More than 2 million people could die should Pyongyang launch nuclear attacks on the capitals of South Korea and Japan.
That's according to Michael J. Zagurek Junior who shared his analysis of such a scenario through a report released via 38 North.
His calculations were based on the assumption that the nuclear warheads would range from 15 to 250 kilotons in yield used on the estimated population of 24.1 million for Seoul, and 37.9 million for Tokyo.
Zagurek also used three levels in the probability of detonation to predict the number of casualties: 20 percent, 50 percent and 80 percent.
A death toll of 2.1 million and 7.7 million injuries were estimated in the event that North Korea fires its entire arsenal of 25 operational nuclear weapons against the two cities.
The analysis was even more sobering given the fact that protection from the U.S. THAAD system was also taken into account, which could not prevent the devastating outcome.