Tomorrow, March 11, is my birthday, which makes the date of one of the worst disasters the world has ever seen quite easy to remember. On March 11, 2011, a tremendous earthquake and series of aftershocks struck the country of Japan. For days to follow, but especially that entire birthday, I was feverishly following
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan today, the USGS reports (the location is circled on the USGS map above).
Watching this, you think the beginning looks bad.. but it doesn’t take long to see that the beginning was nothing. Shocking destruction and power. Of course, watching this video, you hope for the life of the maker of it. But then it hits… over 10,000 people have been killed by Japan’s recent earthquakes and tsunami. Shocking. Impossible to comprehend.
All of Japan’s wind farms are unscathed by the 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
A ship carrying about 100 people was swept away by the huge tsunami that hit Japan on Friday and its fate was unknown, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing Miyagi prefecture police.
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Update (9:20 EST): a 6-foot surge has been reported in Kahului Harbor Waves are now pushing higher and higher up the beaches of Hawaii. No damage has been reported yet. A few minutes ago, Khon2 News from Hawaii reported: The wave surges at Waikiki Beach on Oahu were noticed shortly after 3:20 a.m. Friday. It