Giant shock rattles ideas about quake behaviour

  title={Giant shock rattles ideas about quake behaviour},
  author={Richard Monastersky},
sity of Tokyo. The flooding is believed to have irrevocably damaged the oil tank and other key parts of the system. With the cooling system crippled, reactor unit 1 at Daiichi was the first to heat up. Water in the core began to boil off, raising the temperature and pressure inside the massive steel containment vessel. As temperatures soared, the zirconium alloy coating the fuel apparently split or melted, reacting with the steam to produce copious amounts of hydrogen gas. The pressure was… CONTINUE READING