M5.8 quake hits Hokkaido; no tsunami risk


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Earthquake roulette. Just across the way sits...

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@Yong: The Rokkasho Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facility? That's safe, isn't it?

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In June 2008, scientists stated that the Rokkasho plant is sited directly above an active geological fault line that could produce a magnitude 8 earthquake. But Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited have stated that there was no reason to fear an earthquake of more than magnitude 6.5 at the site, and that the plant could withstand a 6.9 quake... remember what TEPCO said? QED.

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Didn't feel a thing here in Sapporo

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Safe? You bet'cha!

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