M4.3 South Ibaraki / Reader “Very short, felt like something exploded underground”

An earthquake of M4.3 occurred in Southern part of Ibaraki prefecture at 17:27 of 8/24/2014 (JST), according to Japan Meteorological Agency.

The maximum seismic intensity was 3 in Tokyo.

One of Fukushima Diary readers experienced the quake in Tokyo and commented that it was very short, felt like something exploded underground.


Additionally, a news flash announced another earthquake happened “Fukushima offshore” at 17:52:57 of the same day (JST).

Magnitude was supposed to be 4.4, however it is not listed on the website of Japan Meteorological Agency and any other websites to collect information from their website for some reason. At this moment, Fukushima Diary hasn’t gotten any more details about this second quake.







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Seisme M4.3 dans le sud d’Ibaraki / Un lecteur du FD : “Très court, comme si quelque chose avait explosé en sous-sol”


Selon la Japan Meteorological Agency, un séisme M4,3 a frappé le sud de la préfecture d’Ibaraki ce 24 août 2014 à 17:27 (JST).

L’intensité sismique maximale a été de 3 dans Tokyo.
Un des lecteurs du Fukushima Diary a vécu ce séisme dans Tokyo et a déclaré qu’il a été très court, que ça a fait comme un explosion souterraine.

De plus, un flash d’information a annoncé qu’un autre séisme s’était produit “au large de Fukushima” ce même jour à 17:52:57 (JST).
Sa magnitude est supposée avoir été de 4,4, néanmoins il n’est pas répertorié sur le site de la Japan Meteorological Agency ni sur aucun des autres sites web qui reprennent les information sur le-leur. Pour l’instant, le Fukushima Diary n’a pas d’autres détails sur ce second séisme.


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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.


August 2014