Report: 3 quakes right underneath Fukushima nuke plant — JNN live camera down immediately after — No word from Tepco, gov’t

Published: January 5th, 2012 at 8:28 am ET
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UPDATE at 4:45 pm EST: USGS: Two magnitude 5.0+ quakes hit eastern Japan -- One in Ibaraki, one near Sendai

UPDATE at 7:47pm EST: 4.9 quake hits Fukushima at 6:28p EST


Shallow M4.2 earthquake right under Fukushima plants, Fukushima Diary, Jan. 5, 2012:

  • 21:41 1/5/2012 (JST)
  • Magnitude 4.2
  • Epicenter is Fukushima Nakadori, where Fukushima plants are located
  • It’s shallower than 10km
  • No information about the plant is announced
  • JNN Fukushima live camera got down immediately after

*UPDATE*

More earthquake at Fukushima plants, Fukushima Diary, Jan. 5, 2012:

  • 2 more earthquake happened
  • Epicenters of both earthquake are right under Fukushima plants
  • 1) 22:03 1/5/2012  (JST) M2.6  7.1km deep under ground.
  • 2) 22:13 1/5/2012  (JST) M4.1   20km deep under ground. (Scale 4 in Fukushima)

UPDATE 2 (h/t Anne):

Earthquakes 5 Jan JST
22:13 JST 05 Jan 2012 37.1N 140.6E 20 km 4.1 Fukushima-ken Nakadori
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120105221718391-052213.html
This earthquake is 32.6 mi (52.51 km) from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant

22:03 JST 05 Jan 2012 37.1N 140.6E 10 km 2.6 Fukushima-ken Nakadori
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120105220752391-052203.html
This earthquake is 32.6 mi (52.51 km) on land SW from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant

21:37 JST 05 Jan 2012 37.1N 140.6E 10 km 4.2 Fukushima-ken Nakadori
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120105214158391-052137.html
This earthquake is 32.6 mi (52.51 km) from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant

17:44 JST 05 Jan 2012 37.8N 141.5E 40 km 3.9 Fukushima-ken Oki
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120105174901391-051744.html
This earthquake is 36.5 mi (58.74 km) NE from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant

Published: January 5th, 2012 at 8:28 am ET
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