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Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Tomari 9 The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322'N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Higashidori 1.7 Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Onagawa" 2.1 Magnitude: 7.1 4-5 Fukushima I 4-3 Fukushima II Tokai Kashiwazaki Kariwa O After the April 7 earthquake Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools TOKYO Monju Honshu Island 1.8 Shika 9 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga After the March 11 earthquake Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama Nagoya 3-5 Ohi 4.5 took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population 3.2 Takahama Osaka Shimane was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around 1.2 the plant Hiroshima Shikoku Island Nuclear Ikata 2 power plants The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the April 7 earthquake 3-3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011 www.rian.ru Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Tomari 9 The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322'N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Higashidori 1.7 Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Onagawa" 2.1 Magnitude: 7.1 4-5 Fukushima I 4-3 Fukushima II Tokai Kashiwazaki Kariwa O After the April 7 earthquake Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools TOKYO Monju Honshu Island 1.8 Shika 9 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga After the March 11 earthquake Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama Nagoya 3-5 Ohi 4.5 took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population 3.2 Takahama Osaka Shimane was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around 1.2 the plant Hiroshima Shikoku Island Nuclear Ikata 2 power plants The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the April 7 earthquake 3-3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011 www.rian.ru Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Tomari 9 The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322'N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Higashidori 1.7 Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Onagawa" 2.1 Magnitude: 7.1 4-5 Fukushima I 4-3 Fukushima II Tokai Kashiwazaki Kariwa O After the April 7 earthquake Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools TOKYO Monju Honshu Island 1.8 Shika 9 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga After the March 11 earthquake Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama Nagoya 3-5 Ohi 4.5 took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population 3.2 Takahama Osaka Shimane was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around 1.2 the plant Hiroshima Shikoku Island Nuclear Ikata 2 power plants The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the April 7 earthquake 3-3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011 www.rian.ru Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Tomari 9 The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322'N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Higashidori 1.7 Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Onagawa" 2.1 Magnitude: 7.1 4-5 Fukushima I 4-3 Fukushima II Tokai Kashiwazaki Kariwa O After the April 7 earthquake Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools TOKYO Monju Honshu Island 1.8 Shika 9 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga After the March 11 earthquake Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama Nagoya 3-5 Ohi 4.5 took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population 3.2 Takahama Osaka Shimane was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around 1.2 the plant Hiroshima Shikoku Island Nuclear Ikata 2 power plants The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the April 7 earthquake 3-3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011 www.rian.ru Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Tomari 9 The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322'N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Higashidori 1.7 Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Onagawa" 2.1 Magnitude: 7.1 4-5 Fukushima I 4-3 Fukushima II Tokai Kashiwazaki Kariwa O After the April 7 earthquake Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools TOKYO Monju Honshu Island 1.8 Shika 9 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga After the March 11 earthquake Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama Nagoya 3-5 Ohi 4.5 took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population 3.2 Takahama Osaka Shimane was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around 1.2 the plant Hiroshima Shikoku Island Nuclear Ikata 2 power plants The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the April 7 earthquake 3-3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011 www.rian.ru Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Tomari 9 The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322'N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Higashidori 1.7 Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Onagawa" 2.1 Magnitude: 7.1 4-5 Fukushima I 4-3 Fukushima II Tokai Kashiwazaki Kariwa O After the April 7 earthquake Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools TOKYO Monju Honshu Island 1.8 Shika 9 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga After the March 11 earthquake Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama Nagoya 3-5 Ohi 4.5 took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population 3.2 Takahama Osaka Shimane was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around 1.2 the plant Hiroshima Shikoku Island Nuclear Ikata 2 power plants The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the April 7 earthquake 3-3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011 www.rian.ru

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Japan is prone to earthquakes but there is another problem that the country has been facing due to this natural calamity which is nuclear explosions at the nuclear plants. These blowups are caused by ...

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