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City, County, or
Zip Code
Redwood City, California
Overall Damage
Damaged (4 of 10)
ShockwaveHeat BlastFallout
County: San Mateo
Population: 73,603 (2007)
Land Area: 19.48 square miles
Population Density: 3,779 people per square mile
Part of San Francisco Metro Area

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In a nuclear apocalypse
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DAMAGED (4 of 10)


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Heat Blast

green indicator Singed


yellow indicator Glowing

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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 Degree10.89%
  • 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
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 PSI82.37%
  • 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.*
January5200 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within 48 hours
February470 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
March4 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
April4 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
May7 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
June7 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
July8 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
August7 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
September10 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
October3 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
November3 Rads
  • No noticeable effects.
December4700 Rads
  • 100% fatal
  • Death within hours or days
* = 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.