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An unnamed expert believes that a nuclear explosion caused the recent 8.0 magnitude Sichuan earthquake in China, where three weeks after the catastrophe the death toll has reached 69,000 plus.
Overseas Chinese website Boxun News reported that the expert confirmed there was a nuclear explosion near the epicenter, based on witness reports and the discovery of concrete rubble believed to have come from an underground military installation.
"Nuclear experts said that closer to the epicenter of the earthquake, in rugged hills a two-hour drive west of Mianyang, China runs a highly secretive center that houses a prompt-burst reactor. It mimics the rush of speeding subatomic particles that an exploding atom bomb spews out in its first microseconds.
Chinese media reported on May 31, 2008/ A nuclear accident happened on May 12, 2008 in the mountain between Yingxiu town and Xuankou town in Sichuan Province that triggered Sichuan earthquake. A military medical rescue crew hiking in mountain found an area in valley with full of hundreds of tons of concrete covering the area. They were told the concrete were blown out from the top of the mountain and the explosion keeping for three minutes. Some of nuclear experts said that it should be a nuclear explosion underground according to its size and affects.
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by budski
That seems incredibly unlikely, I would think. The epicenter was 12 miles deep, if memory serves. No, I would argue that the quake probably caused a nuclear mishap, not the other way around. Of course, regardless of whether the chicken or the egg came first, so to speak, I do think a nuclear event may well have taken place based on this and other articles.