The Tomahawk cruise missiles that have been raining down on Libya for the past week or so have several warhead options. One of them is reportedly a 1,000-pound conventional explosive device.
What kind of destructive power does 1,000-pound bomb have? I assume if it was detonated in my living room, it would obliterate my house, but would it also flatten the houses on either side of mine? If it was detonated in the middle of the street, would it wreck the houses on either side of the street (assuming an “ordinary” front yard that’s maybe 30 feet deep)?