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8.9 Quake hits off coast of Japan! Live Updates.

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 04:54 AM
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It appears that the picture I posted here of a panda was not from the earthquake. So I have edited this to remove it.
edit on 15-3-2011 by Calender because: Incorrect info.




posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 04:55 AM
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Pouring liquid nitrogen on a molten chunk of radioactive metal may actually cause a huge explosion spreading radioactive material everywhere.

It's the same reason you don't pour ice cold water on a hot engine block, it will crack.

This massive quake, and the resulting tsunami has, in my opinion, been hell sent.

Between the quake, the wave, the multiple reactor meltdown/failure, and the enormous economic blow the Japanese have a hell of a lot to deal with...

edit on 15-3-2011 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:01 AM
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reply to post by Calender
 


Movimiento Terulico is another phrase for earthquake. Akin to the simpler terremoto



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:05 AM
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ah well glad im not in charge.... but what is them pouring sea water on it doing or is the scale of cold diffrent enough that it wont make the same thing happen as with LN,nhk is back with new non prerecorded news showing white smoke coming out of the #3 reactor and a major explosion was heard in one of the pressure control rooms they have switched translators(she problay needed a break) but there no longer playing the japanese audio in the background #2 may be dammaged but pressure is droping and radiation of 965 per hour mircro servits? were vented,and 50 people are left in reactors as a cool down crew every one else is evacuated and water level at #2 now has half the fuel rods covered,and at reactor 4 there is curently a fire still 8 metersx8 meters broke off of the wall,they claim the fire at 4 is now out? kinda confused as to what its realy saying or if its new other then most of the people have finished evacuating in the area of danger



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:07 AM
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Live now:



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1005: The BBC's Piers Scholfield tweets: "very strong aftershock happening right now in yamagata - on 6th floor and wobbling bigtime."


BBC

OMG not another one Please

Elf



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:07 AM
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the radiation has fallen from 1100 micro siverts to 500 so there is some good news comeing out at least people are getting out of the area and radiation levels seem to be dropping at some areas?



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:11 AM
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Water isn't -346°F when poured in. At most you'll get an immediate steaming reaction until the reactor is completely immersed in water. Then it boils

At -346°F the same effect takes place only MUCH, MUCH, MUCH faster. It results in an immediate release of energy and it would be very temporary as not enough liquid nitrogen can be produced en-masse to cool the reactor even if it were safe to do so.
edit on 15-3-2011 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:13 AM
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they had a local mayor just on and he was asking for more central goverment support and direction and live feed now talking about the goverment creating shelters and trying to set up food stocks,the people are complaining about the power company and lack of intervention so there finaly getting a bit grumpy



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:15 AM
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yeah that makes alot of sense shoulda payed more attention in science class,the sds just reported they evacuated everyone from the 20km zone in suits so the people closest to the plants all seem to have been rescued



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:17 AM
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spent fuel water boiling, what may be the implication of this?

hosted2.ap.org...*/Article_2011-03-15-AS-Japan-Earthquake/id-76a3ebf780ed4aae8c966cf7040b00d5



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:17 AM
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Originally posted by KilrathiLG
they had a local mayor just on and he was asking for more central goverment support and direction and live feed now talking about the goverment creating shelters and trying to set up food stocks,the people are complaining about the power company and lack of intervention so there finaly getting a bit grumpy


I just hope people understand that it is important to remain calm and realize that the government can't do it all. Luckily we are talking about the most disciplined and civilized people on Earth.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:18 AM
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It means the water isn't getting cooled down or recycled.

Boiling = no good.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:23 AM
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Tokyo geiger counter showing 49 at this time of posting.
www.ustream.tv...


Conditions at a crippled nuclear power plant deteriorated further Tuesday, with a Japanese nuclear safety official saying that the water inside the waste fuel storage pool for a damaged reactor may be boiling.

news.yahoo.com...


TOKYO, March 15 (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear safety agency said on Tuesday there were two holes of 8-metres square in a wall of the outer building of the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi No.4 reactor after a blast in the morning.

www.trust.org...

Panic spreads as a 'prank' text message warns milllions in the Philippines, but government says nothing to fear.

The Philippines sought to assure a panicked public on 15 March that a potential nuclear meltdown in Japan would not affect the country amid fears following widely circulated text messages - dismissed by the country’s leading nuclear regulatory agency [ www.pnri.dost.gov.ph... ] as a prank - that warned Filipinos to wear raincoats outdoors, hunker down, and stockpile food and medicine because of an imminent radioactive hit.

www.trust.org...

Also;

GENEVA-UN WEATHER AGENCY SAYS JAPAN WINDS DISPERSING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL OVER OCEAN, NO DANGER FOR JAPAN OR REGION FOR NOW

www.trust.org...
except for the US ships out there, and the fish.. and any survivors still floating around on the roof of their houses or the like..

Too much going on for anybody to get a clear picture imo.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:27 AM
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Originally posted by silo13
For those who don't want to go through the whole thread and are looking for (in my opinion) the BEST LIVE UPDATE?

YokosoNews

I agree. Unfortunately for the ATS crowd he's hyperbole and conspiracy resistant, but it's great for actual information.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:35 AM
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onagawa town 5000 of 10000 still missing and they found 2000 of the missing 10k and they seem to be finding bodies out side of sendi city



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:49 AM
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just a update on the reactors from kyodo news...


The following is the known status as of Tuesday evening for each of the six reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and the four reactors at the Fukushima No. 2 plant, both in Fukushima Prefecture, crippled by Friday's magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

Fukushima No. 1

-- Reactor No. 1 - Cooling failure, partial melting of core, vapor vented, hydrogen explosion, seawater pumped in.

-- Reactor No. 2 - Cooling failure, seawater pumped in, fuel rods fully exposed temporarily, damage to containment system, potential meltdown feared.

-- Reactor No. 3 - Cooling failure, partial melting of core feared, vapor vented, seawater pumped in, hydrogen explosion, high-level radiation measured nearby.

-- Reactor No. 4 - Under maintenance when quake struck, fire caused possibly by hydrogen explosion at pool holding spent fuel rods, pool water levels feared receding.

-- Reactor No. 5 - Under maintenance when quake struck.

-- Reactor No. 6 - Under maintenance when quake struck.

Fukushima No. 2

-- Reactor No. 1 - Cooling failure, then cold shutdown.

-- Reactor No. 2 - Cooling failure, then cold shutdown.

-- Reactor No. 3 - Cold shutdown.

-- Reactor No. 4 - Cooling failure, then cold shutdown.

==Kyodo


english.kyodonews.jp...

also on sky news: radiation levels at chiba near tokyo are 10 times above normal
edit on 15/3/11 by scoobyrob because: sky news update



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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Unfortunately, that beautiful picture is from last year


Panda

Also this is my first post, but have been lurking for a while, and have been glued to these threads since this disaster started. Would like to say thank-you to all that are contributing. ATS has been my go to place for current info during this tragedy, and you all have been amazing.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:57 AM
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Welcome, thank you for the info on the pic. And thank you for the compliment.

We do try, and getting info out when it's absolutely necessary is what we strive for.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:58 AM
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Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time

* Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 09:49:54 UTC
* Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 06:49:54 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 37.348°N, 142.406°E
Depth 15.3 km (9.5 miles)
Region OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 139 km (86 miles) ENE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
167 km (103 miles) SE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
177 km (109 miles) ESE of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
301 km (187 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters NST=284, Nph=288, Dmin=385.2 km, Rmss=0.61 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=8
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc00023e1

Another 6.0 just went off



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by nogooddeed
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Unfortunately, that beautiful picture is from last year


Panda

Also this is my first post, but have been lurking for a while, and have been glued to these threads since this disaster started. Would like to say thank-you to all that are contributing. ATS has been my go to place for current info during this tragedy, and you all have been amazing.


It appears you are right. Sorry about spreading wrong info. And thanks for the correction.



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