Title: USNRC Emergency Operations Center Status Update
Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Date: March 12, 2011
As seen on: Enformable
Earthquake / Tsunami Status Update Compiled by Executive Briefing Team
Status of Japanese Facilities
(This information is compiled from available sources, including press releases by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)).
At 0136 EST on March 12, 2011, a “vertical earthquake” resulted in an explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1.
Other units at Fukushima Daiichi and units at other sites were not impacted by this earthquake.
Explosion occurred at Unit 1 following 0136 EST (March 12, 2011) earthquake.
This explosion was due to hydrogen.
Read the report here
Published: March 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm ET
- Explosion at Reactor No. 1 reportedly caused by damage from quake: NRC February 9, 2012
- Explosion heard at Japan nuclear plant — “High possibility of meltdown” for reactor No. 1: Government March 12, 2011
- Video: Reactor No. 1 containment filled with smoke or steam — “What destroyed the inside like this? Earthquake? Explosion?” September 27, 2012
- Siemens Report: Reactor No. 4 spent fuel pool cracked from earthquake (FAIREWINDS VIDEO) May 23, 2011
- Explosion may have occurred inside vessel of Fukushima Unit 1 — Can generate missiles that endanger containment integrity October 16, 2012