#JapanEarthquake Update public broadcaster has urged all residents in coastal regions not to return to their homes as a At least 5 aftershocks recorded off Namie, Japan, following the 6.9-magnitude earthquake near Fukushima as a further even larger 9.1 aftershock has been felt off the Fukushima prefecture coast reports of any casualties are still sketchy – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.22: Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has repeatedly urged coastal residents to not return to their homes until all #tsunami warnings are clear, reminding residents of the fatal 2011 #earthquake and #tsunami.
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At least 5 aftershocks recorded off Namie, Japan, following the 6.9-magnitude #earthquake near #Fukushima – USGS
http://on.doi.gov/2gfkBhA

There is a tsunami warning in effect for Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, with waves up to 3 meters possible. The highest #tsunami recorded so far was 1.4 meters in Sendai.

AP has reported, citing Japan Meteorological Agency, that the magnitude 6.9 #earthquake off the #Fukushima Prefecture coast Tuesday was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.1 earthquake that occurred in 2011 and triggered a deadly tsunami with waves up to 133 feet.

The agency warned that in the next few days, another large quake could hit, urging residents to remain cautious for about a week, according to AP.

The magnitude 6.9 earthquake Tuesday was the strongest since the 2011 #earthquake.

http://apne.ws/2gfcrpY

For comparison, the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and caused the nuclear disaster came after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake. Then, a 50-foot-high wave hit the Tohoku region, with reports of higher waves in other areas, The Washington Post reports. The highest waves after Tuesday morning’s earthquake have been reported to be around 1.4 meters – about 4.5 feet.

http://wapo.st/2gfCDjF

Editor’s says The Japan Meteorological Agency has increased the magnitude of the earthquake off #Fukushima to 7.4, while the United States Geological Survey downgraded the magnitude to 6.9.
For comparison, the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and caused the nuclear disaster came after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake. Then, a 50-foot-high wave hit the Tohoku region, with reports of higher waves in other areas, The Washington Post reports. The highest waves after Tuesday morning’s #earthquake have been reported to be around 1.4 meters – about 4.5 feet

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JAPAN Earthquake Update: NHK: Fukushima, Japan, nuclear plant is checking for any impact from earthquake; not observing any changes, except the fact that reactor three has stopped working and circulating water as one meter wall of water hits – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: Tsunami warning issued after M7.3 temblor hits off Fukushima | The Japan Times
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 off the coast of #Fukushima Prefecture rocked widespread areas early Tuesday, triggering #tsunami warnings.

#Tsunami warnings were issued along the Pacific coast, including Aomore, Iwate, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures.

People have been warned to evacuate immediately to high ground in #Fukushima Prefecture, where waves may reach 3 meters.

The 5:59 a.m. temblor had an intensity of minus-5 on the Japanese seismic scale to 7.

http://bitly.com/2gfqHyh

NHK: #Fukushima, Japan, nuclear plant is checking for any impact from #earthquake; not observing any changes, though nuclear power plant’s 3rd reactor water cooling system has stopped, however not an immediate dangerous situation

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JAPAN: Hit by a 7.3 #earthquake downgraded to 6.9 off #Fukushima triggers 3-metre #tsunami warning issued and evacuation of people as more after shocks being felt as bullet train shut down – More as soon as we know – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: This is an update on breaking news today
#Breaking144#Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 recorded off Iwaki, near Fukushima Japan; 10 km (6.2 miles) deep Tsunami warning issued – USGS – @AceBreakingNews
// #Breaking144 @Breaking144
http://bitly.com/2gfnr63
#AceBreakingNews – Nov.21: #Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 recorded off Iwaki, Japan; 10 km (6.2 miles) deep – USGS – http://on.doi.gov/2gfe5rd
7.3 quake off Fukushima triggers tsunami warning
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A powerful 7.3 magnitude #earthquake has struck #Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, USGS reported.

A three meter tsunami wave alert was issued for Fukushima, Nippon reported – http://bitly.com/2gfqf34

Aftershocks reported after 6.9 #earthquake off eastern Japan; strongest so far has preliminary magnitude of 5.3 off Namie – USGS
http://on.doi.gov/2gfp0RL
USGS: M6.9 – NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Japan Railways suspends operations of dozens of bullet trains running in eastern Japan following Fukushima earthquake – Telegraph

http://bit.ly/2gfiSJh

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time

21 Nov 2016 20:59:49 UTC
22 Nov 2016 05:59:49 near epicenter
21 Nov 2016 19:59:49 standard time in your timezone
Location 37.392N 141.403E
Depth 11 km
Distances

37 km (22 mi) ESE of Namie, Japan
59 km (36 mi) NE of Iwaki, Japan
72 km (44 mi) E of Funehiki, Japan
80 km (49 mi) SE of Marumori, Japan
243 km (150 mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.7 km; Vertical 2.2 km
Parameters Nph = 125; Dmin = 75.7 km; Rmss = 0.86 seconds; Gp = 59°
Version =
Event ID us 10007b88

Editor says what we know …
A 6.9-magnitude #earthquake off the Fukushima, Japan, coast has prompted a tsunami warning and evacuations along the coast. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, AP reports.

In 2011, an offshore #earthquake destroyed the nuclear power plant in the same prefecture.

According to NHK, Tokyo Electric Power Company officials say no damage or impacts have been observed at any reactors.
http://apne.ws/2gfgv9l

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JAPAN: ‘ APPROVES RESTART OF SENDAI NUCLEAR PLANT ‘

#AceWorldNews – JAPAN – Nov.07 – Regional authorities in Japan on Friday approved the restart of the idled Sendai nuclear plant of Kyushu Electric Power Co, Reuters said.

'First Nuclear Power Plant to Open Since Fukushima '

‘First Nuclear Power Plant to Open Since Fukushima ‘

The move paves the way for a revival of the stalled industry, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster.

The two-reactor Sendai plant is located 1,000km south-west of Tokyo in Kagoshima prefecture.

On Friday, 38 of the 47 members of Kagoshima’s prefectural assembly backed the restart.

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pushed to restart the fleet of 48 offline reactors.

#ANS2014 

#fukushima, #japan, #sendai

TOKYO: ‘ PROSECUTORS REFUSE TO CHARGE THREE FORMER TEPCO EXECUTIVES OVER FUKUSHIMA DISASTER ‘

#AceWorldNews – TOKYO – October 24 – Japanese prosecutors have delayed a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters said.

A citizens’ panel ruled in July that three former TEPCO executives should be indicted over the nuclear disaster, and the Tokyo’s District Prosecutors Office started to reinvestigate the case. 

Prosecutorial Review Commissions, made up of citizen appointees, are a rarely used but high-profile feature of Japan’s legal system introduced after World War Two to curb bureaucratic over-reach.

They were given the power to force prosecutions in 2009.

Last year, prosecutors declined to charge more than 30 TEPCO and government officials.

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#fukushima, #tepco, #tokyo

TOKYO: ‘ Public Debates Stir Reaction to Restarting Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima ‘

#AceWorldNews – JAPAN – October 10 – Japan has launched public debates on restarting nuclear power plants with a first in a series of town hall meetings held in Satsumasendai, a coastal city south-west of Tokyo, that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co facility, Reuters reported.

Organizers had to introduce a lottery system for those who wanted to attend, due to the high interest.

The authorities were criticized for limiting the number of participants and for banning certain questions, like evacuation plans, from discussion.

Greenpeace has described the meetings as a “farce.” Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, opposition to nuclear power has been strong in Japan.

The country halted its last nuclear reactor a year ago. PM Shinzo Abe’s government would like to see the plants back on-line, and has promised tougher security measures.

#ANS2014

#fukushima, #greenpeace, #japan, #kyushu-electric-power-company, #prime-minister-shinzo-abes, #tokyo

' Fukishima Nuclear Plant the Catastrophe is Taking its Toll on People's Lives With Thyroid Cancer's in Children Sky-Rocketed But Nuclear Industry Denies Any Link '

#AceNewsServices – JAPAN (Tokyo) – June 22 – Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have sky-rocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal.


​More than 48 percent of some 375,000 young people—nearly 200,000 kids—tested by the Fukushima Medical University near the smouldering reactors now suffer from pre-cancerous thyroid abnormalities, primarily nodules and cysts.


​The Rate of Cases is Accelerating Annually at 40 Times the Normal in 2014)

More than 120 childhood cancers have been indicated where just three would be expected, says Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project.

​The nuclear industry and its apologists continue to deny this public health tragedy. Some have actually asserted that “not one person” has been affected by Fukushima’s massive radiation releases, which for some isotopes exceed Hiroshima by a factor of nearly 30.

​(Nuclear Industry Denies Link to Fukishima)

But the deadly epidemic at Fukushima is consistent with impacts suffered among children near the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island and the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, as well as findings at other commercial reactors.

The likelihood that atomic power could cause such epidemics has been confirmed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, which says that “an increase in the risk of childhood thyroid cancer” would accompany a reactor disaster.

In evaluating the prospects of new reactor construction in Canada, the Commission says the rate “would rise by 0.3 percent at a distance of 12 kilometers” from the accident. But that assumes the distribution of protective potassium iodide pills and a successful emergency evacuation, neither of which happened at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl or Fukushima.

The numbers have been analyzed by Mangano. He has studied the impacts of reactor-created radiation on human health since the 1980s, beginning his work with the legendary radiologist Dr. Ernest Sternglass and statistician Jay Gould.

Speaking on www.prn.fm’s Green Power & Wellness Show, Mangano also confirms that the general health among downwind human populations improves when atomic reactors are shut down, and goes into decline when they open or re-open.

#ANS2014

#fukushima, #japan, #tokyo