[Most New Yorkers—all democrats—are probably wondering, “WILL THIS AFFECT MY DOWNLOAD SPEED ON NETFLIX?”] – What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?

Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles are believed to carry a total of approximately 1,000 strategic nuclear warheads that can hit the US less than 30 minutes after being launched. Of this total, about 700 warheads are rated at 800 kilotons; that is, each has the explosive power of 800,000 tons of TNT. What follows is a description of the consequences of the detonation of a single such warhead over midtown Manhattan, in the heart of New York City.

Source: What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?

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