Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (Ground Zero), Hiroshima

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The first ever atomic bomb exploded some 600 m (1,968 ft) above Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (Ground Zero), sending radioactive heat waves of 3-4,000 C (5,432-7,232 F) down below. Feel the ultimate spot of destruction, the epicenter of havoc wrought by the atmoic bomb on a city hitherto undamaged by war. Now displaying a marble slab with a US military photo of the destruction, the site serves as a chilling and sobering reminder of the effects of war. Leaning against the huge modern structure of Shima Hospital, some 180 m (590 ft) from the Atomic Bomb Dome, the spot makes a worthwhile stop during a tour of the area's memorials. Make Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (Ground Zero) a centerpiece of your Hiroshima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hiroshima family vacation planner.
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  • Now apart from the dome, but won wide at the time of the photos neatly aligned County began writing a really fine buildings built as one is not left. Even so the next set preserving this looks amazing.
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  • From the atomic bomb Dome, hey it here towards South-East over 600 meters was ground zero's. I'm still the same island hospital. Know and care about atomic bomb Dome look like possible image is just a little bit of power.
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  • 美軍轟炸機投下原子彈在廣島市區的<爆心地>,現已改建為"島外科內科醫院"。爆心地只剩下一塊纪念碑。爆心地在廣島核彈圓頂屋步行約數分鐘。因比較難找 ,在廣島核彈圓頂屋旁找了一位當地義工帶路才找到。 
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  • The hypocenter is different from the Atomic Bomb Dome Building . This is where Japanese scientists concluded the bomb went off above. It is a short distance from the Atomic Dome. A 4 foot marker signifies the spot with a short summary in English as well in Japanese. Must see for History buffs.
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