Japan tsunami and earthquake -
Live coverage - Guardian
• Up to 10,000 feared dead in Miyagi prefecture alone
• Cooling system fails at a second nuclear plant
• Japan PM: "worst crisis since WWII"
• 190 people exposed to radiation
• Original quake upgraded to magnitude 9
• Over 250 aftershocks so far
Cooling System Update At Nuke Power Plants
Experts Explain Worse Case Scenario
First Ever Nuclear Emergency In Japan
First Ever Core Meltdown In Japan Suspected
"a nuclear meltdown was suspected at the Fukushima No. 1
nuclear power plant's No. 1 reactor"
The Gulf of Alaska Quake (1964) made obsolete marine charts of the bottom of that Gulf. Now there is a similar effect from the Japan Quake:
Dr. Daniel McNamara, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, told The Huffington Post that the disaster left a gigantic rupture in the sea floor, 217-miles long and 50 miles wide. It also shifted Japan's coast by eight feet in some parts, though McNamara was quick to explain much of the coast likely didn't move as far.(HuffPo, emphasis added). Areas of Japan sank lower as the oceans are rising, and some of those areas are now "still underwater".
McNamara found the way in which the quake actually sunk the elevation of the country's terrain to be more troublesome than coastal shifting. "You see cities still underwater; the reason is subsidence," he said. "The land actually dropped, so when the tsunami came in, it's just staying."
The enormous tremor also shifted the Earth's axis. According to CNN, the earthquake moved the planet's axis approximately 4 inches.
New Deep Water Offshore Drilling Permit Granted:
"The well was being drilled in waters 4,234 feet deep,
120 miles off the Louisiana coast south of Houma,
at the time BP's Macondo [Deepwater Horizon]
well blew out in April 2010." (Raw Story, emphasis added)
Oil Found In Gulf Seafood Exposing Government Propaganda:
"The federal government is going out of its way to assure the public that seafood pulled from recently reopened Gulf of Mexico waters is safe to consume, in spite of the largest accidental release of crude oil in America's history.(Raw Story).
However, testing methodologies used by the government to deem areas of water safe for commercial fishing are woefully inadequate and permit high levels of toxic compounds to slip into the human food chain, according to a series of scientific and medical professionals interviewed by Raw Story."