I made a couple of blunders in yesterday's post about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
- Firstly, I reported the local time incorrectly (wrong UTC correction). It occurred at 2:46 PM, Tokyo time.
- Secondly, I stated that this earthquake was larger than the one in 2004. That one was magnitude 9.1, and thus about five times as energetic as this one.
Now I note that there was an explosion at one of the nuclear plants; overpressure in some steam lines. As a strong proponent of nuclear power, I recognize this will further delay any future installations. Clearly, the "fail safe" designs advocated in the 1960s have not been fully implemented.