What if your hometown were hit by the Hiroshima atomic bomb?

Have you ever thought about the damage caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945? What would be the damage if that same atomic bomb were dropped on your hometown?

Where are you from?

Type to find your hometown.

Now click on the map to mark your target.

Ready? Now drop the bomb

The bomb would cause damage within a 12-mile radius of ground zero

Within 0.5 miles: 90% of people are killed by heavy fire and blast. Pregnant women who survive will experience miscarriage due to radiation.

Within 1 mile: 70% of people are killed by heavy fire and blast. Everything up to this distance is completely destroyed by heavy fire from the explosion at ground zero.

Within 3 miles: Buildings up to this distance are heavily destroyed by fire that spreads from ground zero.

Within 12 miles: Buildings are safe but windows might be broken.

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Nuclear bombs that are being deployed today are way more powerful

Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

'Yield' is the amount of explosive energy produced by a nuclear weapon. It is measured in terms of the quantity of Trinitrotoluene or TNT, an explosive material, that would generate the same amount of energy when it explodes. For example, the yield of Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, is 15 kiloton which means it generated the same amount of energy as does 15,000 tons of TNT.

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