c933103 wrote:pune wrote:c933103 wrote:The earthquake 11 years ago was M9.0, almost the largest scale one you could get, yet none failed in such situation. Only one plant get destroyed by Tsunami, and even then the number of people killed by the plant in itself, or even by dustant relation like mental stress due to taking shelter from it, are nowhere near as much as the number of people killed by the tsunami itself.
My question hinges on what happens when it comes to say M11.0. Then what ??? The same thing happened with the Tsunami, it was unprecedented. Then what excuse would be given, that is what I am asking. And we know that the press in Japan is not as critical as it is in the west. That has been shown multiple times, but that is an aside. IPCC has told a number of times that you will see unprecedented climate catastrophes and that has been increasing. Whether it is wildfires in California or anything else. Something that was said to occur once a century, then once a decade and now a yearly thing
M11.0 earthquake, if it is even possible, have the power equivalent to an asteroid hitting the earth, with size being equal to the asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs.
At such time, safety of a nuclear plant is the least thing we need to be concerned about
When nature decides to play the havoc you just never know, the sad part is scientists also do not know. For e.g. the recent South California earthquakes, why they have been happening, the scientists themselves are clueless.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ten-e ... ar-AASwlEa
Your guess would be as good or bad as mine, there hasn't been enough funding and hence not enough sensors and data and modeling and whatnot. Sadly for most sciences it has been like that but that itself is a larger and a broader subject in itself.