Taiwan Reports 7.2 M Offshore Earthquake; An Exceptionally Bad Location for Nuclear Power Stations Due to Earthquake-Tsunami Hazard

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Like Japan, Taiwan is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is an exceptionally bad location for nuclear power stations. About 90% of the world’s earthquakes and 81% of the world’s largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_of_Fire
"This dynamic earth: the story of plate tectonics" 1996, Kious, W. Jacquelyne; Tilling, Robert I., USGS Unnumbered Series General Interest PublicationThe ‘Ring of Fire’, also called the Circum-Pacific belt, is the zone of earthquakes surrounding the Pacific Ocean- about 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur there. The next most seismic region (5-6% of earthquakes) is the Alpide belt (extends from Mediterranean region, eastward through Turkey, Iran, and northern India.” (“This dynamic earth: the story of plate tectonics” 1996, Kious, W. Jacquelyne; Tilling, Robert I., USGS Unnumbered Series General Interest Publication) http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/7000097

Tuesday afternoon local time, Taiwan reported an offshore 7.2 M earthquake. The USGS calls it a 6.4 M. It was offshore from two of Taiwan’s nuclear power stations. Two of the four nuclear reactors…

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