Japan Earthquake Swarm May Be Endangering Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

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An earthquake swarm is occurring off the east coast of Japan, 170 miles from the badly damaged and teetering Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the one with an exposed fuel pool with 10-thousand nuclear rods wobbling 100 feet above the ground, which if they (nuclear fuel pool) collapse – will be the end of the world as we know it.

It (the Fukushima nuke disaster) hasn’t gone away folks. In fact, when earthquakes such as this occur very near Japan, it makes people particularly nervous for a number of reasons including… it reminds us that if a quake is strong enough and close enough to Fukushima, it stands a high chance of toppling the fuel pool at reactor #4 there.

Dozens of earthquakes have been swarming for about a week now, including a magnitude 6.0 during May 20, located 70 miles east of Miyako. The earthquakes have occurred in a pattern that spreads across an area greater than 50 miles, whereas a typical quake and aftershocks will often occur very close to each-other. This appears to be a swarm event with something clearly happening to the Pacific plate there. These aren’t small earthquakes either… they are sizable.

   

The region around Japan is VERY seismically active. This fact alone should be cause for great concern of the horrifically damaged and exposed nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. Could this current earthquake swarm be the one that proceeds to finish it off? Hopefully not. But one thing’s for sure… one day, if the situation there isn’t fortified, there will be a quake that is strong enough…

Japan Quake Map

 

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