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Friday, March 11, 2011

Natural Disaster in Japan

An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale has caused a tsunami as high as 4 feet that hit the island of Honshu, Japan, on Friday, March 11, 2011. It is reported that a number of people injured and entire regions of the island is now submerged.

As a result of the quake was felt not only by residents of the island of Honshu alone. In Tokyo, the manager of the Tokyo Metro subway has decided to suspend operations until the state declared safe. The Shinkansen Bullet Trains also stopped operating shortly after the quake shook the region.

Tokyo Regional Government also closed the 19 sluice gates in the city to prevent the things that are not desirable.

Earlier the Japanese Meteorological Agency said that the strength of an earthquake of 7.9 on the Richter scale. But the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the measurement error of the original strength of the quake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale.

The quake centered 382 kilometers northeast of Tokyo at a depth of 10 kilometers. Earthquake shocks felt in almost all areas on the Pacific coast of Japan, including Tokyo and Osaka. Several people were reportedly injured and clouds of black smoke seen rising from a building located in the Odaiba waterfront area.

Some nuclear power plants and oil refineries of Japan was closed on Friday and a major steel mill on fire after a powerful earthquake rocked the country, bending roads, triggered landslides and destroyed homes and business district

Let's pray either for Japan or for the whole world, too !
(DS. Utomo)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's pray for Japan and the whole world !

colson said...

It's developing into a major tragedy indeed. Economically, but first and foremost a human tragedy. Lots of casualties have been reported already. And rumours about a melt down and explosions in a nuclear plant, are really worrying also..

Fortunately Japan is well prepared, we equipped, well trained and well organized. I'm sure the Japanese will be able to deal with the catastrophe ultimately. But at what price....

DS. Utomo said...

Hi, Colson: Really appreciate your comments. Let's pray now for Japan and the whole world !

Anonymous said...

I am sad for Genesis in japan tsunami occur. (Muzaffar)

DS. Utomo said...

Hi, Muzaffar: Thanks for follow and comments . Have a great week ahead !