North Korea Test Nuke - 20kt Yield WOW - They did it!

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JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Original Post - May 24, 2009 - 09:25pm PT
4.7 Mag Nuke Quake.

Breaking

DE FUCA NEWS ALERY@
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 24, 2009 - 09:31pm PT
Alery?
I hate when there's an alery!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 24, 2009 - 09:32pm PT
North Korea has CLAIMED to have conducted a test. Sensors in South Korea detected an artifically-generated tremor shortly before. The seismic data is being analyzed.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/world/asia/25nuke.html?hp

Looking at the bright side, if it really was a nuclear bomb, then it's using up whatever U-235 and P-235 the North Koreans have. Hard stuff to produce in quantity - even the US had only enough for one more bomb right after the first three explosions in 1945.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
May 24, 2009 - 09:42pm PT
20 kt?


Pretty small potatoes.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 24, 2009 - 09:44pm PT
And we know our potatoes............Duck, Jox, it's an alery!
There may be zombies, or hold chippers, or(gasp) 'publo polititards.
Chaz

Trad climber
Boss Angeles
May 24, 2009 - 09:50pm PT
Probably an accident.

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 24, 2009 - 09:52pm PT
Well, ailurophobia is the irrational fear of cats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailurophobia

Perhaps aleryphobia is the irrational fear of wolves.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 24, 2009 - 09:53pm PT
I'm not afraid.
I've got duck tape. and some small potatoes. and a dead cat.
I'm ready.
good idea to stay low, though.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 24, 2009 - 09:56pm PT
Why post non climbing information that is easily obtained in the news media?
jbar

Social climber
urasymptote
May 24, 2009 - 09:56pm PT
If he's got an alery y doesn't he just take some claritin

Edit #1 on yahoo news before you sign in
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
May 24, 2009 - 10:03pm PT
Hmmmm...


I seem to be missing a cat.


A slow, old one...




















....SCULLY!!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 25, 2009 - 05:26am PT
Haha!
Hey, it's for a good cause......Alery protection!
That's serious business.
TradIsGood

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
May 25, 2009 - 05:49am PT
P-235?!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 25, 2009 - 12:00pm PT
I think he means plutonium.
That'll kill a cat, but GOOD.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2009 - 02:30pm PT
Look Boys if its a 4.5 Quake that means its 20kt.
Probally U235 Gun type weapon. With their current missile design they can hit the West Coast in 23 min.

F*#KING THINK ABOUT IT.

This cannot stand and Obama better pull the finger out of his ass and do something today, not tommorrow.

JDF
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 25, 2009 - 04:53pm PT
So post an "Alery", already.
Oh, yeah, you did.



Nevermind.
Scared Silly

Trad climber
UT
May 26, 2009 - 08:39pm PT
Today, in response to all the flak N Korea got for the nuke test they decided to launch two missiles. One missile was named "Fuk" the other "Eew"
GDavis

Trad climber
May 26, 2009 - 08:47pm PT
Whats scarier is that this is from a country whose income comes from sales of methamphetamines, heroin, counterfeit US and japanese currencies and sales of arms to terrorist groups. They are not above selling whatever it is they have for whatever price they can get, and if history has shown us anything is that there are people out there who are willing to buy.

A 20kt nuke is small potatoes compared to the US arsenal... but is still sufficiant to kill several million people if in the right(wrong) hands. Very serious, very scary stuff.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 26, 2009 - 09:03pm PT
there is a debate about the yield, e.g.:

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/2312/greetings-from-geneva-more-on-mb-to-yield


it is possibly much smaller than 20kT... still a bad day even at 2kT though...

Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
May 26, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
Well, I know how serious this is....and I respect that.

However, you guys have provided me the best laughs in a LONG time. God knows I need laughter in my life and I'll ask him to keep an eye on Korea.

Grazi, lynnie
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 26, 2009 - 09:45pm PT
Ya know, I've been in North Korea(like 100 ft, at least).....It was snowing too hard to tell if we were bein' irradiated. I guess they had the good sense to stay inside in a blizzard.
Weren't no Alery's then, neither.
GDavis

Trad climber
May 26, 2009 - 09:45pm PT
you forget, reilly, that this wasn't actually a bomb, it was an earthquake. The obama administration just used it as an excuse to enter a war we never should have been in.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 27, 2009 - 10:04am PT
Looks like another dud.

http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/features/the-north-korean-nuclear-test-what-the-seismic-data-says
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
May 27, 2009 - 10:18am PT
All Bill Clintons fault, he cut the deals, he talked to them, he should have dropped bombs on them.



Jody's evil twin
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2009 - 10:34am PT
Why does North Korea not just market a dirty bomb?

I am sure the islamos would pay good money.

Juan
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2009 - 10:41am PT
When I was at Caltech I designed this experiment to model a underground Nuclear Blast. Started with a 12" cube of limestone and milled out a 20cm circular cavity right in the middle. Placed High Explosive charge right in the middle of the cavity. Had strain gages on the block and a high speed data logger.

God I miss the good old days.

Juan
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 27, 2009 - 11:45am PT
Just heard on the news that N Korea has declared it's armistice with S Korea, in effect since 1953, to be "over."

So, Mr. Biden said President Obama would be tested early...

Does rescinding their agreement from 1953, which ended the Korean War, re-open hostilities?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 4, 2009 - 12:46pm PT
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,530004,00.html

It's a good thing we have he U.N.......

North Korea fired seven ballistic missiles off its eastern coast Saturday, South Korea said, a violation of U.N. resolutions and an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 11, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Third test....

http://www.kcra.com/news/national/N-Korea-appears-to-conduct-3rd-nuclear-test/-/11797450/18505996/-/12hjsf2z/-/index.html

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f5t0#summary
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
I blame the Onion.
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/01/166293306/the-onion-so-funny-it-makes-us-cry
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
EVERY country should have a thermonuclear bomb...





...TOTAL detente' !!!!1111666
Sheets

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
"20 kt?
Pretty small potatoes."

http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

See what 20 kt does to SF.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
I call BS on labrat's link results--according to it, the TSAR Bomba would only take out the SF Peninsula...


Watch the video of its release and judge for yourself the radiation effects.






edit...granted, I'm no physicist or DOD guy, but a realist who lives near the Yellowstone Caldera
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
I'll bet it went off by mistake. Hopefully it killed a bunch of their "scientists".
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 11, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Cable telegram priority

USA congratulates you on attaining our 1945 technology.

We too have need of additional test data for our newest generation if amazing weapons approximately 10000 times more powerful than our gen 1 versions

We respectfully request your advice on a good test location.

gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:08pm PT


Nuclear weaponry isnít the height of human ingenuity; it is the pinnacle of human failure.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Feb 11, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Via Twitter:

@Disalmanac
Today in 2005, North Korea announced it had a nuclear weapon, though what it actually had was an old 1970s microwave oven and some tin foil.

Eric
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 12, 2013 - 05:13am PT
Boom Boom ain't it great to be crazy.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 13, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Seismic record...

http://www.norsar.no/norsar/about-us/News/NuclearExplosionDPRK12Feb2013
Dropline

Mountain climber
Somewhere Up There
Feb 13, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Fletch, tin foil will be quite handy if building a Faraday Cage to protect all your electronic gizmos when the crazy N Koreans launch one of their new toys towards LA.
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