What would happen if a nuke hit the core of the earth?
If you set off nukes inside the Earth’s core the pressure waves would primarily be P waves, that would spread out evenly towards the surface. Using David Hammen’s 7 x 1018 joules of energy and Earth’s surface area of 5.1 x 1014 square meters.
What would happen to Earth if the core is to be removed?
Once the Earth’s core disappears, the structure of the Earth would then collapse. Depending on whether or not you replaced the core with air, the layers of the Earth would then proceed to crash together because of the liquid state of the mantle. Once the Earth crashes together Everyone Dies™.
What would happen if a nuke exploded underground?
When the device being tested is buried at sufficient depth, the nuclear explosion may be contained, with no release of radioactive materials to the atmosphere. Following the explosion, the rock above the cavity may collapse, forming a rubble chimney.
Does a nuke hit the ground?
While any nuclear explosion in the atmosphere produces some fallout, the fallout is far greater if the burst is on the surface, or at least low enough for the firebalI to touch the ground. The significant hazards come from particles scooped up from the ground and irradiated by the nuclear explosion.
Is Earth’s core cooling?
The Earth’s inner core is thought to be slowly growing as the liquid outer core at the boundary with the inner core cools and solidifies due to the gradual cooling of the Earth’s interior (about 100 degrees Celsius per billion years).
What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning for 42 seconds?
Assuming that the earth stops suddenly for 42 seconds and then starts spinning again at its normal speed, here’s what would happen: 1. If the earth stops spinning suddenly, the atmosphere will continue to spin. The winds will also cause erosion to the earth’s crust.