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As Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens the world with nuclear war, a map showing what would happen if a nuke dropped on your own house has terrified internet users.
The Nuke Map map, created by Nuclear Secrecy, shows what would happen should Russia decide to go full force in a potential World War 3 and release the largest ever bomb designed by the USSR – the Tsar Bomba.
The 58-megaton bomb was designed by a plethora of Russian scientists back in the “glory days” of the Soviet Union.
Only one fully-functional versions exists, alongside two prototypes.
It is unclear where the working one is, but the two prototypes can be found in the Russian Atomic Weapon Museum in Sarov, and the Museum of Nuclear Weapons in Snezhinsk, Russia.
You can now use the Nuke Map to show what would happen should it, or a range of other nuclear weapons, land on your house – or any city, town and location in the world.
Users can select a range of nuclear weapons and the location before hitting "detonate" to see the damage radius and estimated deaths that would result.
An impact on the UK's capital, London would cause fatalities around six million, according to the online map, with the same amount suffering from devastating injuries further afield.
The initial fireball radius, if the exact centre of London was the focal point, would reach around 6.1 kilometres, while moderate blast damage will stretch out further to 32.6km.
A thermal radiation radius, where anyone in its wake would suffer from 3rd degree burns, hits around 73.7km, while a further light blast damage radius hits around 91.8km.
This would see glass windows break, causing many injuries amongst the surrounding population.
That would hit as far as parts of Oxford, Cambridge, and Peterborough.
The fallout from the potential attack would hit as far as Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, as nuclear effects will travel in the wind – as it did when the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded.
A strike on Leeds would kill more than 1.7m people, with damage affecting major cities of Manchester and Sheffield.
The Isle of Man's entire population would be obliterated if a bomb was to land there, with more than 51,000 killed. Coastal areas of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Cumbria would also see fatalities in this scenario.
If Land's End was targeted, damage would be limited to those living in the immediate area, with most of Cornwall destroyed.
Most of the radiation blast would hit the English Channel – which would not be good for Britain's fishing industry.
Whether or not Putin would actually use the nukes is another story, as Professor Anthony Glees told The Mirror: "He wants us to think he’s now gone to a higher state of nuclear alert.
"But like Nato’s, Russia's nukes are always ready, so whether it actually means anything in military terms is doubtful."
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