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Turkey goes ahead on nuclear plans as experts warn - 15th Mar 2011

Turkey will not suspend its nuclear projects despite unprecedented damage to Japanese nuclear reactors following its catastrophic earthquake and Turkey’s own seismic vulnerability, according to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

“There is no investment without risk,” Erdoğan told reporters on Tuesday as he summarized his government’s policy on nuclear energy. His words come as Germany has decided to take seven of its 17 nuclear reactors offline temporarily for a comprehensive safety check.

Laughing off concerns that are rising globally, Erdoğan said that if people wanted a no-risk environment, they should “not build crude oil lines in their country and not use gas in their kitchens.” Read More

Following are data for the seven large earthquakes that have progressively ruptured the North Anatolian fault:

  • 1939 December 26. Magnitude (MS) 7.9 - 8.0. 30,000 deaths. Fault length about 360 km. Initiated the eastward migration of significant earthquakes on the NorthAnatolian fault. (Termed the 1939 Erzincan earthquake)
  • 1942 December 20. Magnitude (MS) 7.1. Fault length about 50 km. (Termed the 1942 Erbaa earthquake)
  • 1943 November 26. Magnitude (MS) 7.6. Fault length about 280 km. (Termed the 1943 Tosya earthquake)
  • 1944 February 01. Magnitude (MS) 7.3. Fault length about 165 km. (Termed the 1944 Bolu-Gerede earthquake)
  • 1957 May 26. Magnitude (MS) about 7. Fault length about 30 km. (Termed the 1957 Abant earthquake)
  • 1967 July 22. Magnitude (MS) 7.1. Fault length about 80 km. (Termed the 1967 Mudurnu Valley earthquake)
  • 1999 August 17. Magnitude (MS) 7.8; MW 7.4-7.5