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Japan Better Off On Horse Manure Than Nuclear

Posted by feww on October 10, 2013

Radiation levels near Fukushima hit 2-year high

Radiation levels in seawater just outside one of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors was 13 times the previous day’s reading, said the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Thursday.

The combined level of radioactivity from Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 just outside the damaged No. 2 reactor surged to 1,200 becquerels per liter on Wednesday, the highest level reported since late 2011.

Regulatory limits for Cesium, which emits powerful and potentially fatal gamma radiation, is a maximum of 90 bq/l for Cesium-137 and 60 bq/l for Cesium-134.

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Two workers in protective gears presumably discussing leaking tanks at the nuked Fukushima power plant. Image hand out by TEPCO. Original image removed by Editor. [Google is not listing most of the images posted on FIRE-EARTH, or delay listing them for several days until they’ve lost their immediate relevance. Editor]

Adding insult and injury to tragedy and disaster, six workers were exposed to highly radioactive water on Wednesday.

Japanese politicians, scientists and technicians are evidently unable [too incompetent] to deal with this ever-worsening disaster.

Japan would have been better off sticking to horse manure for its energy needs, instead of going nuclear.

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Ghost Towns Left Behind by Japan’s Deadly Tsunami

Posted by feww on March 12, 2011

A Dozen Towns Have Been Obliterated by Japan’s Megaquake-Spawned Tsunami

Japanese authorities say they have been unable so far to establish contact with local officials in about a dozen towns spanning the NE Honshu area. Some of the towns are believed to have been completely destroyed by the deadly tsunami.

In the small seaside town of Minami Sanriku (Population17,800), located in Miyagi prefecture and now almost completely wiped off the map, the authorities have established the whereabouts of of 7,500 residents who were evacuated; however, the fate of the remaining 10,300 people is unknown.

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Posted by feww on March 11, 2011

M8.9 Mega Quake Strikes Offshore 130km East of Sendai City, Japan

The Sendai Megaquake with 1.41 exajoule of energy (about 340 megaton, or 24,000 times the size of Hiroshima A-bomb) has caused much destruction in Japan

[NOTE: Humans are currently consuming the equivalent of energy released by Sendai Mega Quake each day. ]

Summary of Events:

  • Large earthquake measuring 8.9Mw struck near the east coast of HONSHU, JAPAN on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC
  • The epicenter was located at 38.322°N, 142.369°E, about 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan.
  • At least 37 significant aftershocks have struck the area, including 2 measuring 7.1 and 6.8 respectively, as of 11:16UTC on Friday March 11, 2011.
  • Another 12 aftershocks measure ≥6.0.
  • The aftershocks will continue to strike the area for many weeks, possibly months, to come.
  • The quake was the largest ever to hit Japan region.
  • The Mega quake will prove to be an “earth-shattering” event.
  • FIRE-EARTH believes at least one more shock, probably larger than this event, could strike Japan Region. [See also earlier earthquake forecasts for Japan Region in the blog.]
  • A previous FIRE-EARTH forecast for earthquakes in Japan region is posted at Tectonics Update – March 10.

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH


  • The Mega Quake generated a massive tsunami which struck the coastal areas of Japan and is now traveling throughout the Pacific Ocean.

As of posting:

  • A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin (mainland United States and Canada not included),  the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
  • “The Tsunami Warning continues in effect for the coastal areas of California and Oregon from Point Concepcion, California to the Oregon-Washington border.” WCA Tsunami Warning Center said.
  • “The Tsunami Warning continues in effect for the coastal areas of Alaska from Amchitka Pass, Alaska (125 miles W of Adak) to Attu, Alaska.” WCA Tsunami Warning Center said.
  • The list of countries include: Taiwan, Russia, the Philippines,  Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Fiji, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica,  Panama, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
  • The tsunami could destroy entire low-lying islands in the Pacific region.
  • The Russian authorities have evacuated 11,000 people from coastal areas of Russia’s Kuril Islands, a report said.
  • “Waves up to three meters high triggered by the earthquake hit Shikotan, one of the Kuril Islands, following the quake. Other islands in the Kuril chain have also been hit by smaller waves of up to two meters.”

Click image to enlarge. Source: PTWC

  • At least 20 countries are under tsunami warning.
  • A 10-m wall of water struck the east coast of Honshu and traveled across the land, destroying everything in its path.
  • The quake and thee tsunami have claimed an unknown number of lives in Japan, possibly very many. Many others have been injured. [Early reports put the number of dead at 69 and the injured at several hundred, but the toll should be expected to rise. Many are reported as missing.]
  • The cost of damage from the quakes and tsunami could conceivably reach a trillion dollars.
  • An oil refinery in Shiogama city, Fukushima prefecture exploded.
  • Large fires were reported at a major refinery in Japan’s Chiba prefecture.

An oil refinery caught fire in Ichihara city, Chiba pref. Three major explosions occurred after a pipeline was ruptured by moving debris brought in by the tsunami. Photo: NHK. Image may be subject to copyright.

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

  • The authorities have declared emergencies at two of Japan’s nuclear power plants over cooling-system fears.
  • The nuclear power plant in Fukushima developed a mechanical failure in its emergency cooling system after the reactor was shut down following the earthquake, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano was reported as saying.
  • At the Tohoku Electric Power Co’s Onagawa facility the cooling mechanism for the reactor is “not going as planned,” causing a “nuclear emergency situation” to be declared, the Administrator said. The company has asked people living nearby to stay indoors and remain calm, local TV station was reported as saying.

Initial Tsunami Observation.
Source: JMA

Maximum Tsunami Observation. Source: JMA


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