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Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:15 pm

As soon as I stepped outta the shower an hour ago (2:10 local) the entire building shook strongly.

Shindo of 4 in Fukushima, 3 everywhere else.

All of Tohoku is under a tsunami advisory but it shouldn't be too bad.

Tokyo is fine. No power loss here, however most of my friends woke up from this.

At 7.3 it's probably the strongest 3/11 aftershock, outside of 3/11 aftershocks.


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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:56 am

Fukushima is maybe the biggest man mane catastrophe in history....this only adds more fuel to a uncontrollable melt down.

I already bought a geyger counter. No I am not kidding

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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:08 pm

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 1):
I already bought a geyger counter. No I am not kidding

And have you recorded any changes in radiation levels?
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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:13 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 1):
I already bought a geyger counter. No I am not kidding

And have you recorded any changes in radiation levels?

Are you currently in Mexico?

I'm in Tokyo, have been since March, and paid 2 previous trips to Japan since 3/11.

I took a blood test back in August to see what my "internal cesium" levels were, just out of curiosity. They found no increase at all, and instead noticed that since my diet changed I've been the healthiest I've been.


Plus, No wind from that area ever blows towards tokyo, 250km away. Winds either blow out to sea, where the cesium gets disintegrated in the water, or towards the already evacuated exclusion zones.
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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 1):
Fukushima is maybe the biggest man mane catastrophe in history....this only adds more fuel to a uncontrollable melt down.


The word "catastrophe" gives the impression of a huge number of people killed.

So, how many people have died because of this very nuclear power plant "disaster", totally?
 
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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:46 pm

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 1):
Fukushima is maybe the biggest man mane catastrophe in history....this only adds more fuel to a uncontrollable melt down.

I missed this.

First, a 7.3 is nothing really. Maybe I overblew it with the thread title but I meant to say Fukushima prefecture.

Second, most buildings are built to withstand Mag. 8.5 quakes with little damage. Most buildings in Tokyo survived 3/11, and the ones that were not swamped in Sendai, closest major city to the epicenter, had slight damage.
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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:08 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
First, a 7.3 is nothing really. Maybe I overblew it with the thread title but I meant to say Fukushima prefecture.

Does Japan use a different scale? I noticed 7 pointers seems rather routine and are shaken off as no big deal (pun intended). A magnitude 7 here in California is a big deal.
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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:55 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 6):
Does Japan use a different scale? I noticed 7 pointers seems rather routine and are shaken off as no big deal (pun intended). A magnitude 7 here in California is a big deal.

In the news, there are usually 3 numbers reported:

The Shindo, which is a localized number that measures the intensity of the shaking in that particular area (this thread's quake registered as a 4 out of 7 in Fukushima, and a 3 in Tokyo, whereas the 3/11 quake registered a 7 in Sendai, 6+ in Fukushima, and a 5+ in Tokyo.)

The intensities are 0 (unnoticeable,) 1, 2, (noticeable in a tall building), 3(fairly noticeable) 4 (pretty damn noticeable) 5- (check your kitchen plates) 5+ (pick up your kitchen plates and reset your chairs) 6- (you may wanna head outside), 6+ (You're probably outside screaming) and 7 (if your building didn't collapse you're hyperventilating in a state of shock.)


Then we have the JMA moment magnitude scale, which is sometimes a different number from the USGS scale. On TV usually the Shindo and JMA are broadcast, and in papers and online sources all 3 numbers are broadcast.
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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:34 pm

Quoting Ljungdahl (Reply 4):
The word "catastrophe" gives the impression of a huge number of people killed.

So, how many people have died because of this very nuclear power plant "disaster", totally?

The more appropriate question may be how many people will die from this disaster? That number is un-knowable at this point - TEPCO says it will take 40 years to complete the clean-up. How much radiation will be released into the ocean an atmosphere in that time and what, if any, effect will that have on peoples' health?
 
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RE: Fukushima Shakes: Mag. 7.3 Off Coast Of Fukushima

Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:33 pm

Sorry for not answering been busy:

well for starters my counter has rad levels (background radiation) of 9 to 12 msv per minute at 500 meter above sea level, at Mexico city ( 7000 to 8000 above sea level) is 21 to 25 msv.... I cheeked my wives Mazda 5 (its made in Japan and in Hiroshima!) but readings were normal, The only weird thing was when I took it to a supermarket and checked the seafood, I used the counter (its very small) and reading were normal except for a fish where the readings went up 29 with spikes to 34 and I could repeat it, asked for the kind of fish, and it was imported arctic cod....

There are now reports of Strange whale behavior, and wheels leaving the north pacific, also of weird mass dieoffs of sea urchins and stars. Salmon with weird eyes and yellow protruding intestines.... google it, and all in the USA...

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