At 15:40 of 4/29/2012, Maritime self-defense force confirmed sea water is changed to be blue at 1.5km north east to Iojima from sky.
At 19:00 of 4/29, Japan Meteorological Agency announced underwater eruption possibly happened offshore of Iojima.
Iojima is located at 230km from the south of Chichi jima, crustal deformation has been observed since 2006. Last month, minor hydrovolcanic explosion happened at the crater located at the west of the island. From 4/27, minor scale of seismic activity has been observed on the island as well.
Additionally, small volcanic tremor was observed at 4:00 of 4/29.
Nobody is living on Iojima apart from the base of Maritime self-defense force and Japan Air self-defense force.
This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.