And Sirius has made the governments insane. Anyway, I guess George just got quickly on anybody remotely earthquakey to show up on the moment. I'm sure there will be more, and more fantastic soon.
The thing that has been gnawing at me is: Has anybody ever heard of a whirlpool tsunami before? I have never heard of that, and I haven't heard of tsunami swells that don't look any worse than a bad winter storm doing what we saw them do to the local harbor yesterday. I didn't see the tide suddenly going way out as the herald of the incoming tsunami, and this just has not been acting right.
For those who wondered how James Corbett fared in the quake, he is fine. For those worried about the nukes plants in Japan, this seems to be the latest:
I'm thinking today that we must just not have gotten the first surge on tape here yesterday. I think it hit about 6:30am and done the real damage. It's still pretty dark then, so that might be why we don't have any video that looks any worse than an average winter storm.
Humans can withstand a certain amount of radioactive vapor without any problems.
Map: Color-coded radiation data in Japan
"When you have that vapor released from the site it automatically goes into the atmosphere and spreads out so it's not a significant amount and it's not a concentrated amount," said J. Scott Peterson with the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Still, when radiation levels inside the plan surged to 1,000 times the normal level, the evacuation area was expanded from a 2-mile radius to a 6-mile radius.
Japan's 55 nuclear reactors provide about a third of the nation's power — 11 of them were in the earthquake zone.
"The fact is a dozen of these reactors have shut down and have done what they were designed go do," said Richard Lester, with MIT.
Later, news came that the cooling system has failed at a second nuclear plant. Generators are now being trucked in. Getting a consistent source of power at both plants is going to be key to preventing a meltdown.
Further evidence these huge quakes may be manmade is that this one shifted the earth's axis by four inches. I mean, there's been all kine hullaballoo about pole shifts and climate hassles, and moving the axis would address those....
OR Gaia has just HAD it with us... which is the most likely of all....