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Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima. Triggers Tsunami Warning

Update 12: Tsunami Warning Lifted after the Tsunami wrecks Fukushima Prefecture.
Update 11: Nuclear Plant Cooling System has Failed again.  Temperature will be critical in a week.

Raw Video Footage of Tsunami below

Update 10: Japan National Police have reported two minor injuries – NHK.
Update 9: Nissan has announced that it will shut down operations at its Fukushima engine plant. Toyota has not announced that it will discontinue work at its plant in the northeast of the country.
Update 8: Tsunami has just hit the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Update 7: UPDATE: Tsunami strikes volcanic island of Hachijō-jima, off the coast of TokyoUpdate 6: Japan’s SENDAI port hit with Tsunami approx 1.4M HIGH. Expected to rise further. Sendai Pop: >1M

 

View LiveStream of Fukushima below

UPDATE 5: ‘Please evacuate to safe areas’

Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga gave a brief press conference on the current situation.

He said:

  • The Government, right after the earthquake hit, has established a taskforce and released tsunami information
  • We have issued warnings and we have the director-generals of the agencies involved to carry out necessary measures
  • We will continue to gather information about any damage so that we can safely take action
  • I would like to call upon the people, since tsunami warnings and alerts have been issued, if you are living along these areas, please evacuate to safety
UPDATE 4: Reported Water Cooling Failure at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.  Cooling system reported back online
UPDATE 3: A Second and Third Tsunami is expected to make landfall. Will be larger than the 1st Tsunami
UPDATE 2: The Tsunami has now reached Fukushima
UPDATE 1: The Tsunami has been observed 20 km off the coast of Fukushima and will soon make landfall.

BREAKING: A 7.3 magnitude earthquake centered 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Iwaku, Fukushima Prefecture shook Japan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was reportedly felt in Tokyo.

Videos below of the Earthquake in Japan.

Image of Fukushima, result of Earthquake

 

Fukushima Nuclear Plant from NHK with the text “evacuate immediately.”

 

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