Nuclear Bombs in Google Earth

Nuclear Stockpiles of the US in Google blogs about a new Google Earth file showing the location and size of nuclear stockpiles of the US (nearly 10,000 of them). The file was put together by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Federation of American Scientists using publicly available information. Read the first link above for details about this collection, or just go check out the GE file to see the bombs nearest you (at least the ones from the US). Please note the placemark collection doesn’t include the bombs currently moving around in planes and submarines all over the world. Or the ones whose locations are secret. It would be interesting to see the locations of bombs from all the other nuclear powered nations.
Here’s another useful related file 2000+ Nuclear Bomb Test sites posted by ‘Hill’ at the GEC. And let’s not forget the North Korean bomb test location.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Nick Young says:

    I feel much safer knowing that all this all this info is now out there! YEAH!

  2. I will like to know what is google earth? In how I can find that info out about what is google earth. please write tianna back about the question I as you in the question was what is google earth.

  3. Well did you look it up on google. Or why dont you google it.
    1. search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine; “He googled the woman he had met at the party”; “My children are googling all day”

  4. It is pretty scary with all those bombs. If only people would settle for virtual bombs like on this site: …It actually allows you to place your own virtual bombs on Google Maps. Pretty thought provoking 😉

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