Friday, April 13, 2012

Nine Earthquakes Off Fukushima Coast Today in Four Hours. Temperature in No. 4 SFP Reaches 50 Degrees C

It is only a matter of time:
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 jolted Fukushima and other parts of the Kanto region on Friday night, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake struck at 7:10 p.m. Its epicenter was 20 kilometers underground off Fukushima, the agency said. It registered 4 in Fukushima and northern Ibaraki, and 3 in Miyagi, Tochigi, Yamagata, Niigata, Saitama and Tokyo.

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, Fuji TV reported.
Yesterday, before the early morning quakes on the 13th, there was this report:
Though Tepco stopped the water leakage, coolant system is still not back on. At the moment, they can’t estimate when they can recover it. Also, they estimated the temperature increases at 0.5℃/h, it’s increasing at over 1℃/h. It went up by 22℃ within 18 hours. Currently the temperature of SFP is 55℃.(10:00 JST) The safety limit is 65℃. At this pace, it will reach 65℃ about in 10 hours.
About the information disclosure, it is tweeted like these below

(Tweet of Ms. Tanioka, a member of the House of Councilors from The Democratic Party of Japan)
New information about SFP of reactor 4 from METI. The staff of METI is not being lazy, they are occupied to collect information about missile of North Korea.

(Mr. Kinoshita  Setagaya ward councilor)
The current situation of reactor 4. Today I called the customer center of Tepco at 9:25 4/13. The water leakage was stopped at 15:55  4/12, hydrazine leakage was stopped at 16:51 as well.However, now they are still investigating what caused it, coolant system is not recovered yet. Today’s press conference will be from 18:00.

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