Monday, April 18, 2011

Japan: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Over one month later, after a catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, Chernobyl levels of radiation, and liquefaction - the process whereby earthquake shaking causes poorly consolidated ground with high water content to behave like a liquid - the people of Japan, despite their country's earthquake history (approx 1,500 earthquakes strike the island nation every year) still has no idea what to expect. All they know is that things are not good.

Even, the normally cheerful and optimistic Physics Professor, Michio Kaku called Fukushima reactors "ticking time bombs.


Japan Quake Map


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