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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:08 PM

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

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Reply A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 (Original post)
FarCenter Feb 2013 OP
brooklynite Feb 2013 #1
FarCenter Feb 2013 #3
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #5
KansDem Feb 2013 #2
zappaman Feb 2013 #4
libtodeath Feb 2013 #6
ellisonz Feb 2013 #7
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #8
progressoid Feb 2013 #9
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #10
FarCenter Feb 2013 #11
Blanks Feb 2013 #13
Avalux Feb 2013 #12
woo me with science Feb 2013 #14
marions ghost Feb 2013 #15
bernynhel Feb 2013 #16
indepat Feb 2013 #17

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:15 PM

1. Nothing from North Korea?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:26 PM

3. This is actually through 1998.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:32 PM

5. At the closing the video, there is a note about the source of the data...

...which is from 1945 to 1998.

Here's a relevant portion of the North Korea nuclear tests: timeline from The Telegraph:

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September 19, 2005 North Korea agrees to a preliminary accord under the renewed six-party talks that it would scrap all existing nuclear weapons and nuclear production facilities, rejoin the NPT and allow IAEA inspectors to return.

October 2, 2006 North Korean foreign minister announces that the country will conduct a nuclear test.

October 9, 2006 North Korea detonates a nuclear device with an estimated explosive force of less than one kiloton. China, which had reportedly attempted to convince the regime not to go ahead with the test, was given a 20 minute warning and flashed an emergency alert to Washington.

October 11, 2006 The United Nations Security Council imposes new sanctions on the already isolated regime.

May 25, 2009 North Korea detonates a second nuclear device and launches a number of short-range surface-to-air missiles. The yield of the test was put at close to 5 kilotons. The nuclear test was condemned by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation, the European Union, the Holy See, Nato, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the UN Security Council, which passed Resolution 1874 that tightened sanctions on the country.

<snip>

February 12, 2013 An underground explosion at North Korea's Punngye-ri nuclear test site is detected, with experts estimating the size of the blast at between 6 and 7 kilotons.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:16 PM

2. Classic case of "My MIC's bigger than yours!"

That was mind-boggling!

Thanks for posting!
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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:29 PM

4. Stunning

DU rec and kick!

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:34 PM

6. I cant imagine the destruction that we did with our testing.

Imagine all those blasts concentrated on the one area.
Not to mention th dollars spent to do it.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:34 PM

7. Excellent representation

You've got to wonder what possible effect this might have had on our climate.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:41 PM

8. I had no idea the number was that high....wow. nt.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:44 PM

9. USA! USA! USA!

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:47 PM

10. Nevada National Security Site....

Nevada National Security Site


Nevada testing map:




And here's the US fallout exposure map:

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:21 PM

11. Thanks -- I grew up in one of the 4-6 rad counties.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:47 PM

13. It's interesting how close that is to the election map.

The higher your level of radiation exposure; the more likely your area is to elect a republican.

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:28 PM

12. We win, I guess.

Whatever that means.....

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 05:59 PM

14. Department of "Defense." nt

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:18 PM

15. So stupid

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thank you for the excellent map. it's mesmerizing--not in a good way....

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:24 PM

16. That's IT???? Pfffffffft!

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:39 PM

17. The extent of this testing, considering its known adverse impact on the environment,

is surely a testament to the colossal short-sightedness, arrogance, and stupidity of man.

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