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New earthquake data for Tokyo and its not good for nuclear

Tokyo prepares for the ‘Big One’

NATIONAL OCT. 29, 2012

“In the past five years, nearly 300 seismographs have been installed in Tokyo schools at a cost of over 1.0 billion yen, transmitting data to a central authority.

But the plan has also revealed worrying subterranean activity: fault lines far shallower than previously thought.

“It was a great shock to me,” said Sakai at Tokyo’s quake research institute, as he stared as his seismograph-connected laptop. “It’s constantly moving down there.””

[…]

Concern about the so-called “Big One” spiked again over the summer when the government unveiled a worst-case disaster scenario that estimated 323,000 people would die if a 9.0 magnitude unleashed a 34-meter tsunami along the coastline south of Tokyo.

City officials said it was intended to encourage improvements in quake warning systems, evacuation planning and disaster reduction.

[…]

Sahara added that the association has ramped up efforts to keep track of its residents, especially the elderly.

“After March 11, we made a list of old people in the district, especially those living alone. There is a sense of solidarity here,” Sahara said.

As Japan become better prepared for the inevitable disaster, new knowledge also brings new uncertainty.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/tokyo-prepares-for-the-big-one-2?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2012-10-29_AM

NHK Documentary: Our civilization is met with disaster because of Fukushima crisis — It’s a “civilization disaster” -Umehara (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/nhk-civilization-met-disaster-because-fukushima-crisis-civilization-disaster-video

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Lots of snapshots of simulations showing the patterns expected from disasters at other NPPs around Japan. These were taken from a Facebook page, “Escape All NPP” (https://www.facebook.com/escape.allnpp).

Pretty pictures of a situation that would not be a pretty picture.

this link for more info (recommend)

http://uhohjapan2.wordpress.com/

October 29, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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