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Old 19th March 2011, 23:23   #76
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Default Re: Earthquake & Tsunami hits Japan EDIT: Nuclear reactors damaged.

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I was really laughing when I saw news reports quoting Indian officials saying our nuclear reactors have better safety.
This when the U.S is wondering if this can happen with the Japanese who are known to be technologically advanced and very stringent in following norms.

This is a distortion by the Indian media. I think what was said was that "We are better prepared ..." not "better prepared than Japan!" The reference was to the December 26 Tsunami that Hit TN and The Gujarat Earthquake. Better prepared now than before.

There are elements in the editorial boards of all Indian media that are full of malice and make a profession out of inviting contempt and self-loathing to deflate the Indian readers sense of self worth. The coverage of the Dhruv crash in Ecuador is a prime example. I can think of no other reason why such a distortion should be propagated in a synchronized fashion.

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Fresh quake triggers tsunami warning in Japan

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Tokyo (CNN) -- A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning for one prefecture.

Workers evacuated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following the quake, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. Tokyo Electric said it has communication with the plant and the power is still on. There were no immediate reports of damage, it said.

The quake's epicenter was off the coast of Miyagi in northeastern Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Public broadcaster NHK reported a tsunami warning for Miyagi prefecture, saying people in that area should evacuate away from the shore to a safe place.

NHK also reported a tsunami advisory for Iwate prefecture, saying a tsunami is expected to arrive in coastal regions there as well.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on all available data, "a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is not a tsunami threat to Hawaii."

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 41 miles (66 kilomemeters) from Sendai -- one of the areas worst hit by last month's 9.0-magnitude quake -- and 73 miles (118 kilometers) from Fukushima, where a crisis has been under way at the nuclear plant since last month's tsunami.

The quake was centered 207 miles (333 kilometers) from Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was 15.9 miles (25.6 kilometers) deep, the agency reported. It took place shortly after 11:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET).
Source: Fresh quake triggers tsunami warning in Japan - CNN.com

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