: atomic; map; nuclear

1 posted on 03/04/2009 8:44:33 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Don’t know whether this is “cool” and “fun”...


2 posted on 03/04/2009 8:45:35 AM PST by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: SolidWood

Yes perhaps. Let’s go with interesting and informitive.


3 posted on 03/04/2009 8:47:00 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
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To: SolidWood

it is pretty cool that we can track this .... fun not quite as much


4 posted on 03/04/2009 8:48:59 AM PST by utherdoul
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To: Notoriously Conservative

In the case of D.C. I haved to figure the “if” just went from about 5% to about %40 or thereabouts; I’m in the process of moving outside the beltway and would advise anybody living inside the beltway to do likewise.


5 posted on 03/04/2009 8:49:18 AM PST by varmintman
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To: Notoriously Conservative

If ANY Nuke went off in my city there would be no one left. Of COurse my cities population is under 6500 people.


6 posted on 03/04/2009 8:49:21 AM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Asteroid was kind of intense


7 posted on 03/04/2009 8:50:30 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

My “city” is only about 200 yards by 400 yards so I think a nuke here would pretty much level us.


8 posted on 03/04/2009 8:50:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: varmintman

Enjoy the commute.

Metro may be bad, but 66 and 95 are really, really bad.

;-)


9 posted on 03/04/2009 8:51:21 AM PST by Hulka
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To: SolidWood

And if you call in the next 20 minutes (we can’t do this all day ya know) we’ll toss in a bio-weapon attack at no extra charge (just pay S&H).


10 posted on 03/04/2009 8:53:23 AM PST by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Jerome Corsi’s “Atomic Iran” has a pretty detailed account of the cnsequences of a nuke detonation in a large American city.


11 posted on 03/04/2009 8:53:46 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

duck & cover, and head 90 degrees to the prevailing wind


12 posted on 03/04/2009 8:54:16 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Joe 6-pack

bttt


13 posted on 03/04/2009 8:54:19 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Notoriously Conservative

not really informative tho. seems to just cover the blast. what about fallout effects?


14 posted on 03/04/2009 8:55:01 AM PST by absolootezer0 (thank God for Chicago: makes Detroit look wholesome by comparison.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

cool or crool?


15 posted on 03/04/2009 8:55:06 AM PST by nufsed
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Might as well use Tsar Bomba and be done with it.


16 posted on 03/04/2009 8:56:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: absolootezer0

“not really informative tho. seems to just cover the blast. what about fallout effects?”

If you click on the red tear drop, it gives you info about the fallout effects.


17 posted on 03/04/2009 8:59:15 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
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To: Notoriously Conservative

The calculator does thermal only, and apparently for a ground detonation.

http://www.aussurvivalist.com/nuclear/downloads.htm

These will get closer to reality, if you can run DOS programs. A little geekier and not as pretty, but if you really want to plan against a nuke going off near you, it’s the way to go.

I have the circular slide rule that came with the Glasstone book, plus some specialized models. I found that even being 20 miles away from an “optimum burst height” blast can break glass and scorch things.


18 posted on 03/04/2009 9:00:28 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Too bad it’s not a Blast Effects overlay; that would be more useful.

On a positive note: it would only take ONE of Israel’s bombs to completely obliterate Mecca!


19 posted on 03/04/2009 9:06:25 AM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

There is a blast effect guide. Just click on the red tear drop for an explanation.


20 posted on 03/04/2009 9:17:53 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
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To: DBrow

Book mark.


21 posted on 03/04/2009 9:19:46 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Notoriously Conservative

When I click the red marker, I just get an explanation of the thermal effects.


22 posted on 03/04/2009 9:54:48 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Nope. The teardrop only gives you information about the thermal zones. The blast effects are much wider circles.


23 posted on 03/04/2009 3:26:50 PM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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