Today is the 10 years anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. About fifteen thousand people died in this earthquake. I posted my writing on Facebook on that day. After I wrote it, I knew that nuclear power plants were broken by this earthquake and tsunami, and that the radiation was diffusing from there. Many people must have been evacuated from their homes.

 

My writing on that day

Today, at about 3 p.m, the largest earthquake in recorded history since about 130 years ago occurred in Japan. The Japanese Meteorological Office announced that the magnitude was 8.8. This earthquake is about 150 times as large as the Grate Hanshin Earthquake which occurred on January 17th, 1995 in Japan. This earthquake center is the offing of Miyagi Prefecture and Ibaragi Prefecture. Tsunami will rush along the Pacific coast of Japan at once. Already in Miyagi, many people are being washed away by the tsunami and are dead. And many people are dying by being crushed under collapsing houses, buildings and landslides. The total death toll may be several thousands people. Now, the traffic of Touhoku area and areas around Tokyo is stopping, so many people can't go home. They must choose to either go home by walking or wait there until the traffic moves. And some people are spending time in shelters because of fear of tsunami and the danger that buildings may collapse. Japan has many earthquakes, but it doesn't have many large earthquakes like this. We can not win over the power of the earth.

 

To friends of Facebook

Thank you for your concern. I am OK. But my mother was crying in fear. My damages were that some aquarium with Japanese rice-fish fell from a rack and some of them were dead, and my room was drenched with water and some books fell from a book rack. Now, the aftershocks are occurring. We must beware of the tsunami.

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  • Kunichiwa Tam.  It was a great tragedy. May God have mercy on those who passed out. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi, Dara. Thank you for your kind comment.

  • I live in the coastal area of Miyagi. It was a huge earthquake indeed. I can imagine you have spent hard days as well. Please prepare for coming a big earthquake.


    We received support from many countries at that time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything.

    • Hello, Nahoco.Thank you for your comment. Where you live is near to the epicenter of this earthquake. I live in Chiba prefecture, so you must have spent hard days than me.

      As you said, we received support from many countries at that time, especially from the U.S. I am grateful to them.

  • I am glad you are safe and made it through.    I saw the documentary on this.  It's so scary.    I also saw the development of the higher walls to block the tsunami.   

     

     

    • Hi, Fizzy. Thank you for your comment and concern. Yes, it's so scary.

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