Monday, April 25, 2011

#Japan #Earthquake: Ground Noise in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture

Yonezawa City is in southern-most part of Yamagata Prefecture, bordering Fukushima Prefecture.

A curious bit of news from Yomiuri Shinbun (in Japanese; 4/26/2011), that Japan Meteorological Agency's Yamagata Branch has been receiving reports of loud ground noise in Yonezawa City since early April.

JMA Yamagata Branch speculates that the noise may be caused by small, shallow earthquakes that have been happening very frequently since March 18 in the adjacent Kitakata City and Kita Shiobara-mura in Fukushima Prefecture, and is telling the Yonezawa residents to remain calm.

There is no marked volcanic activity in the Mount Agatsuma on the south of the city.


Apolline said...

Thanks for your posting. It's very important to know what happens in your country.
I translate as most as possible the japon's news on my blogspot.
So long,
A french woman reader


arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Thank you, Helios, for reading my blog and writing about Japan. I'll do my best to dig up as much info.

BTW, Do you think that the trial of Pierre Pellerin will be dismissed in France?

lamapper said...

I wonder if it would be possible to get a recording of these ground noises so others could hear what you are hearing?

Thank you for reporting your experience. I have been following a Youtube poster "dutchsinse" and he has been doing a great job covering Earthquakes, Radiation and more. Of course dutchsinse is here in the USA and it is great to have Japan sources for information.

I assume you know about @gpjen and other greenpeace workers taking radiation readings outside the current evacuation zones. A friend of mine posted this on his twitter account:

@gpjen its worse Nine readings between 21 - 48 uSv/h outside #evacuation zones! #Japan #Fukushima #Nuclear #radiation

Hope this helps you and others!

Apolline said...

No result yet about Pierre Pellerin, I'll tell you when it will be official.


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