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  • Canary Islands Accumulated Earthquake Energy Increasing Parabolically

    This chart shows the accumulated earthquake energy since about early August around El Hierro in the Canary Islands. This is the volcano group that can generate a 150 foot tall tsunami on the east coast under certain circumstances. Heads up!
  • Highest indoor radiation level detected at Fukushima Daiichi plant(5 Sievert)

    08/02/2011 8:14:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Highest indoor radiation level detected at Fukushima Daiichi plant TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radiation dosages of 5 sieverts per hour were detected indoors on the second floor of the No. 1 reactor at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Tuesday, the highest figure yet indoors, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The figure was detected in front of a pipe in an air-conditioning machine room, the utility said, adding the dosage may be larger than the measured amount as it exceeds the capacity of measuring equipment. Radioactive substances are considered to be staying in the pipe after they...
  • More Than 720 Earthquakes Recorded On El Hierro In One Week

    07/30/2011 1:16:12 PM PDT · by Errant · 30 replies
    www.irishweatheronline.com ^ | Wed Jul 27, 9:58 pm | Mark Dunphy
    The volcanic activity, principally at the convergence of the three ridges, resulted in the continual expansion of the island. A mere 50,000 years ago, as a result of seismic tremors which produced massive landslides, a giant piece of the island cracked off, crashed down into the ocean and scattered along the seabed. This landslide of more than 300km3 gave rise to the impressive amphitheatre of the El Golfo valley and at the same time caused a tsunami that most likely rose over 100 metres high and probably reached as far as the American coast.
  • Crisis-weary Japan lifted by World Cup victory

    07/18/2011 12:34:45 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita
    ChristianScienceMonitor ^ | July 18, 2011 | Gavin Blair
    Japan beat the US, taking the Women’s World Cup soccer championship in a penalty shoot-out Sunday night in Germany, a victory that is being savored back home where good news has been in short supply. After coming from behind twice, Japan finally got a win against the US – on their 26th attempt. Japan beat the US on penalty kicks 3-1 after the final ended 2-2. The match was full of the kind of open attacking football that has been conspicuous by its absence in recent men’s World Cup finals. Japanese fans who woke up early, or stayed up late...
  • Tsunami Telegraphs Its Punches!

    07/14/2011 5:17:57 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The R&D Daily ^ | July 14, 2011 | Kim Gudeman
    Tsunami airglow signature could lead to early detection system Researchers at the University of Illinois have become the first to record an airglow signature in the upper atmosphere produced by a tsunami using a camera system based in Hawaii. It preceded the tsunami by one hour, suggesting that the technology could be used as an early-warning system in the future.
  • Another Earthquake Hits Japan (Just Now), w/ Tsunami Warnings 8:57 p.m. Eastern

    07/09/2011 6:38:44 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 74 replies
    Yahoo News in Japan and AmericanInTokyo ^ | 10 July 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    It was a pretty good shake in the Tokyo area. Centered up in the Tohoku region where the March 11 quake and wave occurred. I think initially it is a Japanese shindo 4 (Magnitude 7.1 has now been stated).Not as powerful as March quake, but perhaps just as long in duration. Heads up. The predictions of a tsunami are only at around 50 centimeters high (at this point at least).
  • Tsunami Approaches New Zealand

    07/06/2011 2:10:55 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | JULY 6, 2011, 4:43 P.M. ET | REBECA HOWARD
    WELLINGTON—New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management issued a marine threat for the country's North Island after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in the Kermadec Islands region in the southern Pacific Ocean early Thursday morning New Zealand time. "Confirmation been received that a tsunami was generated," the Ministry of Civil Defense said. It said a marine threat for Northland, Bay of Plenty, East Coast and Hawkes Bay had been identified. All are located on New Zealand's North Island. The ministry said the first wave would arrive in New Zealand round 8:52 a.m. local time. "
  • 7.7 Earthquake Northeast of New Zealand

    07/06/2011 12:31:22 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 75 replies
    FOx | July 6, 2011
    Just reported on FOX
  • Powerful quake off New Zealand triggers tsunami

    07/06/2011 1:36:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 6,2011 | Sandra Maler,
    A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands, triggering a tsunami in the region, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said on Wednesday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.9, triggered a tsunami warning for New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands and Tonga, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said. "Sea level readings confirm that a tsunami was generated. This tsunami may have been destructive along coastlines of the region near the earthquake epicenter," the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said in its warning. It struck at 7:03 a.m. on Thursday (1903 GMT on Wednesday)...
  • UPDATE 3-Japan could face a third "lost" decade-Moody's

    06/28/2011 5:09:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/27/11
    UPDATE 3-Japan could face a third "lost" decade-Moody's Mon, Jun 27 2011 * Moody's sees quick economic rebound from disaster * But says Japan may be facing a third "lost" decade * Moody's has highest rating on Japan versus S&P, Fitch * Moody's to decide on ratings by end August (Adds details) By Edwina Gibbs and Stanley White TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) - Japan could face a third "lost" decade of sluggish economic growth that will leave it struggling to whittle down the heaviest debt burden among developed nations, Moody's ratings agency said on Monday. It chided the government's failure...
  • Tsunami warning-in effect for coastal Alaska-7.4-mag quake hits in the Pacific Ocean

    06/23/2011 9:27:55 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-23-11
    Complete title: Tsunami warning is in effect for coastal Alaska after 7.4-magnitude earthquake hits in the Pacific Ocean ### ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.4 earthquake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says a tsunami warning has been posted for certain coastal areas of Alaska. That warning covers an area from 80 miles (128 kilometers) northeast of Dutch Harbor to about 125 miles (200 kilometers) west of Adak.
  • Japan: Suicides upping casualties from Tohoku catastrophe (quake/tsunami/Fukushima)

    06/23/2011 9:12:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 06/23/11 | ROB GILHOOLY
    Suicides upping casualties from Tohoku catastrophe By ROB GILHOOLY Special to The Japan Times Yamada, Iwate Pref. — On June 11, a dairy farmer in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, chalked a note on the wall of his cattle shed. "If only there wasn't a nuclear power plant," the message read, in reference to the damaged Fukushima No. 1 plant just 45 km away, which had effectively ended his livelihood. The man already had culled his livestock after raw milk shipments from the area where he lived had been stopped. Now, he chose to end his own life, too. "I have lost...
  • Stiff sediments made 2004 Sumatra earthquake deadliest in history

    06/22/2011 4:39:09 PM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    University of Texas at Austin ^ | June 22, 20111 | Unknown
    An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. Instead of the usual weak, loose sediments typically found above the type of geologic fault that caused the earthquake, the team found a thick plateau of hard, compacted sediments. Once the fault snapped, the rupture was able to spread from tens of kilometers below the seafloor to just a few kilometers below the seafloor, much farther than weak sediments would have permitted. The extra distance allowed it...
  • Strong Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Advisory in Japan

    DEVELOPING: A tsunami advisory was issued for part of Japan's northeast coast after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck offshore Thursday morning local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/06/22/strong-earthquake-prompts-tsunami-advisory-in-japan-490182043/#ixzz1Q39UZFrf
  • Japan: After the quake and three months after the quake

    06/15/2011 2:45:16 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 9 replies
    WaPost ^ | 15 Jun 11 | Staff
    A comparative look at Japan’s topography.
  • Over 60% see no prospect of reconstruction (Japanese municipalities affected by tsunami)

    06/12/2011 8:10:00 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    nhk.or.jp ^ | June 13, 2011 | no byline
    An NHK survey of municipalities affected by the March 11th disasters has found more than 60 percent of them see little or no prospect of reconstruction. The mayors of 42 cities, towns and villages in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima responded to the survey. 6 mayors, including those of Otsuchi Town in Iwate Prefecture and Fukushima's Namie Town said there is no prospect of reconstruction. Another 20 municipal heads said there is little prospect of reconstruction. Whereas 80 percent of municipalities said they are seeing progress in building temporary housing and in restoring utilities, 90 percent said there was still no...
  • Old People Line Up To Clean Radiation in Japan

    05/31/2011 10:39:59 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 37 replies
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 5-31-11 | Hodgkins
    Talk about a sacrifice that will warm your heart. A group of older Japanese folks are asking for permission to clean up the contaminated nuclear power station in Fukushima. More than 200 retirees are volunteering to take the place of young people who are exposing themselves to high levels of radiation. The group figures they have less than 20 years to live and will be dead before any radiation induced cancer develops. It's a different story for the young people who have battled in this war zone for three months and are at great risk for developing cancer as they...
  • Japan: Earthquake, not tsunami, may have damaged cooling system at No. 3 reactor

    05/26/2011 5:17:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Asahi Shuimbun ^ | 05/26/11
    Earthquake, not tsunami, may have damaged cooling system at No. 3 reactor 2011/05/26 Data from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant indicates that the March 11 earthquake--not the tsunami--damaged piping for the emergency core cooling system at the No. 3 reactor, leading to a meltdown, experts said. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator, has insisted that a tsunami far exceeding expectations led to the accident at the plant, and that shaking from the magnitude-9.0 earthquake did not cause serious damage to crucial equipment. Junichi Matsumoto, a TEPCO official, told a news conference on May 24 that the piping...
  • Guest Post: The Other Disaster That Is On-Going, Unabated (by Tokyo Brown Tabby)

    05/21/2011 1:05:05 AM PDT · by ransomnote
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | May 21, 2011 | Ex-SKF
    And that is the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan's Tohoku region very hard. As of May 13, more than 15,000 people have been killed, 9,506 are still missing, and about 115,500 are still living in 2,425 evacuation shelters, according to the National Police Agency. After more than 2 months since the quake and tsunami, the disaster-hit areas look almost the same as on March 11 after the tsunami. There are many areas still without power and water, and at some shelters the lack of food and water is chronic. At a shelter in Minami...
  • Japan: Great disaster prompts more women to seek marriage(needs a sturdy hubby)

    05/16/2011 7:44:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 05/15/11 | Chikako Numata and Misako Yamauchi.
    Great disaster prompts more women to seek marriage 2011/05/15 A growing number of singles, particularly women in urban areas, are scrambling to find marriage partners after the country's worst natural disaster in postwar years has forced them to think about their lifestyles and the future. "I am more worried about my future and now realize how important it is to have a family," a 30-year-old female company employee in Tokyo said. "I want to form a bond with others." The woman said her experiences after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake spurred her to rethink her lifestyle. It took...
  • The Japanese mayor who was laughed at for building a huge sea wall

    05/14/2011 1:05:18 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:32 AM on 14th May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The huge sea wall and floodgates took 12 years to build and had been widely regarded as a £20million folly. But today one former Japanese mayor is being hailed as a saviour after the grandiose construction allowed his small town escaped the devastation wrought by the March 11 tsunami. In the rubble of Japan's northeast coast, Fudai stands as tall as ever after. No homes were swept away. In fact, they barely got wet. The 3,000 residents owe their lives to the late Kotaku Wamura, who lived through an earlier tsunami and made it a priority of his four-decade tenure...
  • Japanese Quake Survivors Long For News

    05/11/2011 1:43:28 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 2 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 11, 2011 | Staff
    A new survey finds privacy and hygiene issues among the top concerns of Japanese earthquake survivors two months after the March 11 disaster that smashed the nation's northeastern coast. They say lack of information is also a problem. National NHK television marked the two-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami on Wednesday by reporting the findings from interviews with more than 400 survivors at temporary shelters and other locations. About 120,000 people are still housed in temporary shelters. Asked what bothers them most, 38 percent of those interviewed cited a lack of privacy.
  • Volunteers in earthquake-hit areas exceed 130,000 (Japan)

    04/30/2011 10:52:22 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    Yomiuri.com.jp ^ | Apr. 30, 2011 | Yomiuri Shimbun
    More than 130,000 people have volunteered their time and energy to help with disaster relief in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures since the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey. During the Golden Week holidays, the average number of volunteers working in the areas each day will likely triple to around 8,000, the survey showed. Offers of help have been so numerous that some local governments have decided to temporarily stop accepting volunteers--partly because they were not prepared to handle the flood of people expected during the holiday period and also to prevent overcrowding and...
  • The increasingly odd political optics of Barack Obama

    04/26/2011 6:16:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | April 26, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    In politics, what you're really doing is often much less important than what it looks like you're really doing. And with only 560 days left until the voters' next verdict, President Obama is rapidly painting himself into a public-relations corner with an ongoing series of possibly accidental gaffes that are accumulating in the public mind. And the biting humor repertoire of late-night comics: "Donald Trump says he's President Obama's worst nightmare," Jay Leno said last night. "No. Having to make a decision is President Obama's worst nightmare." The former state senator may, in fact, be slaving away on 18-hour policy...
  • ZetaTalk: Whiplash

    12/30/2005 5:47:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies · 5,784+ views
    ZetaTalk ^ | written Apr 14, 2004 | Nancy Lieder
    What is the effect on the Earth, currently swept into the arms of Planet X periodically by the Sweeping Arms of the Sun, when more planets crowd up to the stop sign, and halt, due to the massive Repulsion Force issues presented by Planet X standing before them. Planet X is 23 times as massive, this mass not reflected in the mere diameter of this interloper, which is only 4 times as broad as Venus or Earth or the Earth’s Dark Twin, all of which are approximately the same size. The Sweeping Arms normally just propel the planets in the...
  • Weather Wars?

    09/01/2005 6:09:36 AM PDT · by al_c · 23 replies · 839+ views
    weatherwars.info ^ | Scott Stevens
    "Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations.It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that's why this is so important." [Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the...
  • Tsunami Victim's Body Washes Up In Oregon (video)

    Authorities have found a California man who was swept out to sea while trying to take pictures of last month's tsunami.
  • [Japan]Exports Likely To Plunge In April: Trade Group Chief

    04/20/2011 6:32:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster
    Nikkei ^ | 04/20/11
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Exports Likely To Plunge In April: Trade Group Chief TOKYO (Nikkei)--A Japanese trade industry leader said Wednesday morning the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11 will cause exports to tumble in April. At a regular news conference, Shoei Utsuda, chairman of Japan Foreign Trade Council Inc., said the sharp decline in the March trade surplus means the fall will probably be much greater in April.
  • Fears over mental impact of Japan disaster

    04/18/2011 1:56:20 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2011 | no byline
    The forbearance shown by survivors of Japan's quake-tsunami has been lauded in the West, but psychologists worry not talking about the hurt could be doing long-term damage. Commentators have heaped praise on the emotional resilience of people who have lost everything, but, say some, the surface calm masks deep undercurrents of emotion. "To be honest I really feel like breaking down and crying -- because I'm sad," said evacuee Kenichi Endo, 45, briefly screwing his eyes shut. "I've lost my father, my pet, my car, my savings. I've lost everything. But, everyone here is the same. If I cry, everyone...
  • Dramatic New Video of Japan Tsunami [VIDEO]

    04/18/2011 8:00:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    mashable ^ | 4/17 | Charlie White
    We’ve seen a lot of footage of the tragic Japan tsunami, but this clip is the most horrifying yet. Entitled “South Sanriku — Tsunami seen from Shizugawa High School,” it’s shot from high ground, but toward the end of the video you can see panicked residents running for their lives. Almost as dramatic as the video is its audio track, where even if you don’t speak Japanese, you can tell the people are expressing concern at the beginning, but by the end, their voices have reached a high level of panic and horror as they watch their homes washing away....
  • Found Engineers For Fukushima!

    04/17/2011 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 14 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | April 17, 2011 1:35 PM | Niuhuru
    Well, having recruited a couple engineers I now need help in getting permission to go and help out, plus if anyone knows of any inexpensive inns in Japan, it would be a great help.
  • Horror at Shizugawa High - Kids Look on Helplessly as Town is Swept Away (English Subtitled)

    04/17/2011 6:03:14 PM PDT · by gaijin · 57 replies
    Student videocam, YouTube ^ | April 17, 2011 | me
    Shizugawa High is perched atop a hill overlooking this rural town in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Following the earthquake, the students vacated their high school structures per emergency protocol. The entire student body was assembled outside as an enormous wall of watery black detritis, cars, homes, and buildings were transported to the base of the hill elevating their school. Finally the film shows panic-stricken individuals emerging from their homes, breaking into a dead run for their lives. Students safe above watching incredulously call out down the hill, egging them on to run faster as the chaotic inky black rages inexorably on...
  • Dramatic New Video of Japan Tsunami [VIRAL VIDEO] (Quite sad)

    04/17/2011 1:59:31 PM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies
    Mashable ^ | April 17, 2011 | Charlie White
    We've seen a lot of footage of the tragic Japan tsunami, but this clip is the most horrifying yet. Entitled "South Sanriku -- Tsunami seen from Shizugawa High School," it's shot from high ground, but toward the end of the video you can see panicked residents running for their lives.
  • Workers at stricken Japan nuclear plant make a little progress

    04/13/2011 12:46:51 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 43 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | Wednesday April 13, 2011 2:28am EDT | Shinichi Saoshiro andTaiga Uranaka
    (Reuters) - Workers Wednesday were a step closer to emptying highly radioactive water from a crippled reactor, which would allow them to start repairing the cooling system crucial to bringing one of the world's worst nuclear crises under control. U.S. Nuclear safety regulator Gregory Jaczko described the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant as "static" rather than stable, because of the continuing struggle to cool the reactors badly damaged by a 15-meter tsunami on March 11, which was triggered by the biggest quake in Japan's recorded history. New data shows much more radiation leaked from the plant in the early...
  • Ancient stone markers warned of tsunamis

    04/12/2011 12:11:37 PM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 06 April 2011 | AP
    Tablets served as a reminder for many of the danger that can follow earthquakes Modern sea walls failed to protect coastal towns from Japan's destructive tsunami last month. But in the hamlet of Aneyoshi, a single centuries-old tablet saved the day. "High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants," the stone slab reads. "Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point." It was advice the dozen or so households of Aneyoshi heeded, and their homes emerged unscathed from a disaster that flattened low-lying communities elsewhere and killed thousands along Japan's northeastern...
  • Body of California tsunami victim found in Oregon

    04/12/2011 4:33:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-12-11 | Teresa Carson
    The body of a California man swept out to sea by a surge from Japan's tsunami last month has washed up on the Oregon coast, some 300 miles away, authorities said on Tuesday. The body of 25-year-old Dustin Douglas Weber-- who was taking photographs of the tsunami when he was swept away -- was found on April 2 by someone walking on the beach near Warrenton, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River. "The body had been in the water for several weeks," Dr. Christopher Young, Oregon deputy state medical examiner, told Reuters. He said significant decomposition required identification...
  • 600 year old coastline warning markers in Japan.

    04/12/2011 9:10:18 AM PDT · by edcoil · 22 replies
    Boston ^ | 4-12-2011 | edcoil
    These are 600 year old coastline markers in Japan “High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants,’’ the stone slab reads. “Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point.’’
  • Incredible Tsunami Aftermath Detailed via YouTube (English Translation)

    04/11/2011 2:29:21 PM PDT · by gaijin · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYUjwHOM_9o ^ | April 11th, 2011 | videoNews.com
    Link shows 7-min translated broadcast showing aftermath of earthquake, Tsunami, and in some places, subsequent fire that could not be fought. An enormous ocean-liner is shown stranded atop a smashed house, amidst a mostly featureless plane. Numerous highways are cut, bridges are smashed, and stoic townspeople pick through the rubble in search of momentos and items of value. Scenes are bleak and sometimes incredible. This broadcast was made by 2 independent Japanese journalists and was English-subtitled by this freeper. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYUjwHOM_9o
  • Temporary housing units opened for Iwate survivors [Japan]

    04/09/2011 12:20:52 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies
    Japan Times ^ | April 10, 2011 | Staff
    RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Pref. (Kyodo) Survivors of last month's tsunami began moving into temporary housing Saturday in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, becoming the first Tohoku disaster evacuees to do so. The new residents of 36 prefabricated units built on the grounds of a junior high school brought their belongings from the shelters after winning a highly competitive lottery involving 1,160 groups of applicants last week. Eiki Kumagai, 43, expressed delight at moving into a unit together with his wife and their two children. "I'm happy. . . . My next step will be to look for a job," he said. He used...
  • Stranded Japanese farmer, 75, found alone in Minami Soma, city rocked by tsunami, earthquake

    04/09/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 9, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Kunio Shiga must have felt like the last man on earth. The feeble 75-year-old was discovered stranded alone in his small farmhouse on Friday, surrounded by fallen trees, dead pigs and garbage strewn by the deadly March 11 tsunami in Japan. He doesn't know where his wife is, and his neighbors have all fled his city of Minami Soma because it's within the 12-mile zone of a radiation-leaking plant. Authorities had ordered evacuations but Shiga, who has trouble walking, and was unable to leave. "You are the first people I have spoken to" since the earthquake and tsunami, Shiga told...
  • If the Japanese can’t build a safe reactor, who can?

    04/08/2011 4:35:37 PM PDT · by matt04 · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2011
    In the aftermath of a disaster, the strengths of any society become immediately visible. The cohesiveness, resilience, technological brilliance and extraordinary competence of the Japanese are on full display. One report from Rikuzentakata — a town of 25,000, annihilated by the tsunami that followed Friday’s massive earthquake — describes volunteer firefighters working to clear rubble and search for survivors; troops and police efficiently directing traffic and supplies; survivors are not only “calm and pragmatic” but also coping “with politeness and sometimes amazingly good cheer.” Thanks to these strengths, Japan will eventually recover. But at least one Japanese nuclear power complex...
  • Cascadia Subduction Zone feared as West coast prepares for new Tsunami threats

    04/08/2011 11:47:58 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 20 replies · 1+ views
    HULIQ ^ | April 7, 2011 | Dave Masko
    NEWPORT, Ore. – New Tsunami warnings from Japan on Thursday again reminded West coast residents that it was just a month ago when the devastating earthquake triggered massive waves here; while Tsunami experts at nearby Oregon State University point to the “Cascadia Subduction Zone” as a clear and present threat in the wake of these new aftershocks that are rattling Japan again and causing new Tsunami warnings in the Pacific. According to recent reports by scientists at nearby Oregon State University in Corvallis, this Cascadia Subduction zone “has just experienced a cluster of four massive earthquakes during the past 1,600...
  • (BREAKING NEWS) Tsunami warning after 7.1 magnitude Japan quake

    04/07/2011 8:52:01 AM PDT · by FortWorthPatriot · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 7, 2011
    TOKYO — Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast. The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to one meter (3.2 feet). The warning was issued for a coastal area already torn apart by last month's tsunami.. Japan's NHK public television said those in areas where the tsunami warnings were issued should evacuate to higher ground.

    04/07/2011 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 193 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | 4/7/2011 | Matt Drudge
  • Japan quake moved sea bed 24 metres: coastguard

    04/06/2011 6:48:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Strait Times ^ | 04/06/11
    Apr 6, 2011 Japan quake moved sea bed 24 metres: coastguard TOKYO - THE seabed near the epicentre of the massive earthquake that rocked Japan last month was shifted 24m by the tremor, the country's coastguard said on Wednesday. Sensors found that one part of the ocean floor had been stretched to a point 24m east-southeast of its position before the 9.0 undersea quake, which triggered a massive tsunami that engulfed large areas of Japan's northeast coast.
  • Leak at Fukushima appears to be lessening

    04/05/2011 3:09:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 35 replies
    NHK World ^ | April 5, 2011 | Staff
    The operator of the crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear plant has injected a hardening agent beneath a leaking concrete pit in a bid to stem the flow of highly radioactive water into the sea. The firm says the leakage seems to be decreasing, following the infusion of the hardening agent. ...Tokyo Electric Power Company started infusing liquid glass into gravel below the pit near the Number 2 reactor at 3 PM on Tuesday. TEPCO spotted a crack in the pit 3 days ago while trying to find the source of the leakage of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. ...TEPCO is planning...
  • Jackie Chan Raises $3.3 Million in Three Hours for Japan Relief

    04/05/2011 1:40:06 PM PDT · by DTogo · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 4, 2011 | Karen Chu
    He estimates he has given out at least half of what he has earned throughout his career: “My goal is to have a $0 in my bank account the day I die.” HONG KONG — Help for the people of Japan suffering the effects of earthquake, tsunami and radioactive fallout was only a phone call away. It helped that Jackie Chan was on one end of the call. “When I picked up the phone and called my friends in the entertainment business in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Singapore, right away, they all agreed to come over,” Chan said. The...
  • Dog gets hugs from owner after tsunami rescue

    04/04/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 24 replies
    AP ^ | April 4, 2011 | AP
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    04/03/2011 6:56:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Kyodo News ^ | 04/03/11
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    04/03/2011 1:15:53 AM PDT · by Kabud · 75 replies
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