Bellevue and nukes. From a

Bellevue and nukes. From a colleague who knows better than I do, answering the question “If Seattle was targetted by a nuke, would we be safe here in Bellevue?”:

Depends on the size. The Hiroshima (fission) bomb had a lethal radius of 2 – 3 miles. Large fusion bombs (very hard to make, North Korea can’t produce them) could have a lethal radius up to 30 miles. I would want to be further away then Bellevue if downtown Seattle was hit. Also, its very hard to make a long range missile accurate. The probable accuracy of a North Korean missile is 1 – 2 miles (or worse) at that range. Go to Monroe!