How to Survive a Nuclear Attack
How the Attack Spreads
1. The initial shock wave lessens after the first ring, but will still demolish most residential buildings and cause widespread casualties.
2. The fireball created by a nuclear bomb can reach tens of millions of degrees.
3. The blast sends a shock wave that would destroy nearly everyone and everything within this first ring.
4. If the bomb is detonated in the air, as opposed to on the ground, 50% to 90% of people in this area will die from radiation exposure without medical treatment.
5. With a 10- kiloton bomb, everyone within the outermost ring in the image above would receive third-degree burns from thermal radiation.