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Nuclear Earthquakes: Testing gone real bad

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posted on May, 14 2008 @ 05:06 AM
You ever wonder why countries that have Nuclear weapons and have been known to test them have the worst and potentially frequent (close together) Earthquakes?

For example, North Korea's most recent Nuclear test in October of 2006 caused an Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude.

The U.S. Geological Survey Web site recorded a light 4.2-magnitude earthquake in North Korea at 10:35 a.m., about 385 kilometers (240 miles) northeast of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

South Korean intelligence officials said a seismic wave of magnitude-3.58 had been detected in North Hamkyung province, according to Yonhap.

The US has experienced several small Earthquakes recently in Nevada. Nevada is the US military primary test site for Nuclear and conventional weapons.

China has the largest Nuclear testing site in the world called "Lop Nur".

The test site is the world's largest, occupying an area of over 100,000 sq km, with over 2,000 km of highways. Commercial satellite imagery shows that about 20,000 sq km have been used for testing. No duplicate facility was ever built under the "Third Line." Also the site for China's nuclear weapons training. Possibly also the location of a nuclear weapons stockpile. The headquarters of the test base is in Malan, about 125 km northwest of Qinggir.

The test site uses regions. Each region conducts a different type of test from the other. Two types of tests involve "Tunnel shots" or Nuclear blasts through man-made tunnels. Other regions are used for vertical and horizontal shaft tests.

These types of tests are conducive to creating Earthquakes, much like in North Korea incident.

It is possible underground Nuclear testing has been increased by countries expecting to go to war sooner than later.

We as a people should not be allowing this from our governments.

[edit on 14-5-2008 by jetxnet]

posted on May, 14 2008 @ 06:45 AM
Apart form the North Korean test in 2006 no country has tested a nuclear bomb since 1998. and the US, Russia and the UK stopped testing in the early 90's.

posted on May, 14 2008 @ 06:51 AM
There's a lot of speculation that

these have been tests. If they were, the latest is that there are 20,000 dead and 15,000 missing as of today.

Some mistake.

posted on May, 14 2008 @ 07:07 AM
If you are thinking of the Reno quakes in Nevada recently, there is no possible way they are associated with Nuclear Testing. Maybe some exotic weapon but that is pure speculation rather than an educated guess. Shallow nuclear testing leaves massive craters. You can see this in images of the Nevada test site.

As you can see, such craters don't seem to be in Reno, and if they were I think we would have noticed.

posted on May, 14 2008 @ 06:24 PM
Good point, but there are different types of Nuclear testing.

Each country does not always disclose when they are conducting such tests. North Korea only did it, telling everyone, in showing off to the world and inform the US that they indeed had Nuclear weapons.

Like all things, some are kept secret and never talked about for fear of damaging relations or giving potential enemies clues.

Also, in Nevada, the US military has moved testing sites numerous times as to avoid potential damage to the area around there. It's a serious game of trial and error and the US has had advanced weapons the longest.

Another point about the Chinese quake, there were no considerable or recorded tremors leading up to the massive quake. The quake basically came out of no where.

Massive quakes and fault lines always have tremors as inidicators. The more frequent and larger they become, the more likely a big Earthquake will occur.

Not the case with the China quake recently.

[edit on 14-5-2008 by jetxnet]

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