Fukushima 2.0? Tsunami Warning Issued After Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima

Evacuation orders issued as a 3 meter Tsunami was detected following a M7.4 earthquake that just stuck off the coast of Fukushima at a depth of about 10 KM.

Developing story: Check back for Live updates.

New: Unconfirmed Exclusive Footage of Japan Fukushima Tsunami Hitting Shore via posta.com.mx

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  • NHK: First 3 Foot Tsunami Hists Port of Soma
  • Officials: Evacuate, Warn 2nd and 3rd waves will be higher.
  • NHK Tsunami reports coming in all over Japan.
  • TEPCO: Water circulation as FUKUSHIMA Cooling pools has stopped – NO “IMMEDIATE” Danger – DEJA VU that’s what they said last time.
  • Fukushima reactor 3 temperature slowly rising. Has reached 27.8 deg C. Reactor unsafe at 65 deg C https://goo.gl/K8djWl
  • Max Tsunami height recorded so far 140 cm. 300 CM+ still expected.
  • Update: According tor RT the temperature is now at deg C.
  • Magnitude of quake revised upward to 7.4.
  • NHK is reporting the tsunami is being observed in wide area, evacuations still underway.
  • Guardian reports Fukushima temperature inside the reactor to increase to 29.5C from 28.7C over 90 minutes.
  • Tsunami warnings have been now downgraded to advisories.
  • TEPCO states the cooling has been restored at the Fukushima reactor.
  • NHK coverage is no longer devoted solely to the tsunami.

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Via Zero Hedge:

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued – Live Feed

A powerful earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of M7.3 on the Richter scale, since reduced to M6.9 has struck Japan, 156 miles from Tokyo. The epicenter of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.

Developing…

Footage of the quake hitting:


Reuters has just reported that the first waves of the Tsunami, measuring 2 feet have just hit Fukushima:

Tsunami of 60 cm reaches Fukushima coast after earthquake: NHK

A tsunami of 60 cm (2 feet) reached Onahama Port in Fukushima, the first tsunami waves to hit the coast after a powerful earthquake struck northern Japan on Tuesday, public broadcaster NHK reported.

A tsunami warning of up to 3 metres (10 feet) has been issued.

UPDATE:

NHK is reporting 3 feet Tsunami has just reached Port of Soma and that the water circulation has stopped at the Fukushima Nuclear power plant. TEPCO says the stopping of the water circulation does to present any “immediate” danger. We have heard that from them before.

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Update:

NHK is warning that the second and third waves are typically higher than the first waves.

RT has a report on the failed cooling system:

Fukushima reactor cooling system stops following quake & tsunami

The cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has stopped circulating water following a powerful 7.3 offshore earthquake. TEPCO said it managed to restart the system some 90 minutes after the failure.
[…]

The cooling system servicing the Unit 3 spent fuel pool was not able to circulate water to cool the nuclear fuel because of a broken pump, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Agency.

The temperature in the pool went up to 29 degrees Celsius. It takes up to seven days for temperatures to rise to 65 degrees Celsius, which is the upper operational limit, Japan’s national nuclear agency said.

[…]

The Guardian has a report up on the first waves arriving:

Fukushima: tsunami waves arrive after 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

 

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has hit northern Japan, prompting authorities to urge residents on much of the nation’s northern Pacific coast to move to higher ground.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for waves of up to 3 meters (10 feet) in Fukushima and another prefecture, and a tsunami advisory for much of the rest of northeast Japan’s Pacific coast.

 

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