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Earthquake Warning: The Russian Institute Of Physics Of The Earth

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March 12, 2011: Real News Reporter Editors / Real News Reporter – March 12, 2011

A new report released today in the Kremlin prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Institute of Physics of the Earth, in Moscow, is warning that the America’s are in danger of suffering a mega-quake of catastrophic proportions during the next fortnight (14 days) with a specific emphasis being placed on the United States, Mexico, Central America and South American west coast regions along with the New Madrid Fault Zone region.

This report further warns that catastrophic earthquakes in Asia and the sub-continent are, also, “more than likely to occur” with the 7.3 magnitude quake in Japan today being “one of at least 4 of this intensity” to occur during this same time period.

Raising the concerns of a mega-quake occurring, this report says, are the increasing subtle electromagnetic signals that are being detected in the Earth’s upper atmosphere over many regions of the World, with the most intense being over the US Western coastal and Midwest regions.

Important to note are that Russian and British scientists are at the forefront of predicting earthquakes based on these subtle electromagnetic signals and have joined in an effort to put satellites in space to detect more of them.

More ominously in this report are Russian scientists confirming the independent analysis of New Zealand mathematician and long-range weather forecaster, Ken Ring, who predicted the deadly Christchurch quake and this week issued another warning of a quake to hit on or about March 20th. Ring explains his methodology for predicting earthquakes as follows:

“The planets very much affect the earth, indirectly, by having an effect on the Sun. Some planets are very large. If the Sun was a basketball the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn would be the size of grapefruits, and the Earth would be, on that scale, the size of a peppercorn…

“Jupiter and Saturn cause extra tides on the Sun when they get on either side of the Sun (as with Moon – Earth-Sun when the moon is full) and when these gas giants get on the same side as the Sun, (as with Earth -Moon – Sun when the moon is new). These greater solar tides become sunspot activity and solar flares and can be understood as akin to the increase in tides caused by the Moon when it too gets alongside Earth or opposite Earth…

“At the moment we have Jupiter and Saturn on either side of the Sun and creating a tug of war with Earth in the middle. That started last September and will continue until about May. In September the Earth was right in line with Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun too…

“That’s why there were several 7+ earthquakes around, it wasn’t just us. For instance there was one in Pakistan on the same day as Christchurch. This Jupiter/Saturn alignment continues until about May, and the Earth comes back into line as well in March. It is why there may be an extreme event, perhaps a large earthquake, around 20 March, which is when the Moon may be again in a trigger position.”

According to this report, however, where Ring is correct in assessing blame for our Earth’s earthquakes on the Sun and Planets, his substituting of Perigean Spring Tides (also known as King Tides) for the low pressure systems associated with them may be incorrect.

The mention in this report of massive low pressure systems being associated with catastrophic earthquakes is especially dire to the United States Midwestern region, which even today is continuing to be pounded by horrific rainfall amounts, and most especially impacting the New Madrid Fault Zone State of Arkansas which has suffered over 800 earthquakes in the past 6 months alone.

Equally in danger, this report continues, is the South American Nation of Bolivia which has, likewise, suffered catastrophic low pressure system storms that in the past week have killed over 52 people.

Most ominous in this report, though, is its warning that the fault-riddled State of California may be about to suffer its most catastrophic earthquake in decades as new reports for this region show the mass death of millions of fish [photo bottom left] is now occurring, and just like the mass stranding of whales on New Zealand beaches days prior to the February 22nd destruction of Christchurch.

Making the situation for our Planet even grimmer are the reports that our Sun is continuing to spew forth massive solar flares, the latest warned to hit our Earth today or tomorrow thus prompting the Hermanus Space Weather Warning Centre (SWWC) to issue a Solar Flare warning for the Southern Hemisphere.

Interesting to note in all of these events is the United States Army announcing this week that it is holding a rare training event involving the US Military, the CIA, Canadian officers, US Treasury and State departments, the US Agency for International Development, the Defense Threat Readiness Agency and the International Red Cross between March 21-25 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and which should the worst happen they will certainly be prepared for it.

As this report concludes, that as of yet, “no firmly reliable” method for predicting earthquakes has been scientifically recognized, it is well worth noting the too many to be ignored anomalous coincidences leading up to catastrophic mega-quakes that are breaking out all over the World and should only be ignored at ones peril. In other words, it is always best to be prepared should disaster strike, wherever the warning comes from.

Piers Corbyn: Massive Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Were Triggered By Solar Action

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Meanwhile, the psychopaths of this world continue to blame everything from record earthquakes to record cold temperatures to record snowfalls to the mass animal die-offs that are happening worldwide, all on the man-made global warming hoax… That is the definition of madness! – SJH 

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Written by Steven John Hibbs

March 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Desperation: Japan Now Using Seawater To Cool Damaged Reactor

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March 12, 2011: Yuka Hayashi and Andrew Monahan / The Wall Street Journal – March 12, 2011

This is clearly an act of desperation and something that has never been attempted before in Japan, or elsewhere… – SJH

“Using seawater will destroy the reactor. Taking this step means they have given up all hope of recovering and repairing the reactor.” Michael Rivero (WRH)

TOKYO—Japanese officials continued their battle to control a dangerous reactor overheating in the nation’s worst nuclear accident that followed Friday’s earthquake, as they resorted to an unprecedented attempt to cool the reactor with seawater.

Top government officials assured the nation Saturday evening that an explosion that took place at one of the reactors at the Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant earlier in the day merely knocked down the walls of its external concrete building, and that the reactor and the containment structure surrounding it remained intact.

“The latest explosion wasn’t of a kind that would come with a significant leakage of radiation,” Yukio Edano, the chief cabinet secretary, said at a news conference. “It’s our expectation that we can bring this nuclear-power plant under control, using this unprecedented step of filling the containment structure with seawater.” Boric acid will also be added to the salt water to fight a possible elevation in nuclear reaction, Mr. Edano said.

The building housing the stricken reactor collapsed Saturday afternoon with smoke billowing out, and officials responded by expanding the evacuation perimeter to a 12-mile radius and saying they were preparing to stockpile iodine supplies “just in case.”

Soon after the explosion, the radiation level outside the reactor became elevated to 1,015 microsievert—the equivalent of being exposed to the maximum allowable level for a full year in a single day. The level has since come down sharply. The explosion was caused by hydrogen leaking inside the containment structure from the reactor experiencing high vapor pressure, Mr. Edano said.

Three people waiting at a nearby high school campus at the time of the explosion were confirmed to have been exposed to radiation, NHK, the national broadcaster, reported. The exposure, it said, hasn’t affected their physical conditions. Some 90 people also at the site then—all to be evacuated from the proximity to the troubled power plant—may also have been exposed, it said.

Earlier in the day, Tokyo Electric took emergency measures to avert a meltdown of a stricken nuclear-power plant hit by the massive tsunami that followed Friday’s earthquake in the northeast region of Tohoku. Those steps appeared to be bringing down the dangerous pressures that had built up in the container, a Tokyo Electric spokesman said. But he and the government officials wouldn’t discuss in detail the progress they have made in lowering the temperature inside the reactor. The plant is located 150 miles away from Tokyo.

Previously, the utility had said there was a risk of a meltdown in the core after the quake cut off power to pumps providing cooling water. That, in turn, could lead to heating of the core, the risk of a meltdown, and the release of radiation. A portion of the reactor’s fuel rods, which create heat through a nuclear reaction, had become exposed due to tsunami-related cooling-system failure, a Tokyo Electric spokesman said.

“The size of tsunami caused by the latest earthquake far exceeded what we had previously assumed,” Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a news conference Saturday evening. “We’ve had a backup system designed to kick in when a nuclear-power plant failed, but this time, there has been a problem with that system.”

Loss of cooling water resulted in a near meltdown of the Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania in 1979, the worst nuclear incident in U.S. history.

At Fukushima Daiichi, the three reactors that were operating when the earthquake struck shut down as they were designed to do, but pressure built up inside them due to malfunctioning of their cooling system.

On Saturday, Tokyo Electric said another nuclear-power plant nearby, Fukushima Daini, was experiencing rises of pressure inside its four reactors. A state of emergency was called and precautionary evacuations ordered. The government has ordered the utility to release “potentially radioactive vapor” from the reactors, but hasn’t confirmed any elevated radiation around the plant.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said it is ready to provide assistance if requested. All other Japanese power companies operating nuclear-power plants said their facilities are operating normally.

Nuclear problems are particularly troubling in Japan, which has 56 nuclear reactors, providing about 20% of the nation’s electricity. Eleven reactors shut down as a result of the earthquake, as well as dozens of conventional fossil-fired or hydroelectric plants, leaving millions of people without electricity.

To cope with a severe power shortage expected to result from reactor shutdowns, Tokyo Electric on Saturday asked industrial customers to close or reduce their operations to save electricity and ensure supplies to households, a spokesman said.

When nuclear plants lose grid power, emergency on-site generation is supposed to furnish backup power. But some diesel generators at the Fukushima Daiichi plant failed a short time later due to the damage from the tsunami that followed the earthquake. That forced the plant to resort to batteries to furnish electricity to critical instrumentation and controls for at least one of the reactors, experts said.

Reactors at the plant use a special cooling system, called the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling system, to take waste heat and run some critical systems. But experts said even that system and batteries wouldn’t be able to furnish as much power as was needed, putting pressure on plant officials to quickly find additional sources of electricity.

Experts said that Tokyo Electric has improved its processes and communications since a July 2007 earthquake heavily damaged the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, one of the world’s largest. The entire plant was shut down for 21 months following that quake, and some reactors still aren’t back in operation.

Tokyo Electric was criticized after the 2007 quake for secrecy concerning how it was responding to problems at the Kashiwazaki plant and for rejecting inspection and assistance offers from the IAEA, which is intended to create confidence in the way an emergency is handled.

The Kashiwazaki plant suffered from seismic activity, in the 2007 quake, that exceeded the level for which it was designed, calling into question seismic assumptions made by regulators and the plant operator. There was a radioactive release when water sloshed out of spent-fuel-cooling pools and spilled into the Sea of Japan.

BBC: The Seawater Solution At Fukushima

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: It has now been confirmed by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) that a meltdown triggered the Fukushima reactor explosion in Japan… – SJH

Meltdown Caused Nuclear Plant Explosion 

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Written by Steven John Hibbs

March 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Cesium Detected: Indicates Meltdown In Tepco Fukushima Reactor

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March 12, 2011: Nikkei Editors / – March 12, 2011


TOKYO (Nikkei)–Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s (9501) Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture may be experiencing a meltdown in the wake of Friday’s massive earthquake, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Saturday.

The agency said cesium, a radioactive material produced by nuclear fission, was detected near the facility.

Fuel rods were exposed to the air as the water level in the reactor fell, said one observer. The nuclear agency serves under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Explosion At Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: This could dwarf the Chernobyl disaster in terms of radiation! – SJH

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Written by Steven John Hibbs

March 12, 2011 at 8:04 am