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Three Large Earthquakes Rock Japan Again - Heighten Nuclear Fears

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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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THREE earthquakes greater than 6.4-magnitude rocked Japan last night as the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) began testing for radiation in the sea near the badly damaged Fukushima power plant.

All three large earthquakes hit off Japan's eastern cost between 7:18am and 9:44am GMT (6.18pm and 8.44pm AEDT) in a reminder of the devastating temblor on March 11 that has left more than 22,000 people dead or missing, the Herald Sun reported.

The first and third quakes measured 6.6-magnitude, while the second was recorded as a 6.4-magnitude shock, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The third quake was at a depth of only 15km off the eastern coast of the country, raising fears of further damage to the already devastated region.


It doesn't seem likely that Fukushima's nuclear facility will survive yesterday's battering.

Japan Quake map shows FIVE earthquakes over 6.M yesterday.

Of more importance, several quakes were located at Fukushima, a couple with epicenters very near the surface. Note: The latitude and longitude of Fukushima, Japan is: 37° 45' 0" N / 140° 28' 0" E.

Two of the quakes at Fukushima: depth 16/10 K; depth 1/2K.


5.4M, depth: 16km 23/3/2011 07:36 -----> EMSC
Magnitude mb 5.6
Region EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2011-03-22 22:34:56.5 UTC
Location 37.16 N ; 140.79 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 15 km NW Iwaki (pop 357,309 ; local time 07:34:56.5 2011-03-23)
30 km E Ishikawa (pop 18,817 ; local time 07:34:56.5 2011-03-23)
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5.7M, depth: 1km 23/3/2011 07:12 on JQ ---> EMSC
Magnitude Mw 5.8
Region EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2011-03-22 22:12:30.0 UTC
Location 37.12 N ; 140.75 E
Depth 2 km
Distances 14 km NW Iwaki (pop 357,309 ; local time 07:12:30.0 2011-03-23)
27 km E Ishikawa (pop 18,817 ; local time 07:12:30.0 2011-03-23)








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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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And now with the massive sunspot forming which could send a huge burst towards Earth, I am really feeling concerned over the outcome of all this. If the power gets disrupted, it may be all the plant needs to just go well beyond salvation.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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Tremors in such close proximity and so near the surface.

This does seem very odd... happened the other day also if I'm not mistaken.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Even before yesterday's quakes, radiation levels were very high - and smoke and steam were still forcing worker evacuations. Some reports say radiation levels were over 2400 times normal before yesterday's quakes, but the source article downplays the numbers.



In an initial study, levels of radioactive cesium were reportedly found to be 24.8 times higher than normal, while levels of radioactive iodine were 126.7 times higher.

Testing before the March 11 disaster found no radioactive substances in seawater.

...Yesterday morning, work to restore power at the plant was delayed when smoke and steam again rose from damaged reactors, where workers have been battling to avert a large-scale disaster.

White steam-like vapor was seen rising from the No. 2 reactor and what looked like white hazy smoke was seen coming from the No. 3 reactor, Kyodo News agency reported.

It came less than 24 hours after smoke was seen billowing out of both reactors yesterday afternoon, leading to the temporary evacuation of workers.


Also see:

Smoke, steam rise again from Fukushima nuclear plant

Fukushima still leaking radiation: IAEA



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:47 AM
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I had a look on RSOE EDIS and the number of quakes they are having seems to be getting higher again - surely they would have reduced by now - in strength and number?



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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I was thinking the same thing. They are still having numerous quakes daily. Seems like all other areas where there have been major quakes calm down in a few days. Not Japan
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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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You would almost think they were being done deliberately or something is wrong with that fault line, as in surely if the plates are pushing against each other and continuously producing quakes the pressure should be relieved but they just keep on continously pushing which is really odd. Unless something isn't 'giving' further down the line ???



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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Yes - seismic activity seems to be increasing. I suspect solar storms (especially the period of low frequency, ELF and ULF before and after) act in concert with other factors to disrupt the Earth's magnetic field and trigger seismic events.

For example, it appears that 2 recent asteroid near misses were close enough to disrupt Earth's magnetic field, with effects delayed about 1 week. One occurred on March 2 - the Japan earthquake tsunami followed on March 11. The second near miss was March 16, follwed by the Super Moon on March 19 - and significantly increased seismic activity starting Tuesday, March 22, 2011.



2011 EB74 Mar 16 0.9 LD -- 18 m

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SURPRISE ASTEROID MAKES NEAR-MISS OF EARTH
Monday, March 02, 2009
A small asteroid buzzed by Earth Monday, though only real astronomy geeks in the Pacific would have noticed.
The rock, estimated to be no more than 200 feet wide, zoomed past our planet at an altitude of 40,000 miles at 1:44 p.m. universal time — or 8:44 EST.



I flagged the increasing activity in a thread titled Strong Earthquakes Increasing. Disrupting Planet's Magnetic Field?. This post lists the over 5M earthquakes occurring roughly between 1:00 and 17:00UTC. Brief outline of hypothesis here.


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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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Yes it certainly seems that the plates are restless there. We do have to remember though that aftershocks go on for weeks and sometimes months. I know when we had the big Baja/Cali quake last year I very concerned about the number of quakes in that area afterwards, but it did eventually settle down. Japan has a long history of quakes and even the leading scientists said they didn't think this 9.0 was the "big one" they have been expecting/waiting for and that sometime in the next month they expect to see at least a 7.9 or 8.0 aftershock, just based on what they have seen in the past. But those on land are a bit worrisome considering they are on a different fault, but in my humble opinion if one plate moves it's going to affect another plate somewhere else.

With all that said, I feel for all those people there in Japan and pray they are able to get the nuclear plant under control and that the quakes settle down. Such devastation, loss of life, and sadness. My heart just breaks for them.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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Is the number still at 55 nuclear power reactors?
The world is in for one bad ride, for sure.



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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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Oh my, we've already got moxtified, neutron beams blasting away, and now more potential chaos to throw in the mix



Looks like I need to go re-up on some fancy puffage and high quality tea to get me through this day.




posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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I'm wondering why we're not getting the damage reports.




posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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Maybe there is no-one left to give them (sorry been on this forum all of 2-3 weeks and already thinking bad things)



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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"Live" quake reports seem to lag by up to several hours, but here are the Mag 5+ so far today (UTC) near Fukushima from emsc.

Again - where are the damage reports on the nuclear reactors? …There is more damage - has to be.



2011-03-23 14:48:09.5
2hr 08min ago
37.77 N 141.80 E 10
5.0 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Magnitude mb 5.0
Region NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2011-03-23 14:48:09.5 UTC
Location 37.77 N ; 141.80 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 86 km SE Ishinomaki (pop 117,233 ; local time 23:48:09.5 2011-03-23)
75 km E Haramachi (pop 47,433 ; local time 23:48:09.5 2011-03-23)
***NOT ON JAPAN QUAKE MAP***

2011-03-23 13:56:27.0
3hr 20min ago
37.72 N 142.77 E 31
5.3 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2011-03-23 10:43:37.0
6hr 33min ago
36.71 N 141.44 E 43
5.1 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2011-03-23 09:35:56.0
7hr 41min ago
39.66 N 143.31 E 20
5.1 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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Not sure if Japan still has 55 reactors - just know the ones at Fukushima are taking a real beating...






posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:32 PM
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I wonder.

...No mag +6 yet today - BUT - new quakes seem to be migrating to the surface. Here are the last 13 quakes in the world - ALL are 10K or less deep. NOTE: The March 11th quake was 22K down.



2011-03-23 18:30:46.7
51min ago
39.95 N 143.22 E 2K*
5.0 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

2011-03-23 18:13:26.0
1hr 08min ago
40.57 N 34.80 E 2K*
3.2 CENTRAL TURKEY

2011-03-23 17:57:11.2
1hr 25min ago
36.96 N 24.36 E 10K*
3.0 SOUTHERN GREECE

2011-03-23 17:31:53.0
1hr 50min ago
43.65 N 7.49 E 2K*
2.3 NEAR SOUTH COAST OF FRANCE

2011-03-23 17:25:22.7
1hr 56min ago
38.58 N 40.56 E 9K*
2.8 EASTERN TURKEY

2011-03-23 17:15:37.4
2hr 06min ago
39.67 N 22.55 E 10K*
2.4 GREECE

2011-03-23 17:12:59.3
2hr 09min ago
39.03 N 22.58 E 10K*
2.4 GREECE

2011-03-23 17:05:50.6
2hr 16min ago
15.53 N 45.02 W 10K*
4.8 NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

2011-03-23 17:02:00.0
2hr 20min ago
39.59 N 143.40 E 10K*
4.9 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

2011-03-23 16:03:32.8
3hr 18min ago
39.78 N 143.65 E 5K*
4.9 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

2011-03-23 15:30:52.0
3hr 51min ago
34.78 N 25.08 E 1K*
4.3 CRETE, GREECE

2011-03-23 15:29:02.0
3hr 53min ago
37.86 N 32.20 E 2K*
3.1 CENTRAL TURKEY

2011-03-23 15:26:16.0
3hr 56min ago
38.65 N 24.28 E 2K*
2.6 AEGEAN SEA

2011-03-23 15:14:16.1
4hr 08min ago
44.40 N 80.87 E 10K*
3.8 KAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REG.






posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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Has anyone been able to check out the HAARP data for Japan for the last 2 days??

Would do it, but not quite sure how to.

Thanks in advance

Parker



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Not sure what's happening with HAARP - but here's the scoop on earthquake depth:

"Shallow" earthquakes cause more damage - those listed for today in the post above are all 10km depth or less.

The deeper an earthquake is, the less effect it has in the surface of the Earth in the way of buildings destroyed etc.

The depth of the Christchurch quake was 5km down.



The hypocenter is the point within the earth where an earthquake rupture starts. The epicenter is the point directly above it at the surface of the Earth. Also commonly termed the focus.


….Obviously, the closer the hypocenter is to the epicenter, the more damage there will be.



Hypocentral Depth

Much of the difference in the total damage caused by the Nisqually and the Northridge earthquakes can be attributed to the Nisqually earthquake's location -- not that of its epicenter, but rather, the depth of its hypocenter. The Northridge earthquake had a hypocentral depth of 18 kilometers (11 miles), deep for a California earthquake, but considered shallow compared to other regions. The Nisqually earthquake had a depth of some 52 kilometers (33 miles), meaning that no building experienced greater shaking than would be expected at a distance of 52 kilometers from a magnitude 6.8 earthquake. That may seem to be an obvious statement, but earthquake depth is often entirely overlooked in reports of an earthquake's effects; conversely, no one would be surprised if it were reported that a town at a distance of 18 kilometers from an earthquake's epicenter suffered greater losses than one located 52 kilometers away from the epicenter.




Shallow earthquakes are between 0 and 70 km deep; intermediate earthquakes, 70 - 300 km deep; and deep earthquakes, 300 - 700 km deep. In general, the term "deep-focus earthquakes" is applied to earthquakes deeper than 70 km. All earthquakes deeper than 70 km are localized within great slabs of shallow lithosphere that are sinking into the Earth's mantle.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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Thanks for the reminder ParkerCramer - back with a bit of news.

There is no doubt that variations in the Earth's magnetic field can cause earthquakes but for some odd reason, mainstream corporate-government funded scientists continue to demur. This helps explain what's going on...

Thanks to anon72 for this thread: European Parliament issues warnings on HAARP. Here are a few VERY important clips from the original document:



…regarding HAARP research:

“[The European Parliament]… regrets the repeated refusal of the United States Administration to send anyone in person to give evidence to the public hearing or any subsequent meeting held by its competent committee into the environmental and public risks connected with the high Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) programme currently being funded in Alaska.”

…despite the existing conventions, military research is ongoing on environmental manipulation as a weapon, as demonstrated for example by the Alaska-based HAARP system,”

…HAARP can be used for many purposes. Enormous quantities of energy can be controlled by manipulating the electrical characteristics of the atmosphere. If used as a military weapon this can have a devastating impact on an enemy. HAARP can deliver millions of times more energy to a given area than any other conventional transmitter.

…From the 1950s the USA conducted explosions of nuclear material in the Van Allen Belts(24) to investigate the effect of the electro-magnetic pulse generated by nuclear weapon explosions at these heights on radio communications and the operation of radar. This created new magnetic radiation belts which covered nearly the whole earth. The electrons travelled along magnetic lines of force and created an artificial Aurora Borealis above the North Pole. These military tests are liable to disrupt the Van Allen belt for a long period. The earth’s magnetic field could be disrupted over large areas, which would obstruct radio communications. According to US scientists it could take hundreds of years for the Van Allen belt to return to normal. HAARP could result in changes in weather patterns. It could also influence whole ecosystems, especially in the sensitive Antarctic regions.

Another damaging consequence of HAARP is the occurrence of holes in the ionosphere caused by the powerful radio beams. The ionosphere protects us from incoming cosmic radiation. The hope is that the holes will fill again, but our experience of change in the ozone layer points in the other direction. This means substantial holes in the ionosphere that protects us.

With its far-reaching impact on the environment HAARP is a matter of global concern ...

Entire Text of European Document




posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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At what point do they stop calling them 'aftershocks' & start calling them earthquakes again?



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