Scientists are currently studying a cluster of small earthquakes in Southern California to determine whether a pattern exists.
More than 30 earthquakes were reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, yet only three were felt by nearby residents. All the earthquakes were centered in the same region. The earthquakes did not result in any known damage or injury.
Scientists said it was not rare for a pattern of earthquakes to occur in the region, but a cluster like the ones reported this week had not been seen for a few years.
- AP: Ex-PM criticizes utility for limited release of edited videos after nuclear plant disaster – Washington Post
A utility company that operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant was criticized by a former Japanese prime minister for failing to release all videos related to the nuclear plant recovery.
The only videos released by the company were from the first five days after the disaster, contained heavy edits, and did not produce sound in two-thirds of the videos. The videos were released in the public’s interest and were not prepared for public viewing when they were captured in March 2011.
TEPCO, the utility company, was ordered to release videos after initially refusing. Naoto Kan, the former prime minister, had visited the site and appeared in the videos muted. TEPCO alleged Kan was upset in the footage, whereas the former prime minister argues he was giving an impassioned speech to rally workers. The videos also included conferences in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster as part of its recovery plan. TEPCO, once a private entity, is now under government control. It is unknown how much footage exists outside the videos released.
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