June 29, 2013

Fukushima Japan Reactor 1 in Meltdown

NHK and Zero Hedge are reporting that the Reactor #1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan is in  state of meltdown.


While the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant has been dire since the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, that it has released a lot of radiation – it has never been a true meltdown until today.

Fukushima Daiichi Japan Nuclear Meltdown

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is in a state of meltdown according to NHK. Image credit: www.digitalglobe.com

What does meltdown mean in this situation?  Well it’s not good.  Basically the fuel rods are fully exposed, and have subsequently dropped to the bottom of the reactor.

When this happened exactly, is anyone’s guess – as the disclosures and credible information that have been coming from TEPCO and the Japanese goverment have been suspect at each step of the way – with regards to the timing and fullness of disclosure.

NHK Link about meltdown.

Zero Hedge Link about meltdown.

Japan Tsunami Video

“By watching this Japan Tsunami video you will definitely get a feeling that nothing is above the nature. If nature decides to show its fury, then no army or government can stop it.


Tsunami Video

A few lucky ones who are living in high rise building can only watch this approaching Tsunami wave with dismay and astonishment.

This Tsunami video shows the violet nature of the Tsunami – most often caused by earthquakes.

When you see a approaching Tsunami from a distance, there are no signs of huge waves and high tides. But when it hits the coast, then only one can realize the impact of the powerful Tsunami waves.

The video shows the Tsunami sweeping away thousands of cars and uprooting many houses in its path of destruction. You can also see smoke coming out from a power plant in the initial section of this video.

The cars and houses and other structures are being washed away in a matter of few seconds and one could also hear the warning sound of siren indicating the Tsunami is about to hit the coast.

We can only hope that the people heard the sirens and were able to flee to safety.”

For more information, visit http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhtvtc_new-shocking-video-of-the-japanese-tsunami_news

California Tsunami Warning

Much of California is on alert under a Tsunami Warning from the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, and resulting tsunami that has already caused significant devastation and loss of life.


Additional areas are also under a tsunami warning:

  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington State
  • as well as much of the west coasts of Mexico, Central America, and South America.
California Tsunami Warning Map

This map shows tsunami wave travel times. Much of the west coast of the United States, including California, Oregon, and Washington State are under a tsunami warning. Also, much of west coast of Mexico, Central America and South America are under a tsunami watch as well.

For a detailed list of areas under tsunami warning, click here:  http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/11/messagelhvpd9-11.htm

Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Person Finder

Google has set up a Japanese Earthquake Person Finder to help coordinate efforts to locate and identify people who have been affected by the devastation of the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan.

Japan Earthquake Person Finder

Screenshot of the Google Japan Earthquake Person Finder

Here is the link:  Japan Earthquake Person Finder

If you are looking for someone who you think has been affected by the earthquake in Japan, be sure to check into this resource.

For more information on how to prepare for an earthquake, read about how to make an earthquake survival kit.

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In Japanese:

Googleが検索し、日本の地震の荒廃の影響を受けている人々を特定の努力を調整するために日本の地震人Finderを設定している。

日本地震人ファインダー:ここでリンクされている

あなたは日本の地震の影響を受けていると思う人を探している場合は、このリソースに確認してください。

地震の準備をする方法の詳細については、読んだ どのように地震のサバイバルキットを作成する

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan

The USGS is reporting that a 8.9 magnitude earthquake has hit Japan, hitting about 150 km offshore of mainland Japan.

Japan Earthquake

Google Maps showing where the earthquake hit Japan.

While the epicenter of the quake is offshore, the effects were felt all over Tokyo and other parts of Japan.

Here is the USGS Incident Report:  USGS Earthquake Report

At present, a tsunami is sweeping across the low lying coastal areas of Miyangi Sendai Japan and a tsunami warning is in effect for Marianas, Russia, Marcus Islands, Taiwan, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Easter Island, and other Asian coastal and island areas.

Here is a link to the NOAA Tsunami Warning System For the Pacific Area

Many news sources are reporting this earthquake, and most of the sources are reporting it as a 8.8 magnitude earthquake, but the USGS has it listed at magnitude 8.9.

Several aftershocks have registered – ranging from 6.1 to 7.1

All transportation systems and airports in Japan have closed, Reuters is reporting.

For more information on how to prepare for an earthquake, read about how to make your own earthquake survival kit.