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Japan: what could we have done?

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Author: Marc Fawzi

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What could we have done to prevent the terrible disaster in Japan?

One thing that came up as I pondered this was the idea of triggering a controlled and much smaller man-made earthquake (or a series of them)  along the critical fault line area, just enough and just in the right spots to preempt the build up of a massive event.

It’s like weather engineering for agriculture applied to fault-line maintenance.

Here is where I got the idea from:

http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v81/i1/e015102