M5.7 occurred Iwate offshore

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M5.7 happened offshore Iwate prefecture at 14:32 of 2/2/2016 (JST).

The depth of epicenter was 20km. Maximum seismic intensity was 4.

The maximum seismic intensity is reportedly 2 in Fukushima prefecture. However Tepco hasn’t announced the plant parameter.

Approx. 9 hours later, M5.8 also occurred in North West of Ishigakijima island too.







Français :

Séisme M5,7 au large d’Iwate


Selon la  JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), un M5,7 s’est produit au large de la préfecture de Iwate le 2 février 2016 à 14:32 (JST).

La profondeur de l’épicentre est à 20 km. L’intensité sismique maximale a été de 4.
Elle est rapportée avoir été de 2 dans la préfecture de Fukushima. Cependant Tepco n’a pas communiqué les paramètres de la centrale.
Un M5,8 a frappé aussi environ 9 heures plus tard, au nord-ouest de l’île d’Ishigakijima.


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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.


February 2016