Active volcanoes in the world: July 30 - August 5, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from July 30 – August 5, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 1o volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Kusatsu-Shiranesan, Honshu (Japan) | Tungurahua, Ecuador | Ubinas, PeruOngoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Fuego, Guatemala | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Pacaya, Guatemala | Reventador, Ecuador | San Miguel, El Salvador | Santa Maria, Guatemala | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA) | Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Zhupanovsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia)The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Smiths… »

Source: Solar News

Strong earthquake M6.1 registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Banda Sea – Indonesia, on August 6, 2014, at 11:45 UTC. GFZ and USGS are reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.4 at depth of 4 km.Epicenter was located 307 km (191 miles) ENE of Dili, East Timor, 395 km (245 miles) S of Ambon, 402 km (250 miles) ENE of Atambua and 446 km (277 miles) SSW of Amahai, Indonesia.There are about 4 777 people living within 100 km radius.USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.Seismotectonics of the New Guinea Region and VicinityThe Australia-Pacific plate boundary is over 4000 km l… »

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Tepco admitted most part of fuel melted out of reactor pressure vessel in Reactor 3

Photo : Taken on 4/16/2011

On 8/6/2014, Tepco announced they assume “most part” of fuel melted out of reactor pressure vessel in Reactor 3.

This is their latest result of existing data analysis.

From their assumption, the emergency coolant system was stopped at 20:00 of 3/12/2011 before the workers switched to pump cooling manually.

As a result, fuel started melting down early in the next morning, when was 5 hours earlier than previous assumption.

The analysis says the molten fuel started breaking out of reactor pressure vessel by 7:00 of 3/14/2011. Most part of it dropped to the bottom of primary containment vessel.

However Tepco still doesn’t announce the possibility that the molten fuel even melted out of the primary containment vessel to the environment.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/library/archive-j.html

You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.

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