North Korean nuclear test causes earthquake

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  1. Sailor

    Sailor Regular Member

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    Honduras quake kills 4 children, death toll to rise
    Thu May 28, 2009


    TEGUCIGALPA, May 28 (Reuters) - Four children died when a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Honduras on Thursday and the death toll could be much higher, emergency workers said.

    After every underground nuclear test, within days there is a major earthquake somewhere. Well here is North Korea's earthquake. It's in Honduras.
     
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  3. shiv

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    i am not sure of the accuracy of this report,earthquake require a lot of energy(produced due to disturbances b/w the tectonic plates--->lot of energy)

    a nucear explosion may cause an earthquake momentarily,and the low yield the koreans test may not be sufficent to cause ricter 7.1 magnitude quake even temporarily albiet delayed
     
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    Newton's third law of motion Shiv.
     
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    Nuclear catastrophe 'inevitable'

    18:0001/06/2009
    'MOSCOW, June 1 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian political expert has told RIA Novosti that the international community is not paying enough attention to the threat of an imminent nuclear catastrophe.

    "Today we are rightly worried about problems such as the possible development of the economic crisis, a H1N1 pandemic, and ecological safety. However, humanity is not paying attention to the increasing potential for a nuclear catastrophe," said Vladimir Kulagin, professor of global politics at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

    He also said that the peaceful use of nuclear energy had increased massively following a fall-off after the Chernobyl disaster, and that its further growth would "invariably" lead to the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

    "The possibility of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists is being underestimated," he said, adding that global non-proliferation efforts were failing like never before.

    Kulagin also criticized global efforts at encouraging disarmament.

    "It's unfashionable to resist disarmament efforts," he said. "However, many states and political figures consider it a waste of time to undertake this."

    "This is likely to continue until nuclear weapons are inevitably used," he warned. "It would be better if this use were confined to a regional scale, for example if the Koreas or Iran or some terrorists use a few warheads somewhere on the planet. Then, it seems, humanity will recognize that the so-called idealists who are calling for the total destruction of nuclear weapons were right. Only then, it appears, will movement towards a nuclear zero and real nuclear safety begin."
     

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