Tag: Tokyo

Tohoku Earthquake Increases Japanese Earthquake Risk

The recent magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan has increased the risk of earthquakes across the rest of the country, say scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Kyoto University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Radioactive Material Found in Seawater near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Radioactive materials have been detected in seawater south of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station according to a press release from the Tokyo Electric Power Company. The radioactive materials were found from seawater around the discharge canal, which runs south from the nuclear plant which was damaged by the earthquake on March 11.

Pacific Northwest Will Suffer Same Fate as Japan

The Japanese earthquake which measured 8.9 is being called one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, but Robert Yeats, a professor emeritus of geology at Oregon State University, said that β€œthis is our wake up call.”