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City, County, or
Zip Code
Grove City, Ohio
Overall Damage
Damaged (4 of 10)
ShockwaveHeat BlastFallout
County: Franklin
Population: 33,113 (2007)
Land Area: 13.95 square miles
Population Density: 2,374 people per square mile
Part of Columbus Metro Area

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DAMAGED (4 of 10)


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Heat Blast

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Heat Blast (within city boundaries.)
The heat blast from the explosion is very powerful; up close, it can cause 3rd degree burns and even death. As the heat travels from the center of the explosion, it gets weaker. The heat can affect people many miles from the explosion.
Burn LevelPercent
First Degree43.39%
  • High rate (80%) of first degree burns for those outside. Symptoms include:
    • Pain
    • Redness
  • Almost no fatalities from burns
  • Eye damage or blindness possible if looking in direction of blast
Second Degree29.62%
  • High rate (80%) of second degree burns for those outside. Symptoms include:
    • Persistent pain
    • Blisters
    • Swelling
    • Scarring
    • Nerve damage
    • Possibility of infection
  • Flash burns to eyes possible if looking in direction of blast
  • Some fatalities from burns
  • Eye damage or blindness possible if looking in direction of blast
  • Newspapers, leaves, rotting wood ignite
Third Degree0.61%
  • High rate (80%) of third degree burns for those outside. Symptoms include:
    • Damage to underlying muscle and bone
    • Possible charring
    • Severe scarring
    • Severe nerve damage
    • Probable infection
    • Shock
  • Medium to high rate of fatalities from burns
  • Eye damage or blindness possible if looking in direction of blast
  • Wooden buildings smolder or ignite
  • Clothing may ignite or melt
Shockwave (within city boundaries.)
The shock wave is most damaging at the site of the explosion. It acts like a very strong, very fast wind. Close to the explosion, it can topple skyscrapers and overturn vehicles. People are injured or killed when buildings collapse. The effect gets weaker the farther the shock wave travels from the center of the blast. The shock wave can be felt many miles from the explosion.
Shockwave PressurePercent
1 PSI100.00%
  • Windows shatter
  • Some trees knocked down
  • Roof damage to many buildings
  • Injuries mainly from flying glass or small objects
Fallout (within city boundaries.)
The explosion sucks up bits of the ground around the bomb, carries them high into the air, blasts them into tiny particles and irradiates them. These particles can be carried hundreds, or even thousands of miles, as they slowly drift down to earth in a a "fallout cloud." Where the cloud passes and lands, it showers radioactivity. Exposure to uncontrolled radioactivity can be harmful to living organisms. Because winds are very unpredictable, the fallout information shown here is based upon the average winds. Small changes in the wind can cause large changes in the results.
Month of BlastAverage
Total Rad.*
January1800 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
February4 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
March4 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
April510 Rads
  • 60 to 90% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Serious digestive upset
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Intense medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
May10 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
June10 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
July20 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
August20 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
September3 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
October30 Rads
  • No fatalities
  • Temporary reduced immune system functioning
  • No noticeable symptoms
  • Medical supervision not needed
November6 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
December5 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
* = The average fallout received in a one month period following the blasts. Certain areas may receive more or less depending on winds and other factors.