Friday, April 22, 2011

Diplomats are returning to Tokyo

"The government's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that only the embassies of Angola, Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic and Kosovo remain closed, Japan Times reported."  Another week of down-trending radiation readings  and we may see a lot of people returning to Tokyo from surrounding areas.  It would be a terrible inconvenience if Fukushima Dai-ichi were to enter a second crisis, and everyone repeats the first exercise all over again.  Positive thinking.

More earthquakes off the coast of Japan, all 6.0's or higher

From Itar-Tass:
VLADIVOSTOK, April 22 (Itar-Tass) -- Four earthquakes with a 6.0 magnitude and higher were registered at the eastern coast of the Japanese Island of Honshu over the past 24 hours. The latest quake was reported overnight at 01:16 hours Japanese time (20:16 hours Moscow time on Thursday), the Russian Geophysical Service reported.
It said the epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean some 60 kilometers off the city of Iwaki and 75 kilometers from the city of Fukushima and the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. There were no reports about the consequences so far.  The three preceding quakes ranged in magnitude from 6.0 to 6.3 and were accompanied by a dozen of aftershocks.

Fukushima residents make last runs home before strict law takes effect

Radioactive level up at reactor water intake

Isotope ratio doesn't make sense, suggests ongoing criticalities

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