November 22, 2017

Japan Rethinks Nuclear Safety After Earthquake of March 2011

“Though people across the globe are still seeing the videos of the March 11 Tsunami, several parts in Japan are still feeling the after shocks of that massive quake on March 11th 2011.

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In fact some experts have cautioned that these aftershocks will be felt in certain regions in Japan for the next 5 years, with some aftershocks measuring in the 7.2 to 7.4 range on the Richter scale.

The earthquake of March 2011, which measured 9 on the Richter scale, has created such an impact that the nuclear experts have started taking about the preparedness of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and other nuclear power plants in Japan, in withstanding the tsunamis and other damage that can possibly be caused by the aftershocks.

Nuclear experts feel that the current administration is focusing too much on controlling the radioactivity level in Fukushima nuclear power plant and not paying sufficient attention to the overall safety of the entire Japanese nuclear industry.”

Additional information at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/world/asia/14quake.html?ref=world

Emergency Preparedness for Possible Earthquake in California

“The earthquake that hit Chile in the early part of 2010 was a massive one measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale.

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Since there have been 2 more major earthquakes which shook New Zealand and Japan.

In order to spruce up the level of preparedness of the Californian public and the various disaster recovery agencies such as FEMA, if there is a earthquake in California, a contingent containing members from the U.S.Red Cross and U.S.Geological Survey visited Chile and studied their responses to the destruction caused by the earthquake there.

Based on their study, they have come out with a report that contains the various processes that needs to be put in to place by the disaster recovery agencies, the volunteering agencies and the general Californian public.”

Find out more: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2757

Earthquake California Prediction Systems – Lessons from Japan

“Japan witnessed one of the greatest earthquakes in the history and the aftershocks are still haunting the troubled country.

The destruction caused by this earthquake has put almost every country on a red alert. In USA, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided to monitor its emergency protections measures and strengthen them to minimize the losses, in case something like Japan happens in USA.

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A two day meeting held in Berkeley again raised the demands of setting up an earthquake California prediction center so that scientists can warn authorities and people about earthquake in advance.

The Japan episode has shocked the world and the best thing to do currently is to set up a system that can not only warn people but also predicts such events accurately.

An effective earthquake California prediction center can be the life-saving measure if it is put in place at the right time.”

Additional resource links: http://sfist.com/2011/04/06/scientists_call_for_earthquake_earl.php

FEMA Stands Ready To Respond to Tsunami Caused By Japan Earthquake

FEMA is currently monitoring the tsunami that is affecting the west coast in order to respond to emergency situations as soon as possible.  These areas include:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • Washington State

For updates on areas affected by the tsunami you should check the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

For FEMA updates related to the tsunami, you should monitor this site as well as the FEMA Blog:  http://blog.fema.gov/

For FEMA’s first Japan earthquake tsunami update, click here