Detonate a nuclear bomb

With the United States' new B61-12 nuclear bomb, the military can change the explosive power of the each detonation – from an equivalent force of 50,000 tons of TNT down to 300 tons. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II, detonated at about 2,000 feet, was the equivalent of 15,000 tons. Search for a location below and click the various yields to simulate a surface explosion of the B61-12.

Tons of TNT
Click a yield to simulate a detonation with a B61-12 bomb.

Source: Reveal research by Aaron Williams and Len Ackland Nuclear blast calculations, research, effects and code are by Alex Wellerstein at the Stevens Institute of Technology. This interactive is adapted from his NUKEMAP project with permission. Read Wellerstein's research on Restricted Data, his nuclear secrecy blog.