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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3;12762976 
Can anyone Confirm if this is true or false. I just came across this on 9news. Japan is goign to get a second Quake (7.9). I dont follow the news on who is fake or not so. Im sorry if this is bogus

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8223781/Japan-braces-for-second-earthquake

True-ish.
I live here and the news are, since last saturday that we should expect another earthquake above magnitude 7 with 70% probability until the 16th and afterward the probability falls to 50% (until when there is any prediction is unclear from news broadcasts here).
post #2112 of 2836
By the way, rad is currently (as of 13:00 Japan time) around 87 milisieverts/hour at 300 feet above the power plant (altitude from where Japan's SDF is throwing water with helicopters to try cooling down reactor 3).
That is something like 322.000 times higher than the average annual exposure to natural background rad (2,4 milisievert/year) converted to milisievert/hour. http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/78838.html

Even though, it diminishes very fast with distance (same spot at 1000 feet had only 4.13 milisieverts/hour) so people in north Japan (like me on Hokkaido island) have basically nothing to fear, and people in Hawai'i or US really don't need to worry.

Also, at the gate of the plant (ground level) simultaneous measurements got only 3 milisieverts/hour, which is still more than 11.000 times more than the natural background rad (again corrected for hour instead of year).

Although those numbers are high, nobody will really be exposed for such a long time (like a full day or a year) to these levels, unless they decide to move to the reactor itself.
Edited by Ulver - 3/16/11 at 11:55pm
post #2113 of 2836
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Originally Posted by AdvanSuper View Post
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-world-tv

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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
Can anyone Confirm if this is true or false. I just came across this on 9news. Japan is goign to get a second Quake (7.9). I dont follow the news on who is fake or not so. Im sorry if this is bogus

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/822...ond-earthquake
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_all.php
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post #2114 of 2836
Lol that's the same thing as my first link.
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6.1 Thats quite a big aftershock, damn.
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post #2116 of 2836
Morning, folks~
Quoting reuters for some kicks:
"Japan trade minister says unexpected, large-scale blackout possible in Tokyo, surrounding areas in evening if power demand exceeds that of this morning"
How would this be "unexpected" if he's already briefing people about it?
A possible mis-TL?

Anyway, any estimate on those coolant pumps coming into operation?

@Ulver: How's the situation in Hokkaido from your perspective, mate? How are you and the others holding up?
Edited by Hyoketsu - 3/16/11 at 11:54pm
     
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Anyway, any estimate on those coolant pumps coming into operation?
None yet, but they are trying to get a tertiary AC power line connected to the cooling systems to restart them; if that doesn't work they'll just ride it out until GE's diesel generators arrive.
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None yet, but they are trying to get a tertiary AC power line connected to the cooling systems to restart them; if that doesn't work they'll just ride it out until GE's diesel generators arrive.
Oh, I see. Seeing some proper cooling restored would be like a breath of fresh air. Having several cooling systems active instead of the last-resort seawater pumps and heli watercooling should greatly reduce the mental strain put on the workers as well - it's always reassuring to have several safety layers in place.
     
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6.1 Thats quite a big aftershock, damn.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_big.php

7.9 was their biggest aftershock according to this. The amount of plate movement over there is unbelievable.
    
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