US Experts talk about future disaster prevention
In the article:
Li said scientists are now studying how such a strong tsunami would take place, and Japan is going to drill deep into the seabed to the earthquake center to find out the cause of the earthquake, with support from the United States and other countries.
Now my question on this piece is that if we have the means to drill down to check out causes AFTER the fact, why can't we drill into the zones PRIOR to the incident and set off small controlled quakes that would "calm" the zone and prevent huge disasters like this.
If we can't accurately predict these things then what is stopping us from lessening the blow? I do not know what tech is currently available for this type of operation but the fact that we can already drill to the depths that they are able to check and are doing so specifically to find the cause suggests to me that we could significantly decrease the chances of a major quake and ensuing tsunami by going with preventative methods.
I have searched, granted I am at work so it is a bit half a$$ed, but can find no information on any programs for prevention of these types of disasters. All I come up with is warning system articles and information.
I would think that this line of reasoning would be sound and the Project Seal type of operation could easily be converted into such a "control" type of scenario for this.
Or am I just completely wrong and would this cause an all out breakdown of nature and the earth resulting in complete annihilation of all life on earth?