Possible explosion in Iwaki city still unidentified

Following up this article.. Unidentified explosive sound heard in Iwaki city twice on 8th Feb [URL]


The cause of the possible explosion still have not been identified.

NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention) observed weak tremor that last for a few tens of seconds around 15:30 of 2/8/2016, when the explosive sound was observed in Iwaki city.  The tremor was measured even in Hitachi city of Ibaraki prefecture. However NIED denies the possibility of an earthquake because the tremor was observed in widespread area at once. They also denied the possibility of meteorite.

Meteorite was not seen by anyone either.

Ministry of defense comments none of their fighter aircraft flew above Iwaki city that time.

However, none of the investigation has been implemented for the potential connection with Fukushima plant so far.






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L’explosion entendue dans la ville d’Iwaki n’est toujours pas expliquée


Article lié : Un bruit d’explosion entendu deux fois à Iwaki le 8 février

L’origine des explosions n’est toujours pas établie.

Le 8 février 2016 vers 15:30 le NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention) avait relevé un faible tremblement de terre d’une dizaine de secondes lorsque le bruit d’explosion était entendu dans la ville d’Iwaki. Le tremblement avait même été enregistré à Hitachi, dans la préfecture d’Ibaraki. Néanmoins, le NIED réfute la possibilité que ce soit un séisme car ce tremblement a été relevé en même temps sur une zone trop étendue.
Ils rejettent aussi la possibilité que ce soit une météorite. De fait, aucune météorite n’a été observée par quiconque.
Le ministère de la défense déclare qu’aucun de ses avions de combat n’était en vol au-dessus d’Iwaki à ce moment-là.

Aucune investigation n’est menée à ce jour sur un lien possible avec la centrale de Fukushima.


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