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North Korean nuke bomb meets Recto
For dystopian data visualization Tuesday, here’s what happens if you drop a 6-kiloton North Korean nuclear bomb right in the heart of Recto in Manila.
A large fireball will instantly fry a portion of a barangay on ground zero.
People on Avenida and Ongpin will then get blown away by an air blast.
Radiation will reach Tutuban, Lawton and Quiapo.
Finally, a heat blast will decimate Mendiola, Lyceum, Intramuros, Tondo, TIP, the Comelec, the Office of the Ombudsman — but will miss Malacañang.
[via Alex Wellerstein’s Nuke Map]

North Korean nuke bomb meets Recto

For dystopian data visualization Tuesday, here’s what happens if you drop a 6-kiloton North Korean nuclear bomb right in the heart of Recto in Manila.

A large fireball will instantly fry a portion of a barangay on ground zero.

People on Avenida and Ongpin will then get blown away by an air blast.

Radiation will reach Tutuban, Lawton and Quiapo.

Finally, a heat blast will decimate Mendiola, Lyceum, Intramuros, Tondo, TIP, the Comelec, the Office of the Ombudsman — but will miss Malacañang.

[via Alex Wellerstein’s Nuke Map]

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