See What Tri-Cities Might Look Like After a Nuclear Bomb Blast
Two minutes to midnight.
An amazing Iron Maiden song and the current clock setting for Armageddon.
Due mostly to rising tensions on the Korean peninsula earlier this year, the Doomsday Clock was moved forward to just two minutes until midnight and the analogous man made catastrophe that signifies the end of times. Since 1947, members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board, have maintained watch over the clock that represents the threat of global nuclear war. Climate change has also recently been added to the formula that goes into determining how close we are to doing ourselves in.
So, with the elevated nuclear warfare risk, The Outrider Foundation published an interactive nuclear bomb simulator, allowing people to see how houses and neighborhoods would be affected if they were hit by a nuclear bomb, personalizing the experience.
The visualization relies on data from Stevens Institute of Technology professor Alex Wallerstein, who created a "Nuke Map" to measure the impact of nuclear war.
To use the map, simply type in your address or the address of the area you want to see vaporized. The visualization can show you how the large the impact of the bomb might be, depending on the payload of your choosing (350 kilotons...is that necessary?), how much of your neighborhood would likely be toast and how many people might be affected (deformed) by radiation poisoning, you know, all the good stuff.
Running the numbers for Tri-Cities, with the largest allowed bomb payload, 50,210 people would die with 66,340 being seriously injured if a nuclear device was detonated in Kennewick.
With 162.9 million detonations and counting at the nuke map website, people seem to enjoy fantasy mass destruction.