Latest Chūetsu offshore earthquake Stories
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists know that on May 24, 2013, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurred beneath the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of Russia. What they don’t know is how or why it happened. The earthquake occurred at a depth of approximately 378 miles (609 kilometers). However, according to Thorne Lay, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and his colleagues, the intense pressure on the...
A Japanese government safety commission has approved the reopening of the world's largest nuclear power plant just two years after an earthquake resulted in a radioactive leak. The generator now needs approval from Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida, as well as the heads of Kashiwazaki City and the village of Kariwa before resuming operation. "We are still unclear as to when the governments can give the final endorsements to Tokyo Electric," Takeshi Kumakura of Niigata's nuclear safety...
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