How The Nuke From N. Korea’s Test Could Damage SF, Via Google Maps

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North Korea reportedly tested a nuclear weapon tonight. For perspective, its recently demonstrated long-range missile could potentially deliver a bomb capable of taking out downtown San Francisco.

After measuring a 4.9 magnitude seismic event tonight, South Korea’s defence ministry confirmed that it was caused by an underground nuclear test. North Korea’s nuclear capability is estimated to be about 2 kilotons.

Of course, I immediately wanted to know what kind of damage this could do to San ...

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