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Originally posted by spark9576
I guess my question is, how do they know if it's an artificial earthquake?
Reuters: North Korea advised U.S. in advance of its intention to conduct nuclear test, U.S. State Department spokeswoman says
Originally posted by SloAnPainful
Actually Nef if we didn't nuke Japan we'd all be speaking German or Japense...
That includes England by the way,
But I degress,
Actually Nef if we didn't nuke Japan we'd all be speaking German or Japense... That includes England by the way, But I degress, -SAP-
well that is something, better than going to war mode.
Japan launched several planes to test for nuclear particles in the air, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said. He described the test as a "major provocation not only towards the safety of our country but also against the international community."
Originally posted by bekod
DPRK will say the test was done at 2km deep, a 12kt Hydrogen bomb was tested and will test an other shortly, just seeing if my cb is working.
Originally posted by dragnik
reply to post by spark9576
That was a test of nuclear bomb, 5-6 kTones...
if DPRK produces a 21 kt bomb they can still be a treat to Japan or South Korea, we will think noting of a 21kt bomb, we are more concerned with 100kt to1 Meg bombs, when will learn a nuke is a nuke no matter what the size is. what would a 21kt do to Hawaii? or Sole South Korea, or Tokyo Japan?
The size of weapons: The one megaton size weapon is no longer widely used. Most of the literature that focuses on one megaton weapons is dated and of limited use for assessing blast damage. It was principally in the late 1950 and 1960s when megaton weapons were in vogue in the U.S. and comprised the bulk of its strategic nuclear weapons. The trend has been to move away from weapons in the megaton range. This trend is not a consequence of nations becoming choir boys. It is because they can produce more effective destruction with weapons in the 100 Kt to 550 Kt range [greater destruction per unit of weight].
The overwhelming majority of nuclear weapons in all nuclear weapon nations are less than one megaton [China comes the closest to being an exception to this rule with roughly 73% of its weapons reportedly being 300 Kt or less, and the remaining 77 of its weapons perhaps being 3.3 megatons or greater].
For comparison, note that the Hiroshima bomb was 12.5 to 15 Kt in size. The Nagasaki bomb was approximately 21 Kt. The U.S. weapons now fall principally within the 100 Kt to 375 Kt range, the average being approximately 250 Kt. And the majority of Russia weapons are 550 Kt; the average size is roughly 400 Kt.