M6.2 hit Kanto region / Scale 5- in Tokyo 23 wards

M6.2 hit Kanto region at 5:18AM of 5/5/2014 (JST) according to Japan Meteorological Agency.


The epicenter was near Izu-ohshima, south offshore of Kanto area. The depth was 160km.

The seismic intensity was 5- in Tokyo 23 wards.


16 minutes before the M6.2, M4.2 also hit north Kanto region. The epicenter was south part of Ibaraki prefecture. The depth was 50km.


2 major earthquakes occurred in Kanto region. Fukushima Diary advises Kanto area residents to be as careful as possible.






You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


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Un séisme M6,2 frappe la région de Kanto : Intensité de 5- dans 23 quartiers de Tokyo


Un M6,2 a frappé la région de Kanto à 05:18 le 5 mai 2014 (JST), selon la Japan Meteorological Agency.

Son épicentre était près de Izu-ohshima, au large, au sud de Kanto. Sa profondeur était de 160 km.
L’intensité sismique a été de 5- dans 23 quartiers de Tokyo.

16 minutes avant le M6,2, un M4, 2 a également frappé le nord de Kanto. Son épicentre était dans la partie sud de la préfecture d’Ibaraki. Sa profondeur était de 50 km.

2 séismes majeurs ont frappé la région de Kanto. Le Fukushima Diary conseille aux habitants de la région de Kanto de rester aussi prudents que possible.


Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

  1. Just a thought,

    Perhaps we should give PayPal about 3 days to fix this mess; before 10,000 ‘Friends of Iori’, begin to seriously screw their world.

    Iori Mochizuki-sensei is a world renowned journalist. He has scooped the rest of the world wide press corps about 5,000 times, on matters pertaining to the ONGOING Fukushima disaster. and is always on the cutting edge.

    It will keep that long, probably without any lasting damage. In my humble personal opinion, PayPal should ‘do some serious sucking up’, to make amends for this gross indiscretion on their part.

    Perhaps PayPal should be given a brief interval to redeem themselves.

    I will hold off a few days …

    1. Um …. not that I don’t love Mochizuki-san.

      But how is reposting articles from other websites “scooping” anyone?

      Scoop. Definition: a piece of news published by a newspaper or broadcast by a television or radio station in advance of its rivals.

      It’s kind of hard to come up with original information on the situation in Fukushima from Romania.

      1. Daily Scooped,

        Regarding Fukushima Daiichi news …

        ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, NPR, NYTimes, WaPO, ChiTrib, London Times, LATimes, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, Dallas MN, National Geographic, Smithsonian …

        All are Scooped Daily and sometimes 3X per day by Fukushima-Diary


        Bill Duff

  2. ‘Kryptonite’ particles all the way to Svalbard Island, Norway

    Abstract: http www sciencedirect com/ (science/article/pii/S0265931X12000033)

    High-volume aerosol samples were collected at the Mt. Zeppelin Global Atmosphere Watch station, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (78°58′N, 11°53′E). The samples were analysed to find out if the radionuclide emissions from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in March 2011 could be detected also in the atmosphere of the High Arctic. Iodine-131 and 134Cs and 137Cs were observed from 25 March 2011 onwards. The maximum 131I, 134Cs and 137Cs activity concentrations were 810 ± 20, 659 ± 13, and 675 ± 7 μBq/m3, respectively. The comparison between the measured 131I activity concentrations at Mt. Zeppelin and those calculated with the SILAM dispersion model revealed that the timing of plume movements could be rather well predicted with the model. The activity concentration levels between the measurements and the model calculations deviated. This can be due to the inaccuracies in the source term. The 134Cs:137Cs activity ratio recorded in Svalbard was high compared to earlier incidents. The ratio was close to 1 which is in agreement with other studies of the Fukushima releases. This distinctive activity ratio in the Fukushima debris could be used as a tracer in Arctic radioecology studies if the activity concentrations are high enough to be detected.

    http enenews com/ (professors-nuclear-fuel-fragments-fukushima-found-europe-study-significant-part-fukushimas-radioactivity-hot-particles-film-air-filter-norway-photo)

    “Nuclear fuel fragments” from Fukushima found in Europe — 10,000+ kilometers from reactors — Study: Plume “directly from N. America” — Hot particles a “significant part” radioactive releases — Quickly spread over entire hemisphere — Film shows core material on Norway air filter (PHOTO)

  3. Catch-22 for a Japan Nuclear Export Market

    Third Party Nuclear Liability: The Case of a Supplier in the United Kingdom

    EPRG Working Paper 1205, Cambridge Working Paper in Economics 1207, Anthony Thomas and Raphael J. Heffron, http www oecd-nea org/ (law/nlparis_conv) html – http www oecd-nea org/ (law/paris-convention) html – http www eprg group cam ac uk/ (eprg-1205 – http www eprg group cam ac uk/ (wp-content/uploads/2014/01/EPRG1205_complete_revised) pdf – http www eprg group cam ac uk/ (wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NTS_EPRG1205) pdf

    The law surrounding third party nuclear liability is important to all parties in the nuclear supply chain whether they are providing decommissioning services, project management expertise or a new reactor. This paper examines third party nuclear liability, and in particular, in relation to a Supplier in the nuclear energy sector in the United Kingdom (UK). The term “Supplier” is used in this paper and, depending on the context, is intended to cover all parties in the supply chain providing services, equipment or technology (e.g. the EPC contractor, the reactor vender, the owner engineer, architect engineer, or the Parent Body Organisation responsible for decommissioning one the UK legacy nuclear installations).

    With a return to nuclear new build expected in the UK, the clarification of the position of a Supplier and their potential to be liable for nuclear damage is of vital importance for a functioning nuclear supply chain. The research explores the nuclear liability legislation in the UK and identifies the gaps and limitations in existence. The latter problems pose a risk for the Suppliers to operators in the nuclear energy industry, and consequently some approaches that can mitigate those risks are advanced and assessed.

  4. So, is Japan going to sign and try to sell reactors? If memory serves, Japan is not a signatory state.

    News > UK > Home News http www independent co uk/ (news/uk/home-news/irish-free-to-sue-british-nuclear-operators-over-contamination-9039178) html

    Irish free to sue British nuclear operators over contamination

    British nuclear operators face being sued for billions of pounds by the Irish government and Irish victims of any radioactive damage they cause under legal changes to be introduced this year. Irish fishermen have been angered by catches of unsaleable mutated fish and by findings that they have been exposed to low-level radiation. Legal experts say that Ireland’s case will be radically strengthened when amendments to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy finally come into force this year, having been originally proposed in 2004. The UK is a signatory to this treaty and the changes will allow anyone in Ireland affected by a nuclear accident that originates at a British site to seek up to £1bn in damages from the plant’s operator in the High Court.

    Previously, only governments and victims from signatory nations to the treaty could sue each other, and even then claims were capped at £140m per incident. From this year, countries such as Ireland that are not part of the convention will be able to seek damages under its terms, while British victims will be able to claim nine times more than they were previously allowed.

    Ian Salter, an international legal expert in nuclear issues at lawyers Burges Salmon, said: “If a country has no nuclear installations in it, then they will benefit from the changes. Someone in Ireland could bring a claim to a court in the UK in a way that they couldn’t before. ” “It is a much more straightforward process. This makes the situation much simpler for the victim and [it] could be used by a national state.”

  5. Japan Catch-22

    Is Japan prepared to pay damages to PRC, South Korea, North Korea, Canada, USA, Mexico and the North Pacific Islanders?

    That Fukushima Total Cost Estimate keeps going up.

    On the other hand, what nations will be willing to buy civilian nuclear reactors, without legal recourse, in the event of damages?

    Just Asking

  6. Manufacturer Product Liability

    Japan, if memory serves, does not presently impose product liability, on commercial nuclear power plant manufacturers and/ or suppliers.

    Thus, if Japan signs the ‘Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy’, the Japanese taxpayer would be ‘on the hook’. Considering the EXTREME financial damages and therefore RISK, in the Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accidents, ZERO product liability is quite a taxpayer subsidy.

    So, for example, will the various Japan nuclear manufacturers construct their future CONTAINMENT(s) to withstand a supersonic detonation, such as demonstrated by the FDU-3 explosion, on or about March 14, 2011?

    Will Japan make some design and product liability changes in this area?

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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.


May 2014