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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 ^ | 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:
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...