(WIRED) — Seismologists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the International Seismological Center, and NASA have come to a consensus about last year’s cascading tragedies in Japan that left at least 16,000 dead and half a million homeless. A massive, 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit just off the country’s coast on Friday, March 11, the scientists say. The quake triggered huge tsunami waves, and those, in turn, catalyzed a series of nuclear accidents whose consequences will affect Japanese residents for decades.Jim Stone, a self-professed former National Security Agency analyst with an “engineering background,” has a different explanation: The whole thing was a deliberate and dastardly act of nuclear war.

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