Nuclear Bomb Blast Map Shows What Would Happen if One Detonated Near You

Discussions around the threat of nuclear war have escalated in recent weeks, as Sweden and Finland look set to join NATO 

Commentators have been divided on whether Russian president Vladimir Putin would ever go so far as to use these weapons 

The NUKEMAP is designed to show the effect of a nuclear detonation in any given location across the globe 

It consists of a map in which users can select a location and model the local impacts of a blast, while accounting for various factors 

The simulation estimates the potential number of deaths and injuries resulting from any given blast, as well as a rough model of where any nuclear fallout will spread 

Most people still have a very bad sense of what an exploding nuclear weapon can actually do 

The reality is somewhere in between: nuclear weapons can cause immense destruction and huge losses of life