Magnitude 5.9 Quake Strikes Japan, In Proximity To Fukushima

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A 5.9 magnitude quake has struck northeastern Japan, 18km NNE of Daigo, and in close proximity to the infamous Fukushima nuclear power plant the US Geological Survey reported; no tsunami warning has been issued. The epicenter of the quake was given as Ibaraki Prefecture in central Japan, the same as was impacted during the 2011 Fukushima quake. The prefecture has a population of some 3 million people.

Earlier, the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) earlier put the magnitude at 6.3.

The Quake had shaking intensity of 6- on Japan’s scale of 7; and the shaking was felt as far as Tokyo. According to NHK, the Tokaido Shinkansen high speed train has been halted for safety checks after the quake.

According to Japan's government there are no reports of damage to nuclear plants after the quake, while Tepco quickly stated that there are "no abnormalities at its Fukushima plants" after the quake


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Looney's picture


Japan doesn’t frack – there ain’t nothin’ to frack for. So, the earthquake must’ve been caused by... umm.. Global Warming?  ;-)


Stroke's picture

Where is Al Gore when we need him?.....Oh, probably flying around the globe droping huuuge man-bear shits where ever he goes

Mercury's picture

Whatever you do "GREENS" don't allow any upgrades of 1960s-era nuclear technology situated in earthquake zones.

That would be un-environmental because nuclear = bad

HockeyFool's picture

Stand by for more nuclear fear mongering 3...2....1....

Tijuana Donkey Show's picture

Japan is going 100% green coal soon. That's how we will save WV.

Deplorable's picture

Take a look at this guys live streams,  He gives a daily earthquake forecast and he has been spot on lately.

Lynx Dogood's picture

He's been spot on (within a couple hundered miles) for a long time.

poland spring's picture

My 2 favorite are Dutchsinse and Suspici0us 0bservers.

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mountain99889 (not verified) Dec 28, 2016 8:27 AM

Mebbe Fukashima caused the earthquake

Clara Tardis's picture

Or watch the live stream, Dutch comments on what he calls energy transfer from the EQ, which means lots of eq activity coming to westcoast, oklahoma, LOTS of activity going on , anyone in a EQ zone shoud be watching Dutchsinse.

MexInvest's picture

Careful guys.  Traderone's mother left him at home alone again today.


He is already threatening to put people on "THE LIST".


They should have a minimum age to be on ZH of at least 16. I mean "THE LIST"?  That made my day. No it made my week. NO IT MADE MY YEAR! 


I hate it when day traders lose all their money and then try to take it out on the rest of us who are making money.

See traderone put Japan on the list and see what happens?  lol 

DuneCreature's picture

Oh no! ... Not The List! ...

Live Hard, That Prick List Will Scar A Man For Life, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

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mountain99889 (not verified) MexInvest Dec 28, 2016 9:28 AM

There's on Jew on ZH named snakehead who says he's keeping a list

apadictionary's picture

looks like all set for tomorrows crash

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mountain99889 (not verified) Dec 28, 2016 8:41 AM

Dana Andrews stars in the 1965 horror film - Crack In the World -
"A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it. " I bet most people here never heard of Dana Andrews. We were talking about that at Christmas dinner. Most of the young people today have never heard of John Wayne. They never heard of Jimmy Stewart.

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mountain99889 (not verified) mountain99889 Dec 28, 2016 9:08 AM

Hint - Dana Andrews wasn't a girl, he was a boy. One of the most famous actors of the 40s and 50s. And he had a younger brother Steve Forrest, who was also a well-respected actor. Steve Forrest in the "Last of the Mohicans" will always be one of my favorite pictures

Charming Anarchist's picture

More Hollyweird fake science, fake history and fake news.

Sky flyer's picture

No abnormalities were noticed at the nuclear power plant that has been spewing radioactive poison in the ocean for five years.

cbxer55's picture

Hmmm. Would it be considered abnormal if it all of the sudden stopped spewing tons of radiation into the ocean every day?

Arrest Hillary's picture

"After shocks from Nagasaki !"  Algore

cossack55's picture

Any moderate EQ while on a high-speed train must be loads of laughs

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Fukishima core must be melting through fault zones now. Bummer!

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mountain99889 (not verified) Dec 28, 2016 9:35 AM

Rosanne Cash (Johnny Cash' daughter) - Seven Year Ache - - great fekken song

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mountain99889 (not verified) mountain99889 Dec 28, 2016 9:43 AM

Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire - song was written by Johnny Cash' wife June Carter from the famous southern music Carter family -

Time for Titus's picture

This article explains the recent Russian-Japan deals for billions which is a slap in the face to neocons. One commenter says, "Get ready for another Fukishima" lol.

Clara Tardis's picture

Many speculate the Haiti quake was triggered to; first level the place thn go in to steal the resources, makes sense given the psychopaths in charge.  Look surprised the CF involved!

(this is short vid from researcher "following the money".



shankster's picture

5.7 in Nevada this morning.

AUZZZ's picture

Obamination of the UN deal will spell disasterous earthquakes in US. New Madrid will divide our own land.

Money Squid's picture

an interesting cluster of three 5+ in nevada this morning, plus a bunch-o smaller ones. Prolly nothing, but interesting sequence. Ring-o-Fire been active lately. Maybe Kalifornia will fall into the sea.

fracking causes micro earthquakes (that's the fracking part), but not major ones. geothermal energy production does cause earthquakes - see the activity around The Geyser's geothermal field. There has also been a few swarms of earthquakes around the geothermal plants at the Salton Sea.