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I thought the Nukes going off in India was some kind of diversion from all the talk about Trump today.
HEMP is produced when a nuclear weapon is detonated high above the Earth’ssurface, creating gamma-radiation that interacts with the atmosphere to create aninstantaneous intense electromagnetic energy field that is harmless to people as itradiates outward, but which can overload computer circuitry with effects similar to,but causing damage much more swiftly than a lightning strike.13 The effects ofHEMP became fully known to the United States in 1962 during a high-altitudenuclear test (code named “Starfish Prime”) over the Pacific Ocean, when radiostations and electronic equipment were disrupted 800 miles away through parts ofHawaii. The HEMP effect can span thousands of miles, depending on the altitudeand the design and power of the nuclear burst (a single device detonated at anappropriate altitude over Kansas reportedly could affect all of the continental UnitedStates)14, and can be picked up by metallic conductors such as wires or power cables,acting as antennas to conduct the energy shockwave into the electronic systems ofcars, airplanes, and communications equipment.