Sunday, June 21, 2009

Distance: North Korea to Hawaii

As North Korea is believed to be planning to fire a missile in the direction of Hawaii (possibly around July 4), the residents of Hawaii are apparently a bit nervous.

North Korea's Taepodong-2 missiles reportedly have a range of about 4,000 miles. I was curious about the distance from North Korea's capital, Pyongyang to some of America's cities. The following comes from

Pyongyang to:

Honolulu = 4,590 miles
Seattle = 5,135
Portland = 5,434
San Francisco = 5,589
Anchorage = 6,735
Los Angeles = 11,438

Given North Korea's nuclear tests, I understand why the residents of Hawaii might be concerned. An attack by North Korea could make Pearl Harbor look like a high school prank by comparison.

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