Tohoku uni “Tectonic plate to have caused 311 started re-storing strain again”

The researching group of Tohoku University reported that the tectonic plate of 311 has started being strained again.

311 was caused by the release of strain of the tectonic plate offshore North-East Japan.

The researching group surveyed the bottom of the Pacific by installing monitors about 7,000 m below the surface. As a result, the release of strain was no longer detected from September of 2014 to May of 2015, which suggests the tectonic plate has started storing the stress again.

They are going to increase the monitors at 200km offshore of North-East Japan and implement the more detailed research in 2 years from now.




Français :

Univ de Tohoku : “La plaque tectonique ayant provoqué le 11-3 recommence à se tendre”


Le groupe de recherche de l’Université de Tohoku rapporte que la plaque tectonique d’où est parti le séisme du 11 mars 2011 recommence à se mettre en tension.

Le séisme du 11-3 avait été généré par les tensions de la plaque tectonique au Nord-Est du Japon.
Le groupe de recherche surveille le fond du Pacifique avec des sondes placées à environ 7 km sous la surface. Au final, la tension n’a plus été détectable entre septembre 2014 et mai 2015, ce qui laisse penser que la plaque tectonique a recommencé à emmagasiner des tensions depuis.
Ils vont augmenter le nombre de senseurs à 200 km au large du Nord-Est du Japon et en publieront leurs résultats d’ici 2 ans.

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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.


October 2015