Seismologist: Coastline beneath Fukushima nuclear plant could crack open during quake — Japan sits with possibility of having it ripped open (AUDIO)

Published: November 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm ET
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Interview with investigative journalist Linda Moulton Howe, The Unexplained with Howard Hughes, Oct. 26, 2013 (at 40:30 in): If you went back into my Earthfiles news site, I remember very specifically doing an interview with a seismologist looking at the what we’ll call the network of major fault lines in the ocean basin that is surrounding Japan. It was a very sobering interview […] The worst possibility is there could be a seismic event that could literally crack open the coastline on which Fukushima sits […] If there is a seismic event that just tears through, we’re talking about something that maybe is off the charts in terms of comprehensibility […] Japan still sits with the possibility of having it ripped open […]

Howe’s interview with seismologist Professor John Rundle is no longer available to visitors, only subscribers (earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1825&category=Environment). Here’s an excerpt: Japan Seismic Agency Says Strong Chance of 7.0 Aftershocks. Pattern of Quakes Headed Toward Tokyo [...] John Rundle, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Geology, University of California – Davis:  “Yes, I would agree with JMA. The initial aftershocks were in the area of Sendai in the first hours after the main event. Since March 11, 2011, the aftershocks have begun to migrate to the southwest towards Tokyo. They have basically reached Tokyo. With such a huge earthquake, a magnitude 9.0, according to common seismological principles and observed laws we would expect to see Japan aftershocks now include one magnitude 8.0 quake and roughly ten magnitude 7.0 earthquakes and roughly 100 magnitude 6.0 earthquakes. So far the largest aftershock magnitude has been a 6.8. [...]

Listen to Howe’s appearance on ‘The Unexplained’ here

Published: November 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm ET
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