Where’s the EMP?

Originally published at Notes From The Bunker. You can comment here or there.

Here’s something a little interesting. Five guys stand out in the desert while a 2KT nuclear bomb goes off 10,000 feet overhead.

Here’s what I find interesting – there is a tape recorder, and a movie camera, running throughout the test and it’s immediate aftermath. We know these guys are directly under the explosion. The explosion is approximately two miles overhead. Nuke goes off and…the cameras keep going, the tape recorder keeps going. I thought, according to all the hype of the last couple of years, that EMP would have knocked those devices out. What gives? Not a big enough yield?

(Sidenote: the guys in the test apparently lived into their late sixties and mid-eighties.)