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Quakes Strike North and South of Sendai Nuclear Power Plant

Posted by feww on May 27, 2015

Earthquakes strike as Japan nuclear regulator clears two-reactor Sendai NPP

Two quakes struck about 55km south of Sendai NPP, USGS/EHP reported. A third quake  occurred [about 60km] north of the plant, according to Japan weather agency (JMA).

Japan’s nuclear regulators said Wednesday that Kyushu Electric Power Co’s that the two reactors at Sendai nuclear plant had cleared “safety hurdles,” according to reports.

Kyushu Electric company is planning to restart the Sendai No. 1 reactor in late July, and the No. 2 reactor in late September 2015 despite public opposition.

In April, a Kyushu court rejected a legal bid by residents to block the resumption of power generation at Sendai despite the potential threats posed by nearby volcanoes.

EQ Details

  • M4.8 quake strikes 10km ESE of Makurazaki, Japan 2015-05-27 at 01:51:25 UTC depth=150.2 km (USGS/EHP)
  • M4.5 quake 4km E of Makurazaki, Japan 2015-05-24 at 00:09:38 UTC depth=161.7 km (USGS/EHP)
  • M4.0 quake strikes Fukuoka pref. (33.0N, 130.5E) 27 May 2015-05-27 at 16:11 JST (UTC + 9 hrs.)  depth=10 km  (JMA)

Current Volcanic Alerts in the Region (JMA)

  • Kuchinoerabujima, Level 3 Alert (Do not approach the volcano), since 07 August 2014
  • Sakurajima,  Level 3 Alert ,  since 21 March 2012
  • Asosan,  Level 2 Alert (Do not approach the crater) since 30 August 2014
  • Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake),  Level 2 Alert,  since 22 October 2013
  • Suwanosejima, Level 2  Alert, since 01 December 2007
  • Kirishimayama,  volcano is potentially active, since 01 May 2015

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