“The crater of a one-MT ground burst is ten miles in diameter, and the crater for a ten-MT ground burst is over eighty miles in diameter.” Statement made by a lecturer at a public educational meeting.
NUCLEAR WAR FACT: When you increase the mega tonnage by ten, the danger radius only doubles.
The crater for a one-MT ground burst in dry, hard rock is 370 feet in diameter; the crater in wet soil is 660 feet in diameter. The crater for a ten-MT weapon is not ten times larger but is, in fact, 790-1,300 feet in diameter, depending on the soil type. Remember once again that when you increase the mega tonnage by ten, the danger radius only doubles.