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8.9 Quake hits off coast of Japan! Live Updates.

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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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WHOA! imagine being in that building
scary




posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
reply to post by XXXN3O
 


beat ya to it lol
is he brave or just not informed?


Yeah i was posting that at the same time. Looks like the guys got his dog with him too.

I saw a family with kids going for walk next to the oregon beach as well.
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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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All is good In San Diego...my mom lives right on the Imperial Beach. She says all is ok...people walking on the beach.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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I remind all of you on the West Coast that 30+ aftershocks have happened including some fairly large quakes such as a 7.1 that CNN is reporting. So even if things past fairly smoothly now, Rip tides, and high waves will be felt during the duration of the day, not a good idea to swim or surf in these conditions. And that is at the very least.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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People jumping the gun a little here. The wave wouldn't have travelled from Hawaii to Oregon in 6 hours. As a USGS Geologist is mentioning on kgw (and what i'm also suspecting), its just high tide receeding back to Low Tide exacerbated by Amplification 'eddies' rebounding off the Alaskan coastline. The actual Tsunami won't hit for at least 5 hours yet.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo

Originally posted by kdog1982
Looks like I'm watching 9/11 all over again

This will probably kill more people than 9/11

terrorism vs mother nature? no contest
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I think it's certain to be the biggest natural disaster, in terms of human cost,.since the Pakistan floods last year. Possibly since the Haiti earthquake - though it's very unlikely to prove anything like as devastating as that way.

interesting comparison here



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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I probably should of gone to the TEPCO website right from the very start.


Daini Nuclear Power Station Units 1 to 4

Today at 2:46PM, turbines and reactors of Tokyo Electric Power Company's
Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station Units 1 to 4 (Boiling Water Reactor,
rated output 1,100 Megawatts) that had been operating at rated power
automatically shutdown due to the Miyagiken-oki Earthquake.

Currently, reactor water level for Units 1 to 4 is maintained by injecting
water into the reactors by the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System.
The reactors are maintained at a subcritical condition.

For Unit 1, the emergency core cooling system automatically started up
due to increase in the reactor containment pressure assumed to be caused
by leakage of reactor coolant in the reactor containment.

Hence, at 5:35PM, it was decided that a specific incident stipulated in
Article 10, Clause 1 of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear
Emergency Preparedness *1 has occurred.

At 5:50PM, pursuant to the Act, relevant governmental institutions were
notified of the incident.

Future Actions:
TEPCO is taking measures to reduce the pressure of the reactor containment.

Impact to safety and external environment:
Water level to cool the irradiated nuclear fuel in the reactor core is
maintained at this moment.
Indication of the monitoring posts installed in the periphery of the power
station is no different from usual and thus no radiation impact to the
external environment is confirmed at this moment.
We will continue to monitor in detail the possibility of discharge of
radioactive material from exhaust stacks and coolant water discharge canal.

*1 Specific Incident Stipulated in Article 10, Clause 1 of the Act on
Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

The objective of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear
Emergency Preparedness is to protect the welfare, physical wellbeing
and property of Japan's citizens. To this end, when accidents and
equipment breakdown have reached certain levels at nuclear power plants,
the Act obligates us to notify the nation, prefectures, cities and towns
in order for them to take necessary actions and to grasp information in
a timely manner.
Notifications are issued out under circumstances such as when the nuclear
reactor cannot be shut down and/or when the water supply to the reactor
is cut off.

*2 Monitoring Post
Equipment to measure the radiation level in the atmosphere. Seven units
are installed in the periphery of the power station.


www.tepco.co.jp...



Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


Today at approximately 2:46PM, turbines and reactors of Tokyo Electric
Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 (Boiling
Water Reactor, rated output 460 Megawatts) and Units 2 and 3 (Boiling
Water Reactor, Rated Output 784 Megawatts) that had been operating at
rated power automatically shutdown due to the Miyagiken-oki Earthquake.

For the above 3 units, off-site power was lost due to malfunction of one
out of two off-site power systems, leading to automatic startup of
emergency diesel generators.

Subsequently, at 3:41PM, emergency diesel generators shutdown due to
malfunction resulting in the complete loss of alternating current for all
three units.

Hence, at 3:42PM, it was decided that a specific incident stipulated in
Article 10, Clause 1 of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear
Emergency Preparedness has occurred and a "First Level Emergency" was
declared and in accordance with the aforementioned Act, the Minister of
Economy, Trade, and Industry, the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, the
Mayor of Okuma Town, and the Mayor of Futaba Town along with other
involved organizations were notified of the incident.

TEPCO is taking steps to determine the exact cause behind the shutdown of
the emergency diesel generators and is working towards their restoration.

www.tepco.co.jp...



Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Today at approximately 2:46PM, turbines and reactors of Tokyo Electric
Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 (Boiling
Water Reactor, rated output 460 Megawatts) and Units 2 and 3 (Boiling
Water Reactor, Rated Output 784 Megawatts) that had been operating at
rated power automatically shutdown due to the Miyagiken-oki Earthquake.

For the above 3 units, off-site power was lost due to malfunction of one
out of two off-site power system, leading to automatic startup of
emergency diesel generators.

Subsequently, at 3:41PM, emergency diesel generators shutdown due to
malfunction resulting in the complete loss of alternating current for
all three units.

Hence, at 3:42PM, it was decided that a specific incident stipulated
in Article 10, Clause 1 of the Act on Special Measures Concerning
Nuclear Emergency Preparedness*1 has occurred and a "First Level Emergency"
was declared and in accordance with the aforementioned Act, the Minister
of Economy, Trade, and Industry, the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture,
the Mayor of Okuma Town, and the Mayor of Futaba Town along with other
involved organizations were notified of the incident.

TEPCO is taking steps to determine the exact cause behind the shutdown
of the emergency diesel generators and is working towards their restoration.
The exhaust pipe's monitor reading indicates that radiation levels have
remained unchanged and presently there have been no confirmed radioactivity
impact to external environment. Further details are in the process of
being confirmed.
www.tepco.co.jp...

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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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I am right on the ferry dock at horse shoe bay British Columbia and nothing is happining at this time



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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thank you for the info
i hope that news sources pick up on this
as of yet they have said it has hit oregon
so im misinformed by my news channel



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Real time monitoring for status on nuclear power plants:

Linky

Blue: Safe
Pink: In progress
Yellow: Danger

Japanese translate anyone?



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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I saw that Oregon family on the beach with their child via the KGW live stream. I couldn't believe it!! Some parents are so incredibly stupid.

Anyways - I'm still in shock at some of the tsunami photos/videos I've seen in Japan. It's on the scale of Biblical proportions.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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I say we pull non-essential troops out of the middle east, forget about Libya, and go help the people of Japan. If the POTUS can help control the gas prices like many people suggest, I say he do it now.

Japan may be an advanced democratic society, but they are going to need a lot of help. ALOT. This is the 3rd largest economy in the world, not to mention good friends and allies of the U.S. that just got hammered by the fifth largest recorded earthquake in 111 years. And let's not forget the nuclear reactors that could very well melt down very soon. Every aid agency and country in the world that has the capabilities and resources should be heading over there right now to help.

These poor people are going to need the help of the rest of the world and I say we don't hesitate. My prayers are going out to all of them.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by harrytuttle
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I saw that Oregon family on the beach with their child via the KGW live stream. I couldn't believe it!! Some parents are so incredibly stupid.


They might know there's still hours to go, but yeah, seems weird.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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Is this not because they are expecting waves only 3ft, maybe 7ft.. that's not very threatening.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, earlier this morning it was said the west coast US event whatever it may be is supposed to be at 11:30 am (est) so it should be starting to happen now, well at least the first ripples.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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the bible tells us 1/3 of the sea will perish i think we have seen that
and 1/3 of the land i think this is the start but that is just me .



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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An excellent explanation of everything nuclear here:


The Japan Atomic Industry Forum (JAIF) issued a notice saying all reactors in the north-eastern part of Japan had shut down automatically. It noted that the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (Nisa) had said no damage to nuclear power plants had been reported as of 3.16pm. Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan made a statement on television in which he noted that there was no indication of any radioactive release.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has reported that emergency diesel generators started as expected at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but then stopped after one hour, leaving units 1, 2 and 3 with no power for important cooling functions. This led the company to notify the government of an 'emergency' situation, which allows local authorities to take additional precautionary measures. An evacuation has been ordered of people living within three kilometres, while engineers work to restore power.

At neighbouring Fukushima Daini, sufficient cooling water is being maintained by injection using the reactor core isolation cooling systems of units 1 to 4. At unit 1 an increase in reactor containment pressure has been noted, and "assumed to be caused by leakage of reactor coolant in the reactor containment" this led Tepco to notify government of another emergency status.

Nisa has noted that emissions from the exhaust stack of the these power plants show no increase in radioactivity.

Tohoku Electric Power Company has reported a fire in the non-nuclear turbine building of Onagawa 1. A minor fire burned in a non-nuclear service building of Tepco's Fukushima Daini 1 but this was extinguished within two hours.

A tsunami warning was issued for most of the Pacific Ocean, including Taiwan, but reactors there operated normally throughout. There was no tsunami concern for nuclear power plants in South Korea or China.


www.world-nuclear-news.org...



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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on cnn live feed it states 7.5ft waves expected!



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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1633: Aftershocks are continuing in Japan. Another six - one with a magnitude of 6.1 - have recently shaken the country's north east, the US Geological Survey reports.

That´s about 80 aftershocks now or maybe more? Is that normal?




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