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8.9 magnitude earthquake hits north-east Japan

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Tsunamis causing major damage
8 years ago, March 11th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #130849  
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A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 4-meter tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery.



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New York Times: Updates and Video of the Quake and Tsunami, in Japan and Elsewhere has collected the most telling footage of this disaster as well maps and other information. Reply to this

8 years ago, March 13th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #130984  
Before and Afters

I used to live in Sendai, Miyagi. This is just absolutely devastating. Reply to this

8 years ago, March 14th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #131154  
Hi Jo. Knowing your love for Japan, this must be a terrible shock to you. Hope you are ok.

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8 years ago, March 15th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #131163  
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Thanks John. Still trying to get in touch with one friend, I'm sure she's ok though. Reply to this

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My wife has a niece who teaches at the K International School in Tokyo - Diana Hudson. As far as we know she is ok but two relatives in earthquakes in a few weeks is too many! Reply to this

8 years ago, March 16th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #131305  
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Some people were in both :-(

I've heard from the friend I was trying to get in contact with. As it turns out, fortunately she was away at the time. Probably sounds wierd, but part of me wishes I was actually over there right now. Reply to this

8 years ago, March 16th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #131312  
i feel you jo. give me a ticket and a shovel and i would be there in a heartbeat.

All of my friends from Japan live in Sendai. It was where I lived for 3 years. I would give anything just to know that everybody is alright. Reply to this

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8 years ago, March 18th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #131567  
i would like to post another fundraising organization here!

If your interested in not just donating money, but food and supplies, places go to Second Harvest Japan and donate. They are a wonderful organization and they are currently accepting donations just for the earthquake victims. Reply to this

7 years ago, January 17th 2012 No: 15 Msg: #150510  
Wow, just stumbled on this post, it's been 10 months since the quake. Thankfully order did not break down, and lots of good people chipped in however they could. Strange seeing this so long after. Reply to this

7 years ago, January 30th 2012 No: 16 Msg: #151181  
oh...it's an very sad news... Reply to this

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