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


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Social climber
So Cal
May 27, 2009 - 01:04pm PT
Looks like another dud.

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2009 - 01:34pm PT
Why does North Korea not just market a dirty bomb?

I am sure the islamos would pay good money.


Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2009 - 01:41pm 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.


Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 27, 2009 - 02:45pm 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?

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 4, 2009 - 03:46pm PT,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.

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:05am PT
Third test....
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:27am PT
I blame the Onion.

Trad climber
Butte, America
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:31am PT
EVERY country should have a thermonuclear bomb...

...TOTAL detente' !!!!1111666

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:38am PT
"20 kt?
Pretty small potatoes."

See what 20 kt does to SF.

Trad climber
Butte, America
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:47am 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

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:51am PT
I'll bet it went off by mistake. Hopefully it killed a bunch of their "scientists".

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:59am 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

Fort Collins, CO
Feb 12, 2013 - 02:08am PT

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

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Feb 12, 2013 - 02:20am PT
Via Twitter:

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.


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 12, 2013 - 08:13am PT
Boom Boom ain't it great to be crazy.

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 13, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Seismic record...

Mountain climber
Somewhere Up There
Feb 13, 2013 - 02:04pm 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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