M5.0 hit Fukushima offshore / No announcement on plant status from Tepco

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M5.0 occurred offshore of Fukushima prefecture at 5:13 of 8/14/2015 (JST).

The depth of epicenter was 40km. They observed 4 of seismic intensity in Iwaki city.

The earthquake affected the large area from Shizuoka to Aomori prefecture.

The latest status of Fukushima plant has not been announced by Tepco.






Français :

Un M5.0 au large de Fukushima / Pas de communiqué de Tepco sur l’état de la centrale


Selon la JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), le 14 août 2015 à 05:13 (JST) un séisme M5.0 a frappé au large de la préfecture de Fukushima.

L’épicentre est à 40 km de profondeur. Une intensité sismique de 4 a été relevée dans la ville d’Iwaki.
Ce séisme a touché une vaste région, de la préfecture de Shizuoka à celle d’Aomori.
Le dernier état de situation de la centrale de Fukushima n’est pas encore publié par Tepco.


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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.


August 2015