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M5.6 hit greater Tokyo area / Maximum seismic intensity 5-

At 14:28 of 5/25/2015 (JST), M5.6 occurred in the north of Tokyo, Japan Meteorological Agency reported. The epicenter was in the Northern area of Saitama prefecture. However the highest seismic

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Cs-134/137 measured from 92 of 92 swallow nests in Fukushima / Highest density was 90,000 Bq/kg

On 5/22/2015, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology reported that they detected Cesium-134/137 from 92 of 92 swallow nests in Fukushima. Overall, Cs-134/137 was measured from 150 of 182 swallow nests collected in

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Very shallow volcanic quake occurred the most often since 311 in Mt. Asamasan

On 5/22/2015, Japan Meteorological Agency announced the volcanic activity of Mt. Asamasan [Wikipedia] is also increasing. Since the end of April, volcanic quakes with shallow epicenter directly under the crater

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127 Fukushima children diagnosed malignant or possible malignant thyroid tumor / Inspector Suzuki resigned

Following up this article.. Child diagnosed “no abnormality” found thyroid cancer in Fukushima [URL]   5/18/2015, Fukushima prefectural government announced they found malignant or possible malignant thyroid tumor from 127 children

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Mt. Hakone keeps expanding / Land rose up by 4 cm again in the north of crater from 5 days ago

Following up this article.. [Video] Volcanic earthquake occurred 471 times in Mt. Hakone on 5/15/2015 / “Roaring sound like jet plane” [URL]   On 5/16/2015, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan announced they

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[Video] Volcanic earthquake occurred 471 times in Mt. Hakone on 5/15/2015 / “Roaring sound like jet plane”

Following up this article.. [Video] Neighborhood of Mt. Hakone reports they hear explosive sound and see blue flash [URL]   According to Japan Meteorological Agency, volcanic earthquake happened 471 times in

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A thermometer of Reactor 2 indicates 89℃ / Reaching 100℃ in 4.7 days at this rate

Following up this article.. Thermometer of Reactor 2 indicates rapid increase in temperature again / 79℃ on 5/10/2015 [URL]   The temperature indicated by the thermometer is still rising at 2.3

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Taiwan to ban all food imports from Japan

Related to this article.. Japanese contaminated area products found illegally imported, deceptively labelled and sold in Taiwan [URL]   From 5/15/2015, Taiwan is going to ban importing all kinds of food

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M6.6 hit Miyagi offshore / Scale 5+ observed

At 6:13 of 5/13/2015 (JST), a major earthquake hit Miyagi offshore. Magnitude was 6.6. The maximum seismic intensity was 5+. Scale 2 was observed in greater Tokyo area as well.

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[Video] Still 4.8 μSv/h measured in a park of Fukushima city

On 5/12/2015, a citizen reported the radiation level is still extremely high in Fukushima city. The person took a radiation measurement video in a park “Hanamiyama park” of Fukushima city