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Originally posted by RSF77
reply to post by Perfectenemy
I think it was a separate quake caused by the release on tension from the 8.9 pushing on the pacific plate. It would seem that the island of Japan just moved farther out to sea than it was the day before. Though I'm no seismologist.
Anyone got links to this hole ripped in the Earth from the quake?edit on 11-3-2011 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)
David Applegate, a senior science adviser for earthquake and geologic hazards for the U.S. Geological Survey, said the 8.9-magnitude quake ruptured a patch of the earth's crust 150 miles (240 kilometers) long and 50 miles (80 kilometers) across.
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
Originally posted by GullibleUnderlord
the 8.9 quake ripped a whole in the earths crust 150 miles long according to fox news
What kind of effects would that have then ? Never heard of this before. What are the repercussions ?Did they talk about that at all ?
There has been recent mention of release to atmosphere.
Originally posted by THEDUDE86
Originally posted by butcherguy
Keep in mind that the nuclear reactor that we have been told repeatedly is fine....
Has technicians working on it during 5-6 mag aftershocks. The reactor piping was probably damaged during the main quake, as it was built to withstand a 7.5 mag EQ. Who knows what terrible conditions they are facing while trying to get coolant flowing again, if that is even feasible. After too much heat and pressure builds up, the introduction of water back into the system would cause an explosion.edit on 11-3-2011 by butcherguy because: (no reason given)
Yes, but the piping has been designed to withstand a bleve, there are release valves that can prevent the massive pressures from building. The resulting radioactive water vapor is then condensed in tanks
Originally posted by funkywarlord
8.1 in mexico! tsunami warning on red alert
tell me it isnt so
Originally posted by JBA2848
Should ATS start a new thread to show fake donation sites or corrupt organizations asking for donations? ATS did a pretty good job of bring attention to the corrupt and illegal ones in Haiti.
Originally posted by sweetpeanc
Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by AmatuerSkyWatcher
I think it is because Chernobyl was in the process of nuclear fusion, thus creating a far greater intense pressure. From their (the IAEA) rough idea a potential meltdown would literally just melt away - not create the intense burning fire and huge explosion that ripped about Chernobly.
A potential comparison was made to nuclear disaster in America (cannot remember the place, forgive me)
Chernobyl was not a fusion reactor, it was a fission reactor like all other nuclear power plants in the world. Fusion is still experimental and is not used for power generation.