# Can a nuke take out a whole city?

## Can a nuke take out a whole city?

Many nukes are more powerful than others. But, it would take a lot of nukes to destroy the entire US. There are single bombs that could destroy New York City, or Chicago, or Los Angeles, or San Francisco. However, the largest city in the US is Anchorage, Alaska.

## How much area does a nuke take out?

Calculations demonstrate that one megaton of fission, typical of a two megaton H-bomb, will create enough beta radiation to blackout an area 400 kilometres (250 mi) across for five minutes. Careful selection of the burst altitudes and locations can produce an extremely effective radar-blanking effect.

How tall do you have to be to survive a Nuclear Blast?

To survive a nuclear blast, you would need to be at least 3 feet deep underground. Also, you need to be at least 36 inches of concrete or tightly-packed dirt to shield you from the blast radius. The longer answer is, it depends on the size and power of the nuclear bomb. Not all nukes are created equal. Keep readingâ€¦

How big of a shelter do you need for a nuclear bomb?

Also, you need to be at least 36 inches of concrete or tightly-packed dirt to shield you from the blast radius. The longer answer is, it depends on the size and power of the nuclear bomb. Not all nukes are created equal.

### How long do you have to be underground to survive a nuclear bomb?

To survive a nuclear blast, you would need to be at least 3 feet deep underground. Also, you need to be at least 36 inches of concrete or tightly-packed dirt to shield you from the blast radius. The longer answer is, it depends on the size and power of the nuclear bomb.

### How much territory can a nuclear bomb destroy?

How Much Territory Can a Nuclear Bomb Destroy? As of today, nine countries hold a total of 15000 nuclear weapons according to ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) which are more than enough to end the civilization and life on Earth as we know it.