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[Column] 5 Lessons learnt from M7.3 of 12/7/2012

M7.3 and the series of aftershocks hit coastal area of North Japan. According to Japan meteorological agency, it was not the end, it hasn’t even begun yet. They expect M8.0


[M7.3] Reactor1 of Fukushima Daini discharged air from reactor building to have positive pressure

According to Tepco, Fukushima Daini had an increase of air pressure inside of the reactor building though they announced there was no problem after the M7.3. Tepco reported like this


Nuclear Regulation Authority collected principal members for emergency “just in case”

Having the M7.3 on 12/7/2012, Nuclear Regulation Authority collected principal members including the chairman Tanaka in the facilities of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, where emergency response system (ERC)

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Japan meteorological agency warns potential M8.0 to hit east coast of Japanese island

Having the M7.3 of 12/7/2012, Mr. Nagai from Meteorological agency warned bigger earthquake of M8.0 class is expected. The M7.3 was one of the aftershocks of 311, which was outerrise

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[Column] Significant similarity between M7.3 of 12/7/2012 and M7.3 of 3/9/2011

At 17:18 of 12/7/2012, M7.3 hit “Off the coast of Sanriku” and aftershock keeps occurring. This seismic situation is significantly similar to 3/9/2011, 2 days before 311. At 11:45:12 of 3/9/2011,

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M7.3 caused scale1 even in Saga prefecture Kyushu and Ogasawara islands

The M7.3 earthquake [Link] reached Saga prefecture in Kyushu and Ogasawara islands in Pacific ocean. It shows how vast the earthquake affected around Japanese islands.     Iori Mochizuki _____

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Fukushima workers patrolled in the plant, detailed investigation for tomorrow morning

Fukushima workers were evacuating to seismic isolation building but they went on the patrol at 18:02 of 12/7/2012. More detailed investigation was left for tomorrow morning in JST.   ↓

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Tsunami arrived at Miyagi at 18:02 (JST), 1m, more to come, it may be higher

【地震情報】気象庁によりますと、今回の地震で宮城県石巻市鮎川では、午後6時2分に、これまでで最も高い1メートルの津波を観測しました。津波が来ています。急いで逃げて下さい。津波は何度も押し寄せます。これからさらに高くなるおそれがあります。#nhk — NHK@首都圏さん (@nhk_shutoken) 12月 7, 2012 <Translate> (NHK) According to Japan meteorological bureau, 1m of Tsunami arrived at Ishimomaki ciry Miyagi prefecture at 18:02 (JST). Tsunami comes many times,

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Monitoring post gone under maintenance at Tokai daini nuclear plant in Ibaraki

M7.0 class of earthquakes hit offshore North Japan. The monitoring posts of Tokai Daini nuclear plant in the coastal area of Ibaraki have gone under maintenance for some reason until

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[Express]Fukushima workers evacuating for Tsunami, Tepco states “Plant is sound”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous update. 現在、作業員たちが避難中とのこと。 — うちゃかさん (@sayakaiurani) 12月 7, 2012 <Translate> Now Fukushima workers are evacuating. <End> 福一。作業員が免震重要棟に避難しているとのこと。 — Hyo Yoshikawaさん (@HyoYoshikawa) 12月 7, 2012