Category Archives: Earthquake

Earthquake – one year on

Today marks the first anniversary of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, where a tsunami following shortly inundated miles upon square miles of land, helped send a Fukushima nuclear power plant into meltdown, and devastated the lives of countless hundreds … Continue reading

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Earthquake 2

We just had another large earthquake in Japan (7th April).  I’m currently at home in Sagamihara city, and although it wasn’t particularly powerful where I was (I’ve felt more powerful where I live), it did last a rather long time.  … Continue reading

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Radiation in the water in Japan

As I’m sure many of you have read or heard recently, the levels of radioactive iodine are a bit high in some parts of Japan, and at one time the Japanese government was advising parents not to let their children … Continue reading

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Update

1. Good news for those who are low on petrol, unless you get caught out by panic-buyers again.  I have it on very good authority that supplies will increase at petrol stations in Kanagawa and Tokyo, starting immediately. 2.  Currently … Continue reading

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British Embassy offering iodine tablets

The British Embassy in Japan is offering iodine tablets as a contingency measure to British nationals and their dependencies in the Tokyo, Sendai, and Niigata areas.  This is purely on an off chance situation, and the tablets are unlikely to … Continue reading

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US and UK governements offer flights out

Both the US and British governments are offering flights for its citizens and immediate family, who are unable to book a commercial flight, and wish to leave the country and fly to an “Asian safe haven country”.  The US have … Continue reading

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Update

1. It is currently 11pm and I have not yet been affected by the rolling blackouts that TEPCO said they would introduce several days ago.  There was a strong possibility that power would be cut unexpectedly tonight because of the … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in Japan

Some of you may like to follow the shakes that are happening in Japan.  If so, have a look at this site.  Here’s a quick copy and paste below. The first column shows the date and time it was recorded … Continue reading

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Another quake

Two minutes ago at 10:33pm, we had another big shake.  Big in my experience.  I’ve been in this flat for about six years, so when an earthquake hits, I know what shakes and wobbles.  So when a lot more shakes … Continue reading

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Radiation levels in Tokyo

A lot of people will be worried about the radiation coming from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve been keeping my eye on the wind direction.  After another explosion today, radioactive material … Continue reading

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