posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by Silverlok
i have to agree... we have a thread going on for over 600 pages now and on topic for the most part. I would love to see it continue.
It appears Japan dodged a bullet today... about time. I concur that the white flash was electrical in nature, probably a substation going poof. what
worries me is that this did not seem like an aftershock. It has been almost a month since the big one, and the aftershocks were slowly but surely
weakening. Then here comes a 7.1 with a tsunami. I wonder if the 9.0 managed to loosen something in the area, allowing slippage of the plates to occur
easier than before? If so, that could mean that the quakes would reduce in magnitude but increase in quantity (which is what we have seen) but enough
movement could also release a massive amount of energy in another location. All Japan needs right now is another mega-thrust event taking out another
of these BWR plants.
I also wonder what if any effect this latest shock had on the bedrock underneath Fukushima. I am already certain it is cracked badly; any additional
cracking will increase the amount of radiation entering the Pacific.
You know, I never was a big believer in "wrath of God" theories... but think about it. A mega-thrust earthquake, a tsunami, volcanoes, a cold wave,
now another large quake... and the major damage in all of this (with the exception of the tsunami and the associated damage to the entire coastline)
has been aimed directly at TEPCO. The quake caused a scram, the tsunami caused multiple meltdowns, and this last quake apparently took out one of
their major substations. Makes me go "Hmmmmm...."...
It also makes me wonder when the next typhoon and asteroid are coming to Japan...