March 14th, 2011 – Quick Summary of the Honshu Earthquake in Japan

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From: Hawkins, Kimberly
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 4:56 PM
To: Li, Yong
Subject: RE: quick Summary of the Hongshu earthquake in Japan


From: Li, Yong
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 12:16 PM
To: Manoly, Kamal; Hawkins, Kimberly
Subject: FW: quick Summary of the Hongshu earthquake in Japan

Some updates

The following is based on the telephone call between the JNES staff and his office in Japan, and still they are considered preliminary information.

Onagawa Nuclear power plant had a fire in the basement. Ground motion recorded at the site is around 0.5 g.

Fukushima Unit 1 had a cooling system failure and residents within 2 or 5 (I forgot) km radius were asked to evacuate.

You can find the location of the plants in the attached map.

Besides, US Diablo Canyon power plant in CA was expecting a 1 meter tsunami at 10:30 AM.

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