Recently I moved from the Central District to Rainier Valley. The commute to work is a little longer, but at least I have the peace of mind to know that if I'm at home when a 350-kiloton nuclear weapon is detonated in downtown Seattle, I should survive.
Using the power of Google Maps you too can find out how you'd fare in a nuclear holocaust.
If a 350-kiloton "Peacemaker" nuke went off downtown, for example, I'd be OK, as you see.
Any weapon much bigger than that though, and I'd be toast.
The website even shows the fallout from a "Dinosaur ending meteor." Needless to say, you me and everyone else in North America would not be doing too well after one of those.
Hypotheticals aside, the subject of nuclear reactions and fallout is a serious one for Washington state, as the Hanford Site reigns as the largest--and arguably most mismanaged--nuclear clean-up site in the country.
Seattle Weekly freelancer Joshua Frank recently addressed the potential for a Hanford accident affecting Washington residents in a cover story, as well as answering the question of "who gets hurt if Hanford explodes (or leaks)" directly in a follow-up post.
Seattle proper is also no stranger to being bandied about as a nukable city. In 2009 Missouri Congressman Todd Akin warned against plans to downgrade the country's nuclear missile-defense system, sending a blast email with a 1950s-ish chart showing a 10-kiloton bomb exploding over Seattle.