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4/15/2019 c2 Olddantrucker
An electromagnetic pulse doesn't work the way you think it does. Look up on Youtube EMP the weapon you never heard of.

There's only two ways for a true proper EMP field. Either natural from the sun such as long lasting solar flares or a nuclear bomb exploded high in the atmosphere almost outer space. No radiation due to the different density of air so instead it sends a rain of electrons down in a EM1 wave and followed by an EM2. EM1 is what fries things with a circuit board while EM2 waves are slower like a big X catagory solar flare.

Solar flares happen almost all the time but we are usually protected by the magnetosphere (if I spelled that right). extreme ones are like the Carrington Event that messed up telegraph wires causing the telegraph to operate while disconnected from the battery messages could still be sent at varying speeds. The telegraph was receving current from the earth itself.

This blocked the Trans Atlantic Cable for hours. People all over woke up and thought the sun had risen at 2am some went to work to find nobody there and one could read normal print outside without artificial lights needed.

There's also the more modern day scenario of March 1989 Qubec/Montreal blackout that started at 2:44am and took 58 seconds for Qubec Hydro Power Grid system to go from normal operating status to a domino effect as system after system overloaded faster then human operators can blink. One of the systems that feed the Nigara Falls went offline overloaded several other mini plants causing their automatic safety systems to disconnect itself. Over 23,000 killowats of electricity suddenly vanished.

The American grid also felt the strain with over 200 isolated problems all within seconds of the Canada problem all showing up but we had enough power to spare to avoid a blackout anywhere.

Most of that March night (and especially in the Carrington Event) auroras were seen all the way down Florida and Cuba. In the Carrington Event Hawaii even saw northern lights (not a state yet).

Carrington was a British amature astronomer who noticed peculiar shaped spots on the sun that were big enough to swallow 12 earth shaped planets. He grew alarmed so he drew them,measuring them with a solar machine then noticed they suddenly vanished showing the sun back at it's normal state. An hour later earth's magnetic field was super charged and weird things began to happen that September night.

September 3rd flare
From August 28 to September 2, 1859, many sunspots appeared on the Sun. On August 29, southern auroras were observed as far north as Queensland, Australia.[5] Just before noon on September 1, the English amateur astronomers Richard Carrington and Richard Hodgson independently recorded the earliest observations of a solar flare.[6] Carrington and Hodgson compiled independent reports which were published side-by-side in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and exhibited their drawings of the event at the November 1859 meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society.[7][8]

The flare was associated with a major coronal mass ejection (CME) that travelled directly toward Earth, taking 17.6 hours to make the 150 million kilometre (93 million mile) journey. It is believed that the relatively high speed of this CME (typical CMEs take several days to arrive at Earth) was made possible by a prior CME, perhaps the cause of the large aurora event on August 29 that "cleared the way" of ambient solar wind plasma for the Carrington event.[6]

Because of a geomagnetic solar flare effect ("magnetic crochet")[9] observed in the Kew Observatory magnetometer record by Scottish physicist Balfour Stewart and a geomagnetic storm observed the following day, Carrington suspected a solar-terrestrial connection.[10] Worldwide reports on the effects of the geomagnetic storm of 1859 were compiled and published by American mathematician Elias Loomis, which support the observations of Carrington and Stewart.
4/15/2019 c1 Olddantrucker
If your going to make a fanfic so complicated it requires a complicated 'cheat sheet' then your doing it wrong. Rethink your approach or you will only get a niche audience.

I am only saying this in a helpful way as I am sad this site has a reputation as 'Pit of Vales' whatever the hell that means.
2/21/2015 c3 2RoseQuartz1
Wow, this is really good! I hope you update soon. :) No pressure though. Real life does call. :P

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