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Following the devastating earthquake which struck Japan and the resulting tsunami, flood waters have submerged crop lands and settlements along the affected east coast.
Only hours after we reported that between40 and 70 nuclear engineers had remained behind at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the majority of staff were evacuated, reports from several major news agencies are confirming that they have since been evacuated as a result of a major radiation spike.
However one thing seems to be clear: some 40 to 70 nuclear engineers have not been evacuated from the power plant, choosing instead to stay behind in potentially fatal conditions in an attempt to prevent a nuclear meltdown which could plausibly harm thousands.
The U.S. Seventh Fleet said Monday it had moved its ships and aircraft away from a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant after discovering low-level radioactive contamination.
After a devastating earthquake struck Japan, leaving its citizens searching for family members and loved ones. A tsunami emerged and added to the devastation. Now, Japan has initiated a Nuclear Emergency after several of their nuclear reactor cooling systems failed.
A ship carrying about 100 people was swept away by the huge tsunami that hit Japan on Friday and its fate was unknown, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing Miyagi prefecture police.
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Update (3:20am EST on Monday, March 14): A number of people commenting on here in the last day or so have confirmed that everything is OK in Okinawa — it didn’t get hit very hard. Thanks to all the people sharing info in the comments below! Okinawa, Japan is home to 14 large U.S. military […]
Update (9:20 EST): a 6-foot surge has been reported in Kahului Harbor Waves are now pushing higher and higher up the beaches of Hawaii. No damage has been reported yet. A few minutes ago, Khon2 News from Hawaii reported: The wave surges at Waikiki Beach on Oahu were noticed shortly after 3:20 a.m. Friday. It […]