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The 2011 Virginia Earthquake

On August 23, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the Piedmont region of the U.S. East Coast near Mineral, Virginia. This was an intraplate earthquake – most earthquakes are interplate, meaning that they occur on fault lines that bound tectonic plates. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: MIT Faculty Report on Fukushima

Fukushima Lessons Learned – MIT NSP-025

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message from mitnse

Many thanks to everyone who has been visiting our blog and sending us questions and comments since we started up a little over two weeks ago. Now that information on the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is becoming … Continue reading

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News update, 3/18

News Brief, 3/18/11, 10 AM EDT Spraying of spent fuel pools at Units 3 and 4 is still underway. Visual inspection of Unit 4’s pool showed water in the pool, and so efforts have been temporarily focused upon Unit 3. … Continue reading

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Modified version of original post written by Josef Oehmen

About the original post Below is a revised and edited version of the original post written by Josef Oehmen that first appeared on Morgsatlarge. At Oehmen’s request the original post was checked for technical accuracy, revised and moved to mitnse.com. … Continue reading

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