Again: Three strong quakes in 15 minutes hit near same area as on 3/11 — M5.8, M5.0, M4.8 (MAPS)

Published: May 19th, 2012 at 9:26 pm ET


Earthquake Information
Japan Meteorological Agency

04:24 JST 20 May 2012 04:17 JST 20 May 2012 Sanriku Oki M4.8 1
04:20 JST 20 May 2012 04:14 JST 20 May 2012 Sanriku Oki M5.4 1
04:11 JST 20 May 2012 04:05 JST 20 May 2012 Sanriku Oki M5.8 3

A = 3/11; B = Today

Published: May 19th, 2012 at 9:26 pm ET


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29 comments to Again: Three strong quakes in 15 minutes hit near same area as on 3/11 — M5.8, M5.0, M4.8 (MAPS)

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Listening now
    Dr. Helen Caldicott interviews Arnold Gundersen | Fukushima Diary:

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      PINKY SHOW : 27,000 Holocausts: an interview with John Burroughs
      Pinky calls up international law expert John Burroughs (Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy) and talks to him about the current state of nuclear weapons: Are they really a threat to the planet? If they're so dangerous, why do we still have them?
      Sorry if I'm POSTING LIKE CRAZY. Been working in yard all day and a little overzealous now. I'll BE OFF LINE SOON 🙂 HUGS TO ALL!

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Kinda OT but important(?) Could Priscilla be persuaded to speak out about Japan?
    (think of the money/power this couple has!!)
    Zuckerberg Ties The Knot with Japanese woman via @HuffingtonPost
    My comment:
    Is Priscilla's family from Japan? Does she know how desperate the Japanese people are today after Fukushima? I truly hope she becomes a Voice for the Mothers and the Japanese Children who need International help evacuating from the contamination/radiation poisoning coming from the Nuclear Plants at Daiichi. PLEASE SPEAK OUT Priscilla!
    Oh! And congratulations on your marriage.

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Not only is Whoopie's post "Kinda OT," it's incorrect. Priscilla Chan is not Japanese; she is Chinese:

      >>>"His girlfriend of Chinese descent, Priscilla Chan, is a Facebook employee."<<<

      The only mention of anything Japanese in the HuffPo article was that they had sushi for their wedding meal.

      Please, Whoopie, I BEG you to try to be a little more careful and accurate with your statements.

      I don't mean anything personal toward you, Whoopie. But I do think it harms enenews credibility when we make wild, inaccurate statements.

      School Marm signing off for now.

  • arclight arclight

    thats right on the nuke dump nearly..

    area A2 on this pdf

    Fig 1-1-22 wastes dumping areas in the seas around japan

    the diagram/map is nearly half way down the page..

    the whole report discusses profit agianst health..

    also talks about land subsidence around japan with special reference to the miyagi prefecture! caused by industry over using the local aquifer that caused land subsidence..

    wonder how thats going with possible coriums draining the aquifer?

    the A2 dump should be 200 km and the earthquakes are hitting between 170 to 180 km.. basically right on the rift..

    and no one is checking this??
    no one is discussing this??
    maybe the chinese know as they took a stste of the art deep sea submarine (scientific) with them in the november expedition..
    the one that got hushed up by noda in his surprise trip to beijing to negotiate silence…

    now china supplies all nuke reactors and new build parts… ho hum!

    • arclight arclight

      meant to say also that the IAEA talked to china before noda to secure the exclusive pacific testing rights and to placate the chinese..

      then in december, when the 6 scientific ships returned to much publicity.. noda quitely goes to china with little mention in the MSM

      Oh! what a web we weave!

    • arclight arclight

      i just want to clarify why i am bringing this up..

      in lieu of the japanese dumping of ash, sludge and "low level" waste in the larger "normal " waste zones, i think that the sediment/waste may be activated to the surface and currents… as long as the japanese continue dumping in this manner the contamination could get greater or last longer imo

      secondly, the smaller area that i imagine has metal containers in, are under extreme pressure and are not designed to combat concussion effects, like you might find from an earthquake… this smaller area looks very close (to within 20 kilometers) and will have susutained nearly the full shock/concussion of the earthquake.. never mind that these containers/reactors/toxic chemicals etc are probably rotten as well!

      hope ive made a clear concern

      stop the dumping in the oceans! and do it now!

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Japan Dumps Radioactive Waste on the Rest of the World
      April 6, 2011
      “The water leaking from the cracked pipe at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is radiated 7.5 million times the legal limit. The flow has now been stopped after 26 days of gushing into the Pacific Ocean. And as if this wasn’t bad enough, 11,000 tons of radiated water from the plant has now been hauled out into the Pacific and dumped. My God, what are they thinking? I guess the Japanese do not want their radiated water on their own property. Better they dole it out to the world….”

      The Radioactive Ocean


    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi arc, great document, thanks!

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Everyone at f311wds is going nuts over this. Many (like me) never saw it! A MUST LISTEN!! 3/8/2012[full] TEPCO's Criminal Error and The Media's Responsibility: via @youtube

  • Jebus Jebus

    This is a world nuclear industry PR blame game. The Japanese nuclear industry is being coached to present this. The utmost goal being to place the blame onto Tepco and release the industry, the technology and the poorly maintained infrastructure from all liability or blame. Looks to me like they are saying the media is at fault too. This is a ludacris attempt to sway public opinion on the reason for the disaster.

    The technology is faulty.
    The design of the NPP's is defective and patched with "upgrades"
    The poorly maintained infrastructure is faulty.
    The humans that are responsible are many and all are fallible.
    The system in place to maintain the plants is faulty.
    The few at the top are corrupt with greed.
    Mother nature is uncontrollable.

    The result always equals the sum of the parts.

    Shut them all down forever!

    • Jebus Jebus

      This is no different than the juvenile gang of kids that threw the rock through your window and each of them saying the other one did it. All from same gang, all are complicit in the act.

    • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      I have similar views about this Jebus .
      I think both the Japanese gov and the Usa (and others too no doubt) have so much immoral/criminal dirt in their nuclear deals laundry that allowing the whole world to see feels like political suicide (or worse : trials), and not to forget the lost face syndrom (wich is a powerfull function in some cultural algoritmes).
      And that prevents them from doing the right thing.
      Instead they hold on even stronger to the buggy decision algoritme and immoral abuse off their powers that brought us “TODAY” in all its toxic glory. The only ones they can talk about the dilemma is ; tadaaaa! the nucleair industry. We all can imaging the quality of the guidance from their masters in such a difficult times to prioritize with wisdom.
      Apart from that they are paralyzed . The system bugged out and froze, blue screen of death if you like.I have no other logical explanaition why they would be so fast to make a deal about Not scanning import goods from Japan fore example, because they know they are equally guilty for this inevitable accident. And sooo slow about everything that could make a difference for the people and not the industry. Maybe Japan made a threath to disclosure the role of the US if the US would block import from Japan.
      So here we are at the moment, 14 months of political checkmate. The situation is so sick that , for solutions to become possible again, one would almost wish the wind would blow once in a while over the other giants…

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        The situation is so sick that , for solutions to become possible again, one would almost wish the wind would blow once in a while over the other giants like Russia or China.
        The only on paper existing International Pressure we have today would explode in a multyheaded dragon threathening with sledgehammers towards that closed litle deadly lies smiling oyster demanding immediate and full coöperation. As long as it is mostly the US/Japan calling the shots about how to go, they will waste more precious time trying to diffuse and dillute the pressure coming from the public. Because by now they are in even deeper the ammoral pit.
        You have objections you say, Japan ? Uhm uh well hmm well, in a different world with different dynamics we maybe could have the luxury to understand and go very softly because of that.
        But the reality of THIS situation on THIS small globe commands us to walk all over it like you and your precious objections was not there. You had your chances too grow some humble and honest goodwill 14 months , but it ain't happening.
        Sooo…No More pussyfooting around PLEASE !

        A father that let a whole neighborhood burn down because it was his kid playing with matches under his watch is not a good father, and schould not be giving the respect he demands for being one. Especially if he willfully continues to obstruct the rescue activity. This goes for all governments and industy's in my book ! End rant /Meh.. 😐

        PS : is it just me or is the forum slow today…

  • Holland Holland

    Now an earhtquake M 6.0. 🙁