The Coastal Post - December, 1996

Not So Surprising Nuke-Earthquake News


On the morning of October 10, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired this piece. I obtained a copy of it from the ever-vigilant Dr. Gary Whiteford.

Anchorwoman: "A Moscow newspaper reports that Russian scientists tried to harness earthquakes as a means of mass destruction, and the research continued under the new Russian government long after the Soviet Union collapsed."

Correspondent Mike Hornbrook: "The Moscow News called it 'Earthquakes Made To Order.' In a detailed article, the newspaper says research of the so-called tectonic weapons began under the Communists in the 1970s. By late 1987, the Soviet government ordered a major effort to develop such a weapon.

"It was code-named Project Mercury and Project Vulcan, and involved almost two dozen major scientific and manufacturing centers.

"The theory was that underground nuclear explosions could trigger earthquakes far from the site of the original blast. Researchers speculated the destructive force released would be many times greater than the nuclear blast, that it could be directed toward any point on earth and that there was no way to guard against it.

"According to the Moscow News, everyone involved with the project had the highest security clearance. The first underground nuclear test was carried out six years ago, possibly followed by two more blasts as the pace of research picked up.

"The newspaper says Boris Yeltsin's government continued the work until two or three years ago. At that time a crisis in the Russian economy put everything on hold. However, the Moscow News says that Russia's strategic military doctrine now includes a secret protocol on tectonic weapons.

"Western experts are said to be astonished that such a weapons program was ever attempted. Many believe the notion of triggering and controlling earthquakes is pure science fiction."

Much of this fits data the Coastal Post has already presented. However, evidence points to the closing of the nuclear sites as well as to strikes by mine workers and demonstrations across the Soviet Union as to being an economical necessity.

That same evidence shows Soviet, and very possibly French and American, testing with an eye on related quakes was conducted for a much longer time. At least, since President Reagan reintroduced testing in the mid-'80s.

For example, two weeks before the deadly December 7, 1988, Armenian earthquake, which killed up to 50,000 people, Soviet scientists predicted a large quake would shortly hit the region. On December 4, the Soviets detonated a test at their nuclear Novaya Zemyla site in the Arctic.

We could go through testing dates and once again show the close relationship between earthquakes and nuclear testing. However, as the information is statistical and dry, we recommend that those interested readers not familiar with our series check back issues of the Post or send a SASE to me at POB 864, Fairfax 94978 for a list of corresponding dates and quakes.

The mainstream U.S. media refuses to publish anything on the subject, even though scientific evidence is strong and plentiful. Don't think Dr. Whiteford and I haven't tried. However, the English, Canadian and Australian media, among others, are on top of it.

Even the U.S. Geological Survey, while skeptical, is more open. You'll notice the reference in the Canadian piece that "many [Western experts]...believe the pure science fiction." Doesn't that infer many other scientists are open to the possibility?

However, one bright point: The French are in the process of dismantling the Mururoa Atoll nuclear test site in the South Pacific. It's supposed to once again be clean and healthy-in 10,000 years. That is, except for that persistent hundreds of yards in diameter bubble of melted radioactive material lodged in the core of the volcano which forms the crumbling atoll.

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