posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 09:58 PM
Originally posted by CAELENIUM
When we compare the 6.8-magnitude earthquake which devastated Kobe, Japan January 17, 1995 with Fukushima, the evidence does not stack up.
Of course it doesn't stack up. They were 2 very different types of quakes and 2 very different types of magnitudes. The Kobe quake or Great Hanshin
earthquake as it is also known was a type of quake known as:
Source for Kobe quake
an "inland shallow earthquake". Earthquakes of this type occur along active faults. Even at lower magnitudes, they can be very destructive because
they often occur near populated areas and because their hypocenters are located less than 20 km below the surface. The Great Hanshin earthquake began
north of the island of Awaji, which lies just south of Kobe. It spread toward the southwest along the Nojima fault on Awaji and toward the northeast
along the Suma and Suwayama faults, which run through the center of Kobe. Observations of deformations in these faults suggest that the area was
subjected to east-west compression, which is consistent with previously known crustal movements. Like other earthquakes recorded in western Japan
between 1891 and 1948, the 1995 earthquake had a strike-slip mechanism that accommodated east-west shortening of the Eurasian plate due to its
collision with the North American plate in central Honshu.
The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami caused by it were very very different. This didn't happen along a fault line. It happened along the Pacific
and North American plates and was from thrust faulting. This is where one plate is moving underneath another one and it;s called a subduction zone.
The Pacific plate is moving at several inches a year under the plate where Honshu is. This eventually builds up stress which was released as an
undersea thrust. The sea floor sprang back upwards. It was so powerful Honshu was actually moved to the east by around 8 feet. And caused the seabed
to rise at some points quite significantly. The force of the energy which was actually released has been calculated at 9,320 gigatons of TNT, or
approximately 600 million times the energy of the Hiroshima bomb.
That would take not one, but hundreds or thousands of nuclear weapons to have done this.
This quake is very similar to one which happened in 869 C.E.
eventually happen again. Not just here, but other places as well.
Please check REAL sources before posting garbage on ATS about Mossad and nuclear weapons causing this type of disaster. As I said...the force released
here would have required almost every nuclear weapon on the planet probably if not more. And if you think the quake itself didn't actually cause
damage, then check YouTube..there are plenty of videos there which show the damage before the tsunami hit.
Additional Source used
USGS discription of the quake and mechanisms of action
edit on 29-1-2012 by webpirate because: quick re-edit