Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Earthquake Off Japanese Coast Accompanied By Strange Blue Light Show

New Earthquake Off Japanese Coast Accompanied By Strange Blue Light Show

April 7, 2011

UPDATE 11.15 CST - New Japan Quake Cuts Power To Nuclear Plants

UPDATE 11.13 CST – Blackouts reported in Sendai.

UPDATE 11.09 CST – Quake halts operations of some thermal power plants in Aomori, Akita according to Kyodo News.

UPDATE 11.05 CST – Here is a better video of the blue light:

UPDATE 11.02 CST – Sky News is still reporting on the blue light, calling it an “Earthquake light” and promising to seek an explanation from a seismologist.

UPDATE 10.59 CST – More on that mysterious blue light. It can be seen at 38 seconds into the video below:


UPDATE 10.50 CST - Video taken in Tokyo of a blinding blue light witnessed on the horizon at the time of the quake is causing a stir. Sky News reports that the light could be a phenomenon thought to occur due to intense electromagnetic activity with the movement of tectonic plates.

UPDATE 10.22 CST - No damage, casualties in Miyagi Pref. as of 11:55 Thurs.: police

UPDATE 10.20 CST – The quake has been revised down to a mag 7.1.

UPDATE 10.19 CST – Japanes Weather agency sees Miyagi quake as aftershock of March 11 temblor.

UPDATE 10.16 CST – Water is still being injected into the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plant.

UPDATE 10.15 CST – Workers at the Fukushima plant have been moved to higher ground, according to TEPCO officials.

UPDATE 10.13 CST – BBC news is reporting that the waves from the quake have already hit parts of the shoreline.


A strong earthquake measuring 7.4 has struck 25 miles off the Japanese coast, close to the 9.0 quake that hit last month. The Japanese government has issued a Tsunami warning and is expecting a wave up to 2 meters high imminently.

No impact has yet been detected at the Fukushima nuclear plant according to Japanese news.


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