A conventional bomb would have destroyed only the wooden structures within a 40 meters radius, but the atomic bomb that smashed Hiroshima was able to affect everything within a radius of 2 kilometers of the point of explosion. Altogether an area of 13 square kilometers was reduced to ashes and 80% of the 76,000
Altogether 13 square kilometers was reduced to ashes in the area and about 80% of the 76,000 buildings in the city were burned down. This terrible bombing left the city completely demolished, leaving around 140,000 citizens homeless, causing thousands of deaths. Japan would have to invest many years and billions of dollars to be able to rebuild the city. More than half of the bridges in the city were completely destroyed, heavy damages to roads and railroads as well, which caused trouble with communicating with other cities. This made it extremely hard to account for the damages that were done and figure out what to do after. The transportation systems in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were fully shattered, along with many electrical signal systems. The explosion of the atomic bomb killed approximately 140,000 people over all. That is just an estimate of how many people died due to the bombing. For the people left, it was frankly impossible to find a job, the Japanese economy was in a horrible economic situation. Due to many people dying and the city being completely destroyed they were not getting an income and did not have sufficient people to work. Three days passing the Hiroshima attack, the B-26 bomb hit Nagasaki with yet another atomic bomb, which was nicknamed the “Fat Man”. The bomb exploded about 500m above a residential area, full of schools,
The bomb exploded with the power of 22,000 tons of TNT and 70,000 people died in 1945 from the bomb.
The city was in a chaos and unlikely to be recovered. These atomic bombs were not only killing the people during that time period, but also killing the future generation. If a person was standing within 2 miles from the detonation, it will likely be an immediate death for that person. Anyone who stands further would likely get the atomic radiation. If one gets atomic radiation, one will either die or suffer painful diseases. The atomic bomb also left behind an environmental disaster, black rain. This rain was sticky, dark, and extremely dangerous. Not only that, it will infect through the skin, breathing will also cause poisoning. To sum up, the atomic bomb consequences were disastrous. Not to mention, the cost to rebuild the city, this action was totally barbaric, and there were no needs of using this destructive weapon.
“At 1:45 a.m. on August 6, 1945, a US B-29 bomber, named Enola Gay, took off from Tinian Island in the Mariana Islands. It carried the world 's second atomic bomb, the first having been detonated three weeks earlier at a United States test site in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Enola Gay carried one atomic bomb, with an enriched uranium core. The bomb had been named "Little Boy." It had an explosive force of some 12,500 tons of TNT. At 8:15 a.m. that morning, as the citizens of Hiroshima were beginning their day, the Enola Gay released its horrific cargo, which fell for 43 seconds before detonating at 580 meters above Shima Hospital near the center of the city.”
The total amount of Japanese deaths caused by the bombings was about 199,000 people, including American POW’s (Prisoners
The aUnited States Department of Energy has estimated that after five years there were perhaps 200,000 or more fatalities as a result of the bombing, while the city of Hiroshima has estimated that 240,000 people were killed directly by the effects of the bomb, including burns, radiation sickness, and even
Within the first few months after the bombing, it is estimated, by the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, that between 90,000 and 166,000 people died in Hiroshima, plus another 60,000 to 80,000 in Nagasaki. Even though these are just estimates, they represent the destruction of nuclear weapons. However, as many survivors pass away, there is hope because the diseases have not spread to their children, allowing the cities to once again prosper. If the bombs were not to explode so far above the surface, the deaths, destruction, condemnation, and radiation would be immeasurably worse. Due to this, the cities have not become wastelands and hope has survived (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Long Term Health
dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The bomb killed 37,500 instantly; the radiation later killed
On August 9 “Fat Man” was detonated over Nagasaki, an area split into two valleys by a mountain. The twenty kiloton bomb was activated in an industrial valley of the city that was surrounded by
Today, I will discuss an unimaginable event witnessed as the blast heated beneath the ground at 5,000 degrees and contained the magnitude of 20,000 tons of TNT. This is the world’s first exposure to nuclear energy came with the detonation of two Japanese cities. Learning and understanding enable us to create a better picture of the world. In doing research, Steve Sheiken, a historical researcher concluded, “Of the 76,00 buildings that stood…70,000 were destroyed in Hiroshima (Sheinkin, 204).” I am here only to inform the effects of the atomic bombing, impacting Japanese lives. These attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain as one of the most infamous tragedies in history, mainly because of the large number of casualties that shattered Japan’s invincibility, leading to the Nuclear Era.
Today, I would discuss am unimaginable event witnessed as the blast heated beneath the ground at 5,000 degrees and contained the magnitude of 20,000 tons of TNT. This is the world’s first exposure to nuclear energy came with the detonation of two Japanese cities. By learning and understanding enables us to create a better picture of the world. In doing research, Steve Sheiken, an historical researcher concluded, “Of the 76,00 buildings that stood…70,000 were completely destroyed in Hiroshima (Sheinkin, 204).” I am here only to inform the effects of the atomic bombing, impacting Japanese lives. These attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains one of the most infamous tragedies in history because of the large number of casualties that shattered Japan’s invincibility, leading to the Nuclear Era.
Three weeks later, on the 6th of August, a gun-triggered Uranium-235 fission bomb known as “Little Boy” was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima The target had been the Aioi bridge, one of the 81 bridges connected to the 7 branched delta of the Ota River, “Little Boy” missed the target by only 800 feet (Bellis, M n.d. Online History of the Atomic Bomb & Manhattan Project). Hiroshima had a civilian population of almost 300,000 and was an important military centre, containing about 43,000 soldiers. After the explosion 66 thousand were killed and over 69 thousand were injured. (US Department of Energy, 2009)
Many people believe that this damage is strict evidence that the bomb should not have been dropped. The bomb demolished anything less than one mile away from the target area. Only 12% of the citiesí residences remained undamaged.(5) The explosion affected over 42.9 square miles of Nagasaki including trees, concrete buildings, homes, and electricity.(6) Besides these material damages, 200,000 lives were directly affected while countless were indirectly influenced by the atomic bomb. Flash burns, fires, mechanical injuries, blast pressure, and radiation injured and killed the Japanese citizens. Physical effects of the bomb were not the only damages done to the victims; pure
“On August 6, 1945, the world entered the Atomic Age. Without warning, a single nuclear bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing about 90,000 people instantly and injuring many others — who died from radiation sickness soon after. Three days later, a second atomic strike on the city of Nagasaki killed some 37,000 people and injured another 43,000. Together, the two bombs eventually killed an estimated 200,000 Japanese civilians” (Collective Evolution, 2017). They released two bombs on two different locations. “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb named “Fat Man” was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.