M5.8 quake hits 60 km from Fukushima plant — Followed by multiple M4s (MAPS)

Published: January 12th, 2012 at 6:43 am ET
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Moderate earthquake shakes northeastern Japan, CNN, Jan. 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm EST:

A moderate earthquake rattled northeastern Japan Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

The 5.8 magnitude quake was centered about 120 kilometers (75 miles) [NOTE: 60 km according to Japan maps below] southeast of Fukushima [...]

“This earthquake poses no tsunami risk,” the agency’s website said.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

SOURCE: Japan Meteorological Agency

 

 

Published: January 12th, 2012 at 6:43 am ET
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4 comments to M5.8 quake hits 60 km from Fukushima plant — Followed by multiple M4s (MAPS)

  • Spectrometising

    Good grief.


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  • entropy

    Either the plant is in better shape than we think or the webcams are archives because I don’t see how it’s withstanding theses quakes.


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  • VanneV anne

    Earthquake 12 Jan 2012, 12:20 JST
    Magnitude 5.7
    Date-Time
    • Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 03:20:49 UTC
    • Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:20:49 PM at epicenter
    Location 36.994°N, 141.129°E
    Depth9 km (5.6 miles)
    RegionNEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Distances
    • 22 km (14 miles) ESE (112°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
    • 90 km (56 miles) NE (39°) from Mito, Honshu, Japan
    • 101 km (63 miles) SE (144°) from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
    • 192 km (120 miles) NE (40°) from TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 12.7 km (7.9 miles); depth +/- 3.6 km (2.2 miles)

    12:20 JST 12 Jan 2012 36.9N 141.3E 20 km 5.8 Fukushima-ken Oki
    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120112122944391-121220.html
    This earthquake is 30.1 mi (48.45 km) S from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant
    This earthquake is 22.99 mi (37.00 km) S from Fukushima Daini (#2) Nuclear Power Plant
    This earthquake is 46.5 mi (74.89 km) NNE from Tokai Nuclear Power Plant
    This earthquake is 17.7 mi (28.43 km) SSE from Hirono [oil-fired]Power Station

    http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html
    Fukushima #1 37.422972N 141.032917E
    Fukushima #2 37.316389N 141.025556E
    Tokai NPP 36°27′59″N 140°36′24″E
    Hirono [Oil-Fired] Power Station 37.233N : 141.015E
    You can see this on the time lapse cam:
    2012.01.12 12:00-13:00 / ふくいちライブカメラ (Live Fukushima Nuclear Plant Cam)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO7hU3QpbNU&list=UUDu1KkkwuzybKx6MXQgGHuw&index=1&feature=plcp


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