North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew over Japan and fell into the Pacific Ocean.
The rocket passed 2,700 km, and its trajectory height peaked at about 55 km. It was fired to the east, not to Guam, the strategic island of the US military with 160,000 inhabitants, 3,500 km away from North Korea. Those who believe in the judgment day predict a nuclear war from the day the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
And while the two giants were occupied by the Cold War, seven other countries got themselves armed with nuclear weapons – Great Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and – North Korea. The US scientists’ association claims that in 2016 there were 15,350 nuclear warheads in the world, and more than 90% of them are in possession of the US and Russia.
Where to run?
If humanity really drowns in war, some tricks can increase your chances of survival. Since all nuclear forces are located in the northern hemisphere of the Earth, the best and most logical advice is to move south, in any case south of the equator.
Countries like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina are ideal because they have a lot of free land for food, and there is little chance of becoming a target of a nuclear attack. According to the post-apocalyptic novel “On the Beach” by Neville Sute, the best choice for your destination is Melbourne.
If the war continues to spread, go to Antarctica. It will be nasty and cold, but with adequate protection and supplies, you can survive for several months. Chance of survival of the attack at the very location of the assault are minimal, people do not have any chance of survival. If you are few miles away, you will see a powerful flash, and the accompanying impact will reach you within a few seconds. Keep your mouth open so that your drum membranes do not cramp and start to run – you have 10 to 15 minutes to get away from radiation.