Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earthquake Update: 11:30 AM, March 14

The national broadcaster NHK reports that an explosion occurred just after 11:00 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nclear power facility. Smoke can been rising from Unit 3.

Additionally, it is reported that a new tsunami has formed and is heading for already stricken areas. It is thought to be between 3 and 5 meters high.

Update 1: Media are reporting that an insignificant amount of radiation was released in today's explosion and that the reactor core remained sound.

Update 2: The tsunami alert was a false alarm.

Update 3: At 2:30 PM on March 14, NHK reported that 10 workers at the nuclear plant were injured in this morning's explosion. 


Russell said...

I hope the rescue workers can stay out of harm's way.

brian southwick said...

I hope so too, Russell.