Skip to comments.What Would Happen if a Nuclear Bomb Goes Off in Your City? - Cool Interactive Map
Posted on 03/04/2009 8:44:33 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
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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.
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.
Don’t know whether this is “cool” and “fun”...
Yes perhaps. Let’s go with interesting and informitive.
it is pretty cool that we can track this .... fun not quite as much
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.
If ANY Nuke went off in my city there would be no one left. Of COurse my cities population is under 6500 people.
Asteroid was kind of intense
My “city” is only about 200 yards by 400 yards so I think a nuke here would pretty much level us.
Enjoy the commute.
Metro may be bad, but 66 and 95 are really, really bad.
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).
Jerome Corsi’s “Atomic Iran” has a pretty detailed account of the cnsequences of a nuke detonation in a large American city.
duck & cover, and head 90 degrees to the prevailing wind
not really informative tho. seems to just cover the blast. what about fallout effects?
cool or crool?
Might as well use Tsar Bomba and be done with it.
“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.
The calculator does thermal only, and apparently for a ground detonation.
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.
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!
There is a blast effect guide. Just click on the red tear drop for an explanation.
When I click the red marker, I just get an explanation of the thermal effects.
Nope. The teardrop only gives you information about the thermal zones. The blast effects are much wider circles.
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