Skip to comments.LIVE thread & Breaking News ~ Japan
Posted on 03/15/2011 8:13:35 AM PDT by SE Mom
Latest news from Japan:
From the BBC-
1456: Tepco says it may start pouring water from a helicopter over Fukushima Daiichi's reactor four in the next few days, to cool the spent-fuel pool.
1439: A 30km (18 mile) no-fly zone is in place around Fukushima, says the IAEA.
1436: The IAEA says Monday's blast at Fukushima may have affected the integrity of the containment vessel - there are fears of more serious radioactive leaks if happen.
1435: Following earlier reports, it appears there has been more than one strong aftershock in Japan - AP reports two tremors measuring over 6.0 within three minutes of each other.
-US Geological Survey counts 451 aftershocks since the initial earthquake struck Japan Friday. 238 of them registered magnitude 5.0 or more.
-Despite situations in Japan & Libya, spksmn Jay Carney says Pres Obama's 5-day trip to Brazil, Chile & El Salvador starting Fri night is on.
-FLASH: More U.S. military personnel in Japan testing positive for low-levels of radiation, relief missions to continue - Navy 18 minutes ago via web
Magnitude of Shizuoka quake revised upward to 6.4 from 6.0 (00:00
I have found that http://BraveNewClimate.com has pretty good information and general discussion.
Also the MIT Nuclear Science Engineering dept. has revised the original overview written by Joseph Oehman because they thought it was good, basic information and are now posting updates at http://mitnse.com
“Party on, dude!”
On a more personal level, the president is expected to make the trip with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia. Their presence will be an added attraction in family-oriented Latin America.
FOX news update - containment breach at #2
Given the progression from Chile, I would think Kamchatka, the Aleutians or Alaska would be more likely event locations. The weird thing about this hypothesis is that it matches a supposedly official report by a Russian Scientific Academy that was prepared for Putin. It predicted a mega quake in the next forthnight along the west coast of the Americas.Since the hypothesis involved some mumbo jumbo about electro magnetic readings in the athmosphere it was mocked by many here on R yesterday, including me. But this Fox interview puts it in a new light.
Yikes! 2 and 4 seem to be the most troublesome at this point...
WOW WOW ! I can’t imagine.
US Geological Survey counts 451 aftershocks since the initial earthquake struck Japan Friday. 238 of them registered magnitude 5.0 or more.
From blog at Reuters:
Recent 6.4 earthquake was 6 miles from mount Fuji.
live video stream
6.4 quake has just hit shizuoka
Yup..that’s the guy..check their website...or YouTube..they may have it..if you find it..post the link for others..
I was in the Loma Prieta earthquake. I felt like I was getting seasick the night after that quake. The ground just constantly did not feel stable.
I can’t imagine how much worse it must be in Japan.
Just had another 6.0.
I have read almost everything he’s written. Wonderful!
SE Mom, keeping Free Republic neat and tidy since Tahrir Square.
Or it's possible it spent all the juice in Japan and there'll be mild quakes or nothing at all on this side.
Here’s a good picture of what’s happening: http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/03/15/fukushima-15-march-summary/