Saturday, 12 March 2011
Not long after the earthquake in New Zealand, Japan is hit by what is the fifth biggest earthquake ever recorded at 8.9 on the Richter scale. Which was 800 times stronger than the one happened in New Zealand last month. Since the epicentre of the earthquake is beneath sea it triggered a huge tsunami that swept across the east coast of Japan causing major damage to the coastline areas. Already at least 300 has been confirmed dead and hundreds are still missing.
Having visited Japan a few years ago and having known a few people who are living there (thankfully they are doing OK), I do feel a little heartfelt with this event. A country that is no stranger to earthquakes and are fully prepared to deal with this circumstance so no doubt Japan will overcome and recover from the disaster very quickly, just like it did in the 1995 earthquake.
For updates on the earthquake: