Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan earthquake: Earth's axis shift, Nuclear Alert in Japan !

United States Geological Survey (USGS) states, through the mouth of their expert, Dr. Dave Applegate, that the planetary axis was permanently shifted by 10 inches (25 centimeters) as a follow up of yesterday's earthquake in Japan. Also, Japanese shorelines were permanently shifted by 2.4 meters (7.8 feet).

The earthquakes in Chile 2010 and Sumatra Island 2005 also affected Earth's axis.

Earth axis shifting causes thing such as, shortening of  the day, changes in the global weather.
The 10 inches shift might sound big as you see it on a ruler, but the effects won't be seen in the short term, they will become visible only after centuries.

A more worrying after effect of yesterday's earthquake in Japan is the damage took by the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Japanese news agency Jiji announced on Saturday that a strong explosion blasted the Fukushima nuclear plant, causing a huge white cloud of smoke. Radioactivity is 20 bigger than the usual. Is it possible that several employees have been hurt,  and the core of the reactor melted, while the walls and roof have been destroyed. 

Japanese nuclear safety agency officials did not confirm the incident but have said that they are currently investigating the cause of the smoke cloud. Japanese authorities have extended the evacuation zone around nuclear plants and Fukushima I and II to 20 kilometers, according to Kyodo news agency. Fukushima is 250 kilometers away from Tokyo.

Saturday morning, Japan declared a state of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two plants after the units have lost cooling capacity.
Operators of the reactor 1 at Fukushima Daiichi took measures to lower the heat and pressure inside the reactor after the electricity stopped and the emergency generators were disabled, mainly affecting the cooling system.

 Japanese Prime Minister asked the emergency evacuation of 45,000 residents in the area. Authorities recommended that people near the plant and seal their houses, not to drink tap water and cover their faces with masks or wet towels

Continuous measurements of radioactivity levels confirm that there have been leaks of radioactive cesium 1,000 times higher than normal.
However, the only immediate threat for Tokyo would be lost of electrical power, the electricity company has already asked customers to minimize usage.