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Ever Wonder What Would Happen If A Nuclear Bomb Was Dropped On Your City?

By Karly Carpena
August 31, 2016

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or a combination of fission and fusion (thermonuclear weapon).

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Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter.

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Ever wonder how many people would die and how many square miles would be completely destroyed if a nuclear bomb went off in your city?

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Here is a list of what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in your city. Note* The orange part is the initial blast and the gray is the airblast radius. In here, you’re pretty much dead. Buildings collapse, everything is on fire, no bueno.

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These diagrams are what would happen if a B-83 (largest bomb in current USA arsenal) was dropped on a major city.

1New York City: Estimated fatalities: 1,840,080 Estimated injuries: 3,336,730

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See what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in your city by flipping over to the next page…