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Richter TNT for Seismic Example
Magnitude Energy Yield (approximate)

-1.5 6 ounces Breaking a rock on a lab table
1.0 30 pounds Large Blast at a Construction Site
1.5 320 pounds
2.0 1 ton Large Quarry or Mine Blast
2.5 4.6 tons
3.0 29 tons
3.5 73 tons
4.0 1,000 tons Small Nuclear Weapon

4.5 5,100 tons Average Tornado (total energy)
5.0 32,000 tons
5.5 80,000 tons Little Skull Mtn., NV Quake, 1992
6.0 1 million tons Double Spring Flat, NV Quake, 1994
6.5 5 million tons Northridge, CA Quake, 1994
7.0 32 million tons Hyogo-Ken Nanbu, Japan Quake, 1995; Largest Thermonuclear Weapon
7.5 160 million tons Landers, CA Quake, 1992
8.0 1 billion tons San Francisco, CA Quake, 1906
8.5 5 billion tons Anchorage, AK Quake, 1964
9.0 32 billion tons Chilean Quake, 1960
10.0 1 trillion tons (San-Andreas type fault circling Earth)
12.0 160 trillion tons (Fault Earth in half through center,
OR Earth's daily receipt of solar energy)

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This isn't going to look too good for him, 300 billion and 3,000 lives chasing non existent nukes in Iraq, while allowing NK and soon Iran to acquire weapons of mass destruction. NK having them is going to really be something, as they have missle technology that could allow them to strike the US West Coast, and they are also fucking nuts.
At least Foley is probably breathing a sigh of relief now that he's not in the spotlight

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Bummer.
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Is there nothing that the Bush Foreign Policy can’t do. This man is an absolute saint, I mean SAINT. First he deftly negotiated North Korea into not test launching their medium range missile and now he was able to, single handedly I might add, stop L’il Kim from testing a nuc-qu-lar bomb. It was amazing how, with all of his built up credibility in world politics that he was able to just ask and it was done. That is what we have needed in a leader.

Just imagine if he had gone of half cocked in some other part of the world without the worlds approval or help, on a half baked mission filled with half truths and no plans. Why he may not have been taken seriously when he put his foot down this time when it really, REALLY mattered.

You just gotta hope that the crack Homeland Security Department, with Heck of a Job Chertoff manages to check the right 3% of container’s on ships that come from the Pacific Rim over the next year or so. It would be a shame if Homeland Security was still searching 80 year old women at airports at that time.

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I'm curious to see if the cost at the pump jumps up within the next few days.

I'll be quite suspicious if it doesn't ya' know,being so close to elections and all.

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Is there nothing that the Bush Foreign Policy can’t do. This man is an absolute saint, I mean SAINT. First he deftly negotiated North Korea into not test launching their medium range missile and now he was able to, single handedly I might add, stop L’il Kim from testing a nuc-qu-lar bomb. It was amazing how, with all of his built up credibility in world politics that he was able to just ask and it was done. That is what we have needed in a leader.

Just imagine if he had gone of half cocked in some other part of the world without the worlds approval or help, on a half baked mission filled with half truths and no plans. Why he may not have been taken seriously when he put his foot down this time when it really, REALLY mattered.

You just gotta hope that the crack Homeland Security Department, with Heck of a Job Chertoff manages to check the right 3% of container’s on ships that come from the Pacific Rim over the next year or so. It would be a shame if Homeland Security was still searching 80 year old women at airports at that time.

Honestly, what would be better right now for the party in power than another devastasting terrorist attack?
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Now it's said to have been a 4.3 on the Richter scale.

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My guess is that they lit some overgrown firecrackers down a mineshaft just to save face.They are reporting 'no radiation leakage', which would obviously be the case with a cherry-bomb.
For what it's worth

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Types of nuclear test


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Why didn't the French get bitch slapped for their tests ...it's never to late you know ....

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Why didn't the French get bitch slapped for their tests ...it's never to late you know ....
Remember when the French cleverly sabotaged a Greenpeace sailboat that was staged to protest a nuke test? Don't mess with the French if you're an unarmed enviro group. The French will kill you.

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