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8.9 Quake hits off coast of Japan! Live Updates.

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
If there's hydrogen explosions, that means that the core is exposed... and that is not good... because it could lead to a meltdown.
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I don't think it does, it apparently just means the outer building has been blown off after using vents to reduce pressure, and the containment can still be intact. To anyone that knows better : if I'm wrong please let us know.

From Japanese official a few minutes ago :



Mr Edano says, the condition of reactor of Unit 3 remains healthy. As for the surrounding radioactive level, no meaningful increase appears.


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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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video quality is awful. iris down next time. tripod would help too.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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This is looking terrible...not much improvement.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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i was wondering if there was any technical difference between the depth of an earthquake, whats does it mean if its 5km - 25km - 200km deep?



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by greenCo
They are not venting,,, a venting is not supposed to leave injured workers
0328: Seven people are missing and three people have been injured by the explosion at the Fukushima 1 nuclear plant, the AFP news agency reports, quoting an official from Tepco, the company which operates the plant.
www.bbc.co.uk...


Gonna have to quote the official again, from yesterday :




At 9:20, "vent" for primary containment vessel of Unit 3 was started. Cooling of the container is expected to be realized by this measure.

By conducting vent, minute quantities of radioactive materials are released from exhaust pipe. Radioactive levels not judged to be harmful.

"Vent" is the measure to reduce pressure from the "pressure container" by releasing air from inside.


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And no I don't trust him, just posting because he might be right.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by greenCo

Originally posted by 00nunya00
reply to post by ethancoop
 


It's the venting that allows the risk of explosion. Not sure how, but have heard the "experts" on CNN and whatnot say that's when it can explode.


They are not venting,,, a venting is not supposed to leave injured workers
0328: Seven people are missing and three people have been injured by the explosion at the Fukushima 1 nuclear plant, the AFP news agency reports, quoting an official from Tepco, the company which operates the plant.
www.bbc.co.uk...


Really?


The level of radiation was higher than normal before the blast because engineers had been venting contaminated steam from the reactor vessel, in an effort to relieve pressure that had been building since the cooling system failed on Friday. The venting process triggered the explosion when combustible hydrogen released by the steam mixed with oxygen in the air, officials said.


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Sounds like the venting caused the explosion to me.
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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www.educatedearth.net...

heres a higher quality video, cant figure out how to embed sorry



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by InS0MnI
i was wondering if there was any technical difference between the depth of an earthquake, whats does it mean if its 5km - 25km - 200km deep?


I believe the deeper the depth more shaking is,absorbed by the earth, not as much shaking at the surface.
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Hoping that inner structure holds all the punishment suffered...

0351: Full quotes from Yukio Edano on the explosion: "We believe that there is a low possibility that a massive amount of radiation has been leaked. But it is similar to the time when the hydrogen explosion took place in number 1 reactor (which exploded on Saturday). In the case of number 3 reactor, we can see higher level of radiation. We are now collecting information for the concentration of the radiation and the dose."
www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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US aircraft off coast of japan have reported moderate particulate contamination at medium altitudes, confirming radiation clouds ARE moving out to sea.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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Since this will not be in the MSM can you give your source?



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by 00nunya00

Originally posted by greenCo

Originally posted by 00nunya00
reply to post by ethancoop
 


It's the venting that allows the risk of explosion. Not sure how, but have heard the "experts" on CNN and whatnot say that's when it can explode.


They are not venting,,, a venting is not supposed to leave injured workers
0328: Seven people are missing and three people have been injured by the explosion at the Fukushima 1 nuclear plant, the AFP news agency reports, quoting an official from Tepco, the company which operates the plant.
www.bbc.co.uk...


Really?


The level of radiation was higher than normal before the blast because engineers had been venting contaminated steam from the reactor vessel, in an effort to relieve pressure that had been building since the cooling system failed on Friday. The venting process triggered the explosion when combustible hydrogen released by the steam mixed with oxygen in the air, officials said.


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Sounds like the venting caused the explosion to me.
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Yes.. you are correct sir



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by RUDDD
US aircraft off coast of japan have reported moderate particulate contamination at medium altitudes, confirming radiation clouds ARE moving out to sea.


Source..



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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How about NYTimes?



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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The shallower the earthquake, the more structural damage incurred. The deeper ones in the mantle are on the Watati-Benioff zone, above subduction zones along volcanic arcs such as the Aleutian Islands or the islands in the Sea of Japan.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Well either way, whether Mr. Official from Japan is right or not, this is a massive, massive f*** up, and those reactors should a) be split up so they're nowhere near eachother, as in miles apart at separate facilities, and b) be several times safer than they are, with a lot more back up in the way of generators, etc.

I feel sick thinking about it. Can't even explain how much the Japanese have inspired me in so many ways over the years, they mean a lot to me and I just feel sick. Even to the point that I'm starting to take this really personally.
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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So.. the problem rigth now is there's no building to trap any contaminated H2 that leaks out at reactor #1 and #3



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by Dyzan
www.educatedearth.net...

heres a higher quality video, cant figure out how to embed sorry


Yeah that's a good video. You can clearly see the fire in the explosion at about 1:00.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by 00nunya00
reply to post by AtruthGuy
 


How about NYTimes?


Helicopters not Aircraft sorry. Thanks for the quick link.




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