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City, County, or
Zip Code
State
Castro Valley, California
Overall Damage
Wrecked (6 of 10)
ShockwaveHeat BlastFallout
ShakenSingedGlowing Brightly
County: Alameda
Population: 57,292 (2000)
Land Area: 14.43 square miles
Population Density: 3,972 people per square mile
Part of San Francisco Metro Area

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WRECKED (6 of 10)

Shockwave

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Fallout

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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
Description
First Degree17.17%
  • 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 Degree0.32%
  • 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
Total17.49%
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
Description
1 PSI100.00%
  • Windows shatter
  • Some trees knocked down
  • Roof damage to many buildings
  • Injuries mainly from flying glass or small objects
Total100.00%
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.*
Description
January2600 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
February8000 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
March9300 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
April9000 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
May8400 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
June8900 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
July8900 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
August8900 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
September9200 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
October8100 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
November8100 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
December350 Rads
  • 50% fatal.
  • Death (if occurs) in 2 to 12 weeks.
  • Nausea, loss of appetite
  • Malaise, fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Digestive upset
  • Temporary male sterility
  • Probable permanent female sterility
  • More susceptible to illness and infection
  • Medical care required
  • Treatment: blood transfusions, antibiotics
* = 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.