EMP – What is an EMP Explosion?
In short, EMP is a burst of electromagnetic energy. An EMP may take place as a radiated electric, magnetic field or conducted electrical current depending on it’s source. Sources for EMP may be natural or man-made.
EMP is an acronym derived from the commonly accepted term: “electromagnetic pulse”.
The interference caused by an EMP is damaging to electronic equipment, and at higher energy levels a powerful EMP strike such as lightning can cause significant damage to electrical components as well as building structures.
EMP’s inherent damaging aspects have been used to create EMP weapons. These weapons are usually of nuclear or non-nuclear variety. Many world governments as well as people around the world are gaining knowledge on these devices as the vulnerability to EMP attacks becomes more evident.