How many miles does a nuclear explosion reach?

To give you an idea, here are the figures shared by Daily Mail for the proposed 100megaton Tsar Bomba, the biggest bomb ever designed.

Fireball radius: 3.03 km / 1.88 mi

Radiation radius: 7.49 km / 4.65 mi

Air blast radius: 12.51 km / 7.77 mi

Air blast radius: 33.01 km / 20.51 mi

Thermal radiation radius: 77.06 km / 47.88 mi

Effects of a Nuclear Explosion Damage caused by nuclear explosions can vary greatly, depending on the weapon’s yield (measured in kilotons or megatons), the type of nuclear fuel used, the design of the device, whether it’s exploded in the air or at earth’s surface, the geography surrounding the target, whether it’s winter or summer, hazy or clear, night or day, windy or calm.

Whatever the factors, though, the explosion will release several distinct forms of energy. One form is the explosive blast. Other forms are direct nuclear radiation and thermal radiation. And then there’s radioactive fallout — not exactly energy released by the explosion, but still a destructive result.

Learn more about the Effects of a Nuclear Explosion Damage at National Terror Alert.

In latest news, esidents and officials in this U.S. territory greeted news that North Korea was stepping back from a planned missile strike on the island with some relief and tepid celebration.

After threatening to strike the island with four medium-range ballistic missiles, North Korea officials toned down their warning on Tuesday and said they would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees.” Read more of the report at Fox News.

Wednesday, August 16 2017