Exploring haikyo (ruins) & writing about Japan. 日本の文化、珍スポット、廃墟、または生物発光を紹介する「学ランマン」というイギリス人のブロガーです。
1264 days ago
Putting the radiation levels at Fukushima into perspective
Current Fukushima levels are reported as 400mSv, 1 mSv (milli sieverts) = 1000 uSv (micro sieverts), http://gakuranman.com/great-tohoku-earthquake/#liv
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where is this originally from?
@collettesnowden It's on logarithmic scale...
totally misleading image as distance between 1&10: 10&100: 100&1,000 appear the same, very wrong.
why the brazilian flag?
In response to nisekos. You are right. This image shows single values. The current values in Japan are being given in hours (that means you need to be exposed for a whole hour to receive that amount of radiation). Check my blog for more details.
great idea but you need to distinguish between mSv and mSv per unit time (hour, day or year)
Max was 11930 microsieverts, that's 11930.0 mSv Peak. Not Sv as stated above!
Gakuranman.com is doing live updates on the situation http://gakuranman.com/great-tohoku-earthquake/
The figure in question at 9.00am is 11930.0uSv - micro - in other words it is 11.9mSv.
In response to oneoliner, this is the latest report by TEPCO http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/betu11_j/images/110315e.pdf
Though just a burst levels are rising fast.
I suggest you lookup 11930Sv on the above chart.
Radiation Level 11930.0Sv Peak - March 15 :9:00am local - TEPCO
Excellent graph, thanks!
Tokyo (CNN) reported highest radiation levels at Fukushima gate as 11mSv max and now down to 0.6mSv. A far cry from 400mSv. Who's right?
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