Earthquake Strikes Japan and Tsunami Alert Issued

Earthquake Strikes Japan and Tsunami Alert Issued

A strong earthquake struck Japan on Nov. 21, 2016, at about 20:59 UTC, also causing the issuance of a tsunami alert. The United States Geological Survey has reported that a magnitude 6.9 quake, originally reported as a level 7.3 tremor, struck near Honshu. This is on the country’s east coast. The seismic activity was geographically […]

Fukushima Still Leaking Nuclear Waste

Fukushima Still Leaking Nuclear Waste

Four years ago an earthquake hit Japan that destroyed not only human life, but nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three reactors at Fukushima were damaged, leading many to call the meltdown the worst nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl meltdown of 1986. While some experts maintain that there is little danger left […]

Fukushima Damage Finally to Be Probed

Fukushima Damage Finally to Be Probed

Three years ago, on March 11, 2011, a catastrophic failure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant occurred. Three out of the six nuclear reactors in the plant melted down when the area was hit by a tsunami, which occurred as an after-effect of an earthquake. The 2011 catastrophe was the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in […]

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