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City, County, or
Zip Code
Burbank, California
Overall Damage
Devastated (8 of 10)
ShockwaveHeat BlastFallout
BlastedCharredGlowing Brightly
County: Santa Clara
Population: 5,239 (2000)
Land Area: 0.45 square miles
Population Density: 11,749 people per square mile
Other places named Burbank in California:
Part of San Jose Metro Area

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DEVASTATED (8 of 10)


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Heat Blast (within census place 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
Census Place
Third Degree100.00%
  • 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 census place 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
Census Place
5 PSI100.00%
  • Brick and cinderblock buildings collapse
  • Utility poles snap
  • Nearly all power lines down
  • Near 100% rate of serious injuries
  • Fatalities common
Fallout (within census place 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.*
January8400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
February800 Rads
  • 90% to 100% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 1 to 6 weeks
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Life-threatening digestive upset
  • Internal bleeding
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Intense medical care required
  • Treatment: bone marrow transplant
March10000 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
April8000 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
May10400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
June10400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
July10400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
August9400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
September8300 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
October8400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
November6500 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
December6800 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
* = 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.