Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dam Earthquakes!

Part 1

Scientists are blaming the huge Zipingpu dam for a earthquake witch took place in china last year causing over 80,000 deaths.
the zipingpu dam holds 315 millon tons of water the dam is built only 500 meters from the fault line.
Scientists from Usa and China claim that the water was putting too much pressure on the fault line and causing voilant ruptures and killed all those people. However the Chinese goverment are adiment that the mass building was not the cause of the quakes.
When two tectonic rub against each other faults ecur thats where merjority of earthquakes happen.
Scientist Christian Klouse belives that there hasn't been any "Majour secimisic ativity on that fault for years." he belives that a shift In the huge amount of water would relive the tension on the plates alowing them too move apart therefore increasing the overall presure causing the voilent ruptures. Bejing has called for an investergation although the gorverment claims that mass building has nothing too do with it.
Dan B

1 comment:

  1. Hey Dan,

    Good article brother.

    When's the next installment?

    James

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