M5 quake hits Fukushima (VIDEO)

Published: January 10th, 2013 at 2:07 pm ET


Title: Earthquake Information
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency


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Published: January 10th, 2013 at 2:07 pm ET


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12 comments to M5 quake hits Fukushima (VIDEO)

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    Is it my imagination or does the video get more grainy/pixalated shortly after the quake hits?

    • jec jec

      Not your imagination that was one big quake event, one of the most robust we have seen recently.

      Hey..MrTEPCOMAN…those cartoonish white coverups. Did you paint over over the Reactor 2 crane base on purpose? Or do you need more Paintshop training courses?

  • jec jec

    And the base of the reactor area shown by the webcam..note the almost perfect STRAIGHT lines in the blacked out shrub and base area. Think they are hoping to hide the breakout emissions/fires as best they can. And the white outfitted workers as well.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Wow..and the epicenter..16.25 km. from Fukushima.
    From Daini ..21.46 km.


  • bluerthanblu bluerthanblu

    Daini reactors are too close to quake action to exclude from a courtesy cam! Daini's R-4 has a cracked containment, now with extra damaged fuel onboard from Daichi R-4. Daichi's R-2 photo-patches can't hide gaseous flow above the reactors. Explosions can be spliced out of the cam video but gas flows increase, causing high pixellation on vids. The latest fuku1live vid, after the eQ, shows fire-like reflections near active rooftop emissions of R-1 to R-2.

    For the eQ vid above, what is that light zipping back and forth near the bottom (ground level?) @ 2:17 secs, some sort of emergency action? Also, does it seem that R-3 and R-4 are leaning to the right side, as though the ground may be sinking more? I traced the swarm of offshore quakes in last couple of weeks to find they moved sightly north by 1 deg. latitude and 3 degrees east, then 2 degrees back to the west- 😮 My take is that Honshu continues to be shoved by the Philippine Plate to the south and Amurian Plate from the west side. Further coastline subsidence of Daini and Daichi will only add to structural collapse of the reactor buildings. Is it impossible to shore up the buildings in a meaningful way? R4 frame is to hold the crane I gather but what about the sfp? C-sfp is smoking off/on (Thank You! Nuckelchen) with over 1700 fuel assemblies. Is coolant water lacking? Will it be this year, next year, when…arrgghh.

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Yes looks like a flashlight or mutated lightning bug cuddling up to the warmth of corium, but all joking aside, I don't know but it is odd and thanks for pointing it out I initially saw it and thought it was pixelation but it's not.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    MAP: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/140_40.php
    1. Magnitude
    • Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 21:26:20 UTC
    • Friday, January 11, 2013 at 07:26:20 AM at epicenter •
    37.345°N, 143.674°E
    34.5 km (21.4 miles)

    236 km (146 miles) E of Namie, Japan
    239 km (148 miles) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan
    246 km (152 miles) ESE of Yamoto, Japan
    249 km (154 miles) E of Iwaki, Japan

    This earthquake is 145/1 mi (233.5 km) E from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant
    Fukushima #1 37.422972N 141.032917E
    2. Magnitude
    • Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:48:21 UTC
    • Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 09:48:21 PM at epicenter
    37.561°N, 141.269°E
    53.3 km (33.1 miles)
    25 km (15 miles) ENE of Namie, Japan
    59 km (36 miles) SE of Marumori, Japan
    62 km (38 miles) SE of Kakuda, Japan
    62 km (38 miles) ENE of Funehiki, Japan
    This earthquake is 16.1 mi (25.87 km) NNE from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant
    This earthquake is 21.5 mi (34.67 km) NE from Fukushima Daini (#2) Nuclear Power Plant