Two Magnitude 5 Earthquakes Hit Fukushima

NBC News: Two Quakes Strike Fukushima — Kyodo: Quakes jolt Fukushima Prefecture (ENENews, Feb 8, 2014):

NBC News, Feb. 8, 2014: Two Quakes Strike Near Fukushima as US Sailors Sue Over Cleanup — Two magnitude-5 earthquakes hit Friday off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture […] The quakes — which the U.S. Geological Survey measured at magnitudes 5 and 5.1 — caused no notable damage […]


Kyodo News, Feb. 8, 2014: M5.0, M4.8 quakes jolt Fukushima Pref. — A couple of earthquakes with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 and 4.8 shook Fukushima Prefecture Saturday morning […] [one] registered intensity 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in Soma and Shinchi in the prefecture. […] Later in the morning, another quake with the same intensity jolted Kawauchi in the prefecture at 11:34 a.m., the agency said. [The quakes] also shook surrounding areas of Fukushima, such as Miyagi, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures.

View USGS data and map for the M5.1 and M5.0 quakes here

2 thoughts on “Two Magnitude 5 Earthquakes Hit Fukushima

  1. I must question whether this mess is really any different from the innocent ignorance of the Victorian Industrial Revolution with the coal burning consequences we get rammed down our throats by the likes of that tit Gore?

    What I am trying to say is that at the exciting time of the new Einsteinian technological nuclear breakthroughs, the ‘specialist scientists’ had no more idea of the consequences of their inventions than Thomas Newcomen did of the first ever steam pump for the tin mines of Cornwall.

    Other than to address the incompetent covering up by TEPCO, we must collectively accept that we are all complicit in this mess by our lazy unquestioning enjoyment of 50 years of subsidized cheap electricity.

    We must not shirk our share of the blame.

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