Here’s What Can Happen If a Nuclear Bomb Is Detonated in the Mariana Trench
Can you imagine if a nuclear bomb was detonated in the Mariana trench what would happen? Obviously, no one in their right mind would want to do that but then the question has generated a lot of interest on the internet until a YouTuber came up with the most scientific answer. So read on to find out what happens when a nuclear explosion in the Marianna trench occurs.
1The Mariana Trench is the deepest crevasse on the planet
As you know the Mariana Trench is the deepest crevasse in the planet being 7 miles deep and 3 miles wide and being in the western Pacific Ocean, makes it a mysterious and difficult area to explore. The nuclear bomb in question which is considered to make a considerable impact is the Tsar bomb of Soviet Russia.
2The Tsar bomb packs a load of 58.6 megatons of power
The infamous Tsar Bomb of Soviet Russia packs a huge punch. This was the same bomb that the Soviets possessed as a deterrent against the west during the time of the cold war. It packs a huge punch with 58.6 megatons of energy which when exploded with create a shockwave that could circle the globe three times. Could you imagine what would happen if that was detonated in the Mariana trench.
3A number of factors have to be considered
Before dropping the bomb, there are a number of factors have to be considered such as delivering the payload and how to do it. Factors of water depth and pressure also have to be considered to prevent the bomb being crushed under the pressure. But even if the bomb is crushed, the radiation would be emitted for years.
4The results would be devastating
If the payload was delivered by a submarine and the bomb was successfully detonated, the results would be devastating.