Scary “Nuclear Map” showing the danger zone if a nuclear bomb is dropped on YOUR city
EVER wondered what the devastating impact would be if a nuclear bomb were dropped on your area?
A terrifying tool reveals how some of the most destructive weapons known to mankind would unleash their havoc if unleashed anywhere in the world.
The NUKEMAP estimates everything from possible casualties to fallout.
Real weapons tested by North Korea, Russia and the US are among the explosions that users can simulate.
Even catastrophic bombs like ‘Little Boy’, which killed 166,000 people in Hiroshima in 1945, are testable.
Expert professor Alex Wellerstein came up with the idea of using declassified nuclear weapons effect data.
Since launching it in 2012, the historian has seen 220 million virtual explosions performed on his site.
At one point, he said the site picked up during a visit may have originated in North Korea.
Professor Wellerstein revealed: “It’s a bit interesting to imagine Kim Jong-Un using it.
“Hopefully he’ll look at it and say, ‘oh my god, let’s keep this from happening’.”
People in the US government and military have apparently also tried with it before using the official software.
“I take that as high praise, even if it has certain unpleasant aspects!”
The so-called ‘King of Bombs’, or the maximum design yield of the Tsar Bomba (100 tons) tested by the Soviet Union, proved to be the most common nuclear weapon to be tested. .
For example, if it were deployed in London right now, casualties could amount to more than 5.9 million people.
Dropping it on New York would be even more devastating, with an estimated death toll of more than 8 million.
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