Dee Finney's blog
start date July 20,, 2011
Today's date August 23, 2011
TOPIC EARTHQUAKE SURPRISE
I woke up in the middle of the night by a fire siren blasting in my right
ear, followed by a m an's voice yellling EARTHQUAKE, EARTHQUAKE,
i immediately thought of San Francisco because I had been told earlier this year that I had to be out of here by November. I actually started packing in January f this year because I had been having dreams and visions of my Father along with a Andormedan woman dressed in a pink dress telling me to pack and move out of here and help the Indians.
Of course, Joe who I live with wouldn't hear of it and is still resisting moving from this house because our rent isi so cheap. I'm not complaining abou tthat, but our house was built in 1899 and it wouldn't survive an earthquake of any large size.
San Franciso is 100 miles west of us.
When there was an earthquake a couple years ago in San Jose, a 5.0 - about 100 miles south of us, it felt and sounded like a big tree fell on our roof, and we have large cracks in the bathroom ceiling and in the wall of the house on the west side. Our whole house is going to fall down around us if a larger one happens.
Later in the moring, you probably are arleady aware of the Washington DC earthquakek which was a 6.0. I'm surprised there wasn't more damage, but I hear that a nuclear power plant is smoking in Mineral, Virginia.
That turned out not to be true at all.
Besides that, I heard later in the day, that this was not really an earthquake, it was an underground explosion in Virginia near the http://amusement-park.pikimal.com/busch-gardens-williamsburg
I was told by this same person who ad vacationed at that park several years ago that military guards were all over that place, so who knows what really happened below there. They say that underground military bases are all over the place nnowadays.
This was confirmed by HAWK on the Steve Quayle Survive2thrive radio show that it was a nuuclear attack that destroyed the underground base. In other words IT WAS NO EARTHQUAKE.
According the biggiess in the Federal Bank group - those guys were all in bunkers because they KNEW it was coming.
They are expecting more of these to occur in the near future.
Let's see how close it is to the map I drew when I dreamed about the nuclear power plant blowing on the east coast.
Obviously my map was a few miles off - maybe HAARP didn't get aimed quite right. :-)
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake just hit Mineral, VA, sending shockwaves up and down the East Coast of the United States that evacuated the Capital Building, the White House, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. With Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster still fresh in our memory — and still sending radiation through that country — everyone is wondering how this latest tremor will affect nuclear power plants in the Mineral, VA area. The answer, as of now, is not much — but there are six nuclear reactors within 150 miles of the earthquake’s epicenter, and a recent report by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that we’re not properly prepared for a disaster.
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The earthquake shook not only the nation’s capital but reached as far north as Boston, rocking New York City along the way. The East Coast corridor is the most densely populated area in the US with about 50 million people living there. “It’s one of the largest that we’ve had there,” U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones told CNN after the quake. She noted that aftershocks would probably follow. “People should be expecting (them), especially over the next hour or two.”
With the earthquake now appearing to have passed, it shines a brighter light on our lack of preparedness for a earthquake-initiated nuclear disaster. As this map shows the East Coast of the United States has many nuclear power plants. A government task force, commissioned by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, just deemed many of these to be unsafe in the event of a Fukushima-like situation.
The group found that currently, we are in no shape to handle such an event, but a disaster could be prevented on our country’s soil if new regulations are written and followed. In addition to recommending the strengthening of safety measures that should already be in place, the task force has pointed out the necessity for designing better water flow systems, operational vents for hydrogen release and plans for simultaneous problems at adjacent reactors. With a fault line running right under New York City and the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant — and other reactors — within an arm’s length of that major metropolitan area, we better start jumping on getting the proper regulations in order.
While east coast seismic activity isn’t quite as robust as what’s seen on the west, there is a cycle seen in earthquake activity on this side of the nation. A study by the Earth Observatory found that a 6.0 quake hits the area about every 670 years, and a 7.0 magnitude hits about every 3,400 years.
There are several fault lines in New York’s metro area, including one along 125th Street, a fault line on Dyckman Street in Inwood, and another in Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County. The New York City Area Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation rates the chance of an earthquake hitting the city as moderate. In the event of an earthquake of 5.0 seismologist believe that the city would likely sit fairly sound. While there would undoubtedly be costly damage in the millions to billions of dollars, particularly to buildings of older construction, skyscrapers would would not collapse.
Where subways, bicycles and foot are the dominant forms of transportation,
On Friday 88-25-11 - evacuations are beinng ordered all along the coast. 250,,000 people in lower Manhattan are especially in danger and will be made to evacuate as well.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Two nuclear reactors at the North Anna power plant outside Richmond, Va. have shut down as a result of the earthquake Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
Twelve other nuclear power plants in New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland have also declared unusual events but have not shut down, the NRC said.
The shutdown at the North Anna facility was automatic, an NRC spokeswoman said, triggered by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. The plant is located just seven miles northeast of the quake's epicenter in Mineral, Va. It is 40 miles from Richmond, Va. and 70 miles from Washington, D.C.
Two other plants are located within 100 miles of the epicenter -- Calvert Cliffs near Lusby, Md., and Surry near Williamsburg, Va. Those plants have not reported any problems.
The reactors at North Anna are now relying on power from four back-up diesel generators to run basic plant functions, the NRC spokeswoman said. Those functions include running pumps that keep spent nuclear fuel stored at the plant cool.
The power plant is shut down and in a safe condition, a Dominion Resources (D, Fortune 500) official and the Louisa County public information office told CNN. There has been no release of nuclear material, Louisa County spokeswoman Amanda Reidelbach said.
A disruption of offsite power, not an unheard of event, is one of the biggest fears for critics of nuclear power. Power is needed to circulate water that both cools the rector core and the spent fuel, which lies near the reactor in specially-designed pools.
By Julie Johnsson
(Updates with comment from analyst in seventh paragraph.)
Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Dominion Resources Inc. lost all offsite power at its North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia and began using backup diesel generators after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck nearby.
One of the four diesel generators stopped working after startup, David McIntyre, a spokesman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said in an e-mail today. There were no reports of damage at the plant, he said. North Anna is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the earthquake’s epicenter in Mineral, Virginia, according to Bloomberg data.
The earthquake was felt from Richmond, Virginia to Toronto and as far west as Columbus, Ohio. Eight nuclear plants in Region 1, which stretches from Maryland to Maine, declared “unusual events,” the lowest of the four emergency designations classified by the commission, said Beth Hayden, a spokeswoman for the nuclear agency.
“I suspect we’ll see other plants declaring unusual events,” Hayden said in a telephone interview.
U.S. nuclear plants are required to have batteries capable of powering a plant for four hours and diesel generators protected by a hardened structure. The power is necessary to keep fuel cool at the site, preventing a meltdown and a radioactive release.
Japan’s Fukushima reactors lost offsite power after a magnitude 9 earthquake struck in March. The tsunami that followed the quake wiped out its diesel generators, leading to a meltdown and the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
Cool the Core
“The reactors need power to cool the operating cores and spent fuel,” Chris Gadomski, a nuclear analyst for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said in an e-mail. “If we lose the backup diesel generators at North Anna, you can have a similar situation as Fukushima developing there. Virginia Power should try to restore offsite power as soon as possible.”
Non-emergency workers were evacuated from North Anna, said Amanda Reidelbach, a spokeswoman for the Louisa County sheriff’s office.
Constellation Energy Group Inc. declared an unusual event at its Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland, about 45 miles east of Washington. Both units continued to operate, according to an e-mail from Mark Sullivan, a company spokesman.
PPL Corp. also declared an unusual event at its Susquehanna reactors in Pennsylvania. Unit 1 is operating at full power and Unit 2’s return to full output is being delayed “as a precautionary measure,” according to a company statement.
The Indian Point nuclear plant located outside New York City, is operating normally, said Jerry Nappi, a spokesman for plant owner Entergy Corp.
--With assistance from Zachary Mider in Chicago, Aaron Clark and Christine Buurma in New York, Mike Lee in Dallas and Brian Wingfield and Richard Heidorn in Washington. Editors: Tina Davis, Jasmina Kelemen
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