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Experts predict the effects of a nuclear strike on Hawaii

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The American edition of Defense One with the help of a special program Nukemap, developed at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzed the consequences of a possible nuclear strike on Hawaii, reports RIA News.




Earlier, state authorities have spread a false message about the missile threat, which caused panic among residents.

For the analysis was selected charge power 200 kilotons in TNT equivalent. The epicenter of the explosion chose the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, whose population is about 400 thousand people.

“According to calculations, an explosion at an altitude of 600 meters above the ground will instantly kill 158 thousands of people, another 173 thousands will be injured. Detonation at a distance from the surface increases the destructive force of the blast wave. The diameter of the fireball will reach five kilometers. The explosion will destroy almost 150 educational institutions and 30 hospitals, ”the publication says.

The consequences will aggravate the relief - the blast wave will reflect off the mountains that surround the city. In addition, experts predict the emergence of "fire storm", which will inevitably arise due to the large number of wooden buildings.

The publication also cites the words of Georgetown University expert Timothy Jorgensen, who believes that the Hawaiian authorities made a mistake by calling in a false notification to residents "to seek shelter immediately."

In his opinion, the message needed to point out the need to stock up on food and water. The expert stressed that “radiation is no less dangerous than the explosion itself”, therefore, in the event of a nuclear strike, people will have to spend more than one day in shelters waiting for a decrease in radioactive background.
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  1. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 21 January 2018 09: 01
    +4
    Well, provocateurs! I am sure that this "false" signal was specially made ..
    1. Michael_Zverev
      Michael_Zverev 21 January 2018 09: 14
      +5
      Of course. There is such propaganda since the Cold War, our just some kind of initiative. Fear and hatred towards us are deep in them.
    2. xetai9977
      xetai9977 21 January 2018 09: 16
      +3
      This can be said about anywhere in the world.
      1. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 21 January 2018 09: 33
        +6
        Quote: Mikhail_Zverev
        Fear and hatred towards us are deep in them.

        That's it ..!
        Quote: xetai9977
        This can be said about anywhere in the world.

        And Azerbaijan is also on this list ..? I remember leaflets (printed in Turkey) scattered in the early 90's with you, etc. The "interesting" text was there. negative
      2. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 22 January 2018 00: 42
        +1
        Quote: xetai9977
        This can be said about anywhere in the world.


        There is no point where Russophobes are grown from the cradle, well, except for the tan of course.

        As for me, let them hysteria. The longer the tantrum, the less they think with their heads.
    3. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 21 January 2018 09: 32
      +2
      Did you consider the consequences for Hawaii ?! All official provocateurs sit in Fashington! For him, and consider the consequences of a blow! Nearby and the Pentagon! So there’s nothing to trifle, exchange for only 200 kT, you can do something more substantial there so that the client does not get offended!
  2. 210ox
    210ox 21 January 2018 09: 12
    +1
    Naive Hawaiian (Amerz) boys .. If God forbid this happens, then everyone will get it. And no economy will be needed .. It would be someone to bury ..
  3. svp67
    svp67 21 January 2018 09: 17
    +2
    For analysis, a charge with a power of 200 kilotons of TNT was chosen
    For comparison, this is 10 times more than was dropped on Hiroshima ....
    “According to estimates, an explosion at an altitude of 600 meters above the ground will instantly kill 158 thousand people, another 173 thousand will be injured.
    In the same Hiroshima, about 60 thousand people died immediately. In the next day after that - another 90, mainly from the strongest radiation exposure. And if you follow these figures, then in Hawaii, another 000 thousand people may die in the next day.
    1. KCA
      KCA 21 January 2018 09: 57
      +5
      No, science and technology have grown very much since 1945, I don’t remember the exact numbers, about 10-15% of the charge burned up earlier, the rest of the uranium or plutonium scattered around, now 95% burns up, and the charge mass has significantly decreased, so the infection minimum terrain
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 21 January 2018 11: 26
        +4
        Namely, modern nuclear weapons are more or less clean.
        But here it is necessary to take into account the specifics of the damaging factors. An electromagnetic pulse, for example, will burn all the electronics, without modern technology, the losses will be even greater.
      2. svp67
        svp67 21 January 2018 13: 30
        +2
        Quote: KCA
        No, science and technology have grown very much since 1945, I don’t remember the exact numbers, about 10-15% of the charge burned up earlier, the rest of the uranium or plutonium scattered around, now 95% burns up, and the charge mass has significantly decreased, so the infection minimum terrain

        And now the question. And who has science and technology so grown up with? And did they grow up like that in the DPRK?
        1. KCA
          KCA 21 January 2018 14: 58
          +1
          If a thermonuclear charge has been made, it means that the thermonuclear charge is smaller in terms of the amount of fissile material and its residue after the explosion, compared with the USA of 1945
          1. svp67
            svp67 21 January 2018 16: 03
            +2
            Quote: KCA
            If a thermonuclear charge is done,

            By the way, this is still a moot point. Not all experts agree to consider that explosion a thermonuclear.
  4. PN
    PN 21 January 2018 09: 17
    +3
    "In his opinion, the message should indicate the need to stock up on food and water."
    After watching the movie "Separator" you understand that all this is useless ...
    1. dzen123
      dzen123 21 January 2018 09: 32
      +3
      That's it. Even if part of the population can find shelter + stock up on food, then after a phenomenon like "fire storm" the air will NOT be suitable for breathing for at least two to three days. How to survive in a shelter, even anti-atomic, if the air mixture in the shelter itself turns into poison over time? And the more people crammed into such a shelter, the faster it will become a gas chamber.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 21 January 2018 11: 16
        +2
        If the shelters are equipped with an air purification system, then people will survive there, there will definitely not be a fire curtain, due to the fact that a double shock wave will destroy all buildings and bury most of the combustible materials, there will be separate fires.
        1. Dead duck
          Dead duck 21 January 2018 14: 26
          +2
          Quote: Vadim237
          If the shelters are equipped with an air purification system, people will survive there,

          survive, they will survive, but how much food is enough for them and the same filters. what
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 21 January 2018 15: 13
            +1
            At least a few days should be enough.
            1. Dead duck
              Dead duck 21 January 2018 15: 17
              +4
              Quote: Vadim237
              At least a few days should be enough.

              doubtful joy
  5. evil partisan
    evil partisan 21 January 2018 09: 43
    +3
    Good already scare Hawaiians! stop There, and so after the last time, the whole island was littered with bricks ... sad They are still taking it apart. request
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 21 January 2018 10: 27
      0
      Quote: Angry Guerrilla
      There, and so after the last time, the whole island was littered with bricks ...

      Thereafter? Or did the files shake that caused a tsunami?
      1. evil partisan
        evil partisan 21 January 2018 15: 44
        +2
        Quote: Amurets
        Thereafter?

        what
        Actually, I meant this:

        Well, and where do the bricks come from in case of great fright, you, Colleague, probably know without me ... hi
  6. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 21 January 2018 10: 11
    +7
    The effect would be better if first you placed this material, and only then you made a mistake with the button.
    1. bald
      bald 21 January 2018 10: 32
      +1
      The consequences would be terrible, fatal.
  7. bald
    bald 21 January 2018 10: 30
    +3
    What are they there, completely numb? - "Experts." Products are stored in advance, and not after notification. And since these are islands, the best option is to cover yourself with a sheet and slowly polsti in the cemetery - why slowly? - so that there is no panic. Not only that, the inhabitants were frightened with a false alarm, they also report what could have happened to them, they didn’t even launder after that (I understand the inhabitants)
  8. Egorovich
    Egorovich 21 January 2018 10: 43
    +4
    Do not buy, God, to anyone to experience what the Japanese experienced in August 1945. It’s scary to even think.
  9. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 21 January 2018 11: 05
    +2
    No matter where the b / head would fly, even in Hawaii, even in Washington, this would be fair, taking into account the "merits" of the United States in the matter of militarizing and randomizing the world. A nuclear poultice for the United States will benefit the rest of the world. At the same time, the souls of the burned Japanese in Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be avenged.
    1. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 21 January 2018 11: 19
      +2
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      No matter where the b / head would fly, even in Hawaii, even in Washington, this would be fair

      An unjust b / head that arrived in response, and most likely not one, will work no worse than a fair one. And it will be too late to think about justice.
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 21 January 2018 11: 43
        +2
        Quote: Mikhail M
        An unjust b / head that arrived in response, and most likely not one, will work no worse than a fair one. And it will be too late to think about justice.
        You are about the details, and I'm about justice, since no one in the world has done as much shit to start a war as the USA did. Let it be not a nuclear rocket, but the exhaust of Yellowstone, but the United States deserves God's punishment.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 21 January 2018 20: 00
          +2
          The US government deserves it, but the people who live there don't.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 21 January 2018 20: 04
            +2
            Quote: Vadim237
            The US government deserves it, but the people who live there don't.
            As for the people, I agree, but as for the state - no. As long as the United States exists, there will be no peace or order in the world.
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 January 2018 11: 16
    +2
    Well, if the United States continues its policy towards China, then if not a charge arrives in Hawaii, then the Republic of Kazakhstan will definitely undergo such an artillery raid that it will not seem enough. With a bad head you can break even that which does not break.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 21 January 2018 12: 20
      +2
      China
      Of course read the DPRK.
  11. Rusland
    Rusland 21 January 2018 11: 33
    +9
    They are the masters, the whole world is in ruins and it is shared.
  12. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 21 January 2018 12: 50
    +1
    For analysis, a charge with a power of 200 kilotons in TNT was chosen.

    Eun was never greedy to pawn more kilotons .... for example 600 ... laughing
    In addition, Eun, a kind person, in addition to an atmospheric explosion, will also arrange an underwater near Hawaii, so that the irradiated and charred inhabitants are cooled with seawater and thrown into the sea, gee ... yes
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 21 January 2018 13: 38
      +2
      Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
      For analysis, a charge with a power of 200 kilotons in TNT was chosen.

      Eun was never greedy to pawn more kilotons .... for example 600 ... laughing
      In addition, Eun, a kind person, in addition to an atmospheric explosion, will also arrange an underwater near Hawaii, so that the irradiated and charred inhabitants are cooled with seawater and thrown into the sea, gee ... yes

      Eun can, if they bring him ...))) But the DPRK was admitted to the Olympic Games in South Korea!
      Putin is the only world tyrant .. ha ha ha Russia means too ..? Well, gentlemen, we will water you for EVERYTHING! negative
  13. Maxim73
    Maxim73 21 January 2018 17: 42
    +1
    Specialists have learned to use Internet browsers ?!

    Play - play at least: http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/
  14. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 21 January 2018 20: 41
    +1
    "... instantly kill 158 thousand people, another 173 thousand will be injured ..."
    Amazing program. And she could have killed 159.973 people, 172.027 people - instantly wounded. The remaining 70 people - to irradiate with neutrons ...
    What is the point of spending ammunition in the city center - the tourist capital of the region? What is there: in the central square the entire Pacific fleet of the United States? In 1977 or 1978 I had to draw all sorts of cards in case of atomic warfare. defeat zones, places of dispersal of troops and equipment, etc. And the main spot was gaping at the engine plant, where, in addition to spare parts for Moskvich and APU for airplanes, they made engines for cruise missiles and for vertical take-off aircraft (predecessors of the F-35 engines)
    The plant stood on the outskirts of the city. Nearby is one of the largest railways in the USSR sorting station ... And to another outskirts of kilometers 10-15.
    But for Americans, the computer considers the explosion in the center of the city ... And exactly 200 kilotons of TE. Some kind of children's game. And the program is clearly designed for the processor KR580VM80A (i8080) and 48 kilobytes of memory ... Probably they dug up something from the 1970s, when everyone was fond of the "nuclear winter" ...
  15. tracer
    tracer 21 January 2018 21: 00
    +2
    I think that those who have been to Honolulu on the site are few and I belong to one of them. IF THE SHOCK WILL BE AT THE CAPITAL NAMED AFTER HONOLOUS, IT IS NECESSARY TO ADD ABOUT 100 THOUSAND victims at the expense of tourists. The mountain range divides the island into two parts approximately in the middle. One for tourists, another for islanders and those who serve tourists. "Another World" of wooden houses and various shacks at the window itself. There are not many high-rise buildings, the shock wave will erase everything into dust and simply blow away all living things and, in general, everything into the ocean from the left to the right of the island. There is no metro or kayih or bomb shelter besides the half-awesome muse "Pearl Harbor". And if water explodes, at least half of the island will be washed off. Good is not enough. Swinging around in Hawaii to North Korea is like "taking the candy from the baby." If I may say so. Nothing will protect her, neither which missile defense system, nor even the terrain.
    1. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 21 January 2018 21: 14
      +1
      Yes, there are many beaches and many tourists on the west coast of the USA ...
  16. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 22 January 2018 00: 41
    +1
    Just in case, you need to remember the parameters of the explosion, otherwise suddenly there will be a rush, and then the height must be urgently programmed.