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Tohoku, Kilauea and Fukushima HA-11-3-11


By Anthony J. Sanders

A magnitude-9.0 offshore quake struck at 2:46 p.m. 11 March 2011 local time and was the biggest to hit Japan since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. It ranked as the fifth-largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in February 2011.  The quake shook dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) stretch of coast and tall buildings swayed in Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the epicenter. Minutes later, the earthquake unleashed a 23-foot (seven-meter) tsunami along the northeastern coast of Japan near the coastal city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture. The quake was followed for hours by aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey said 124 were detected off Japan's main island of Honshu, 111 of them of magnitude 5.0 or greater.  The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off Japan's east coast. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo. Several quakes hit the same region in recent days, including one measured at magnitude 7.3 on Wednesday 9 March that caused no damage (Foster ’11).  Quake-hit Japan now faces a recovery and reconstruction bill of at least $180 billion, which they have already injected to stabilize the market until order is restored, or 3 percent of its annual economic output, or more than 50 percent higher than the total cost of 1995's earthquake in Kobe. Insured losses from Japan's earthquake could be as high as $35 billion, even without tsunami- and nuclear-related losses.  The death toll is already estimated to exceed 10,000.  It is estimated it will take 4-5 years to rebuild (Waki ’11).

Hawaii: Eruptions from Kilauea Volcano. Earth Changes and the Pole Shift: Information About Earth Changes and the Pole Shift. 7 March 2011


The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan was so powerful it moved the island closer to the United States and shifted the planet's axis.  The quake caused a rift 15 miles below the sea floor that stretched 186 miles long and 93 miles wide. The areas closest to the epicenter of the quake jumped a full 13 feet closer to the United States.  The quake also shifted the earth's axis by 6.5 inches, shortened the day by 1.6 microseconds, and sank Japan downward by about two feet. As Japan's eastern coastline sunk, the tsunami's waves rolled in. The earth's mass shifted towards the center, spurring the planet to spin a bit faster. Last year's massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile also shortened the day, but by an even smaller fraction of a second. The 2004 Sumatra quake knocked a whopping 6.8 micro-seconds off the day (Goodwin ’11).  It is presumed that the earthquake in Japan of 10 March 2011 was triggered by the floor of the crater of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Sunday, 6 March 2011, dropping 377 feet over three hours on Saturday 5 March 2011,that sent lava 65 feet in the air and caused a fissure to develop between the Pu’uO’o and Napau craters on Kilauea, or was caused by the same seismic event.  According to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO), Kilauea is the youngest volcano in Hawaii and could be the world’s most active. The volcano has been erupting since the early 1980s, and the current activity is a continuation.  Kilauea is called the home of Hawaii’s Goddess of fire Pele.  The summit tiltmeter network recorded continued DI inflation. Seismic tremor levels continued to decrease but remained elevated. The summit GPS network recorded continued but slowed contraction and subsidence after March 8th. Weak glow is visible in the overnight webcam. The summit gas plume moved to the southwest on 14 March 2011. The sulfur dioxide emission rate measurement was 700 tonnes/day on March 13, 2011. DI is an abbreviation for 'deflation-inflation' and describes a volcanic event of uncertain significance.  The tilt events are usually accompanied by an increase in summit tremor during the deflation phase.  Faith healers who need their Disability Insurance (DI) increased from +/- US $666 to $700, without regard for inflation, want to know, did both Japan and the USA displease the G-8 by negligently prohibiting the press a “no fly zone” ultra vires the Treaty on Open Skies opened in 1992 and enforced in 2002?



Japan lies on the "Ring of Fire" — an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching around the Pacific where about 90 percent of the world's quakes occur, including the one that triggered the 26 December 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami that killed an estimated 230,000 people in 12 countries. A magnitude-8.8 temblor that shook central Chile in February 2010 also generated a tsunami and killed 524 people. Japan's worst previous quake was a magnitude 8.3 in Kanto that killed 143,000 people in 1923, according to USGS. A 7.2-magnitude quake in Kobe killed 6,400 people in 1995. The tsunami hit Hawaii before dawn Friday, with most damage coming on the Big Island. The waves covered beachfront roads and rushed into hotels. One house was picked up and carried out to sea. Low-lying areas in Maui were flooded by 7-foot waves. On the U.S. mainland, marinas and harbors in California and Oregon bore the brunt of the damage, estimated by authorities to be in the millions of dollars. Boats crashed into each other in marines and some vessels were washed out to sea.  Thousands fled homes in Indonesia after officials warned of a tsunami up to 6 feet (2 meters) high, but waves of only 4 inches (10 centimeters) were measured. No big waves came to the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory, either.  Islands across the South Pacific were hit by bigger-than-normal waves, but no major damage was reported. Surges up to 26 inches (66 centimeters) high were reported in American Samoa, Nauru, Saipan and at the far northern tip of New Zealand. In Tonga, water flooded houses in the low-lying Ha'apai islands early Saturday, police said. Radio Tonga reported thousands in the capital, Nuku'alofa, sought refuge at the king's residence on higher ground (Foster ’11).


Source: Black, Richard. Exposed Rods Spark Meltdown Fear. BBC. 14 March 2011


An official with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which runs the nuclear power plant, said seawater was being pumped in both by fire engines and via the system installed to extinguish fires in the power station's turbine hall. The use of this methodology had never been foreseen - it had been invented by the team on the ground at Fukushima.  Even the mere use of seawater in this way is an extraordinary step to take.  According to the main Japanese news agency Kyodo, the rods were exposed when the flow of seawater into reactor number 2 stopped simply because a fire pump ran out of fuel.  With the entire region of Honshu Island reportedly low on fuel and other vital supplies, a key question is whether plans are in place to keep the power station supplied with diesel. In the absence of cooling, temperatures in the core could rise up to 2,000C (3,600F), hot enough to melt the zirconium cladding that surrounds the fuel rods.  In addition, the zirconium reacts at these temperatures with water molecules to form hydrogen.  This makes the cladding more brittle and likely to fall away from the rods. A nightmare scenario for any nuclear plant is a total meltdown - where the molten core collapses in the bottom of the steel containment vessel and heats it so much that it falls through. (Black ’11).  The energy radiated by this quake is nearly equal to one month's worth of energy consumption (Malcolm ’11).  It was written that the magnitude 8.9 quake had greater force than all the nuclear weapons in the world exploding at once.  The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean Treaty of Tlatelolco was signed in 1967 and is enforced by individual nations, The Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof or Sea-Bed Treaty entered into force worldwide in 1972.  Ring of Fire seismic concerns to create a South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone in the Treaty of Rarotonga of 1986 updated in the Bangkok Treaty of 1997.  The African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Pelindaba Treaty was signed in 1996.   The Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques ENMOD has been enforced worldwide since 1978 (§6 Military Diplomacy). 


Description: Description: Description: Description: A wall of water and sludge travelled across an area of Sendai prefecture on 11 March 2011

Source: BBC Japan Quake in Pictures. 11 March 2011


In review of Art. 5 of the Customs House Act St. Elizabeth (CHASE) recognizing the International Personality of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) I may have offended the Goddess Pele by omitting from my brief rule of politics, when recusing the High Commissioner and all bar certified attorneys from running for executive or legislative office, without suing the all-male Libyan mission to repeat the success women have been having in Parliamentary elections around the world.  Gender blindness is displeasing to corrupt women, who hath no fury like the conjunction of the International Criminal Court being reprimanded taking money from the European Prosecutor to bomb innocent people trying to take North African Politics (NAP), with the smoking NAACP v. Button of the U.S. Supreme Court of March 2, 2011 and Japan in the news, as punishment for my belated amendment of the CHASE aiming at the abolition of the death penalty from federal torture statute that derogates Arts. 2, 4 and 14 of the Convention against Torture (CAT) on 5 March and Libyan leak on 7 March to the Officer of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. As always the Joint annual interagency review of global nuclear detection architecture pleads responsibility for the damage to the real estate under 6USC(1)(XIV)§596a.  With no international office to coordinate FEMA assistance, far too much U.S. military assistance and a wellspring of private Internet and cell phone companies soliciting for donations there is little that the United States can do for the $5 a night Japanese hospitals we envy so much at the end of Art. 6, that Haitian rubble clearers can’t do cheaper under Essential Assistance Programs 42USC(68)(IV)§5170B-3  Haitians might work for little more than national ownership of the U.N. base.  Taking into consideration Japan’s highly insured status, round trip plane tickets, room and board and the need for a worker to do the same thing in Port-au-Prince, two Haitians could be hired for each Japanese work visa.   


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Source: BBC Japan Quake in Pictures. 11 March 2011


The long term health consequences of the meltdown at the Fukishima Daiichi may linger for millennium. The Japanese government has evacuated some 200,000 people in the vicinity of the plants and issued potassium iodide pills, which prevent the uptake of radioactive iodine. The U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan had to change course when it sailed into a radioactive cloud 66 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Schell ’11).  Radiation levels are extremely high in the areas around the plant, and there are fears that additional radioactivity from breached reactor cores and/or spent fuel pools will be released. Reactor 3 at the plant operates on MOX fuel, which contains plutonium. Plutonium is one of the most toxic substances in the world, and its presence in Reactor 3 adds an additional dimension of danger to an already out of control situation. The half-life of Plutonium 239 is 24,100 years (Weeramantry ’11).  The radioactive waste that has escaped into the atmosphere includes unknown amounts of cesium-137 and iodine-131, which can only have originated in the melting cores or in nearby spent fuel rod pools (Schell ’11). Both are dangerous to human health. Workers beware.  Medical injuries caused by radioactivity include convulsions, vascular damage, cardio vascular collapse, keloids and cancers. Birth defects are so severe compulsory sterilization has been recommended when tests indicate birth defects (Weeramantry ’11). It remains to be seen whether this accident will be more severe than the accident at Chernobyl 25 years ago. The accident in Japan has raised doubts about the future of nuclear power in many countries. According to a recent book more than a million people have died so far as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, far more than the official 4,000 estimate (Sherman ’11). The normal cost for dismantling a nuclear power plant is about one and a half times the cost of the project after the normal life of a reactor of 40 years (Ramdas ’11).  In light of this catastrophe, the global community has resolved to phase out, abolish and replace nuclear reactors with alternative energy sources, that do not threaten present and future generations (Ramdas ’11)(Weeramantry ’11)(Joint Statement on the Japanese Nuclear Disaster ’11), namely solar (Ramdas ’11).  The area surrounding the Fukishima Daiichi plant will need to be permanently abandoned after cleanup efforts have contained the meltdown, disposed of the nuclear waste, dismantled the nuclear facility and properly disposed of nuclear contaminated waste in the area (as written on March 14 and appended April 2, 2011). 




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