RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Japan: Radiation Contaminates Food

Japanese officials have found abnormal radiation levels in several food products in the area surrounding the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The government says traces of radioactive substances have also been detected in tap water at a number of Japanese

6.1 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO, March 19 (Xinhua) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the 18:56 p.m.(0956 GMT) quake. No tsunami

Japan Advised Iodine For Residents

VIENNA (Reuters) – Japanese authorities earlier this week issued a recommendation that people leaving the area near a tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant should ingest iodine, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Saturday. Taken as pills or syrup, stable iodine can

Japan Races To Cool Reactor

Firefighters in Japan have resumed pumping in water to cool the crippled Fukushima nuclear power station in an operation described by the UN’s atomic chief as a “race against time”. Overnight, firefighters used a telescopic crane to continue dumping water

Japan Gets Power To Nuclear Plant

An external transmission line has been connected to Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant and authorities say electricity can be supplied. In a statement Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said it “planned to supply Unit 2 [reactor No. 2] first, followed

Tsunami Rumour Kills One In Aceh

Banda Aceh. Rumors of an approaching tsunami sparked scenes of pandemonium on Friday in northern Aceh, leaving one person dead and raising questions about the province’s ability to respond to a crisis more than six years after deadly waves killed

Harmless Radiation To Reach Europe

Harmless traces of Japan’s nuclear accident may reach Europe in a week’s time, part of a normally ignored background of radiation whose effects include a premium for pre-1945 steel such as in old shipwrecks. Fallout from the 1945 U.S. bombings

Japan Considers Chernobyl Solution

A “Chernobyl solution” may be the last resort for dealing with Japan’s stricken nuclear plant, but burying it in sand and concrete is a messy fix that might leave part of the country as an off-limits radioactive sore for decades.

Foreign Nationals Told: Leave Now

(Reuters) – Following are travel warnings from several countries after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, causing explosions and radiation leaks. * Denotes new or updated item: Please follow and like us:

14,650 Dead Or Missing In Japan

The official number of dead and missing after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that flattened Japan’s northeast coast has hit 14,650, police said Thursday, a rise of nearly 1,000 in just a few hours. The number of confirmed dead from