Magnitude 5.0 hits Fukushima — Multiple other quakes of similar strength in northeast Japan

Published: March 30th, 2012 at 8:12 am ET
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Title: Earthquake Information
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency
Date: March 30, 2012

13:38 JST 30 Mar 2012
Fukushima-ken Oki
Magnitude 5.0
Intensity: 3

Published: March 30th, 2012 at 8:12 am ET
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29 comments

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29 comments to Magnitude 5.0 hits Fukushima — Multiple other quakes of similar strength in northeast Japan

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    OMG! Japan admits Fukushima hazards
    BY MICHELLE FERNANDEZ
    Posted on 03/30/2012 7:47 AM
    http://www.rappler.com/nation/97-thewrap/3173-japan-admits-fukushima-hazards#.T3WWFsm-e2M.twitter

    • farawayfan farawayfan

      Or really, TEPCO admits to lesser crimes to mask greater. SFP4 and the 3rd reactor/SFP damage are steadily becoming un-cover-upable…let's not even mention the tarp and hidden 5 and 6. I hope this represents the start of some truth, but realistically it's just another info dribble to get the sheeple back to sleep.

      • Whoopie Whoopie

        Of course! I should have thought "something fishy" with it. 🙁

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          I used your comment to reply to mine @hp. Hope you dont mind! 🙂

          • farawayfan farawayfan

            No problem. Your tireless efforts there are invaluable in the search for truth, and trying to get that truth out to a public left in the dark.

      • Anthony Anthony

        I think you are 100% right Mark. This has been a shell game like no other…. loaded with the tactics of delay and deflection.

        • Whoopie Whoopie

          So true…mother flackers have lied for OVER A YEAR!

          • Whoopie Whoopie

            "If their mouths moving"
            Wanna hear something strange? Pro-Nukes seem to have vanished at Hp.

            • labmonkeywithagun labmonkeywithagun

              Don't count on it yet.
              HP is running ads for nuclear,
              (maybe instead of paying ineffective trolls?)
              Need to "troll" the trolls whenever possible. Keep after them. I don't like the arrogance and that alone keeps me posting. md

            • Anthony Anthony

              I hear ya, you made a dent there Whoopie for sure!!! I got into some CRAZY DEBATES there around the same time I started coming here. The HP nukers pissed me right off. They are so uber-focused on just towing the line and I just got sick of them… unlike you!!

              But having said that, we know they are still around. This situation is scarily getting to a point where the Pro simply don't even acknowledge our concerns.

              They are treating us like we are ridiculous, hysterical and uninformed people.

              If there is any justice, they will suffer in the learning of their misdeeds.

              • Whoopie Whoopie

                AGREE WITH YOU BOTH. In fact, I've been watching the Santorium thread for fun and guess who posted? undersowriter! I said "just wanted to say hello…and Oh SHUT THEM ALL DOWN!"

                • Anthony Anthony

                  You crack me up! (in a good way!) The world`s people may one day be very thankful for your inexhaustible efforts!

                  I know I appreciate your determination!

            • nohobear nohobear

              I noticed the same thing over at commondreams. Used to have a couple of really better than average trolls, that I battled with,RFinston and Abrams, who could talk a good story, throwing out numbers and pseudo engineering jargon that sounded like they were Phd's. Curiously, they've disappeared and crawled into the woodwork as well.

              Sadly, I take this as an ominous sign that things are moving to the next level in Japan, as in the collapse of SP4, and the lid blowing off just how bad and widespread the contamination is.

            • stopnp stopnp

              I found the iaea on facebook. I've been giving them hell. So have a couple other folks.

  • dosdos dosdos

    This quake was about 20 miles northeast from Daiichi. Very close.

    • Anthony Anthony

      Borrowed time…..

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      According to USGS it was 5.1 and only 13.8 miles from Fukushima Daiichi:

      http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html
      Fukushima #1 37.422972N 141.032917E
      Magnitude5.1 Date-Time
      • Friday, March 30, 2012 at 04:38:31 UTC
      • Friday, March 30, 2012 at 01:38:31 PM at epicenter
      • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
      Location37.543°N, 141.235°E
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008snd.php

      • Anthony Anthony

        Anne – don't you think another tsunami is the straw to break Fukushima `s back? All these quakes have got to be wrecking nerves in Japan…. brutal.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

          I don't know a lot, but I suspect it is over even without another tsunami. A 7.0 EQ close to Fukushima Daiichi might not create a tsunami, but would be devastating to #4 SFP. And we don't even know the real status of Tokai NPP, Fukushima Daini NPP, Higashidore NPP, Tokai reprocessing plant, and Rokkasho reprocessing plant or any of all the other nuclear plants in Japan. Also a 7.0 close to any of these other plants would also be devastating.

          Fracking seems to be ongoing, and building new plants hasn't been stopped worldwide. The nuclear industry doesn't seem to be learning anything. And only a few countries such as Germany seem to have any politicians with any scientific judgment.

          Republicans like to say that we shouldn't strap our children and grandchildren with paying back any financial debt caused by government borrowing.

          Much more serious is strapping our children and grandchildren for the next 1,000,000 years with cooling and containing all the radioactive waste already created. If we can't contain the waste already all over the world including Japan, Russia, and the US….. It seems to be not only financially impossible, but also scientifically impossible.

          We should at least be spending our government money on trying to salvage what we can. Surely we shouldn't be spending more money on making the situation even worse.

          Please let us stop the cycle of spending money on nuclear energy and armaments. Please let us save what air, water, and land that is left for our children and their children.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    Back to the quake, thx. So SFP 4 is just plain precarious, and feverish work to stabilize it in order to withstand earthquakes needs to be done, though building a pool around it ti catch the fuel rods and water might make more sense at this point. As to reactor 2, didn't Arnie say it had a hole in it the size of a small house? Could a good enough sized quake or several smaller repeated quakes topple the containment in this case if the breach is that big? And, is maybe the bigger threat from underground leakage – if cracks and fissures form, some of the corium could break away from the blob and fill those cracks and then have enough space to refission or have a sustained recriticality?

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Seems they're loosing the battle at the plant, and the quakes aren't helping.

  • PoorDaddy PoorDaddy

    Crossposted, but important:

    Please sign this letter to Obama Administration to STOP the loan to build 2 new nuke plants in Georgia. They're on the fence….help push them over to the right side. They won't stop building them for the right reasons, but who cares at this point, as long as they don't build any more.

    http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9662

    SHUT EM ALL DOWN!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    This looks really wacky to me, but I don't know to interpret what I'm seeing:

    Real-time Magnetosphere Simulation
    http://www2.nict.go.jp/y/y223/simulation/realtime/