Do you wonder if NK nuked the nearest big city to you if you'd be affected?

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  1. Xuphor
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    Honestly, I live somewhat close to Dallas/Austin, so I was curious.

    http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

    It's a legitimate website that can show you exactly how far a nuclear strike would spread if it hits wherever you pick. Rather interesting. It shows the fireball effect, the radiation spread, the thermal radiation spread, everything.

    You can pick the North Korean 2013 test bomb, or any other known nuclear bombs in history.
     
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  2. Foxi4

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    That is if they fly that far.

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    If I'm not mistaken, this is the current ICBM Missile Defense coverage for just the United States, I'm not posting NATO's coverage here. But hey, propaganda of fear is fun, isn't it? :P
     
  3. ShadowSoldier

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    Dammit only the Tsar Bomba would affect me if it hit Vancouver. Well, the Thermal Radiation anyways.
     
  4. Gahars

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    ...Implying North Korea has the capability or intention to nuke the United States in the first place.

    Honestly, dragons and fishmen from Innsmouth are more pressing threats.
     
  5. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    The NK one wouldn't affect me but a lot of the other ones would.
     
  6. ComeTurismO

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    Suppose if NK decided to nuke the city next to me. It'd affect us because then people will be liek -
    "OH NO OUR LIVES R ON DANGER". Then, clothes shops, and retail stores etc whatever will die.
     
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    So i picked a current US nuke, targeted the center of london and realized I am literally on the edge of the outer radius. I'd have to run 2 mins up the road to escape damage apparently. ._.
     
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    There's very little point in nuking the nearest big city to me, it's already post-apocalyptic all on its own. lol detroit
     
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    Well, Houston is a pretty large city. If Houston got nuked, well, a nice chunck of Texas would be boned.
     
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    NK got nothing on Woodbridge if they hit Toronto. But wait.. what if they hit Woodbridge?
    *runs away
     
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    Do you wonder if N.K. nuked the biggest city near you would you be affected?



    Well in the short term, yes and no because i know North koreans missles will never reach the U.S. :P
     
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    G-d those Dagonites!
     
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    Hey, it doesn't take into account the potential for a bad aiming system. They could very well hit your house INSTEAD of the center of the nearest major city.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    These guys can't even incompetently lob a missile over the Sea of Japan. It's more likely that Timmy's science project explodes and irradiates lower Manhattan than NK getting anything akin to a nuke on US soil.
     
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  17. 431unknown

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    Cool topic, but I can't waste my time on what if and speculation. Living in fear is what assholes like this want and I'm not going to feed that beast.
     
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    I forgot
    If NK hit the 2 closest cities near me, it would have 0 effect on my home. A few places I constantly visit would be affected, like my school and various shopping areas, but nothing of importance. Yay?
     
  19. soulx

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    This doesn't take fallout into account so the whole lot of you would still be fucked dying a slow painful death from radiation poisoning. Yay?
     
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    ^ important detail.
    It needs to ask for wind speed and direction and show where the fallout would effect. I understand that's a HUGE area, though.