How far could a nuclear bomb cover?

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A nuke can cover up to 200 miles. Mega Ton nukes blow up even farther. But the real affect of a nuke is the radiation. One nuke can spread radiation all over Europe. If you do get radiation you die in 2 days.

Though the answer above overstates the case they can be truly devastating.

The effect of a nuclear weapon depends on the 'yield' of the bomb.

The yield is measured in equivalent tonnage of TNT exploding but this is only an indication of the blast and not the radiation.

The bomb dropped on Hiroshima had an equivalent tonnage of 15 -20,000 tons of TNT.

The weapons today can be constructed in the millions of tons range easily.

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