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originally posted by: Agit8dChop
Maybe the people detecting it are trying to work it diplomatically before the worlds media gets into a spin!
Maybe its Japan testing a nuke?
definately looks lke a mushroom cloud. Wouldnt a volcanoes ash plume / cloud go higher and be thicker? larger?
originally posted by: andr3w68
a reply to: jrod
I'm pretty positive that if it were a nuke, it would be on the news somewhere else by now. That's a big deal.
originally posted by: tadaman
If it was a nuke, wouldnt there be a tsunami? or a shockwave if it was an airburst?
Lets say it was a small nuke like .02 KT. or less...Wouldnt the resulting explosion be large enough to leave a radiation signature that could be measured for at least the next 3 days? Isnt there all sorts of sensors and monitoring equipment in place since the reactor problems Japan has been having for some time now?
I think the plethora of people carrying geiger counters in Japan would have already picked this up depending on wind direction.
I just dont think its a nuke. Japan isnt exactly blacked out from the internet. We would have heard about it by now or in the next 12 hours from other sources.
originally posted by: arexon
Hi guys first ever post on ATS
Just had a look at the earthquake map on quakes.globalincidentmap.com...
Absolutely nothing around Japan today
in my opinion if it was a volcano wouldn't it cause some sort of earth tremor?
Keep us posted please
Seoul formally protested joint naval drills by China and Russia in the East China Sea that intruded into Korea’s air defense identification zone (Kadiz).
According to the Korean Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday, the training area for the military exercises conducted by Beijing and Moscow partly overlapped with the Korean and Japanese ADIZs. Seoul was barely given any prior notice. This is the first time Beijing carried out such military drills in the region since Korea expanded its ADIZ last December.
SHANGHAI, May 21 (ChinaMil) -- The China-Russia "Joint Sea-2014" military exercise was officially launched on May 20, 2014. Eight "Flying Leopard" (JH-7) warplanes from a regiment of China's naval aviation force participating in this exercise will play the "Blue Force", and they are all ready for battle, the reporter learned from the regiment.