Tel Aviv, officially Tel Aviv-Yafo (Hebrew: תֵּל־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ, Arabic: تل أبيب), is the second most populous city in Israel, with a population of 404,400 on a land area of 52 km2 (20 sq mi). The city is located on Israel's Mediterranean coastline in central-west Israel. In 2010, it was the largest and most populous city in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area of 3,325,700 residents, known as Gush Dan. Since 1950, it has been merged with the ancient city of Jaffa.
After the Yellowstone Supervolcano had erupted and weakened the United States, there were near simultaneous nuclear strikes on Tel Aviv and Tehran. Shortly afterwards, the Israeli Prime Minister vowed "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". There were then unconfirmed reports of a "flash of sunlike light" over the city of Qom and all communications with it were lost.