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If the Marianas Trench was Nuked.. speculation

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Forums' started by Harvestor, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Harvestor

    Harvestor Super Member


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  2. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

    Hertfordshire, UK
    Hmmm.... best not do it then...
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  3. crazy-in-az

    crazy-in-az All humans are vermin... Subscriber

    Kingman, Arizona
    I just realized the full title of the video is - "If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench (Just Fantasy, not science!)".

    I remember reading about this some time ago, and the general consensus is that basically we'll end up with a slight bulge in the ocean above the trench that would dissipate in a few seconds, causing no tidal waves/tsunamis. Most scientists agree that there would be no volcanoes or earthquakes caused by the blast. The bubble caused by the explosion would expand about a kilometer, then collapse on itself, then expand and collapse a few more times before petering out completely. The sheer force of water at that depth will more or less contain the explosion and only the sea life in the immediate vicinity will be harmed.

    Even the large amount of radioactive material released by the Tsar Bomba would easily be dissipated by the water. It wouldn't be pretty if you were in a boat right above the trench shortly after the explosion, but most of the earth comes out unscathed.


    This article is somewhat humorous, but it makes a good point-

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  4. SoCal Sam

    SoCal Sam Lunatic Member

    I want the seven minutes I wasted on this video back.
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  5. jcamero

    jcamero GD, a band beyond description Subscriber

    The Bright Side of Life
    ^^ I gave it 45 seconds.
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  6. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Wolf! Wolf!!

    (wait ... did you feel that?)


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  7. steerpike2

    steerpike2 Super Member

    Transvaal, South Africa
    In regard to natural releases of energy such as volcanos or earthquakes, nuclear weapons are small fry
  8. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

    What if an asteroid hit the trench ?
  9. Mr.Jim

    Mr.Jim President of nothing Subscriber

    Summerville, South Carolina
    This video could also be " what happens if you piss off Mr.Jim's wife"
  10. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

    SE Alaska
    In 1971 there was another what if we nuke this going on, this time in the Aleutian islands, directly on top of an active volcano chain and part of the ring of fire. A 5 megaton nuke was set off 6000 feet under Amchitka island. This was the largest underground test ever on US soil. Not being that long after the great 9.2 Alaska earthquake there was lots of doomdayers saying this could at worst crack the mantle and set off unheard of devastating quakes and title waves.

    My electrician apprentice teacher worked on that project and actually had a hand in wiring that bomb up. Most everybody wanted off the island before they set it off but he volunteered to stay. Was a hell of a show i understand but other than some poor marine mammals washed up on the beach, nothing serious happened.IInterestingly enough the environment organization Greenpeace was born out of this test
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
  11. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Closest I ever came to a nuclear blast was when I tried using a Chinese rectifier in my amp ...

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  12. Cadillac Kid

    Cadillac Kid Addicted Member

    In your amp, yeah right.

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