Japan earthquake

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I've heard back from 1 of my 2 jap friends. He's on the opposite coast to sendai. No major problem from the quake/tsunami there, but the next day they had their own major (6+) quake. There's some damage to the city, but his family is unaffected luckily.

There have been many major aftershocks, not all in the same area as the original quake. Hopefully it will settle down and there are no more major ones for a while!

Still not heard from our other friend, but she's in osaka, it's not affected I think.
added on the 2011-03-13 23:47:34 by psonice psonice
Anyone know if got is ok?
added on the 2011-03-14 12:54:22 by sauli sauli
Since this sums up my feeling quite well, especially since there should be news about block 2, which seems to be encountering an ongoing meltdown, which would be the worst event so far.

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added on the 2011-03-14 14:16:46 by shock__ shock__
All that suspense... they should just bomb the damn thing with tons of concrete.
added on the 2011-03-14 15:20:30 by xernobyl xernobyl
sauli: GOT/Eldorado is OK. He's living in Hokkaido somewhat far from epicenter.
added on the 2011-03-14 15:23:39 by 301 301
shit -really- seems to hit the fan now.. :(
reactor 2 is severly damaged and it seems the whole plant is being evacuated.. good luck to all that still have to stay in japan!
added on the 2011-03-15 09:19:46 by toxie toxie
I've heard different versions of what will happen if there's a serious meltdown at this plant. Most say it will not be too bad, nothing like chernobyl. But the other story is that the mixture of fuel can make it explosive, which would spread radiation over a large area. I really, really hope it's not that second option, but I think that came from an engineer at the plant :(
added on the 2011-03-15 11:20:02 by psonice psonice
read instead of mainstream media's FUD campaign:
added on the 2011-03-15 11:53:43 by jaw jaw
jaw, are you joking?


The WNN service is supported administratively and with technical advice by the World Nuclear Association


The World Nuclear Association is the international organization that promotes nuclear energy and supports the many companies that comprise the global nuclear industry.

great fucking source you're recommending us here!
added on the 2011-03-15 17:33:20 by dipswitch dipswitch
Hah dipswitch, oops didn't see that actually.

(I found the link via what seemed to be a good technical explanation of what has happened/is happening and thought it presented technical aspects.)

Best way is to read on different places, as always.
added on the 2011-03-15 18:21:49 by jaw jaw
Even tho they're majorly delayed the IAEA seems to be quite a good source.

added on the 2011-03-15 18:39:06 by shock__ shock__
Kioku / System-K is 'fine but terrible' just got an email from him...
according to his knowledge all japanese sceners are 'fine'
added on the 2011-03-15 19:34:27 by magic magic
now reactor 3 severly damaged.. the one with the MOX (i.e. plutonium mix), f*#kin great! :( :(
added on the 2011-03-16 08:15:01 by toxie toxie
who cares about MOX?
It's not like the other reactors don't have plutionium inside neither.
added on the 2011-03-16 12:31:49 by shock__ shock__
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French Environment Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has said "the worse case scenario is possible, and even probable, around the Fukushima plant," Reuters reports

[french accent]Oh, look at me! I'm French! I have a baguette! I'm very important! It is a level 6 I tell you catastrophe. 6![/french accent]
added on the 2011-03-16 16:34:31 by xernobyl xernobyl
so kenshiro is coming soon ?
added on the 2011-03-16 16:49:55 by bLa bLa
If all of Japan becomes contaminated with (higher than natural) radioactivity, what should be done? How can 128 million people be evacuated? Where should they settle? (Australia perhaps?)
added on the 2011-03-16 17:04:17 by Adok Adok
@Adok: Please do not come with any ideas on this matter...
added on the 2011-03-16 17:10:01 by w00t! w00t!
they could all migrate inside your huge mega-brain Adok.
added on the 2011-03-16 17:10:05 by button button
they should move to Austria as they also have quakes there so it's almost like the same
added on the 2011-03-16 17:53:54 by nosfe nosfe
nosfe +1
added on the 2011-03-16 18:11:17 by baah baah
Madagascar maybe? (obscure reference)
added on the 2011-03-16 21:14:30 by Navis Navis
I think Adok's final solution involves more LOLocaust.
added on the 2011-03-16 21:41:20 by shock__ shock__
If all of Japan becomes contaminated with (higher than natural) radioactivity, what should be done? How can 128 million people be evacuated? Where should they settle? (Australia perhaps?)

I'm guessing you're happy to sign up as a guard for one of the many "special" camps that would have to set up, eh Adok?

Sadly our (the Australian Government's) dealings with refugees is already fairly fucked up anyway - asylum seekers held in "detention centers". But we love the Japanese people coming for a visit, eating some of our native wild-life, playing on our golf-courses and taking a shitload of shashin. Maybe everyone in Japan should take a couple of months of leave whilst the government & boffins work it all out. Be great for our tourism industry.
I ain't chucking any prawns on the barby for Adok tho. ;)
added on the 2011-03-16 23:15:16 by ringofyre ringofyre