Nuclear Blast Scenarios

Wichita/Sedgwick County Kansas

 

Overpressure Key

15 psi

Complete destruction of reinforced concrete structures, such as skyscrapers, will occur within this ring. Between 7 psi and 15 psi, there will be severe to total damage to these types of structures.

5 psi

Complete destruction of ordinary houses, and moderate to severe damage to reinforced concrete structures, will occur within this ring.

2 psi

Severe damage to ordinary houses, and light to moderate damage to reinforced concrete structures, will occur within this ring.

1 psi

Light damage to all structures, and light to moderate damage to ordinary houses, will occur within this ring.

0.25 psi

Most glass surfaces, such as windows, will shatter within this ring, some with enough force to cause injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.15 miles

         5 psi: 0.28 miles

         2 psi: 0.49 miles

         1 psi: 0.73 miles

         0.25 psi: 1.86 miles

         0.1 psi: 3.81 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 



5 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.26 miles

         5 psi: 0.48 miles

         2 psi: 0.84 miles

         1 psi: 1.24 miles

         0.25 psi: 3.18 miles

         0.1 psi: 6.52 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


10 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.33 miles

         5 psi: 0.61 miles

         2 psi: 1.06 miles

         1 psi: 1.56 miles

         0.25 psi: 4.01 miles

         0.1 psi: 8.21 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


15 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.38 miles

         5 psi: 0.69 miles

         2 psi: 1.21 miles

         1 psi: 1.79 miles

         0.25 psi: 4.59 miles

         0.1 psi: 9.4 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


20 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.42 miles

         5 psi: 0.76 miles

         2 psi: 1.34 miles

         1 psi: 1.97 miles

         0.25 psi: 5.05 miles

         0.1 psi: 10.34 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


50 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.56 miles

         5 psi: 1.04 miles

         2 psi: 1.81 miles

         1 psi: 2.67 miles

         0.25 psi: 6.85 miles

         0.1 psi: 14.04 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


100 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.71 miles

         5 psi: 1.3 miles

         2 psi: 2.28 miles

         1 psi: 3.37 miles

         0.25 psi: 8.63 miles

         0.1 psi: 17.68 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


250 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 0.96 miles

         5 psi: 1.77 miles

         2 psi: 3.1 miles

         1 psi: 4.57 miles

         0.25 psi: 11.72 miles

         0.1 psi: 24.00 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


500 Kiloton

 

         15 psi: 1.21 miles

         5 psi: 2.23 miles

         2 psi: 3.91 miles

         1 psi: 5.75 miles

         0.25 psi: 14.76 miles

         0.1 psi: 30.24 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


1 Megaton

 

         15 psi: 1.53 miles

         5 psi: 2.81 miles

         2 psi: 4.92 miles

         1 psi: 7.25 miles

         0.25 psi: 18.6 miles

         0.1 psi: 38.1 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


10 Megaton

 

         15 psi: 3.3 miles

         5 psi: 6.05 miles

         2 psi: 10.6 miles

         1 psi: 15.62 miles

         0.25 psi: 40.07 miles

         0.1 psi: 82.08 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 


20 Megaton

 

         15 psi: 4.15 miles

         5 psi: 7.63 miles

         2 psi: 13.35 miles

         1 psi: 19.68 miles

         0.25 psi: 50.49 miles

         0.1 psi: 103.42 miles