Follow-up to: Gov't warns of impending quake shortly before M6.9 hit northern Japan -- "Make yourself safe, turn off the gas..."
Title: New model changes earthquake predictions
Source: CBS News Video
Date: February 6, 2013 5:53 AM
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Physics professor Michio Kaku, of the City University of New York: This is a game changer. It means that we may have to rewrite all the textbooks on earthquakes. […]
It’s even more unpredictable. Even an innocent fault off the coast of Fukushima can sustain a 9.0 monster quake, when by rights there should not be a 9.0. In some sense we’re back to the dark ages, realizing that off the coast of the U.S. even an innocent fault may sustain a monster 9.0. […]
Also the citing of nuclear power plants; It means that if a nuclear power plant is near a fault line, and the fault line appears to be innocent, it could actually be storing up energy over many cycles.
Host: I thought you were going to come here and make us feel better about earthquakes. [...]
Published: February 7th, 2013 at 6:46 am ET