After Earth Quake , Tsunami, Atomic Power Plant Blast , Now Volcano Eruption in Japan ,More than 2000 Dead


JNN 13 Mar 2011 : Japan is these days the center of Natural Disasters , as One of the Biggest Earth Quake which has  shaken whole of the Japan , rather devastated it completely , but it not only settled here , as a result of Massive Earthquake Tsunami Erupted , which created further Havoc in devastated country , and this is not all , as due to Earth quake and Tsunami , the Atomic reactors in 2 Atomic Power Generation Plants Blasted , while third is in a critical condition, and above all the Volcano in the South Western Japan started Erupting Lava and smoke to give rise for another disaster on the way.

Japanese authorities are trying to control the country’s nuclear crisis which was created by a strong earthquake and tsunami.

Top government spokesman Yukio Edano said on Sunday that another blast may take place in the number three reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant following the partial meltdown of reactor number one on Saturday, AFP reported.

Edano said they “assume a minute amount of radioactivity was released” at reactor number three, but expressed hope that even in the case of an explosion, lives of nearby people would not be endangered.

Sea water is being poured in to cool the reactor core. But so far operations to keep cooling water levels high enough in the reactor have failed.

Efforts are underway to prevent a catastrophic meltdown in the damaged number one reactor where at least 190 people, including nuclear workers, have been exposed to radiation.

This is while the United Nations says about 210,000 people living around the Fukushima nuclear plant, 250 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of Tokyo, have so far been evacuated due to a state of emergency for its four reactors.

Japanese officials said the cooling system pump has stopped at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant about 120 kilometers from Tokyo.

Japan’s National Police Agency said the confirmed death toll of the quake now stood at 1,597.

The number of casualties, however, is expected to rise as 10,000 people are still unaccounted for in the port town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture.

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Shinmoedake Volcano has erupted for the second time this year, sending ash and rock into the sky.

On Sunday, the Shinmoedake volcano, which is located in the Kirishima range in southwestern Japan, erupted after two weeks of inactivity and sent ash and rocks up to four kilometers into the air.
Authorities have issued a level three (out of five) volcano warning, restricting access to the entire mountain.

On January 19, the Shinmoedake volcano’s eruption triggered an ash warning for places above 7,620 meters, and the areas two kilometers around the volcano were evacuated.

Officials are not yet certain whether the eruption was a result of the massive earthquake that rocked northern Japan on Friday.

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake, off the northeast coast of Japan’s main island, unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami and was followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours.

According to Japan’s National Police Agency, 987 people have been confirmed dead and 707 were missing, with 1,128 injured, excluding bodies reportedly found on the Sendai coast.

The number of casualties, however, is expected to rise as 10,000 people are still unaccounted for in the port town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture.

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