This news story, really got me thinking or perhaps rethinking Fukushima, Haiti and other coastal disasters.
Tsunami devastated ships and debris are seen in Namie Town which is inside the exclusion zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Fukushima
During its search for the 'ultimate weapon' to end World War II, the United States apparently teamed up with New Zealand to test a 'tsunami bomb,' which could be used to destroy the enemy's coastal cities.
A total of 3,700 bombs were detonated underwater in these tests, and ultimately showed that exploding a line of 10 bombs (totaling about two million kilograms of explosive), roughly eight kilometres from shore, could generate a 10-meter-high wave when it reached land. For comparison, the tallest wave peaks from the tsunami that devastated Japan's west coast in 2011 were recorded at just over nine meters.
In other words, almost 70 years ago the US and New Zealand conspired to create major tsunami’s & earthquakes using under water bombs. And did, indeed, succeed in creating tsunami waves taller then the ones that devastated Japan in 2011, 70 years ago.
“It was absolutely astonishing,” said Waru. “First that anyone would come up with the idea of developing a weapon of mass destruction based on a tsunami — and also that New Zealand seems to have successfully developed it to the degree that it might have worked.”
Not might have worked, the bombs did work. Paying attention to the downplaying language that contradicts the results of the Tsunami bomb creating waves bigger then at Fukushima.
“Given that most of the world's major cities are coastal, it would have been a very effective weapon”
Why would the war machine forfeit an effective and easily deniable weapon?
I mean tsunamis are something that just happen... Right?
I'm quite happy that they shelved this weapon, since governments may have been far more willing to use it.
Totally bogus conclusion. How does the author of this piece know this weapon was shelved?
Answer: He does not.
Tsunami Zone- Coastal Japan
The documents, he claims, indicate the United States got the idea for such a destructive device after a naval officer noticed how the blasting to clear coral reefs around Pacific Islands formed larger waves.
The experiments began in 1944 in waters off New Caledonia, an archipelago near Australia, and were later moved to waters close to Auckland, New Zealand.
Waru said the operation was killed the following year, although the Kiwis continued publishing reports about it into the 1950s.
Waru said the operation was killed? Was it? Clearly not because the article goes on to report that the “Kiwis continued publishing reports on it into the 1950's”
Therefore the operation was not killed.
New Zealand obviously continued working on it above board, likely with the US, for another ten to 15 years. It is hard to believe that the US would drop such an effective weapon with most of the world’s major cities being coastal.
US developed ‘tsunami bomb’ for use again Japan in WWII
The project was launched in 1944 after E.A. Gibson, a U.S. naval officer, came up with the idea while watching the waves that were created by underwater blasts used to clear reefs around islands in the Pacific. Tsunami waves have been observed as high as 1,700 feet, and are caused by sudden movement on the ocean floor, such landslides, large volcanic eruptions, or, in the case of the March 2011 disaster in Japan, earthquakes. Researchers believed it would take the detonation of around 2,200 tons of explosives five miles from shore to create a wave that would destroy a coastal community.
Maybe the worldwide coral reef collapses need to be revisited?
Collapse of Barrier Reef slab 'could trigger tsunami'
Why yes it could!
Wondering if the corral reefs act as some type of barrier between the land and the water and when removed.. and some bombs set in place..... you have an earthquake/tsunami
If it could be done nearly 70 years ago? Why not even more effectively now?