It's been more than two months since 8.9 magnitude earthquakes struck Japan and took a toll on Japanese people and crippled the economy. Various relief measures are underway at various stages to restore normalcy in the ravaged island nation with aid flowing in from various quarters and volunteers pledging their support to restore the lives.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) released Thursday handout tsunami waters photos taken from near its number 5 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, when a 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan that triggered the tsunami.
TEPCO has released a new report, which provides an analysis and timeline of the events that are believed, based on evidence, to have occurred in the early hours of the disaster
According to the timeline, within 5 hours of the quake, which occurred on March 11, the fuel rods were exposed and rapidly melting. By the next morning, 16 hours later, the uranium rods in Reactor No. 1 had melted down and dropped to the bottom of the core's cylindrical steel containment vessel, which holds the nuclear fuel during reactions.
Reactors No. 2 and 3 also melted down, following a similar frame of events.
Here is a view of the entire disater: