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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-08-10 07:34
  Subject:   [MeFi] Six places to nuke if you're serious.

Nuke the Yellowstone Caldera

Hundreds of cubic kilometers of magma at high pressure. A five kilometer cap that limits eruptions to only every million years or so. A well-placed explosion that destroys that cap in the space of a few seconds. A lava plume ten times taller than Mt. Everest, followed by perpetual and global night that lasts for years. This one requires a nuke slightly larger than 1-megatons - 20-megatons ought to be sufficient.

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Alex Belits
  User: abelits
  Date: 2006-08-11 08:07 (UTC)
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In any case I would worry much more about NYC -- it has a lot of of single points of failure for things that many people don't like.
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