Effects Of A Nuclear Detonation On Wichita

The following image shows the impact of a 1 megaton nuclear explosion on Wichita.

Estimated fatalities: 124,160

Estimated injuries: 186,070

Map from NukeMap by Alex Wellerstein.

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An interactive map for this city is available here.


Here’s a simplified description of the blast zones that result from a nuclear detonation. A more detailed description is available on the NukeMap website.

Fireball: Yellow zone at very center of display. Everything in this zone is vaporized.

Moderate Blast Damage: Next zone from center, colored gray. Most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread.

Thermal Radiation: Next zone from center, colored yellow. Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, which can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation.

Light Blast Damage: Largest zone, colored gray. Windows can be expected to break, causing many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion.


Here’s a video which describes the impact of a nuclear explosion on a city.

Effects Of A Nuclear Detonation On Washington D.C.

The following image shows the impact of a 1 megaton nuclear explosion on Washington D.C..

Estimated fatalities: 549,100

Estimated injuries: 905,570

Map from NukeMap by Alex Wellerstein.

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An interactive map for this city is available here.


Here’s a simplified description of the blast zones that result from a nuclear detonation. A more detailed description is available on the NukeMap website.

Fireball: Yellow zone at very center of display. Everything in this zone is vaporized.

Moderate Blast Damage: Next zone from center, colored gray. Most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread.

Thermal Radiation: Next zone from center, colored yellow. Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, which can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation.

Light Blast Damage: Largest zone, colored gray. Windows can be expected to break, causing many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion.


Here’s a video which describes the impact of a nuclear explosion on a city.

Effects Of A Nuclear Detonation On Virginia Beach

The following image shows the impact of a 1 megaton nuclear explosion on Virginia Beach.

Estimated fatalities: 42,860

Estimated injuries: 134,770

Map from NukeMap by Alex Wellerstein.

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An interactive map for this city is available here.


Here’s a simplified description of the blast zones that result from a nuclear detonation. A more detailed description is available on the NukeMap website.

Fireball: Yellow zone at very center of display. Everything in this zone is vaporized.

Moderate Blast Damage: Next zone from center, colored gray. Most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread.

Thermal Radiation: Next zone from center, colored yellow. Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, which can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation.

Light Blast Damage: Largest zone, colored gray. Windows can be expected to break, causing many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion.


Here’s a video which describes the impact of a nuclear explosion on a city.

Effects Of A Nuclear Detonation On Tulsa

The following image shows the impact of a 1 megaton nuclear explosion on Tulsa.

Estimated fatalities: 132,770

Estimated injuries: 242,720

Map from NukeMap by Alex Wellerstein.

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An interactive map for this city is available here.


Here’s a simplified description of the blast zones that result from a nuclear detonation. A more detailed description is available on the NukeMap website.

Fireball: Yellow zone at very center of display. Everything in this zone is vaporized.

Moderate Blast Damage: Next zone from center, colored gray. Most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread.

Thermal Radiation: Next zone from center, colored yellow. Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, which can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation.

Light Blast Damage: Largest zone, colored gray. Windows can be expected to break, causing many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion.


Here’s a video which describes the impact of a nuclear explosion on a city.

Effects Of A Nuclear Detonation On Tucson

The following image shows the impact of a 1 megaton nuclear explosion on Tucson.

Estimated fatalities: 168,520

Estimated injuries: 297,330

Map from NukeMap by Alex Wellerstein.

Click the map for a larger image.

An interactive map for this city is available here.


Here’s a simplified description of the blast zones that result from a nuclear detonation. A more detailed description is available on the NukeMap website.

Fireball: Yellow zone at very center of display. Everything in this zone is vaporized.

Moderate Blast Damage: Next zone from center, colored gray. Most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread.

Thermal Radiation: Next zone from center, colored yellow. Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, which can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation.

Light Blast Damage: Largest zone, colored gray. Windows can be expected to break, causing many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion.


Here’s a video which describes the impact of a nuclear explosion on a city.

Effects Of A Nuclear Detonation On Seattle

The following image shows the impact of a 1 megaton nuclear explosion on Seattle.

Estimated fatalities: 286,140

Estimated injuries: 452,260

Map from NukeMap by Alex Wellerstein.

Click the map for a larger image.

An interactive map for this city is available here.


Here’s a simplified description of the blast zones that result from a nuclear detonation. A more detailed description is available on the NukeMap website.

Fireball: Yellow zone at very center of display. Everything in this zone is vaporized.

Moderate Blast Damage: Next zone from center, colored gray. Most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread.

Thermal Radiation: Next zone from center, colored yellow. Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, which can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation.

Light Blast Damage: Largest zone, colored gray. Windows can be expected to break, causing many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion.


Here’s a video which describes the impact of a nuclear explosion on a city.

Effects Of A Nuclear Detonation On San Jose

The following image shows the impact of a 1 megaton nuclear explosion on San Jose.

Estimated fatalities: 641,600

Estimated injuries: 793,260

Map from NukeMap by Alex Wellerstein.

Click the map for a larger image.

An interactive map for this city is available here.


Here’s a simplified description of the blast zones that result from a nuclear detonation. A more detailed description is available on the NukeMap website.

Fireball: Yellow zone at very center of display. Everything in this zone is vaporized.

Moderate Blast Damage: Next zone from center, colored gray. Most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread.

Thermal Radiation: Next zone from center, colored yellow. Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, which can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation.

Light Blast Damage: Largest zone, colored gray. Windows can be expected to break, causing many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion.


Here’s a video which describes the impact of a nuclear explosion on a city.