Unidentified explosive sound heard in Iwaki city twice on 8th Feb

Iwaki city citizens reported to police, fire department and city hall that they heard something explode on 2/8/2016.

It reportedly sounded like thunder or exploding meteorite. It also shook the buildings and windows.

The most reports were sent from Onahama area. The cause hasn’t been identified nor any damage was reported.

Onahama area is approx. 60km from Fukushima plant. Tepco has not announced anything about the plant status related to this issue.

Video and sound can be watched here.







Français :

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


Des habitants d’Iwaki ont signalé à la police, aux pompiers et à la mairie avoir entendu quelque chose exploser le 8 février 2016.

C’était comme le tonnerre ou l’explosion d’une météorite. Les bâtiments et les fenêtres en ont tremblé.
La plupart des signalements viennent de la région d’Onahama. La cause n’est pas identifiée et aucun dégât n’est signalé non plus.
Onahama est situé à environ 60 km de la centrale de Fukushima. Tepco ne signale rien concernant l’état de la centrale par rapport à ce phénomène.

Une vidéo avec le bruit peut être consultée ici.


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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