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Japan Tsunami: Country Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Disaster

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 11, 2012

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — For 70-year-old Toshiko Murakami, memories of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of her seaside town and swept away her sister brought fresh tears Sunday, exactly a year after the disaster.

“My sister is still missing so I can’t find peace within myself,” she said before attending a ceremony in a tent in Rikuzentaka marking the anniversary of the March 11, 2011, disaster that killed just over 19,000 people and unleashed the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

Across Japan, people paused at 2:46 p.m. – the moment the magnitude-9.0 quake struck a year ago – for moments of silence, prayer and reflection about the enormous losses suffered and monumental tasks ahead.

Japan must rebuild dozens of ravaged coastal communities, shut down the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and decontaminate radiated land so it is inhabitable again.

These are enormous burdens on a country already straining under the weight of an aging, shrinking population, bulging national debt and an economy that’s been stagnant for two decades.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reminded the Japanese people that they have overcome many disasters and difficulties in the past and pledged to rebuild the nation so it will be “reborn as an even better place.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Japan Earthquake: Magnitude 7.0 Temblor Hits Off Japan’s Pacific Island

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 1, 2012

TOKYO — A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck under the sea south of Japan on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital but causing no apparent damage or tsunami.

The quake struck near the uninhabited island of Torishima in the Pacific Ocean, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Tokyo, and its epicenter was about 370 kilometers (230 miles) below the sea, the Meterological Agency said. It did not generate a tsunami.

Buildings in the Tokyo area shook, but no damage or injuries were reported. Express trains in northern and central Japan were suspended temporarily for safety checks but later resumed.

No abnormalities were reported at power plants, including the crippled nuclear power plant in northeast Japan hit by the March earthquake and tsunami, public broadcaster NHK reported.

A massive earthquake and tsunami March 11 left nearly 20,000 people dead or missing. Japan, which lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” is one of the world’s most seismically active countries.

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Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan Says He Will Consider Resigning

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 2, 2011


Just to complain is not a problem, but it was unbearable tragedy.
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Japan Earthquake 2011: Cabinet Approves Nearly $50 Billion In Spending For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 22, 2011


This wonderful country spoiled a lot due to this dreadful tragedy, however; this country will be able to do everything to bring the country in a normal stage soon.
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Japan Earthquake Today: 6.3 Magnitude Temblor Hits Off Coast

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 21, 2011


God! This is too much.
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Honshu Japan Mw 9.0 Earthquake: March 11, 2011

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 16, 2011

The Japan earthquake was the largest source of ocean sound ever recorded on our hydrophone arrays. This unique record gives us insight into the physics behind how sound is transmitted from the Earth’s crust into the ocean and then propagates through the Pacific Ocean basin. These insights help us gauge the size and scale of other submarine earthquakes and volcanic eruptions we record that were not detected by other sensor networks. We also plan to analyze the hydrophone record for evidence of a pressure signal from the tsunami, which will provide additional information and help our understanding of tsunami propagation in the ocean.

 Below are 2 sound files and an example spectrogram from hydrophones that recorded the seismic and acoustic arrivals for the Honshu Japan Mw 9.0 earthquake. The first sound file is from a hydrophone located in the central north Pacific, the second sound file and spectrogram is from a hydrophone located near the Aleutian Islands.

 View YouTube movie about the undersea hydrophone and listen to the event:

Listen to the earthquake (sound has been sped up 16 times):

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Japan Evacuation Zone: Government Expected To Extend Evacuations Over 18 Miles

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2011


Radiation could have not only the immediate impact but also long-term impact.
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Operator Of Japan Nuclear Power Plant Says Radiation-Tainted Water Has Stopped Leaking Into Ocean

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 6, 2011


Todays good news. World leaders must take lesson from this accident and we world citizen must give pressure to world leaders to be serious with nuclear plant.
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Japan Nuclear Crisis: Radioactive Water Leaks Into Sea From Crippled Plant

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 2, 2011


This is really terrible.
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Japan Nuclear Plant’s Power Lines Reconnected

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2011


Very sad news.
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Japan’s Earthquake and the Will of God

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 22, 2011


That will of God was due to our activities in some extent.
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Japan Death Toll Estimate Rises Over 18,000, Rebuilding May Cost $235 Billion

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2011


One of the biggest tragedy in the history
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Dog Guards Injured Dog In Aftermath Of Japan’s Disaster (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 18, 2011


They are better than some selfish people who have nothing to think rather than themselves­. They think they are everything and ruining the society.
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Japan Earthquake 2011: Nuclear Battle May Take Weeks, Says U.S.

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2011


If this problem will be sorted out in a week. that is also good.
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U.S. Concerned Japan Facing Situation That Could Be ‘Deadly For Decades’: ABC News

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2011


This is not secret, this reality open.
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