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Sustainability, Vol. 11, Pages 1020: Sustainable Downtown Development for the Tsunami-Prepared Urban Revitalization of Regional Coastal Cities

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:01:00 +0100mdpi (en)

Abstract Regional cities in Japan are facing a decline in the downtown area owing to urban expansion and a decrease in the population. Promoting downtown living is indispensable for the realization of downtown revitalization. Since many coastal cities originally developed outward from a port, their....

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima plant

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:57:00 +0100straitstimesSG (en)

TOKYO (AFP) - A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to cleanup efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said on Thursday (Feb 14). Operator Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Wednesday sent....

Radioactive Fukushima Debris Picked Up By Remote-Controlled Robot For First Time

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:43:00 +0100zerohedge (en)

A remote-controlled robot sent into the bowels of a melted nuclear reactor at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant has made picked up pebble-sized chunks of radioactive debris for the first time, according to On Wednesday, operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) sent a remote-controlled probe to the bottom of the plant's No.

'Fish of tremors' appears in Peru, arousing fear for earthquake

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:41:00 +0100FIS (en)

Dozens of oarfish were discovered by Japan ese fishermen at the time of a powerful magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile, in 2010. 'Fish of tremors' appears in Peru, arousing fear for earthquake. Thursday, February 14, 2019, 18:00 (GMT + 9) It is the oarfish, also known as the "fish of tremors" for its....

Japan's economy rebounds in fourth quarter of 2018

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:02:00 +0100thedailystarBD (en)

Japan 's economy expanded in the final quarter of 2018 as the negative impact from a series of natural disasters over the summer receded, government data showed Thursday. The world's third largest economy benefitted from a rise in domestic demand, including in corporate investment and household spending.

How The December 2018 Tsunami In Indonesia Took Everyone By Surprise Despite Today's Technology

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:40:00 +0100forbes (en)

Most tsunami warning systems are built around seismic sensors. The occurrence of a large earthquake near or under a body of water is what alerts the computers to alert people. This makes sense because most (I’ve seen numbers from 80% to 95%) measurable tsunami are caused by earthquakes.

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:36:00 +0100thedailystarBD (en)

A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said yesterday. Operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on Wednesday sent down a remote-controlled....

'Fish of tremors' appears in Peru, arousing fear for earthquake

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:10:00 +0100FIS (en)

Dozens of oarfish were discovered by Japan ese fishermen at the time of a powerful magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile, in 2010. 'Fish of tremors' appears in Peru, arousing fear for earthquake. Thursday, February 14, 2019, 18:00 (GMT + 9) It is the oarfish, also known as the "fish of tremors" for its....

Robot Braves Fukushima Nuclear Plant to Examine Radioactive Fuel

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:02:00 +0100ecnmag (en)

March 11, 2011, an infamous day that rattled Japan after the country was struck by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and powerful tsunami. Among the casualties was the Fukushima nuclear plant , which suffered radiation leaks and permanent damage to a number of its reactors.

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:36:00 +0100business-standard (en)

A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said Thursday. Operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on Wednesday sent down a remote-controlled....

Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:25:00 +0100terradaily (en)

A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown. The operation is intended to better assess the status of the melted fuel, including whether it is stable enough to be picked up for removal, or may crumble upon contact.

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:07:00 +0100GulfDailyNews (en)

Tokyo: A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said Thursday. Operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on Wednesday sent down a....

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:06:00 +0100channelnewsasia (en)

TOKYO: A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said Thursday (Jan 14). Operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on Wednesday sent down a....

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:34:00 +0100digitaljournal (en)

By AFP 24 mins ago in World A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said Thursday. Operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on Wednesday....

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:31:00 +0100yahoo-au (en)

A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said Thursday. Operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on Wednesday sent down a remote-controlled....

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:16:00 +0100pulse (en)

Operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on Wednesday sent down a remote-controlled probe to the melted fuel at the bottom of the plant's reactor 2, one of three that melted down after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. It caught five small pieces of the fuel debris and lifted them up some five centimetres (two inches).

Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:45:00 +0100dnaindia (en)

A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown. The operation is intended to better assess the status of the melted fuel, including whether it is stable enough to be picked up for removal, or may crumble upon contact.

Kyushu Electric to scrap No. 2 reactor at Genkai nuclear plant due to cost of safety upgrades at aging site

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:26:00 +0100japantimes (en)

FUKUOKA - Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has decided to scrap its aging No. 2 reactor at its Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture. The utility abandoned a plan to restart the unit, which has an output of 559 megawatts, in the face of the huge costs involved in enhancing the safety of....

Japan's economy grew 0.3 per cent in fourth quarter of 2018

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:54:00 +0100bernama (en)

TOKYO, Feb 14 (AFP) -- Japan 's economy expanded in the final quarter of 2018 as the negative impact from a series of natural disasters over the summer receded, government data showed Thursday. The world's third largest economy benefitted from a rise in domestic demand, including in corporate investment and household spending.

An Earthquake Shook Istanbul for 50 Days—And Almost No One Noticed

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 04:19:00 +0100popularmechanics (en)

On June 26, 2016, an earthquake hit the Sea of Marmara, just outside Istanbul, Turkey. It wasn't until 50 days later that it finally stopped. At the time, no one knew it was even happening. The earthquake is called a "slow-slip" event, and these types of quakes might be able to All earthquakes have....

Japan's economy grew 0.3 pct in fourth quarter of 2018

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:21:00 +0100abs-cbnnews (en)

TOKYO, Japan - Japan's economy expanded in the final quarter of 2018 as the negative impact from a series of natural disasters over the summer receded, government data showed Thursday. The world's third largest economy benefitted from a rise in domestic demand, including in corporate investment and household spending.

Paradigm shift needed for making bridges tsunami-resistant

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:31:00 +0100homelandsecuritynewswire (en)

Over the past fifteen years, big earthquakes whose epicenters were in the ocean off the coasts of Japan and Indonesia have caused tsunamis that killed more than 250,000 people and caused more than $200 billion in damage. The damage includes washing away or otherwise dislodging hundreds of bridges,....

Earthquake which hit just outside Istanbul in 2016 lasted 50 DAYS

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:46:00 +0100dailymail (en)

Catastrophic earthquakes are caused when two tectonic plates that are sliding in opposite directions stick and then slip suddenly. This releases a large amount of energy, creating tremors and destruction to any property or infrastructure nearby. Along regions of faults that do not produce....

FEARING THE WORST Ring of fire earthquake fear as ‘disaster-predicting’ oarfish are spotted

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:39:00 +0100thesun (en)

FEARS of earthquakes and tsunamis in the Ring of fire have been raised after “disaster-predicting” oarfish were being spotted on both sides of the Pacific. At least one of the giant oarfish, dubbed the “fish of tremors” for its supposed predictive powers, was caught near surfers' hangout Mancora in Peru.

Bonsai master calls on thief of 400-year-old tree to care for his 'child'

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:11:00 +0100nbcnews (en)

TOKYO — A master bonsai grower whose 400-year-old tree was taken from a garden outside Tokyo has issued a heartfelt plea for the thief to care for his stolen “child.” Seiji Iimura, 53, said seven of his bonsai trees worth around $63,000 in total were stolen from his garden in two separate heists last month.

Robot probes Fukushima plant

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:42:00 +0100tribuneonline (en)

TOKYO, Japan — A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown. The operation is intended to better assess the status of the melted fuel, including whether it is stable....

Kyushu Electric to scrap No. 2 reactor at Genkai nuclear plant due to cost of upgrading safety at aging site

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:23:00 +0100japantimes (en)

FUKUOKA - Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has decided to scrap its aging No. 2 reactor at its Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture. The utility abandoned a plan to restart the unit, which has an output of 559 megawatts, in the face of the huge costs involved in enhancing the safety of....

Earthquake fears in Peru after rarely-seen oarfish is caught

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:53:00 +0100dailymail (en)

For this reason, they are rarely seen despite the fact they are found in all temperate to tropical oceans. Some researchers suggest the oarfish move into shallower waters due to electromagnetic changes that occur when there is tectonic activity linked to faults. One Peruvian tried to justify the legend along those lines, saying: 'It's not a myth.

Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:19:00 +0100business-standard (en)

A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown. The operation is intended to better assess the status of the melted fuel, including whether it is stable enough to be picked up for removal, or may crumble upon contact.

Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima plant

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:54:00 +0100straitstimesSG (en)

TOKYO (AFP) - A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan 's Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday (Feb 13) in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown. The operation is intended to better assess the status of the melted fuel, including whether it is....

Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:34:00 +0100apnews (en)

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toshiba Corp. unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs on Monday that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant and grip chunks of highly radioactive melted fuel.

An Earthquake Shook Istanbul for 50 Days—And Almost No One Noticed

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:47:00 +0100popularmechanics (en)

On June 26, 2016, an earthquake hit the Sea of Marmara, just outside of Istanbul, Turkey. It wasn't until 50 days later that it finally stopped. At the time, no one knew it was even happening. The earthquake is called a ‘slow slip’ event, and these types of quakes might be able to All earthquakes....

San Andreas Fault: Clock Ticking For Major Earthquake

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:21:00 +0100newsweek-USA (en)

California earthquakes are a geologic inevitability. The state straddles the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and is crisscrossed by the San Andreas and other active fault systems. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island on January 23, 2018 was just another....

Teacher training workshop on disaster risk reduction takes place 1 hour

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:47:00 +0100montsame (en)

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In the frameworks of the ‘Project for Strengthening the National Capacity of Earthquake Disaster Protection and Prevention in Mongolia’ jointly implemented by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a guideline on....

Tsunami de casas muertas en Japón

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:50:00 +0100ideal (es)

Si alguna vez fantasearon con la idea de instalarse en el país de los trenes bala, el sashimi, los bosques de bambú y los manga, este puede ser el mejor momento. Japón vive un nuevo tsunami. Este, de viviendas muertas. Se estima que el parque de casas abandonadas en la nación del sol naciente, en....

Sightings of rare deep-sea oarfish around Japan stoke concerns of an impending quake

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 06:08:00 +0100japantimes (en)

Numerous reports of oarfish — a rarely seen deep-sea species — captured or spotted in waters around Japan since the beginning of the year have sparked concern that an earthquake could strike soon. According to local folklore, sighting the fish is a harbinger of a pending quake, with over a dozen....

Tepco to deploy robot for first contact with melted fuel from Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 06:08:00 +0100japantimes (en)

The owner of the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 power plant is trying this week to touch melted fuel at the bottom of the plant for the first time since the disaster almost eight years ago, a tiny but key step toward retrieving the radioactive material amid a ¥21.5 trillion ($195 billion) cleanup effort. Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Ring of Fire WARNING: When will earthquake strike California - when will BIG ONE hit?

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:43:00 +0100express (en)

California was struck by a total of seven earthquakes today, ranging from magnitude-2.7 to magnitude-3.3. The USGS described each quake as ‘light’, meaning there was no serious damage to buildings or people. But California could one day be hit by an earthquake between magnitude seven and eight and could cause landslides and chemical spills.

1 Aclaración Sismóloga descarta noticia sobre "terremoto inminente" en Chile Hace 18 minutos

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:51:00 +0100lacuarta (es)

Información relaciona aparición de peces con fuerte movimiento telúrico. “El legendario Regalecus glesne, más conocido como ‘pez remo’ que días atrás se dejó ver en las costas de Japón, ahora fue visto por un pescador del balneario de Máncora, ubicado en Piura, al norte de Perú”. De esta manera, El Informador Chile alerta una posible emergencia.

El fondo del océano advierte a Japón sobre un posible gran terremoto

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:11:00 +0100perfil (es)

Más de una docena de reportes de aparición de peces remo, una especie rara de aguas profundas , capturados o avistados cerca de las costas de Japón desde principios de año, vienen despertando preocupación en la población. Según se cree en el país asiático, avistar a los peces es un presagio de un terremoto.

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