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8.9 Quake hits off coast of Japan! Live Updates.

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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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After the March 11, 2011, earthquake, NHK Broadcasting reported that all six reactors shut down automatically, but that electrical problems prevented all cooling pumps for reactor #1 from functioning. Because cooling pumps are needed to reduce residual reactor heat, a nuclear emergency was declared. Under Japanese law, a nuclear emergency must be declared if there is a release of radiation, if there is a dangerous level of water in the reactor, or if the cooling mechanisms fail. However, there is no evidence of any radiation being released.[1] It was the first time a nuclear emergency had been declared in Japan. The emergency cooling systems also were activated for reactor #2. Batteries, which last about eight hours, are being used to power the reactor cooling during the electrical outage, and the government can use military helicopters to fly in replacement batteries.[2] An evacuation order has been issued to people living within 3 kilometers of the plant, affecting approximately 5800 residents living near the power plant. People living less than 10 kilometers from the power plant have been advised to stay indoors. Nuclear experts say that as of 17h GMT if the situation is not resolved in the next few hours it will become serious.[3] Officials said there had been no radiation leak from the facility and that problems with its cooling system were not critical. David Lochbaum, who worked at three American reactor complexes that use General Electric technology and now works for the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the plant was probably equipped to function for some hours without emergency diesel generators.[4] The United States Air Force delivered coolant to the plant sites to assist in preventing dangerous pressure levels. The water level inside the reactor has dropped; however, the rods were not exposed.[5]. Past midnight local time, it was reported that The Tokyo Electric Power Company was considering venting out superhot gas from the reactor vessel into the atmosphere, which could result in the release of radioactives.[6] Saturday, the Tokyo Electric Company reported that radiation levels were rising in the turbine building for reactor 1, and that pressure had "soared" inside the containment building.[7]


OMG WIKI @ 18.48 GMT

An bad event would be worse than chernobyl due to the size of japan, it would cease to exist!

Elf




posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by NeoAstra
reply to post by C0bzz
 


FOXNEWS.
turn your tv on.
do you have a problem reading?


www.abovetopsecret.com...

You didn't say fox news then. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding but I'm not watching fox news.
edit on 11/3/11 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Appears to be a whirlpool forming right now underneath a boat on the west coast cnn cam



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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The plants are shut down and not in the process of nuclear fusion, which Chernobyl was. Thus the overheating resulted in a massive explosion.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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My prediction is this.
An increase in solar output will result in an increase in geological activity.
This is all to do with the electrification of the earths quartz,piezoelectrical expansion of the earths crust induced by solar flair electromagnetic energy.
Watch 2013...the height of the solar cycle.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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do tsunami's create wirlpools ? is that normal? this is the 2nd



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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BBC news just announced that they are venting radioactive vapors to reduce pressure in the reactor...
I don't have a link, it was on BBC live video.

However, they alerted that the radioactive vapors would not be harmful to humans?
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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Why is everyone saying 7.9 when it says it was 8.9,I dont know anything bout quakes but am i missing something? I hope people are ok, my thoughts go out to everyone. The world is changing don't be affraid Besides where are you going to run too? lol



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by JonoEnglish
The people on the coast of japan only had a three minute warning of the approaching Tsunami which arrived some seven minutes later. Not many people could have made it to safety going on that.

On BBC just now.

The death toll will be huge.
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Why only 3 minute warning? My God, kids, hospitals. Aside from having vehicles, 7 minutes isn't far to travel if on foot.

Surely they would have had more than 7 minutes from understanding what was happening.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by GullibleUnderlord
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do tsunami's create wirlpools ? is that normal? this is the 2nd


Here is a lnk to a science website that includes video of the Japan whirlpool and an explaination:

Japan Whirlpool & Explaination



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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I meant that I didn't go to your source that you listed in your post before I posted the headline about the Indonesian volcano! I saw your post and replied to it without realizing you had the same story linked. Anyway, thanks again for the heads up about it.
edit on 11-3-2011 by jackflap because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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Piers Corbyn, noted meteorological prognosticator believes this does have an effect. Also the Moon.
www.weatheraction.com...
I understand we received a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) blast very recently, but I have not confirmed with my own research, and we are also in a period when the moon is quite close, correct? Solar influence + Lunar influence = Earthquake?

Piers Corbyn was saying on Alex Jones today that when large solar events occur during a period of solar minima it tends to have a correlative, and possible causal, relationship with seismic events. Interesting theory. He's an interesting character.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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Looking at the weather forecast for Fukushima, if they release the vapors it doesn't look good for that entire East Coast. Still winds heading into fertile farmland and (what was) populated areas, drifting South over the weekend.

Fukushima winds Northwest - SouthEast 4mph
www.wunderground.com...

Tokyo winds West-East at 3mph
www.wunderground.com...



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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deathtoll unconfirmed reports 1000



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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# 1851: More on the troubled nuclear plant: Japan's trade minister, Banri Kaieda, says authorities are nearing a decision to release radioactive steam from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in a bid to ease a build-up of pressure, AFP reports. Thousands of local residents have been evacuated.


BBC



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Yes, you're right. "Tsunami" is Japanese and it means "harbor wave". They gave it this name because of the way these waves would come into their harbors and just build and build...as we've seen today.

The Japanese people have a very long history and tsunamis and earthquakes are part of it. Also, they are good record keepers. The huge megathrust quake (estimated around magnitude 9.0) that hit the Pacific northwest of the US (and BC in Canada) in 1700 A.D. was dated precisely to Jan 26 of that year, because the tsunami it produced that evening (local time) washed ashore in Japan the next day -- and the Japanese noted it in their records.

Best regards,

Mike



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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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checked that link out said tsunami's of that size create wirlpools that
would explain the first in japan but what about the 2nd one the wave wasn't no where near as big



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Sadly, it's true: those nearest to the coast and in the region from the quake's offhsore epicenter would only have had minutes of warning. The quake struck not very far offshore, and as the tsunami's energy travels incredibly fast through deep water, it would only have taken minutes until that energy was propogated into the shallower coastal waters and the wave (actually a surge) built up and came ashore.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I'm wondering if these whirl pools are caused by cracks in the ocean floor.Think of a toilet flushing.

And I don't understand why they would build nuclear plants anywhere near civilization and especially where frequent earthquakes happen.

They should be built miles away just in case.




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