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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:50 PM
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Magnitude-5.9 quake hits near Japan nuclear site
Source: Associated Press

The Associated Press

TOKYO -- A strong earthquake struck Thursday morning near the Japan nuclear power plant hit by a powerful tsunami earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake struck shortly before 4:30 a.m. local time. It hit 62 miles (101 kilometers) east of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The quake struck at a depth of 23 miles (37 kilometers).

The quake struck 151 miles (244 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue a tsunami alert.




Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/23/2516048/magnitude...
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:04 PM
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1. vibes that the facilities and people are all okay.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:21 PM
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7. Yes, strong oness. Good grief they've been through more than enough.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:53 AM
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8. It wasn't too strong
At the locations with the greatest shaking (including the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex, shown by one of the yellow circles immediately to the left of the red X in the linked map) it was rated a 4 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, meaning that some things might have fallen off of shelves but there would have been no major damage.

http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/201111...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:51 PM
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2. Time is of the essence in shutting down our own nuclear reactors -- 103 across US -- !!
May make the difference between "a whimper or a bang" -- !!

Something to be taken seriously -- the German people get it -- the French get it --

Let's move here on shutting down nuclear plants!



Btw, for thos who don't know this, Global Warming is bringing increasing earthquake

activity due to melting of the glaciers which shifts pressures on tectonic plates.

Not only more earthquakes, but more severe earthquakes.

We are now also entering the period of time when we begin to feel the effects of human

activity AFTER 1960 --imagine all we did after that period!

There was a 50 year delay in our actually FEELING the effects --


Global Warming will be accelerting ever faster now --

The chaotic weather we have already been experiencing -- the changes in weather systems,

ocean systems -- floods/droughts, storms, hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes -- will all be

increasing in number and severity.


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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:07 PM
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:57 PM
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4. its a small sacrifice compared to the lives that may be lost
by keeping them active.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:08 PM
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5. +1 --
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 06:35 PM by defendandprotect

Presume "ignored" is spewing some suicidal capitalistic thinking which got

us where we are now -- !!


:hi:



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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:56 PM
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6. Agree...but, we know they will never do it unless disaster strickes...
and we know it will. :-(
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