UPI: Quake rocks northeast Japan — Intensity 5- out of 7 on seismic scale — Mainichi: M5.4 quake jolts eastern Japan — Near Fukushima border, buildings rocked in Tokyo (MAP)

Published: December 30th, 2013 at 11:39 pm ET


Mainichi, Dec. 30, 2013: M5.4 quake jolts eastern Japan […] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted eastern and northeastern Japan […] The focus of the quake was about 10 kilometers underground in northern Ibaraki Prefecture. The quake measured lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture.

AFP, Dec. 30, 2013: 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Japan, rocks buildings in Tokyo […] The quake hit at 10.03am in Ibaraki prefecture, 160 kilometres northeast of Tokyo, and some 80 kilometres southwest of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, […] followed eight minutes later by a very shallow 3.6-magnitude quake in the same area. […]

UPI: 5.1-magnitude quake rocks northeast Japan […] 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked northeastern Japan Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

See the Japan Meteorological Agency’s summary here

Published: December 30th, 2013 at 11:39 pm ET


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58 comments to UPI: Quake rocks northeast Japan — Intensity 5- out of 7 on seismic scale — Mainichi: M5.4 quake jolts eastern Japan — Near Fukushima border, buildings rocked in Tokyo (MAP)

  • Canuck1

    No wonder the US Gov't ordered this..This is getting SCARY:
    <b>Line No. 001; potassium iodide tablet, 65mg, unit dose package of 20s; 700,000 packages (of 20s)</b>

    (v) Delivery is required on or before February 1, 2014. Delivery will be made to: DHHS, SSC, Bldg #5 Receiving Dock, PErry Point,MD 21902

    • bo bo

      Hi canuck1 – Where did you get the above info?

    • American Phoenix57

      2 drops or more of 5% Lugol's solution does the job even better than KI.


      shhh. . . you're not supposed to know about this.

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          I watched and I am amazed.
          Bromide substituted for iodine in bread?

          cancers, atention deficit disorder, all of it, due to iodine deficiency.

          Flouride added to water.

          It is as if an alien race seized our leadership and demanded that we all be slowly poisoned to death.

      • TREV TREV

        I have been using Lugol's solution for over forty years. Found the information originally in a little book titled, "Vermont Folk Medicine".

      • mushroom

        Iodine is just to help out the thyroid. What about the rest of the body?

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        AmericanPhoenix57, thanks for posting this info. Very helpful. I will, however, dispute the role of chlorella as a chelating agent. It mobilizes toxins, but it does not bind them into the gut. Unless a binder is taken after the chlorella is used, the toxins will be re-absorbed (or ad-sorbed) into the gut. From there, they will travel in the blood stream, and possibly be re-deposited in vulnerable tissues. (Many toxins have an affinity for fatty tissues.)

        I just wanted to make the point it's always a good idea to follow chlorella use, a couple hours later, with use of a good binding agent. That would include things like zeolite, bentonite or Montmorillonite clay, pectin, modified citrus pectin, or even food grade diatomaceous earth.

        But please do your own research. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has some really good information on detoxing the body from mercury poisoning. I think he has a really good protocol, and it can also be used to detox from radiation exposure.

        I had chronic Lyme disease. As a Lyme patient, I had to take extraordinary measures to remove mercury from my tissues.

        If in doubt, check with a holistic or naturopathic physcian. A functional medicine M.D. helped me with the mercury detox protocol, when I had my mercury amalgams removed.

    • Starbird Starbird

      Folks, maybe it's time to shift gears.

      Our Glorious Spaceship, our Earth, is dying.

      Billions of years of complex DNA development – turned into mush.

      In the movie "DOA", Edmund O'Brien's character spends his last poisoned moments on Earth seeking revenge on his poisoner.

      Maybe we should pause.

      Think about what we Love.

      It is only this little bit of Love within us that will remain.

      All the worry, the anxious searching, the fear, will evaporate, like morning mist.

      Who are we? Are we that Love, or the Fear?

      Turn off your cellphone, the wifi, the computer.

      Put on some music, give your family a kiss, go outside and look for shooting stars.

      Notice the Star Sirius directly overhead at Midnight.

      What we celebrate as "New Years" is actually the Culmination of Sirius at midnight on New Years Eve.

      The annual "ball drop" in Times Square symbolizes the coherent beam of Sirius striking the Earth from mid-heaven, and marking the moment of a new year.

      She is only 8.5 light years away…

      Make a wish – ask her for guidance – and maybe, just maybe,,,

      She will talk to You *

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Go shopping.

      • Donald Shimoda Donald Shimoda

        Nicely written Starbird.

      • gmo2ashes

        From where we are, we can't see the shooting stars, the sky or the sun most of the time – for the heavy chemtrails overhead.

      • Yes Starbird, these are times that make us have to focus on what really is important. It's not the material things, it's the people in our lives and the simple beauty of nature around us- so often taken for granted. We were given this beautiful planet with everything we needed on it- if only we could have just shared it and cared for it instead of allowing this stupid race to own more, buy more, and be the richest to take over the world.
        I wonder, is this the event that will wake up those greedy powers? Will they ever realize that "the bottom line" has no real meaning at all? That in the end it's just ink on paper with no benefit to themselves or the world? That the real riches are in fact home, family, nature, and love for one another? Will they ever take their focus off their own egos and look at reality? Does it take the death or near death of a whole planet for them to wake up?

        I have been following ene for a long time now. This is my first post. I just want to say, I love you all and I appreciate this web site so much. I am so glad there is a place like this to go during this horrific time and be with others who know the truth.

      • mushroom

        Ugh. It would have worked better for me for you to share what you want to do for yourself instead of admonishing me to be like you. Just sayin'. I have my own intuition to guide me, thank you.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Nature will eventually empty the water containers for TEPCO.Inevitable in yet another "that will never happen" earthquake. Where would they dispose of this water anyways? It will all wind up in the environment one way or another.
    Center was too far away to be "corium related".
    I know the controversy over this 10 mile down thing with the USGS, BUT, what if these low depth EQ's are an indication of methane hydrate layer disturbance? Haunting echoes of the Fin science guy that mentioned methane hydrate layers were disturbed by neutron beam activity under unit 4 early in the event.
    ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB04l6zPuqM

    • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

      It's my understanding Tepco had said they planned to dump everything into the ocean anyway since there was no place to put it. I thought they were trying some treatment process to mitigate the radiation but that wasn't going well. I can't imagine they'd do anything else.

    • We Not They Finally

      Not sure which "controversy over this 10 mile down thing" you're referring to. I know that there is a controversy about earthquakes at 10 KILOMETERS down (like this one) as purported being deliberately caused by HAARP.

      In any case, that's shallow for an earthquake, so the surface damage is greater, I believe, not less.

      • Ontological Ontological

        USGS officially answered the question as to why so many are 10k. They said it was due to the machine defaults to 10k when it is uncertain of the depth under 50k. Since that figure does not get changed in manual updates one must have to wonder sometimes.

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    This is from an eBay ad selling iodine tabs. They want you to buy, but tell you there is no danger!

    "People are very concerned now, but the reality is that there is unlikely to be a problem that reaches the United States. People are imagining a nuclear explosion like an atomic bomb which is unlikely at the Japanese plants. The current explosions are not related to nuclear types of explosion. They are caused by certain gases (mostly hydrogen) that can build up and ignite, but it is not a nuclear/atomic bomb type of explosion. Also, the nuclear event at Chernobyl cannot be compared to what is going on in Japan. Chernobyl reactors used more dangerous graphite materials in their reactors and were built without a containment building. The Japanese plants use a different reactor technology and are encased with a containment building that the reactor at Chernobyl didn’t have."


    • We Not They Finally

      There are (obviously) so many things wrong with the above statement, hat no counter-statement would even do it justice. I can't even get the words "I guess that graphite must be more dangerous than MOX plutonium fuel" out of my mouth…. Much less "WHAT containment"?

  • Ontological Ontological

    I fear those potassium iodide tabs are effectively useless, they could prevent a double carcinoma cell invasion early on; but continued use can add to the issues in other heath matters. Nothing can "override" this onslaught that will only get worse. Looks like these MIB guys are being double-crossed.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    M 5.1 – 13km NW of Takahagi, Japan
    DYFI? – VI
    2013-12-30 18:03:00 UTC-07:00
    36.789°N 140.591°E

    M 4.7 – 64km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan
    DYFI? – II
    2013-12-30 02:44:19 UTC-07:00
    36.193°N 141.299°E


    error, disregard

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Btw, there's nothing you can take to counteract radiation, otherwise we wouldn't have all the cancers we have.

    Anyway, each earth quake means "more radiation", so only thing to do is plan to move away. Argentina is good right now, a totally separate wind current, and ocean currents as well.

  • Ontological Ontological

    My plan B I guess if I had one would be high mountain desert of NE Chile. Amateur astronomers heaven for the moment.

  • charlie3

    Well, if this one didn't topple fukushima and the other nuke p;ants, another big one down the road certainly will…it's just a matter of time now.

  • razzz razzz

    Nice thing about iodine solution during an emergency is that you can just swab it on the front of a neck and it will absorb into the thyroid esp. kids.

    These helpful health ideas should be reposted in the FORUM: Methods for combating radiation and its effects, found on the right side column.

  • I've been using lugol's solution transdermally – your body controls the uptake that way – for years ON A DAILY BASIS. My thyroid is functioning perfectly. It's a mainstay of the Gerson and Hoxsey cancer therapies as well.

    Fukushima blog since March 2011

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    How did the supposed rod in Unit 4 removal go during these earthquakes?

  • nedlifromvermont

    Happy 'newser Year to you all, north and south … I can't leave for a while, so I'll keep reporting from Vermont, while you guys move east or south … somebody is going to have to perform some casking at some (gun)point …

    peace folks!!!!

  • Casking as in nuclear waste, or bodies?

  • How many people in each of our communities even know about Fukushima, let alone any earthquakes that will continue to rock Japan? My bet, not many. We can all do something to raise awareness

    To all visitors and the community of ENENews, the following Japan Radiation Citizen Memos are designed to be widely shared everywhere in your local and internet communities. All citizens need to know about Fukushima.

    Japan Radiation Memo to All Citizens PDF

    Japan Radiation Memo in JPEG (for social media upload)

    Vital1's Radiation Memo to Parents

    Doesn't take much. A printer. Scissors. Thumbtacks. For some,
    only a computer. And the simple motivation to anonymously share.

  • Socrates

    With the new secrecy laws, we will not know what is happening with earthquakes over at Fukushima.

    Reminds me of when the Ob/Gyn throws the father out of the delivery room during a difficult delivery. All you can do is to hope mom and baby make it.

    Radiation levels will be the shadows on the wall. We will have to interpret what's happening by inference.

    If things go badly, martial law will be declared.

  • name999 name999

    i started brushing my teeth with baking soda in 2008 as part of my cost cutting budgetary plan (along with cutting my own hair). I didn't have any grand expectations above cleaning my teeth.

    Surprisingly, my teeth have not been sensitive, my gums are in better health and no problems with my teeth after lots of dental work, sensitivity and receding gums in the past. Works fantastic and extremely cheap!
    Great to know it has cancer fighting powers.

    Most folks I tell think it would taste bad, but one gets used to it and it is refreshing. I can't imagine using regular toothpaste now, even that very expensive stuff with the baking soda in it;-]]

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Said yesterday our car is parked outside the garage, we're listening for the beep of the P-wave quake detector, our go-bags are ready, and the EQ 'window', some say 3-4 days before and after tomorrow's combination lunar perigee and new moon (maximum pull on earth's plates) runs through Saturday.

    Plus, now that I also see that tomorrow's 7.1' SF Bay high tide equals the 3 highest 7.1' 2013 tides, neither expanding Japanese volcanic islands, or some big Pacific rim-CA shaker will rattle me. More than I am already…

  • mushroom

    Really people? I know that life wants to hold onto life. How long do you think you can live attempting to counteract nuclear radiation poisoning? "Do this, do that, don't do this cuz this will happen." How long can this work if, (I live in northern CA) every particle of water, food and air is poisoned. The Fuku sitch is bad. Real bad.

    I ask others in the universe to help contain the plant and clean things up including the ocean. Ignorant know-it-alls laugh at me. ETs are in our skies RIGHT NOW. At every minute of the day they are here. I know that there are malevolent ones and bene. ones. I ask the ones who won't override my free will to intervene with this situation. ETs, time-travelers or other inconceivable interdimensionals. WE NEED HELP. This is beyond the human scope of course correction. THEY have the ability. At least I ask.

  • westpac99

    Socrates, where will martial law be declared? Japan? USA? worldwide? just curious with your thoughts. Interesting how the US government purchased (I recolect from my feeble mind) 5,000 bullet proof check location stands, billions of hollow tipped bullets, and hundreds of thousands of bullet proof vests for homeland security a couple of years ago? It would be disasterous if those actually had to be used. Time will tell,,,,,,,

  • JRaven

    There is NO escaping the radiation…been in our foodchain for 3yrs….and lots more to come…especially so here in NorCal…Most all reading this, it is in you…now. We cannot stop it. No one can….BUT….we CAN get it out of our bodies, stop (and reverse) any DNA damage. It was done AT the Fukashima Daiichi Plant within weeks of earthquake. The Japanese College of Intraveneous Therapy accomplished this through IV Vitamin C therapy: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v08n17.shtml Tepco decided NOT to publish this…JCIT did. although IV therapy is impractical (daily)….Lipisomal Vitamin C absorbs 2 to 3 times more than IV therapy…you can make it. Protect yourself & loved ones…research it….How to make it: http://www.8aloha.com Absorbable Vitamin C, Selenium, Glutathion, A, D3, E, Alpha-Lipoic Acid; these are what worked for the Fukashima workers…no guessing,no opinion. check it out.

  • tbg

    Astaxanthin is supposedly like 100x powerful than Vitamin C and it looks like there is a book talking about how to make liposomal Astaxanthin, which should make it many times more effective. Gotta find a clean source though, like spirulina.

    DIM is another compound they found that increased radiation resistance in test animals, some of them lived after breathing or being shot up with Pu.

    We need a Nutrition and supplements Forum, where people can post nutrition ideas and studies about chelating heavy metals and radiological defending supplements. Its hard to keep this info straight, so much of it.