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Fukushima’s Radioactive Plume in the Pacific to be Tracked by Woods Hole

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2014 by highboldtage

shortlink here:

mnemonic here:

Fukushima Radioactive Plume to be Tracked by Woods Hole


2 Years Ago…..3/11/11 Fukushima & Tsunami Watch on North Coast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 11, 2013 by highboldtage

2 Years Ago…..3/11/11 Fukushima & Tsunami Watch on North Coast

Fukushima today:

from wikipedia:

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

“2011 Miyagi earthquake” redirects here. For the aftershock that occurred on 7 April, see April 2011 Miyagi earthquake.
2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
An aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku An aerial view of damage in the Sendai region with black smoke coming from the Nippon Oil Sendai oil refinery

Peak tsunami wave height summits, color-coded with red representing most severe

Date 11 March 2011
Origin time 14:46:23 JST (UTC+09:00)
Duration 6 minutes[1]
Magnitude 9.0 (Mw)[2][3]
Depth 32 km (20 mi)
Epicenter 38°19′19″N 142°22′08″E / 38.322°N 142.369°E / 38.322; 142.369Coordinates: 38°19′19″N 142°22′08″E / 38.322°N 142.369°E / 38.322; 142.369
Type Megathrust earthquake
Countries or regions Japan (primary) Pacific Rim (tsunami, secondary)
Total damage Tsunami wave, flooding, landslides, fires, building and infrastructure damage, nuclear incidents including radiation releases
Max. intensity IX
Peak acceleration 2.99 g
Tsunami Up to 40.5 m (133 ft) in Miyako, Iwate, Tōhoku
Landslides Yes
Foreshocks 7
Aftershocks 9,568[4]
Casualties 15,881 deaths,[5] 6,142 injured,[6] 2,668 people missing[7]

The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku (東北地方太平洋沖地震, Tōhoku-chihō Taiheiyō Oki Jishin?), often referred to in Japan as Higashi nihon daishinsai (東日本大震災?)[8] and also known as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake,[9] the Great East Japan Earthquake,[10][11][fn 1] and the 3.11 Earthquake, was a magnitude 9.03 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on 11 March 2011,[2][3][12] with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 32 km (20 mi).[2][13] It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.[12][14][15] The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in Miyako in Tōhoku’s Iwate Prefecture,[16][17] and which, in the Sendai area, travelled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland.[18] The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m (8 ft) east and shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in).[19][20][21]

On 12 September 2012, a Japanese National Police Agency report confirmed 15,881 deaths,[22] 6,142 injured,[23] and 2,668 people missing[24] across twenty prefectures, as well as 129,225 buildings totally collapsed, with a further 254,204 buildings ‘half collapsed’, and another 691,766 buildings partially damaged.[25

HighBoldtage Posts of the Year, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by highboldtage

1.  5.9 Earthquake Rattles Central Virginia

I got about 6,000 hits on this story, probably because I was one of the first bloggers with it and I do lots of earthquake stuff it is an interest of mine, so google gives me cred.

2.  The Joplin Tornado, again I was early on it…..

3.  Emerald Triangle Seed Co…..about 1800 hits

4.  Fukushima, HighBoldtage one of the first blogs in the world on the meltdown post-tsunami.

5. New Earthquake Swarm Hits Hawthorne, Nevada.

6.  Mainstay Business Solutions Shuts Down, between the several posts on this topic I got thousands of hits.

7.  Jim Berkland Expecting Earthquake in California……didn’t happen that month….

8.  Realtime Radiation Monitoring:

9.  United State’s Biggest Nuclear Accident, Simi Valley California 1959

10.  California Milk Radiated with Fukushima Fallout:

35% Post-Fukushima Spike in Infant Mortality Reported on West Coast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 21, 2011 by highboldtage

Jannette Sherman M.D. and Joseph Mangano via Counterpunch:

“The recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicates that eight cities in the northwest U.S. (Boise ID, Seattle WA, Portland OR, plus the northern California cities of Santa Cruz, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Berkeley) reported the following data on deaths among those younger than one year of age:

4 weeks ending March 19, 2011 – 37 deaths (avg. 9.25 per week)
10 weeks ending May 28, 2011  – 125 deaths (avg.12.50 per week)

This amounts to an increase of 35% (the total for the entire U.S. rose about 2.3%), and is statistically significant.   Of  further significance is that those dates include the four weeks before and the ten weeks after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster.  In 2001 the infant mortality was 6.834 per 1000 live births, increasing to 6.845 in 2007. All years from 2002 to 2007 were higher than the 2001 rate. ”

Here’s a Scientific American blog post that attempts to debunk this report:

On Tsunami Stones & Nuclear Safety

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by highboldtage

One fascinating cultural detail that has emerged from Japan’s ongoing earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster are tsunami stones.

These stones, inscripted with words like “Do not build your houses below this point” were placed along the northeast coastline of Japan by the ancestors of the people who lived in these towns.  They were literally warnings from our ancestors.  The stones range in age from a hundred to six hundred years old, and were presumably erected in response to real tsunami events.

Now of course we are engulfed by a nuclear tsunami.  Our old nuclear stones were placed at the 7.5 magnitude earthquake level, but they were overwhelmed.  We need to erect some new nuclear warning stones for our descendents:  Any nuclear reactor must be able to survive a 9.0 earthquake or it should be decommissioned, and no new nuclear plants should be built unless they can survive a 9.0 earthquake.

have a peaceful day,


ANEYOSHI, Japan — The stone tablet has stood on this forested hillside since before they were born, but the villagers have faithfully obeyed the stark warning carved on its weathered face: “Do not build your homes below this point!”

Radioactive Iodine Found in Japanese Breast Milk

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by highboldtage

A citizen’s group, concerned about the impact of radioactive leaks from the crippled nuclear power plant on mothers and babies says trace amounts of radioactive iodine have been found in the breast milk of  four women living east or northeast of Tokyo.
The group unveiled the results on Wednesday, saying that of the samples provided by the women, the breast milk of the mother of an 8-month-old baby in Chiba Prefecture, contained the highest level of 36.3 becquerels of radioactive iodine per kilogram.

FDA: No Need to Test Fish For Radiation….Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by highboldtage

Besides testing fish is expensive.  Now that your mind is at ease go out there and EAT SOME FISH.  EATING FISH IS PATRIOTIC.

“ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal and state of Alaska health officials say North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there’s no reason to test them.”

Maybe it’s possible that North Pacific fish stocks are ALREADY radioactive (due to past bomb testing and nuclear accidents), and testing now would reveal it.  That would be an economic disaster.  Our governments seem to be all about money these days.

Here’s a link to the original article in the Anchorage Daily News, where fish is a MAJOR export product, especially to Germany and Austria:

It is worth reading the many comments up there in Alaska where people’s livelihoods are on the line.

Morgan Stanley Fund Defaults on $3 Billion Tokyo Real Estate Deal

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by highboldtage

via Reuters:

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Morgan Stanley property fund failed to make $3.3 billion in debt payments by a deadline on Friday, handing over the keys to a central Tokyo office building to Blackstone (BX.N) and other investors, the largest repayment failure of its kind in Japan.

Taking advantage of a run-up in property prices, MSREF V refinanced its debt on the Shinagawa property in 2007 with new debt worth 278 billion yen, twice the value of its purchase and likely yielding a tidy profit for the fund.

The refinanced debt was sold in six different tranches by Morgan Stanley to investors.

James Gorman, the CEO of Morgan Stanley, saw his 2010 compensation rise to $15.2 million from $6.5 million in 2009, according to an Associated Press analysis of data filed with regulators.

100 Protest Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 16, 2011 by highboldtage

“Armed with signs, and petitions, more than 100 people packed a portion of Avila Beach Saturday to speak out against Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.”

“”The Fukushima crisis is our greatest warning and the NRC’s attitude is business as usual,” said Jane Swanson of Mothers for Peace.”


Dr. Michio Kaku Talks Fukushima on Democracy Now!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 13, 2011 by highboldtage

He says bury it.  The Fukushima situation segment starts around 9:49, Michio joins a few minutes later.  Michio also talks about his new book of course at the end of the  interview.  With Amy Goodman April 13, 2011.