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Another strong quake rattles tsunami-ravaged Japan


By CARA RUBINSKY, Associated Press Cara Rubinsky, Associated Press 4 mins ago

TOKYO – A magnitude-7.4 aftershock rattled Japan on Thursday night, knocking out power across a large swath of the northern part of the country nearly a month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened the northeastern coast.

Japan’s meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning but canceled it about 90 minutes later. Officials said power was out in all of three northern prefectures (states) and in parts of two others.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or damage. The aftershock was the strongest since the March 11 megaquake and tsunami that killed some 25,000 people, tore apart hundreds of thousands of homes and caused an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant.

The operator of the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant said there was no immediate sign of new problems caused by the aftershock, and Japan’s nuclear safety agency says workers there retreated to a quake-resistant shelter in the complex. None were injured. The crisis there started when the tsunami knocked out cooling systems. Workers have not been able to restore them.

Thursday’s quake knocked out several power lines at the Onagawa nuclear power plant north of Sendai, which has been shut down since the tsunami. One remaining line was supplying power to the plant and radiation monitoring devices detected no abnormalities. The plant’s spent fuel pools briefly lost cooling capacity but an emergency diesel generator quickly kicked in.

Officials said the aftershock hit 30 miles (50 kilometers) under the water and off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., later downgraded it to 7.1.

Buildings as far away as Tokyo shook for about a minute.

The quake struck at 11:32 p.m. local time. Moments beforehand, residents in the western Tokyo suburb of Fuchu were warned on a neighborhood public address system of an imminent quake.

In Ichinoseki, inland from Japan’s eastern coast, buildings shook violently, knocking items from shelves and toppling furniture, but there was no heavy damage to the buildings themselves. Immediately after the quake, all power was cut. The city went dark, but cars drove around normally and people assembled in the streets despite the late hour.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan huddled with staff members in his office shortly afterward, according to deputy Cabinet spokesman Noriyuki Shikata.

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While we worry about our stock in GE, and GE gets special tax privileges. That’s right GE pays no taxes by order of Obama. Plus we feel soooooo bad fo GE, dey lost all der weeactors (child’s sad voice). GE technology at it’s best in Japan right along with TEPCO. While 1000’s of people are dead and being affected by the nuclear radiation just bursting forth from the reactors, we care about stocks. While millions are affected by these meltdowns because they drink the WATER!!

I called this when it first happened. When the news reported they were rushing seawater in, I said “Well where is it coming out? It has to be going into the water table eventually”. But see that is something people don’t want to think about. They hear the news and say “aight, everything is taken care of”. Well it came out in the news, millions of Tokyo-ites can’t drink the water nor shower or brush their teeth.

But who are the only people to deliver aid and help to the Japanese? General electric? Nope. Tepco? Nope. US? Nope. It was that “evil” organization the Yakuza. Bringing the citizens into the mountains and delivering bottled water and other supplies.

Don’t believe it is GE’s design? Look here.

Don’t believe all we worry about is the corporate conglomerate?

It looks like Japan will be worse than Chernobyl and I along with others were right all along! Japan has been hiding and lying about the whole incident. This is worse than Chernobyl. Take a look at the nice pics with the glowing green radiation coming from inside the reactor. So what do we do to fix this issue?  DISTRACTION! That’s right we just started a war with Libya to ease your minds from the deadly radiation. Please check out my earlier post about zeolite and it’s detox effects written by Shelley Penney.

TEPCO Director Weeps After Disclosing Truth About Fukushima Disaster

Submitted by Tyler Durden

The Daily Mail has released a dramatic picture showing the emotional exhaustion of TEPCO managing director Akio Komori who is openly weeping as he leaves a conference to brief journalists on the true situation at Fukushima, following his acknowledgment that the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens. “A senior Japanese minister also admitted that the country was overwhelmed by the scale of the tsunami and nuclear crisis. He said officials should have admitted earlier how serious the radiation leaks were. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said: ‘The unprecedented scale of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, frankly speaking, were among many things that happened that had not been anticipated under our disaster management contingency plans.” This is precisely as Zero Hedge had expected would happen all along, following our recurring allegations of a massive cover up by the Japanese government. And furthermore as we predicted a week ago when we said that continued government lies and subversions would make the situation untenable once the population loses faith in the government, this is precisely what has happened.

A contrite Komiri crying after he discloses the truth:

And for those who believe the lies that TEPCO and the government has any control over the situation we suggest you read the following:

Deputy director general of the NISA, Hideohiko Nishiyama, also admitted that they do not know if the reactors are coming under control.

He said: ‘With the water-spraying operations, we are fighting a fire we cannot see. That fire is not spreading, but we cannot say yet that it is under control.’

And Yukiya Amano, the head of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency said workers were in a ‘race against the clock’ to cool the reactor.

Attempts to quell the overheating plant with waterbombs from helicopters yesterday failed and despite the army pelting the site with water cannon, radiation levels rose higher.

Engineers are also working to restore power to the coolant pumping system knocked out by the tsunami.

Also, the Mail shows a dramatic photo of a crane used to move spent fuel rodes into a now empty storage pond.

pictures emerged showing overheating fuel rods exposed to the elements through a huge hole in the wall of a reactor building at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant.

Radiation is streaming into the atmosphere from the used uranium rods at reactor number four, after a 45ft-deep storage pool designed to keep them stable boiled dry in a fire.

And some of the radioactive material could reach Britain within a fortnight, according to experts.

However they say it will not be dangerous when it reaches our shores while low levels of radiation have already hit Southern California.

And while we descrbed the worst case scenario, i.e., the Chernobyl Solution, earlier, there is still hope for a last ditch deux ex machina over the weekend.

There was a potential breakthrough when engineers succeeded in connecting a power line to Reactor 2. This should enable them to restore electricity to the cooling pumps needed to prevent meltdown.

But it is not certain the system will work after suffering extensive damage.

Unfortunately, judging by how horrendously the government and the utility have handled the crisis so far, we are extremely skeptical any further attempts to improve the situation with fail spectacularly. In the meantime, the Japanese economy is slowing grinding to a halt as more people leave Tokyo, as factories lie dormant, and as high tech supply chains are suddenly halted. Out estimate, unlike that of an increasingly less than credible Bloomberg, is that the adverse impact to 2011 world GDP will be well at least 2% when all is said and done just factoring the events to date. Should the situation continue to stagnate it will get far worse.

I’ve been watching CNN on alot of this event over the weekend while on vacation. They keep using several confusing numbers to make it seem not so bad.

The Japanese authorities are not disclosing everything as well.

I then turned to Fox News which had reported some pieces of the puzzle not published otherwise.

Here are several things being manipulated:

1. The earthquake shifted Japan 2.4 meters. What this means to Americans is 8 ft. This means Japan literally is 8 feet to the left or right of where it originally sat. Let that sink in. If the earth shook so strong it moved your home 8 feet from it’s original location you would be in awe. This earthquake moved the whole country of JAPAN EIGHT FEET!

2. Changed the earth’s axis by 10cm. Last year during Chile’s life changing earthquake, it shook the earth so hard it shift the earth’s poles/axis by 3 inches. Our day shortened from 24 hours to 23. something. This earthquake shifted our axis by another Four Inches. 10 centimeters is just shy of 4 in. This can cause some weather changing drastic results.

3. The official body count is 1830+ but 2000 bodies have been discovered. But they only keep showing you 1800+ dead bodies. It’s worse than this. The body count is up to almost 4000. There are still 2500-10000 people still missing. The thing with a tsunami is it washes things out to sea. This means these “missing” people are actually dead never to be found.

4. Japan says everything is A-ok with the reactors. As where the news has reported through other Japanese officials there has been officially 2 partial meltdowns and possibly a third now.

5. Radiation is under control and at “ok” numbers”. Yet the US Navy evacuated people to up to 200 miles away because 17 workers were detected wtih radiation, and are now having to scan people.

Some serious numbers are being hidden, manipulated and played with. Could we possibly see 4 Chernobyls?

 YouTube video on Japan Earthquake

Tsunami that has plowed through Japan’s farmland and city areas.