Here’s what happens if a nuclear bomb explodes: Okezone techno

JAKARTA – It is interesting to pay attention to Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer, especially if it involves the risk of a conflict with nuclear bombs. The question is: what will happen when this deadly weapon explodes?

According to the Live Science page as of Saturday (10/07/2023), the answer depends on how many weapons were dropped. Russia and the United States are known as the two countries that have 90% of nuclear weapons ready to launch.


According to the Federation of American Scientists, Russia has at least 1,588 weapons deployed for intercontinental missile warfare with a range of 3,417 miles (5,500 kilometers).

Meanwhile, the United States has 1,644 similarly ready weapons. Both have nearly 5,000 active bombs that serve as weapons to destroy their opponents, just waiting for the bombs to be launched and detonated.

So what happens when a nuclear bomb explodes?

There are various types and sizes of nuclear weapons produced. However, modern bombs, triggering this fission reaction, will produce an explosion that will completely destroy their contents. For example, in the cases of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

There is no doubt that the resulting explosion will cause instant death, especially if the dropped bomb weighs 10 kilograms, which means it is equivalent to the size of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs which could kill around 50% of the population in a 2 mile (3.2 km) radius from the explosion.

The deaths were caused by fires, radiation exposure, injuries or even injuries due to the pressure of the explosion that occurred.

While most will suffer injuries from collapsing buildings or flying shrapnel. Not only that, the survivors are also suspected to be carrying radioactive dust with them, so they will need to be decontaminated.

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On the other hand, fallout also poses a danger. The fallout rate depends on whether the bomb is detonated on the ground or while in the air.

Because if the bomb is destroyed on the ground, it will have a direct ground zero effect. In the first 48 hours after the explosion, the affected area will be exposed to 1,000 X-rays per hour.

So about half of the population experiencing total radiation will likely die from acute radiation poisoning. Even worse, survivors are thought to be affected by cancer for life.

Meanwhile, the radioactive impact on the environment will be very serious. It is even claimed that the temperature at the glacial pole will drop by as much as 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius), which will further increase global warming, thus causing crop failure and famine at a time when the world’s population is threatened .

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