Archive for March, 2011

Earthquakes in Japan: The Aftermath

A lot of new photos and videos have been coming out of Japan since March 11, 2011 showing the devastation. Seeing the pictures of the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsunami is both amazing and frightening at the same time. It saddens me deeply to see the Japanese people in such pain.

In the YouTube video below you can see how fast the tsunami flows through a city, eventually being so powerful it pulls buildings off their foundations and carries them away in the current. Horrifying.

You can see pictures of the devastation, if you’re up to it, at The Atlantic and Boston.com.

If you’d like to donate to aid the people of Japan, head over to the Red Cross website and click the big red button in the upper-right corner of the page that reads “Donate Funds”.

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Earthquakes in Japan

On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced one of the largest earthquakes in recent history – a 9.0 on the Richter scale. As a result of the earthquake and numerous aftershocks, Japan soon experienced one of the worst tsunamis and is currently experiencing troubles with several of its nuclear reactors. It goes without saying that the people of Japan are having a rough week and will have a long road to recovery.

I encourage everyone that’s reading this to check out the photos and videos coming out of Japan. If anything, natural disasters like these should show us that we are at the mercy of mother nature and that she still deserves our utmost respect.

I wish nothing but the best for the people of Japan.

If you’d like to donate to aid the people of Japan, head over to the Red Cross website and click the big red button in the upper-right corner of the page that reads “Donate Funds”.

Update: Boston.com has posted 47 photos from Japan.

[CNN]
[Boston.com - The Big Picture]
[The Atlantic]
[Red Cross]

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