I would be interested to hear how (if at all) anyone would survive a nuclear war?
Wouldn't the "fall-out" be potentially more damaging than the explosion -- I would think it a very minor chance to die from the blast, unless you lived in the targeted city. However, clouds of radiactive dust, following the explosion, could travel 1000s of miles, causing all types of nasties.
War is stupid and unnecessary, and why various populations periodically allow vain, selfish, greedy, egotistical and otherwise small-minded individuals to prompt people into war is beyond my comprehension.
Just say NO to war.
Despite the cloudy weather, the flash of light was visible as far as 1,000 kilometers distant, though the sound of the blast would not reach that far for forty-nine minutes, in the form of an indistinct, heavy blow. The giant fireball reached from ground-level to about 34,000 feet into the air, violently releasing 3800 times more explosive energy than the Hiroshima bomb– equivalent to fifty million metric tons of TNT. One hundred kilometers from ground zero the heat would have inflicted third degree burns. Atmospheric focusing produced areas of destruction hundreds of kilometers from ground zero, including wooden structures which were completely destroyed, and some shattered windows in Finland. The explosion's atmospheric shockwave traveled around the Earth three times before it dissipated.