posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:22 AM
It's a pretty good assumption that a terrorist style nuke would be ground burst, which is a lot more preferable (to the target city), as destruction
will be less. Chances are, such a nuke would be pretty small, likely only taking out a few city blocks, with the secondary effects affecting some
surrounding blocks. Not as bad as many would think, but still the worst such tragedy to ever occur.
Nuclear blast simulators seem to wildly vary on how far the effects are. So-called "suitcase" nukes are pretty small in yield. A standard Russian
missile is 550kt though, so may want to choose that also, to see the effects. Or, if you're really feeling dismal, try a 3 megaton one. Chances of
anything bigger hitting near you are slim (they were mostly made, just to see if they could).....
edit on 1-8-2013 by Gazrok because: (no