More quakes hit Fukushima — Official: We ordered workers to evacuate areas after M6.8 hit by nuclear plant — Expert: Typhoon causing increased radioactive runoff into ocean? Storm passed over epicenter of quakes — Another typhoon developing in same area as Neoguri; Japan urged to monitor progress (VIDEO)

Published: July 11th, 2014 at 10:05 pm ET


Bloomberg: [Tepco] crews prepared for strong winds and heavy rains at its wrecked Fukushima atomic plant […] The storm was skirting Japan’s eastern coast […] offshore wind speeds in Fukushima could reach 61 kilometers an hour, the JMA said. […] The Fukushima Dai-Ichi station’s reactor buildings are strong enough to withstand storm winds and rains, [Tepco] said in an e-mailed statement. Equipment being used for the plant’s decommissioning was being secured ahead of the storm, the company said. Crews have also built high dams around storage tanks holding contaminated water as an extra precaution against leaks, site superintendent Akira Ono said in the statement.

AFP: […] workers were bracing for the storm. “We are tying up cables and hoses… and making sure cranes and booms don’t fall,” a company spokesman said. “We will also beef up patrols in areas where water could flow in.”

Kathryn Higley, Oregon St. Univ. nuclear engineering dept.: Radioactive Runoff […] While the downpour may increase the amount of radioactive runoff from the plant into the ocean, it will be offset by dilution from off-shore rains […] “There may be a flushing of contaminated soils and sediments from rivers and streams out into the ocean, but I wouldn’t anticipate any increased dose effects,” Higley said […]

AFP: A minor tsunami hit Japan’s Miyagi prefecture early on Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake jolted the northeastern Pacific coast, prompting advisories for regions including around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. A tsunami of 20 centimetres was observed at 5.12am local time in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. […] “We have not seen any damage or any change in radiation gauges after the quake,” said TEPCO spokesman Masahiro Asaoka. “Today’s operation has yet to start but we ordered workers to evacuate to high places,” Asaoka said.

Weather Channel: Tropical Storm Nine is churning in the western Pacific Ocean, not far from where Super Typhoon Negouri first developed. […] This system is expected to strengthen to a typhoon this weekend […] intensifying, possibly rapidly, into early next week […] The key uncertainty in the track is […] a weak southward dip in the jet stream […] that would bend Rammasun northward […] It is far too early to determine the exact path […]

Bloomberg: [Jim Andrews, AccuWeather] said the depression may grow into a typhoon and move northward next week. He said Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea should monitor its progress.

Watch The Weather Channel’s broadcast here

Published: July 11th, 2014 at 10:05 pm ET


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50 comments to More quakes hit Fukushima — Official: We ordered workers to evacuate areas after M6.8 hit by nuclear plant — Expert: Typhoon causing increased radioactive runoff into ocean? Storm passed over epicenter of quakes — Another typhoon developing in same area as Neoguri; Japan urged to monitor progress (VIDEO)

  • SadieDog

    Small tsunami hits Fukushima region after quake…

    • SadieDog

      "The quake registered a moderate 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 1-7, meaning that major damage was unlikely.
      Minor tsunami of up to 20 cm were recorded at Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture and other locations along the northeast coast, the meteorological agency said.
      Evacuation orders were also issued in several coastal towns in the area, where 19,000 perished in the March 11 disaster three years ago, but those orders were cancelled shortly after the tsunami advisory was lifted, according to the agency.
      A meteorological agency official told a televised news conference that the quake appeared to be an aftershock of the massive magnitude-9 earthquake of 2011."

  • The rad monitoring and Fukushima cam watch threads are getting to be my favorites to go check first each day. Glad we have such dedicated eyes giving us the minute to minute observations.

  • We Not They Finally

    Want a report on Kathryn Higley's paycheck. Every time she opens her mouth, I find myself wincing badly. The woman is either incredibly dense, incredibly incompetent, or incredibly PAID!

    • Sadbuttrue Sadbuttrue

      She's incredibly dense AND incredibly paid. Seriously, how can you say there will be no increased dose rates with run off into the ocean? And dilution? Yeah right.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Art Bell used to sum up news like this as "yikes!"

    Bit pink there still today. I will grab a few images.

  • We Not They Finally

    "Crews have also built high dams around storage tanks holding contaminated water as an extra precaution against leaks…" Sorry — I started laughing with that one, but it turned so quickly to tears. These people could not secure a urinal. Besides, aren't they regularly dumping the so-called "secured tanks" into the sea?

  • just breathe just breathe

    Because of the lack of Chem trails over the SoCal this week, the sky here is clear.
    It seems the only time we are able to witness C-pinkia in our skys is with the HAARP induced
    cloud cover.
    Even so Folks, C-pinkia is in our skies forever. 🙁

    • just breathe just breathe

      !880"s photos were mostly in a sepia tone when processed.
      3/11 has given our photos a C-pinkia hue,
      which in turn gives off that nice pink glow in our skin!

    • Ontological Ontological

      It all went to Belgium I found a lot of pink in UK/Denmark yesterday morning, and noon there.

      • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

        Hi Ontological , what do you mean with "it all went to Belgium "


        • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

          and i think i saw in another post from you somewhere something about a 500 meter radius around Belgium..

          i find that odd comments lol

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          Radiation in the jet stream from Fukushima circles the globe every 40 days. Of course, there is other radiation from other nuclear sources circling on other days.

      • just breathe just breathe

        24 hrs after my " all clear skys",
        tonights SoCal sunset was beautiful. A sight to behold.
        More pink than orange.
        I woke up this morning to Chemtrails and a mostly white sky.
        Tonight the contrast was evident.
        I would love to share the photo with you all!

        • just breathe just breathe

          And tonight's C-pinkia tone in the sky came at the close of the memorial
          for my friend BIG. 7/1/2014
          How ironic? Or was "BIG" pointing out the obvious to all that dare to look.
          Cesium Sky
          Cesium Heart…

          Peace to all

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            just breathe, my condolences to you on the loss of your friend BIG. My mother's memorial was held today. We came home from clear skies and arrived in the Central Valley, California, looking at a long row of clouds like those in your avatar pic, with a pinky-yellow glow.

            If what Onto is describing is really what we're seeing (and he's giving us some very scientific info.) we are SOOOOO hosed!

            Onto, if you read this, would you please provide a link for self-study on the properties of light refraction? That's a new subject to me. I'd like to be able to understand the content of more of your posts.


  • But what they don't mention is that they open the valves so all of that water just drains out from behind those 'high dams'.

    Then they can say Da(, who left the valve open?

  • weeman

    We could see quakes like this for the next several years after the 311 quake as the stress in crust disparate, if all follows the probable pattern, it's not called the ring of fire for nothing?
    Silly place to build nuclear reactors, not that there is a safe place, back to the laws of probability again the foundation of the nuclear industry and we all know the odds are stacking up against us all the time and sooner than later craps?

    • And her name is Carrington, she carries a BIG stick… big enough to knock out 400 nuclear plants.

      Super Solar Storm To Hit Earth – 'Carrington Effect'; 400 Nuke Plants Will Melt Down/Explode; via @AGreenRoad

      • vital1 vital1

        Dr Goodheart. If take into account military and research reactors, there are around 1,000 nuclear reactors in the world, 442 for generating electricity, 250 research reactors, and the rest are military. There could be more that we don't know about.

        Fifty two are in Japan, a very earthquake active zone. There are plans to build another 50+ nuclear power reactors for generating electricity in India and China, in the next decade alone.

        Your web site is a fountain of very good information, incredible work.


        Just commenting in these forums keeps this information in a closed loop.

        Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is
        quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it, Facebook it, Twitter it, or email it. Think outside the box, put it on public notice boards, hand it out to people, or put it into letter boxes when you go for a walk.

        The more people we educate the sooner change will happen.

      • ~Beware The Evil Wind~

        Dr G,

        I wonder if people are aware of the implications of super X class solar flares. An utter breakdown of modern civilisation, complete technology failure, atomic meltdown, all transportation failing, water treatment, medical devices, watches and even the proud iPhone worshipped by the children rendered useless in less than a second.

        No Internet.
        No T. V.
        No transportation.
        No electric production.
        No solar power.

        Plenty of atomic radiation though!!!

  • vital1 vital1

    Typhoon Neoguri will cause radioactive fallout contamination in Japan to be re-mobilized into the atmosphere, water ways and Ocean.

    Also with the possibility of more infrastructure damage it may be important to keep a close eye on the situation, and make use of the International list of monitoring, stations to keep track of any major releases.

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    I hope the youtube predictor of tomorrow's earthquake, David Nabham, has not received inside information from Jim Berkland, who forecasted the 1989 World Serious quake (and was then silenced 'til retirement by his USGS employer), nor gotten tips from the Chinese farmers and land dwellers who, observing unusual mid-winter animal behavior (snakes emerging from hibernation only to then freeze to death in the snow), along with changes in well water levels and radon gas emissions, prompted local HAICHENG CHINA authorities to order residents of the unreinforced dwellings in the city of 1 million – to evacuate – out into the freezing winter nighttime Feb. 4th 1975 snow, saving hundreds of 1000s lives as the massive 7.3 earthquake struck hours later, leveling much of the city structures.

    Indications of a similar quake disaster for July 12, 2014, or any future date, could be just as evident to all in tune with nature, as they were to Berkland and to the animal-ground-sensitive Chinese, but you'll never here about it from the self-aggrandizing, perception-management-minded, overpaid, USGS, or any of the other corrupt federal agency cabals.

    • Jim Berkland! One smart observer who get's that animals have great radar and noticed the missing animal classifieds even increase prior to EQ's. Reminds me of the sea creatures showing up crowded against shores or clumping up in all the wrong places.

      Years ago one of my N.A. neighbors called to let me know that while she was outside, dozens of garter snakes suddenly appeared, all scurrying around the yard. She said we're going to have an earthquake soon. Sure enough….the next day was a fairly big one just off Bandon, OR, with warnings to stay off the beaches.

      New technologies will go kaput if and when the grid goes down, which makes it all the more important to pass on priceless age old wisdoms to our children, helping them through whatever comes next in their world.

      • DebbyS-AbqNM DebbyS-AbqNM

        Another person to check out…

        Evidences of Space Weather Induced Natural Disasters
        by Kongpop U-Yen
        Published on Apr 4, 2014

        Strong solar activities have long been known to cause damages to electrical grids and global communication systems. However, there exist several evidences that solar activities have strong correlation with abrupt weather conditions and tectonic activities, including storm formations, flash floods, volcanic activities and earthquakes. In this presentation, case studies of such connections are examined and discussed that are linked to electrical properties of the Earth. Simple electrical theories based on laboratory experiments are presented to explain such phenomena.
        also keeps track of such weather related activities and the sun, and is a big fan of Kongpop U-Yen.

  • Nick

    Now think about ongoing "radiation therapy ala FD-NPP, etc."

    The external concerns about every single shake rattle and roll deflect from the biological realities facing us.

  • jackassrig

    We don't need the American military anymore. Send American management they can destroy more with less and quicker.

  • Sol Man

    Thank you Vital1 for presenting the site where presented are all of the monitoring sites available. Note that South Valley, N.M.
    is reporting at a radcon IV level of 464 cpm at this time.

  • Sparky Sparky

    RSOE-EDIS is showing EIGHT EQs, range 4.6M – 6.8M w/in the past 24 hrs. (4/11-4/12/14) at/around the Fuku NPPs: three 6.8M and two 4.6M EQs and one 4.4 EQ at at/near Fukushima/Fukushima-ken; two 4.4 EQs at Miagi/Miyagi-ken northeast of Fukushima.

    An EQ swarm as a precurser to a much larger EQ today, Nabham-style? I hope not. 🙁

  • Sparky Sparky

    BTW, I can't get log-in to post on the Webcam forum. (Yeah, I've tried all the workarounds.) I get a msg. that says that the site I'm looking for is not found. Anyone else having this problem on the 'cam pages?

  • ftlt

    There are problems with the log in

  • Pomkiwi Pomkiwi

    I had trouble with login.Now I use the log in at bottom of page and it keeps going to profile page, but if you hit refresh button once or twice this comment box comes up ok. Hope that helps. Japan sits on a subduction zone almost identical to here in NZ so I was surprised to only see camera jolt on the webcam. Last one here at that size threw dust in the air, made everything tall sway and caused ground cracks/deformation. Certainly can't do a damage assessment that quickly. Being skeptical of Tepco I don't trust anything from them – even the cameras

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    What? Honesty from Bloomberg? A "wrecked nuclear plant" you say? Truth? Wrecked is quite an understatement.

    Just love the TEPDRIVEL, "our buildings are safe enough to withstand wind and rain" or whatever the exact quote was.

    Oh, is that like what we should expect when it rains and blows over the Reactor 3 "building" ? Hmmn, TEPDRIVEL?

    As some brilliant person once said here, "synaptic drivel spews forth."

    Oh, and the nuketard from Oregon spewing about how she doesn't expect "increased dose effects" needs to go and have her head examined, as the old saying goes.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Maybe they should be called "TEPDRIBBLE." A steady dribble of dis-information.

      How can you tell a more brazen lie than to assert there is a "building" over Reactor 3, which is to hot to even approach?

      These people must truly be homicidal, psychopathic nuts. Crazy, raving morons. There are just no words. It's hard for me to believe they're even human.

  • Sickputer

    They did start putting up shield walls around Unit 3 in April 2014. The radiation from 3 has been very dangerous to the workers at Unit 4. Perhaps that's why they stopped the fuel rod assembly removals.

    But I agree it is a super dangerous wreck of a building. Workers will die by the hundreds when they start hanging around Unit 3 for extended shifts.

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