Day 302 Earthquake-weather pattern-link?

In Exposing the Darkness of Nuclear Power (in Japanese), by Hirose Takashi puts forth an interesting proposition. He writes (my interpretation – NOT a direct translation) that…

many typhoons originate in the Philippine sea. This means that the ocean temperatures in that region are high enough to produce typhoons.

In 2004 there was a typhoon that hit Japan, and there was flooding in Niigata. I thought the typhoon may have been caused by a quake along the Philippine plate and that magma had been released which changed the temperature of the sea water. But nobody was researching that. I predicted that there would be a large quake, and just such a quake occurred in Dec 2004 off the coast of Sumatra, along with a tsunami, in the Phillipine plate next to the Australia plate.

Currently, there is obviously great movement in the plates around the earth. We are seeing more and more volcanic activity as well (see video below). I find Hirose Takashi’s observation fascinating in that we often assign blame for global warming to human activity. While I believe thatburning of fossil fuels, etc., does contribute overwhelmingly, it could also be that the earth itself, though the current changes in the physical structure of the planet is accelerating the disruption of normal weather patterns.



Found this over at:

Multiple Worldwide Volcano eruptions within last 5 days due to seismic earthquake activity

JANUARY 6, 2012

28 December-3 January 2012

New Activity/Unrest: | Callaqui, Central Chile | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island | Galeras, Colombia | Gamalama, Halmahera | Lewotolo, Lomblen Island (Indonesia) | Lokon-Empung, Sulawesi | Poás, Costa Rica | Sorikmarapi, Sumatra (Indonesia) | Tungurahua, Ecuador
Ongoing Activity: | Fuego, Guatemala | Hierro, Canary Islands (Spain) |Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kilauea, Hawaii (USA) |Kizimen, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Popocatépetl, México |Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Central Chile | Sakura-jima, Kyushu |Shiveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia)


Earthquake Report has been covering the El Hierro submarine volcano since the beginning back in, what was it, April of 2011? They have been uploading video from various webcams in that area of the Canary Islands.

Also, if you are a Facebook fan, check out their site:


710 drums-worth, to be sort of precise, at 100bq/ltr. TEPCO thinks it’s from rain.

Tunnel full of radioactively-contaminated water found at Fukushima nuclear plant

Here in Japan, may people will buy decorations for the holidays such as sacred ropes, altar decorations for the home, arrows with good luck charms, and so on. Many believe that the gods reside in these objects, and they want to return them to gods by burning them at the local shrine. In some areas of northern Japan, the tradition of burning the objects did not take place this year for read of spreading __________ (fill in the blank).

Traditional burning of New Year’s decorations canceled due to fear of spreading radiation


Thank goodness for all of the animal rescue groups in the exclusion zone (here are a few):

Over 330 pets rescued from Fukushima no-entry zone



Lots over at EX-SKF today, in particular two translations from German of an article

(English Translation Part 1) Dörte Siedentopf on Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: “They Haven’t Learned Anything from Chernobyl”

Part 1:


Part 2:


Finally, these two items from ENENEWS at:

[See link above for more information]

Published: January 7th, 2012 at 07:44 PM EDT

NRC March Email: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 was likely dry enough to lead to catastrophic explosion — Structural damage to pool area known to exist — Pool leakage likely

March 29th, 2011 – Status of 3 Units and 4 pools – Realistic Scenarios, Enformable, Dec. 15, 2011:

From: Brown, Frederick
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:56 PM


SFP 4: 1331 bundles. Full core offload about 120 days ago. No checker boarding of hotter fuel. Structural damage to pool area is known to exist, and structure may not support a full pool weight load. Pool leakage likely, requiring addition of water periodically. Pool was likely dry enough to have cladding/water reaction which produced enough hydrogen tolead to catastrophic explosion that destroyed secondary containment.

and this at:
Published: January 8th, 2012 at 06:15 AM EDT

Asahi columnist was forced to resign over ‘Radiation is Coming to Tokyo’ March 19 cover story — “Headline was in fact correct”

Fukushima lays bare Japanese media’s ties to top, Japan Times by David McNeil, Jan. 8, 2012:

[…] the Asahi Shimbun newspaper’s well-respected weekly magazine AERA […] now-famous March 19, 2011, cover story showing a masked nuclear worker and the headline “Radiation is coming to Tokyo” was controversial enough to force an apology and the resignation of at least one columnist (though the headline was in fact correct). […]

Before the Fukushima crisis began, Tepco’s advertising largesse may have helped silence even the most liberal of potential critics. According to Shukan Gendai, the utility spent roughly $26 million on advertising with the Asahi Shimbun. Tepco’s quarterly magazine, Sola, was edited by former Asahi writers. […]


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