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7.4 earthquake off Miyagi, Japan

From Various Sources

A 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Miyagi in northeastern Japan a little after 10:30 am ET. The quake was centered 41 miles (66km ) from Sendai — one of the areas worst hit by last month’s 9.0-magnitude quake — and 73 miles (118 km) from Fukushima. The quake was centered 207 miles (333 km) from Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was 15.9 miles (25.6 km) deep. At 11:30 am, CNN TV reported the first waves of a tsunami have hit the coast.

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Ching Chong response to racist ‘Asians in the Library’ vlog

Remember this?

Here’s a classy response, with humor, by Jimmy:

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Winds chase evacuees in Japan; Hawaii threatened by Fukushima fallout

By Rady Ananda

In a deepening tragedy, after an earthquake and tsunami caused four explosions at nuclear reactor plants in Japan, most of those who evacuated the area headed south, since winds normally would have pushed the radioactive clouds to the north and east. Instead, winds pushed the r-clouds south, according to The Australian. The shift in winds now threatens Hawaii with fallout from the Fukushima nuclear facilities.

Officials finally admit radiation has reached lethal levels in the area surrounding the explosions.  Tokyo, 200 miles to the south, is also seeing higher levels of radiation. “[A]bnormal radiation and traces of radioactive elements were detected around Greater Tokyo, the world’s most populous metropolitan region with 36 million people.”

The paper also noted that “Hong Kong, The Philippines, Singapore and South Korea began testing Japanese food imports for radiation yesterday.”

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Japan: Nuclear power plant explosion; 4 more reactors in critical state

Explosion rocks nuclear plant at Fukushima: Injuries, plumes of smoke, walls collapsed. Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday’s powerful earthquake.

March 13. Japan says second nuclear plant blast possible, but reactor will withstand blast as in the first explosion.

The BradBlog is posting continuous updates from around the web.


Opening this as a new article, picking up from the much UPDATED last one, as to the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Latest UPDATES, beginning with the EXPLOSION, now posted at bottom of this article.

UPDATE 3/12/11 12:07am: “EXPLOSION HEARD”. Okay. Never mind standing down for now. This could be very bad…These all from Reuters via Twitter:

“Explosion heard at quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan – AFP via Sky News”

“FLASH: Several people appear to have been injured after reported Fukushima plant explosion – media”

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