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Prevention of Giant Earthquakes by Underground Nuclear Explosions

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Title: Prevention of Giant Earthquakes by Underground Nuclear Explosions
Authors: Fujii, Yoshiaki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Yamada, Masato Browse this author
Fukuda, Daisuke Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kodama, Jun-ichi Browse this author
Keywords: Giant earthquakes
Nuclear explosions
Earthquake prevention
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2017
Publisher: 資源・素材学会
Journal Title: Spring Meeting of MMIJ
Volume: 2017
Start Page: 3411-17-07
Abstract: Methods for imminent earthquake prediction have never been established so far. Even if a prediction method was established, it could not significantly reduce infrastructure damages although it could slightly reduce the number of fatality. On the other hand, prevention of earthquake, if a method could be developed, could reduce not only the number of fatality but also infrastructure damage to an almost negligible level. This might be possible by exploding the present nuclear warheads underground because a report from Russia pointed out that no earthquakes more than or equal to M8.3 occurred during the period in which the underground nuclear explosions were taken place. We statistically tested whether the explosions prevented giant earthquakes (more than or equal to M8) or not and found that the necessary condition was satisfied. The mechanism of the prevention is discussed, and the necessary yield to prevent giant earthquakes and how long the human could prevent giant earthquakes by the present nuclear warheads are estimated.
Description: Spring Meeting of MMIJ 2017, Mar. 27-29 2017, Narashino, Japan (資源・素材学会平成29(2017)年度春季大会、2017年3月27日(月)~29日(水)、千葉工業大学 津田沼キャンパス、習志野市)
Conference Name: Spring Meeting of MMIJ 2017
Conference Place: Narashino
Type: proceedings
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Submitter: 藤井 義明

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