Yvonne Carts-Powell

Japan earthquake: tsunami wave propagation, cooling a nuclear reactor

In Science, technology on March 12, 2011 at 1:52 am

An "energy map" provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami caused by the earthquake which struck Japan.

The news from Japan in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake is  tragic. The footage of the devastation in Sendai due to the tsunami coming ashore is particularly terrible.

The NOAA has made a quicktime animation of tsunami wave propagation across the Pacific:
20110311Houshu.mov video/quicktime Object.

The BBC has live coverage.

News of the status of efforts to cool the nuclear reactor at Fukushima Daiichi is available from the World Nuclear Association. 13/3/11 Edited to add: Also: a more credible source for nuclear incident information: the International Atomic Energy Agency has the latest updates on the status of the malfunctioning reactors in Japan.

This is not what I thought I’d be blogging about today.


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