Woody has prepared two early reports on the Hokkaido Earthquake on 6 September 2018.[Read more…] about Early Analysis of the Hokkaido Earthquake
The preliminary report by Woody Epstein, Takanao Nishimoto, Koji Okumura, Sam Swan, and Peter Yanev.
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This week our independent review team visited the Japan Atomic Power Company’s (JAPC) Tsuruga Nuclear Power Station for the fourth time.
As many of you know, the Japan Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) has stated that an active fault runs under Tsuruga Unit 2 and therefore under regulations should be shut down. The NRA’s criteria for fault activity, or capability as we say in the US and Europe, is movement during the last 120,000 years.
Our preliminary report was presented at a press briefing in Tokyo yesterday.
According to the NRA’s definition of an active fault (120,000 – 130,000 years ago), and our team’s independent review of the recent investigations by JAPC, we conclude that there is persuasive and powerful scientific evidence that the geological features investigated do not indicate active faults.