M5.4 near Fukushima — Webcam shows quake hitting nuclear plant (VIDEO)

Published: February 9th, 2013 at 2:53 am ET


Title: Earthquake Information
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency
h/t MissingSky101

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Second angle available shortly here

Published: February 9th, 2013 at 2:53 am ET


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7 comments to M5.4 near Fukushima — Webcam shows quake hitting nuclear plant (VIDEO)

  • We Not They Finally

    First, they will lie about the magnitude of the quake because they lie about EVERYTHING. Even the USGS downgrades the magnitude of quakes. Happens routinely. So the Japanese would do it for sure. And if a webcam shows a direct hit, that's bad. We'll have to stay tuned with this one.

    • guezilla

      USGS had it as M5.0 from start, earthquake magnitudes and other details are naturally adjusted as more data comes in like the recent Solomon Islands quake that was downgraeded from 7.2 to 6.8 or something like that. Can't comment on if this is "lying about everything".

      Webcams show "direct hits" all the time though, with Japan's size an earthquake almost anywhere shakes Fukushima up: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f4du#dyfi

      Guess I need to install Gogle Earth and waste some time playing with it at some point though, I can't find the distance to Fukushima, or if this is Mt. Fuji's magma-chamber or which fault system…

      • razzz razzz

        Yeah, you really need to load and use Google Earth to follow events when playing at home. Go to the USGS site and click on Real-time Earthquake Map then pick the earthquake(s) to zoom in on then click the actual event 'circle' then click the 'blue' information bar that pops up. From there a Google Earth KML link is shown to click on and Google Earth will load and fly you to that quake event.

        Once in Google Earth and showing the quake location, you click on the quake circle to get the info. Then click the 'Ruler' icon for option measurements to draw a line from a quake to say ex. Fukushima Daiichi to get the distance. (About 30 miles for the latest 5.0 quake).

        If you close out of Google Earth, it asks you if you want to save the info you created so, you can save and remove earthquakes or distances you made if you want to view them next time. You should locate Fukushima Daiichi or any other places of interest and use the 'Pin' icon to mark it so you don't have to re-search for it every time…and these are just the basics options in Google Earth.

    • guezilla

      Here's a link to the 7.3 from 7th December 2012, which was "direct hit": http://enenews.com/both-webcams-capture-strong-quake-rattling-fukushima-daiichi-videos

      At first I was surprised the earthquake was so far from any major faults, but I was looking at map on http://www.japanquakemap.com/ and pretty much all the earthquakes seem to be centered around Fukushima. I wonder if they still count as aftershocks of the 9.0 from 2011.

      Always good idea to stay tuned though… Dai-ichi isn't getting any more stable.

      • skizexq skizexq

        [Dai/Die] ichi&scratchy…
        news reported as 8 when it first came out, at least in my neck of the woods.
        So many lies.

  • weeman

    Tokyo rose here, no reason to panic, no reason to tear, no increase in radioactive release after earthquake and plant continues to release 5 million bq of radioactive isotopes each day, which is good for you just like a vitamine pill.
    Foreign governments are tring to undermine our society by feeding you false information, please refrain from spreading unfounded rumors and continue to do your duty and die quietly with no fanfare, thanks for your cooperation in this matter, no malice.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      I hope she has a beautiful office overlooking Fukushima Daiichi, with a wonderful view of the coast, and that she has to spend at least 40 hours a week at her desk, when she's not sleeping comfortably in her pad in downtown Futaba.

      Shouldn't last more than a year. I hope they televise her last days, to see the wasting.