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Originally posted by budski
reply to post by Dan Tanna
And yet they apparently waited 72 hours before doing so - perhaps it took that long for their scientific advisors to convince them that the event could easily be detected?
Originally posted by mOOmOO
It takes A LOT of focused energy to trigger critical mass in a weapon hence the focused detonator mechanics in a warhead and on top of that detonators have fail safes to prevent false detonation, basically they prevent focusing of the detonation energies that trigger Critical mass.
You can drop a nuke warhead many times and it won't go off. You will be # scared of course due to your ignorance of the subject but it still won't go off.
Of course they want to ensure any facilities nearby are not at risk after such an event.
[edit on 3-6-2008 by mOOmOO]
Originally posted by Sky watcher
The one point is though. I don't think even a 10 megaton bomb could trigger a quake. Look how many they tested in Nevada deep underground and they never had a bad quake from it when as we see today the area is a highly active seismic region.
Originally posted by kelbtalfenek
reply to post by budski
Wasn't there also some conjecture that the earthquake in America's mid-west was also sparked by a nuclear explosion?
Is this fear mongering or is there any proof at all?
Originally posted by PokeyJoe
It was not a nuclear test, explosion, anything.....period.
The last nuclear event on this planet was the North Korea testing a while back.......trust me.