Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Could This be A Possibility?

Nuclear Weapons Testing Causing Tectonic Plate Movement.

This thought has often plagued my mind over many years. This tinkering with dangerous toys has been a human trait for millennia. Is it a far fetched notion that decades of mega- ton fireworks have not had an axis shifting, tectonic plate vibrating effect, culminating in a response from nature, unimaginable in our careless minds? The links below detail nuclear testing and the map, locations of nuclear weapon detonations.

"A powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off  Japan’s coast Tuesday. The tremor came at 09:49am GMT near the eastern coast of the main Honshu Island. The quake is one of a series of aftershocks following Friday’s "9.0 magnitude earthquake"

"From the first nuclear test in 1945 until tests by Pakistan in 1998, there was never a period of more than 22 months with no nuclear testing. June 1998 to October 2006 was the longest period since 1945 with no acknowledged nuclear tests." This fact taken from here.  Plus an interesting page  shown here.

I looked at the approximate geographical relationship with the North Korean suspected test just one year ago and will attempt to attach my map. Should such a relationship be proven it would be a terrible irony that the first ever nation subjected to the horror of an atomic/nuclear attack, should suffer many years later from the residual stirring of nature's giants by it's human pygmies. Just saying.

click on the map for a better scale.

My calculations show the distance between the two locations is barely 500 nautical miles. Not far in nuclear blast reverberations, I suspect. Hell of a way to nuke your unloved neighbour, trigger an earthquake!

                         A BIG THANK YOU TO  Sir Henry Morgan 


  1. I think you'll prefer this - it includes every nuclear detonation and its location since 1945:

  2. It probably better illustrates the point you are trying to make.

    Note that Japan is right in the middle of most of it.

    I've long thought that hammering away at the same bits of the Earth's crust repeatedly might well be dangerous.

  3. There's some evidence to suggest that human activity can cause earthquakes, for example the case of the construction of the Koyna Dam in India.

    If this can do it then it seems reasonable that nukes might.

  4. Thank you Sir Henry and Raphe. Two superb examples. Where, however is the justifiable outrage at these possibilities? We sadly really do deserve the rulers we get.

  5. Yargh. Typos. Up too late kicking computers for good grammar and spelling.

  6. Odd. Earlier comment with typos just vanished in front of my eyes. OR, Blogger may have spamified it.

  7. P.S. - anyway, what really causes earthquakes is warble gloaming. I just facepalmed so hard it sprained my wrist.

  8. AE, thanks for the effort. Most blogs are spied on, sadly. We just have to persevere.

  9. A few countries missed out there; can you name them? I'll give you a starter: Sweden 1968.

  10. Hi, Gordo, makes it all the more terrible and more possible this is a major cause of the planet's woes.