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Japanese industry minister Yukio Edano expressed hope Monday for the deepening of bilateral cooperation with Turkey in the area of nuclear power generation, including exports of related Japanese technology, saying the lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear crisis should be utilized in quake-prone Turkey.
Speaking at the Turkey-Japan Economic Forum in Tokyo attended by visiting Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Edano said that nuclear power generation is an "important area of cooperation" with Turkey.
"We intend to advance cooperation in a way that Turkey can apply the lessons of the accident (at the Fukushima Daiichi plant)," Edano said.
"The nuclear accident is steadily moving toward a situation where it is brought under control," Edano said, adding that Japan intends to realize a cold shutdown of the plant reactors by the end of this year.
In October, Edano requested in a meeting with Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz that Ankara continue talks with Tokyo over a nuclear power plant deal in Turkey.
Copyright 2011 Kyodo News
they already plan to downgrade it (after the 7 days are up ???)
061910.4& 41.364S 174.315E 56 5.2 86 COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND. . ML 5.7 (WEL).
Felt strongly in Marlboroough and Wellington.
Date-Time Monday, December 05, 2011 at 19:10:03 UTC
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at 04:10:03 AM at epicenter
Location 21.660°S, 114.650°E
Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Region WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Distances 370 km (229 miles) NNE of Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia
433 km (269 miles) WSW of Port Hedland, Western Aust., Australia
556 km (345 miles) WNW of Newman, Western Australia, Australia
1144 km (710 miles) N of PERTH, Western Australia, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 20.6 km (12.8 miles); depth +/- 5.9 km (3.7 miles)
Parameters NST= 46, Nph= 46, Dmin=529.9 km, Rmss=1.36 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00072he
BTW PNG 6.4 - I am guessing 6.2 Mw. Looks to high based on the Mb values
Today’s Earthquake Fact
The hypocenter of an earthquake is the location beneath the Earth's surface where the rupture of the fault begins. The epicenter of an earthquake is the location directly above the hypocenter on the surface of the Earth.
Originally posted by diamondsmith
reply to post by muzzy
Text2011-12-05 19:28:35.0 21min ago 4.77 S 133.73 E 10 5.7 NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Wow thanks for that, very good resource. I have only been watching earthquakes for close to a year.
Originally posted by MoorfNZ
reply to post by ThrowCatsAtCacti
A good way to see whether a quake is unusual or not is to refer to the historical seismicity map that USGS provides for most events (under the Maps tab for each event).
So yes, quakes are not common there BUT not unknown... it's not the most active of places but it is a place they occur from time to time.