Category Archives: Tsunami

This just in: 6.8 earthquake, minor tsunami hit Fukushima region

  The Bangkok Post just reported: A minor tsunami hit large swathes of northeastern Japan early Saturday, including in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s Pacific coast. There … Continue reading

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Indian nuclear power plant prepares to shut down after earthquake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warning

India’s Business Standard just reported: The state-run Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) would soon shut down the two units each of  220 MW at the Kalpakkam nuclear project. The step has been taken as a precautionary measure in the wake of … Continue reading

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Series of earthquakes hit northeast Japan; 6.8 quake triggers small tsunami, prompts some local evacuation alerts

At least two earthquakes shook Tokyo and northeast Japan today. The largest measured 6.8 on the Richter scale, although at least two news outlets reported that it was a 6.9. Here’s the latest from the Detroit Free Press: A series of … Continue reading

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TEPCO probe finds ‘no significant errors’ in meltdown response

In the investigation of the Watergate breakin and coverup, Richard Nixon set a new standard for the minimum amount of acceptance of responsibility, when he acknowledged “Mistakes were made.” Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is not that forthcoming. As the … Continue reading

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