Google searches for 'nuclear shelter' are rocketing after Donald Trump's victory

Remember after Brexit, when Google searches about the fundamental workings of the EU increased exponentially?

Something similar, but far more dramatic, is happening now following Donald Trump's victory in the US election.

Google searches for 'nuclear shelter' have skyrocketed since Trump beat Clinton in one of the ugliest election races of all time.

Take a look at the whole week:

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...And a closer look at just the last 24 hours...

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It seems there is some anticipation of nuclear warfare - or the apocalypse.

While you might expect most of the traffic to be coming from US internet users, more searches actually came from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

Here's the country breakdown for the whole week:

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So... Armageddon, then?

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