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Major 8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan. Tsunami Warnings North of Tokyo
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Look at the bright side : an earthquake stronger than many others did nothing, the tsunami did
and only 10,000 died, while in other, Weaker earthquakes the deaths are many times that.


I pray for their safty
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i myself gave some money and my parents thought it was cool of me and gave some to after i have told them
and i don't make a lot of money so i hope that people will listen to their harts
and give some cause if it happens to you your country and loved ones
you would like the same to be done for you i hope that many people think this way
cause alone nobody can do something useful for them but together we can
i truly hope for japan and its people to recover from this
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Reactor #2 at Fukushima Daiichi has suffered an explosion. Based on gauge readings, the suppression system (cooling system) may be damaged. If the damage is to the liquid containing "suppression pool" this could result in a significantly larger release of radioactive material to the environment than seen in the incidents with reactors 1 & 3.
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A fire broke out at the spent fuel pond of Reactor #4 and was extinguished. [It is my understanding that reactors 4-6 were already offline at the time of the quake -- however, the spent fuel rods still need to be cooled] There are holes in the wall of Reactor 4's outer building.

Residents w/in 20 km have been evacuated. Those 20-30 km away have been cautioned to remain indoors.

[One thing I haven't seen reported is any mention of Reactor #2's cooling reaching a "stable" state. There was mention of Reactors 1 & 3 reaching a stable cooling state. It makes me wonder if the sea water they're pumping into #2 is running right back out and contaminating the ground.]
BBC analysis saying something similar: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12745186





Photos:
Debris field in the Pacific. You can see the wheels of vehicles poking through the mat of wood debris:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/compacflt/5527284905/

House adrift:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/compacflt/5527876842/

100 pics on the NYT site:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#1
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