By: Kyle James | 09-29-2017 | News
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This Is How Far The Radiation Would Reach If North Korea Detonates Nuclear Bomb Over Pacific

Lassina Zerbo shared an animated graph predicting how far the radioactive cloud would travel if North Korea were to detonate a nuclear warhead over the Pacific ocean. The ominous graph was quickly shared by hundreds and experts agreed that a hydrogen bomb explosion over the Pacific would have disastrous consequences.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In response to inquiries: Rough simulation (Sept15-29) of <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#radio</a>-isotope cloud from hypothetical atmospheric burst over Pacific: <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CTBT</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IMS</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Lassina Zerbo (@SinaZerbo) <a href="">September 28, 2017</a></blockquote>

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There are also fears of electromagnetic pulses bringing down nearby planes and that doesn't even include the damage to marine life which would almost certainly have a lasting impact on humans in the surrounding area. So far, North Korea has only detonated nuclear tests underground, totaling six. The most powerful of which was detonated earlier this month on September 3. Groups monitoring the nuclear activity in North Korea estimated the nuke detonated in September was roughly 16 times the size of the bomb that laid waste to Hiroshima during the end of World War II. Groups monitoring North Korea's nuclear activity released a graph showing North Korea's nuclear progression which has increased significantly in recent months.

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho responded on Friday to President Donald Trump's threat to the United Nations urging them to destroy the rogue regime by saying that Pyongyang may detonate a "powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific."

Hydrogen bombs are many times more powerful than ordinary fission-based atomic bombs and most would agree the detonation of one, even if only the Pacific ocean, would certainly be an act of war.

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Anonymous No. 8927 2017-09-30 : 09:37

Makes you wonder about rad exposure levels the USA population got from the 1944-60 above ground tests… and those were KT to multiple MT tests.

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