Japan has carried out its first-ever training exercises tasked with preparing the country for a nuclear meltdown due to an earthquake-tsunami disaster.
Tens of thousands of civilians took part in the haunting simulations over the weekend — they included a scenario where a massive earthquake struck the Kyoto Prefecture.
On the afternoon of March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck northeastern Japan, unleashing a deadly tsunami which claimed the lives of 20,000 people.
At the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the tsunami caused a cooling system failure, resulting in a nuclear meltdown and the release of radioactive materials.
The two-day drills over the weekend involved more than 21,000 people.
Helicopters delivered medicines to hospitals, while schools undertook mock evacuations.
Footage reveals the scale of government preparedness.
We’ve witnessed a substantial seismic uptick in recent weeks, which can be linked to our descent into the next Grand Solar Minimum.
Scientific papers demonstrate conclusively that earthquakes and explosive volcanic eruptions are triggered by cosmic rays — read one of those studies here.