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You can read the news below but I want to share something with you first. The earthquake that hit August 19, 2011 14:36 Local Time can be seen here on the live cam of the Fukushima reactor units. Around 1:46 min into the video we see the whole camera shake from the earthquake. Because the 1 hour video is compressed to 3 min the earthquake goes by quick on cam. However I read a very interesting thing from Sickputer on enenews. He noted that since the earthquake the whole plant was very quiet. And this is true. There have not been any "burning" going on. Or the normal fog / steam coming from the reactors. It's been quiet. Very quite.
To me this confirms some of the things that we have been seeing on the live cam. That TEPCO is indeed burning the radioactive material on site. But because of the earthquake the work with burning the radioactive material have come to a halt. For the moment it's quiet, I guess we only have to wait and see if they continue to burn the nuclear waste.
Published: Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 - 1:00 am
TOKYO - A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted north-eastern Japan on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorological Agency said.
The warning was issued for the coastal areas in the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi.
No immediate casualties or damage were reported.
The quake occurred at 2:36 pm (0536GMT) with its epicenter off Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 20 kilometers, the agency said.
No immediate new damage was found at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, public broadcaster NHK said, citing operator Tokyo Electric Power Company.
The same region was hit by a magnitude-9.0 quake and tsunami on March 11, causing damage to the plant, which has been leaking radioactive material ever since.