TV: Massive M8.2 quake in Eastern Pacific triggers tsunami — NHK: Fukushima plant cancels work, cooling pumps and emergency generators moved to higher ground — Agency warns high waves could reach Japan early tomorrow (VIDEO)

Published: April 2nd, 2014 at 12:51 pm ET
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Arirang News, Apr. 2, 2014: Massive 8.2 earthquake off Chilean coast triggers tsunami — A magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile Tuesday evening local time, causing landslides and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning that forced those in coastal areas to evacuate. […] Asia may also feel the effects, Japan’s Meteorological Agency warned that high waves triggered by the quake in Chile could reach Japan by early tomorrow morning. […] the Japanese agency doesn’t yet know how big the waves will be.

Jiji Press, Apr. 2, 2014: Up to 1-meter tsunami could reach Japan […] Tsunami of between 20 cm and 1 meter could reach Pacific coastal areas in Japan on Thursday morning, a day after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast, the Meteorological Agency said. If necessary, the agency will issue a tsunami advisory at around 3 a.m. Thursday, or a tsunami warning much earlier. Tsunami are forecast to reach the Pacific coast of Hokkaido around 5 a.m., coastal areas of the Kanto eastern region around 6 a.m. […]

NHK WORLD, Apr. 2, 2014: Fukushima Daiichi wary of Chile tsunami — The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has cancelled work at the seaside planned for Wednesday night through Thursday morning. The possibility of tsunami caused by the huge earthquake off Chile forced it to call off the work. [TEPCO] made the decision after Japan’s Meteorological Agency said that advisory-level tsunamis up to one meter high could reach the country. […] TEPCO has also moved pumps for cooling the reactors and emergency generators to higher ground.

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Published: April 2nd, 2014 at 12:51 pm ET
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69 comments to TV: Massive M8.2 quake in Eastern Pacific triggers tsunami — NHK: Fukushima plant cancels work, cooling pumps and emergency generators moved to higher ground — Agency warns high waves could reach Japan early tomorrow (VIDEO)

  • GQR2

    Here we go!

    • GQR2

      Its about 2:30 in the morning in Japan,the wave could come between 7-8 am
      There was also just a 5 pointer south of Panama.

  • Nick

    "TEPCO has also moved pumps for cooling the reactors and emergency generators to higher ground."

    What reactors?

    Why doesn't NHK World just, for once admit the truth and say something like this:

    TEPCO, which has failed miserably to locate the contents of Unit's #2 and #1 has scrambled to secure equipment incase a 20cm tsunami strikes the wrecked facility. The remains of Unit #3 are scattered hither thither and yon, so no extra precautionary measures for it are warranted….

    • lam335 lam335

      I think TEPCO is secretly hoping a large wave will come and wash SFP #3 and 4 (and all their contents) into the ocean, as that would take the mess off of their hands. They would then argue that no one can definitively prove that the rusty spent fuel rods scattered throughout the ocean came from their plant, so they therefore have no responsibility to remove them (or pay for their removal).

    • NoFixedID

      Also: given that the inundation of the cooling pumps was probably the main cause of the original meltdowns, you have to wonder why the pumps are now located on low ground.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "cooling pumps and emergency generators moved to higher ground"

    Just unplugged them and rolled them up the hill.'
    Cooling ..what cooling?

  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    "WHAT" reactors being cooled is right??!! Considering that TEPCO boasted "new" tsunami defenses that allegedly offered increased protection against tsunami waves compared to the pre-311 state and a 20 cm or even 1 meter wave(s) seems minor compared to what has hit the REMNANTS of the destroyed reactor facility since 311 via typhoons,tropical storms & probably "localized" tsunami waves that were triggered any number of unreported times following the many moderate to strong earthquakes that have hit the same zones where the 311 EQ/Tsunami took root(?)!! I'm more inclined to believe they also have concerns re; the same patterns that were seen just prior to 3/11/11 where a large earthquake in Chile was followed by the 311 event in Japan??!! Are they preparing for something else THEY "know" or at least strongly suspect may be about to see "ichi-efu"(1-F) be "finsished off"??! I still question the decision to move the fuel assemblies from the belly-up reactor buildings or should I say the deadly rubble that remains around the remnants of SFP's to storage facilities "ON-SITE" just a few feet from where they've been "snap,crackle & popping"for 3+years instead of springing for the cost of transporting the successfully extracted shitium someplace else where it wouldn't pose as much of a risk to the operations underway,much less at risk for another EQ/Tsunami?!Sound logic allows assuming that every release event at 1-F shortens the global life-expectancy rates…

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      You're saying the Chile bone is connected to the Japan bone? Not good.

      • We Not They Finally

        It was suspected all the way back from 2010 on, that it was Ring of Fire thing. Chile first, then New Zealand, then Japan. That may have just been speculation, but interesting if anyone followed up. There are MANY tectonic plates that criss-cross Japan.

      • name999 name999

        unincredulous…that is sadly funny.

  • mairs mairs

    UN report.

    The UN report said it did not expect a change in hereditary disease, genetic defects, or cancer rates as a result of the (Fukushima) disaster, a United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) news release reported.

    http://tinyurl.com/lmnzk4g

    '"Prompt protective action" by Japanese authorities immediately following the incident is believed to be responsible for the relatively low cancer risk, the news release reported.'

    Are you freaking kidding me????

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      The U.N. was quite impressed with the white picket fence they put up. The kevlar tarps were pretty cool, too. Trailer parks may pick up on that.

    • Ontological Ontological

      Who/what do these idiots use for data. Neanderthals?

    • Sol Man

      How could that author be so stupid/deceptive?!!

    • We Not They Finally

      No one ever said that cancer develops instantly. This is flim-flam with stats, of the most despicable kind! Who ever thought that UNSCEAR and WHO would turn out to be international criminals? That's (partly) what the U.N. was started to stop! But then look at the binding agreement signed in 1959 between WHO and the IAEA. The World Health [Death, whatever…] Organization agrees to not say anything about radiation effects on health without clearing it with the IAEA? Yes!

      Is the United Nations just a front group for these people? Millions of people everywhere had fervently hoped differently.

      What planet are we on, anyway? And can someone please send me somewhere else next time?!

    • jamesofthecommons

      If I am not mistaken the UN also reported ''and still reports''that the ill effects of Chernobyl were barely more than minor, and mostly caused by psychological factors,''the stress caused by evacuations and relocations.'' It seems that according to official estimations,nuclear meltdowns and the radioactive fallout produced by those meltdowns are even less off a threat to any given individual than second hand smoke ! The implications of this lie, are of course,well I dont want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, so I will stop right here and let you ponder those implications.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      The U.N. has specious origins. That people like John Foster Dulles were involved should be of concern to everyone. Esp. since people like the Dulles brothers worked closely with Herbert Walker and Prescott Bush, who openly aided the Nazis and their armament efforts. Hideous.

      http://www.whale.to/b/allen_dulles.html‎

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foster_Dulles

      If you want to know why the Bush family and their co-horts are odious, look up Skull and Bones (Princeton), and Alan Weishaupt (Germany, the Death's Head organizations).

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Weishaupt

      Everyone IMO should know these little gems from the history of the not-too-distant past. Once one understands the connections founders of organizations like the U.N. have behind the scenes, it is not at all surprising the IAEA is a gutless wonder.

      Unbelievable. This is the 3rd time I've tried to post this. My page keeps disappearing. Let's see if it works this time.

      • 4Yahshua

        4~3~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

        Are you writing about this 33 year Bush Senior White House New World Order under The Vatican's Christian CROSS (Revelation 13:18 Greek Diaglott, free on The Web)?
        It's HARD for me to believe that Grandpa Bush (90?) is still ALIVE let alone in charge of it! Maybe, one of his sons?
        Decades ago he said that the world population should be reduced to 600 million.
        THE GREAT NEWS! Yahshua the Messiah returns VERY SOON and no Vatican NWO Christian cross can stop HIM! Revelation 14:1 HalleluYah!

  • Ontological Ontological

    Last time this happened the Pacific ocean wasn't so lucky. Is Japan next for a 8.4?

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      I would think so and are they are going to fire up the other Nuclear reactors? Yummy!

      • hbjon hbjon

        Electric teapots and soldering guns must get hotter. Once a people enjoy the good life it is difficult to return back to the cave. Hopefully their ability to list priorities without the considerations of corporate conflicts of interests has not diminished by the exposure and coping with massive radiation for over 3 years. It is an ELE but they will be too slow in treating it like one. Cut your losses Japan and realize that returning to optimum and returning to normal have a wide disparity.

  • GQR2

    Is there an earthquake season per se ? Its very busy on the Cali side of the Ring of Fire. very busy.
    http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

    • We Not They Finally

      That's the thing. WE never seem to know. But we did notice an interesting youtube from just the last week of bison virtually galloping down an asphalt highway AWAY FROM Yellowstone!

      The animals usually do know something.

  • bozzy54

    OMG, they still have not learned the lessons?
    Why in the hell dose TEPCO not get it !

    KEEP THE PUMPS ABOVE SEA LEVEl !!

    Doomed

    2 by 4 Time. If you know what I mean

    • 4Warnd 4Warnd

      2×4, I take it you mean using a sturdy on to smash Tepco across the side of their collective heads. Otherwise, am at a loss to comprehend that phrase…

  • elkabong elkabong

    imho, tepco and the global officials are not stupid neanderthals. they know exactly the damage and risk at hand. they know the real numbers and they are a bunch of lying criminal thugs controlling and blacking out the media to cover their crimes. i hope they all burn in hell. if the people got together, the criminals at large could be brought to justice in their personal capacity. i am wondering how active the HAARP station in antartica has been in the last 48 hrs.
    "can't find the malaysian jet", haha…give me a freaking break, what a bunch of b.s.
    "found the 911 hijackers passports at ground zero"
    are we really that stupid to be buying this crap??? peace!!!

  • elkabong elkabong

    p.s…i wouldn't be surprised to see that jet show up at the next false flag event.
    the bigger the lie, the easier to believe.

    • SadieDog

      And Dick Gregory, Alex Jones and Jim Stone seem to think there is a possibility it got flown to Diego Garcia, this place…
      http://www.infoplease.com/spot/dg.html

      • 4Yahshua

        4~3~5995 (out of 6000) in this "Twilight Zone Apocalypse"!

        Yes, the Diego Garcia Island RAF/US airbase in the Indian Ocean.
        Wood's fiancee reported hearing from him. Having to do with a greedy Texas company? The pilot's simulator had erased content dealing with flying that area. I am so SICK of this 33 year Bush Senior New World Order under The Vatican's Christian cross, Revelation 13:18, Greek Diaglott, free on The Web!
        Yahshua the Messiah returns VERY SOON!!No Bush Senior New World Order under The Vatican's Christian cross can stop HIM! Revelation 14:1 HalleluYah!

  • GQR2

    5.6 25 mins ago
    80 miles deep Eastern Honshu Japan.

    • GQR2

      Bigger waves can be seen. Its crazy shaking at cam 4 and here we go. There are people or at cranes smaller ones moving around.

  • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

    "TEPCO has also moved pumps for cooling the reactors and emergency generators to higher ground."

    …It's been three years and they are just NOW moving the cooling pumps? Also, it's a bit disingenuous to say that they are for cooling the reactors. Spent fuel rod pools & melted-down cores, sure. But what "reactors" do they still think they are cooling?

  • W8R W8R

    So much to comment on…
    1. " Move the cooling pumps to higher ground."
    What higher ground the whole freakin places is on a beach.
    3 years after the tsunami rethink hey we might want to move the pumps up to higher ground.. That's a lot like ducking after the gunshot……
    2. The plane is at Diego Garcia. The preponderance of evidence points no where else. From the pilots simulator,
    to the Maldivian fisherman, to the multiple radar signatures,
    to the Rolls Royce engines log out, everythings says it landed and not crashed at sea level in the South Indian Ocean.
    We don't need Philip North's "butt dial" to prove that.
    Sorry a little off topic I know..

  • W8R W8R

    And to an earlier point:
    They're not pumping water into the reactors, they're pumping water into a hole where the reactors used to be.
    Not boron carbide concrete like they should be pumping, but water which they should not be pumping.
    The tsunami would just inundate the reactor holes with seawater which is what they're doing anyways.
    I pray they never prove the plane is on Diego Garcia, or its game on with China..

  • Kill Nuclear, get this shite off our HOME PLANET!

  • razzz razzz

    A 7.6 right on the coast of Chile this time. Luckily no nuke plants in Chile and only (3) total in all of South America.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/#{%22feed%22%3A%221day_m25%22%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest%22%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22grayscale%22%2C%22autoUpdate%22%3Atrue%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3Atrue%2C%22timeZone%22%3A%22local%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A[[-21.85640051096577%2C-72.235107421875]%2C[-19.37852275617938%2C-67.664794921875]]%2C%22overlays%22%3A{%22plates%22%3Atrue}%2C%22viewModes%22%3A{%22list%22%3Atrue%2C%22map%22%3Atrue%2C%22settings%22%3Afalse%2C%22help%22%3Afalse}}

    3/1/2011 article about Chile and nuke power dreams.
    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/chile/110228/nuclear-power-energy

  • elkabong elkabong

    interesting GQR2, the merc site link u posted about blood moon and lunar eclipse speaks of the annular or
    "ring of fire" solar eclipse april 29th, partially visible fom antartica.

    28 quakes 4.0 and bigger just offshore of Pisagua, Chile except one inland an hr ago. 8 of those upper 5's and 7's in the last 5 hrs. freaky!!!
    i am so out of the northern pacific hemi asap, it's all just freaking me out!!!

  • Nick

    We all tremble when the earth shakes, but it has been doing that forever, we are a result of eons of earthquakes recycling the earth's crustal plates, the mixing of magma and the spreading sea floors.

    Our earth is a dynamic planet.

    I shudder, no make that cringe, when I imagine the missing Fukushima cor iums joining with the earth's crustal energies sometime in the future.

  • califnative califnative (NY)

    Update on the Tsunami – Apr 3, 2014 | Tsunami observed in Japan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGcT7f5lrUs&list=UUplzw-RsGH02Fx8kfULuhzA
    Tsunami spawned by the powerful 8-point-2 earthquake off Chile, have washed ashore in Japan.
    The waves were observed in Japan at about 7:30 AM local time.
    Tsunami measuring between 10-centimeters and 40-centimeters were seen in Nemuro, Hokkaido, in Kuji, Iwate prefecture and in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
    The Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory for the country's Pacific coast at 3:00 AM on Thursday, Japan Time.
    The advisory covers the coast between Hokkaido and Chiba Prefecture as well as the Izu and Ogasawara Islands.
    The Agency says tsunami waves of up to one meter are also likely to reach other places along the coast.
    It is warning people living in areas covered by the advisory or working along the coast to stay away from beaches and river mouths.

  • tsfw tsfw

    Sobering. We worry about Japan having another earthquake when a quake all the way in Chile can cause a tsunami in Japan. If only the earth could hold it's breath until these deathplants are decommissioned.

  • califnative califnative (NY)

    Repost: Sparky-here's more:Tsunami Animation Northern Chile April 1-2 by Earthspace102

    NOAA's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's near real-time animation for the tsunami from northern Chile on 1 April 2014 resulting from an offshore 8.2 magnitude earthquake in the region. The animation shows simulated tsunami wave propagation for 30 hours followed by an "energy map" showing the maximum open-ocean wave heights over that period.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqdniv513-w&list=UUplzw-RsGH02Fx8kfULuhzA

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I'm unsure of the area..
    Tsunami damage..

    チリの巨大地震、現地の被害状況は
    4/3/2014

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyIIgW9euzA&list=UU6AG81pAkf6Lbi_1VC5NmPA

    So ..I'm thinking that the emissions today probably have something do with both the recent earthquakes and tsunami activity.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    Earthquakes in Chile and L.A. Raise Fears About ‘Ring of Fire’
    April 2, 2014
    “…The most susceptible areas on the Ring of Fire include such populated cities as Santiago, Chile; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Tokyo, Japan; and Lima, Peru….”
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/04/earthquakes-in-chile-and-l-a-raise-fears-about-ring-of-fire/

    hattip: http://www.cuttingedge.org/news_updates/newsupdatemain.html

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    Chile quake: This was big but a bigger one awaits, scientist says
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/world/americas/chile-bigger-quake-possibility/

  • tsfw tsfw

    I'm surprised Mexico City isn't on that list.

  • cudaman1970

    Watch the Origins of evil on you tube . While we are SO busy with life's distractions: working, raising a family, competing with the neighbors and friends many unknown and unseen things are going on behind the show we know as reality . The Programming from the boob tube news media tells you just enough to keep you in manageable fear,delusion and confusion.
    When you finally realize you have been lied to since you were able to THINK. Just remember Daffy Duck morphing into a giant SUCKER when Bugs Bunny tricked him again .