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Images of Nagasaki following US atomic bombing

Levelled Area: 6.7 million square meters
Damaged Houses: 18,409
(Large numbers of people died in the following years from the effects of radioactive poisoning.)


The fierce blast wind, heat rays reaching several thousand degrees, and deadly radiation generated by the explosion crushed, burned and killed everything in sight and reduced this entire area to a barren field of rubble.

At 11:02 a.m., August 9, 1945 "Fat Man" exploded 500 meters above this spot. Today this black stone monolith marks the hypocenter above the point where the US atomic bomb exploded and destroyed the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

The mushroom cloud rising over Nagasaki following the US atomic bombing.