Very strong M6.6 earthquake hit Kuril Islands, Russia

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck Kuril Islands, Russia, on July 20, 2014, at 18:32 UTC. USGS reports depth of 60.8 km (37.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 94 km (58 miles) SE of Kuril’sk, Russia, and 291 km (181 miles) ENE of Nemuro, Japan.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Seismotectonics of the Kuril-Kamchatka ArcThe Kuril-Kamchatka arc extends approximately 2,100 km from Hokkaido, Japan, along the Kuril Islands and the Pacific coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula to its intersection with the Aleutian arc near the Commander Islands, Russia. It marks the region where the Pacific plate subducts into the ma… »

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370 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134 / 137 from 5 ~ 6 km offshore Fukushima plant

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From Tepco’s fish contamination report released on 7/18/2014, 370 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134 / 137 was measured from fish outside of Fukushima plant port.

It’s “Okamejei“, a type of ray fish. The sampling date was 6/15/2014.

Tepco reports it was fished approx. 4km offshore of Kumagawa-river. It is assumed to be 5~6 km from Fukushima plant port.

Also 178 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was measured from another Okamejei sample taken outside of Fukushima plant port.

It is not clear how many other measurement results are covered up, however at least it is shown that Fukushima plant is still contaminating the creatures outside of its port.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/2014/images/fish02_140718-j.pdf

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GOOGLE maps indicates an irrelevant power plant 50km north of actual as Fukushima nuclear plant

GOOGLE maps indicates an irrelevant power plant 50km north of actual as Fukushima nuclear plant

Photo : This wrong “Fukushima plant” that Google tells you would not affect Tokyo even if additional explosion happens because it’s over 250km from Tokyo (Actually it would).

Google maps indicates an irrelevant power plant when you search “Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station”. (English and Japanese)

This should be one of the most frequently searched locations on the internet now, but Google doesn’t list the location correctly.

In stead of the actual Fukushima plant’s location (37.42043,141.0333), what Google indicates is a thermal power station “Shinchi plant“, sponsored by Tepco and Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. It’s in approx. 50km North of actual Fukushima nuclear plant.

Both of the plants are listed as “Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station”, however the search result shows the wrong one.

The actual Fukushima nuclear plant is approx. 225 km from Tokyo in a straight line. The wrong one is approx. 260 km.

Japanese government simulated that if Reactor 4 pool is collapsed, 250 km radius area would be the evacuation zone. If based on Google maps, Tokyo would be outside of the evacuation zone.

↓ Actual Fukushima plant

↓ Google’s Fukushima plant

2 GOOGLE maps indicates an irrelevant power plant 50km north of actual as Fukushima nuclear plant

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Over 1,000 Bq/Kg of I-131 measured from sewage sludge in Northern part of Fukushima prefecture

2 Over 1,000 Bq:Kg of I-131 measured from sewage sludge in Northern part of Fukushima prefecture

Photo : Graph of I-131 and Cs-134/137 reading in sewage sludge from Northern part of Fukushima prefecture

According to Fukushima prefectural government, high level of Iodine-131 was measured from sewage sludge (Dry state) this June.

The sludge was collected in the Northern part of Fukushima prefecture.

Their data shows I-131 started being detected on 6/12/2014. It kept being detectable since then and it reached the peak on 6/14/2014. The reading was 1,017.2 Bq/Kg.

It was still 800 Bq/kg the next day.

I-131 density went in the decreasing trend after the peak, but it kept on being detected until the end of June. The data of July hasn’t been published.

I-131 can be detected when it’s used for medical treatment, and also nuclear fission occurred in Fukushima nuclear plant.

It could have been from the medical usage, however it can be unlikely to have increased gradually.

Cs-134/137 has been continuously detected from the beginning of this year.

Tepco has made no announcement about this I-131 measurement.

https://www.pref.fukushima.lg.jp/uploaded/attachment/75614.pdf

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