Sunday, March 13, 2011

.: Tragedy in Japan


I'm sure anyone who doesn't live under a rock knows about the heart-breaking events that are ongoing in Japan. I wanted to express my condolences for the people in Japan and to tell them to not lose hope amongst all the chaos!  It's heartwarming to see so many nations preparing and willingness to help our fellow human kind.

It's crazy how scary nature can be, I have a fear of earthquakes because I've experienced the Northridge earthquake, which was only a magnitude of 6.7, and that terrified me as a child seeing our neighborhood literally break down.

I can't imagine the pain and sorrow they must be facing from a 8.9 earthquake and pray for the best to those that are going through this ordeal.

:. Here's an insightful post by someone who experienced the quake itself from gizmodo.
I survived Japan’s massive earthquake

64 comments:

  1. the more pics/vids i see - the worse it seems, i hope they recover

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  2. Terrible terrible events. Saw footage today of the wave rolling in when it first struck. Horribly powerful.

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  3. they had an earthquake followed by tsunami followed by nuclear reactor explosion followed by eruption of a volcano... it really is the worst thing I've ever seen...

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  4. Wait? What? there's a volcano about to blow now? Can these people catch a break please? Reading the link you posted...unbelievable.

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  5. Yeah, I saw a video of the volcano blowing and it was massive. Talk about bad timing.

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  6. It is tragic what happened in Japan, I hope they get the help they need.

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  7. one after another, I cant imagine.
    with the nuclear plant exploding, there're more to fear of now.
    it's going to take some time, before they recover. they picked up after Hiroshima. hope with more allies and help, they'd be able to do better now.

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  8. was in the northridge too /: poor japanese. my heart goes out.

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  9. yeah my condolences to them..

    +follow

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  10. And now they're at risk of a nuclear meltdown, that's such a massive kick to japan, ridiculous.

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  11. It's a terrible tragedy, I hope them all the best

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  12. It's really sad and breathtaking.

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  13. It is truly awful. The amount of destruction is incredible.

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  14. It really is scary how nature can turn on you in an instant with no warning.

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  15. The text is really depressing

    meh :(

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  16. That's crazy!!! I'm really worried about the nuclear disaster!!!

    Thanks so much for your comment!!! We're followers!!

    www.whereverthesunsetis.blogspot.com

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  17. I hope they will recover soon :(

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  18. and its getting worser every day

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  19. The NYTimes website has some interactive satellite images... the devastation is beyond belief... entire 70,000 person towns are missing

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  20. my heart goes with them. i hope they are able to control the radiation soon! excellent bansky picture to summarize the sentiment you feel!

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  21. I heard that Japanese officials said that the rods are exposed again, and will most likely melt.

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  22. so crazy.. i just can't believe it. it all seems so surreal but its actually happening on the other side of the world!!

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  23. http://pesn.com/2011/03/12/9501786_Japans_Record_Quake_Corresponds_to_Sun_Flare/

    Hopefully we can figure out how to use the Sun as an early warning system so that we can be more prepared for disasters like this in the future.

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  24. Its a huge tragedy, my heart goes out to anyone affected by this

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  25. Yes; I saw some really disturbing vids of the tsunami, you see a big wall of water comming in, and you see cars on a road...
    They stop because they can see they have nowhere to go...
    just before the water gets to the vehicles the video stops...
    I don't think those people made it :'(

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  26. it is such a tradgedy..our prayers are with them.

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  27. Japan is a wealthy, industrialized, prepared nation. They will get over it.

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  28. Nice blog post, but I wish it had more boobs.

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  29. I don't think I've ever seen something as huge and tragic as this series of events... sad times

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  30. Hopefully they'll get the reactor under control. From what I hear, fission has stopped, but it's just so hot because the coolant system failed that the steam pressure is causing issues.

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  31. It is very heartbreaking...and I fear their country will take a harsh economic blow, as if they didn't already have enough financial woes. My heart goes out to the people....so much loss and devastation.

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  32. Imagine this wasn't Japan (3rd largest power in the world) and it was some other top 10 poorest country in the world...like pakistan with the floods recently. Even though I hope everything turns out alright, that it as amazing worst case scenario combo right there.:/

    Unrelated Randomness

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  33. Giving my love to everyone in Japan.

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  34. The more images start to surface the worse this tragedy seems.

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  35. I was about 50 miles from the Northridge quake, and I remember it being ridiculously strong. I can't believe the scenes coming out of Japan. It's terrible.

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  36. i really think japan was more than ready for things like this, its unfortunate for those who lost their lives and loved ones but i think they are handling this pretty well, and i applaud them for that

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  37. I actually cried when I saw this picture with dog curled up next to its owners body.

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  38. It's such a terrible thing for Japan to get all these disasters happening all at once. I really feel bad for all those people caught up in the tsunami. And to think that there was no way to avoid the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. The nuclear reactors however...

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  39. omg, the news keep on coming, sometimes it's just too much you know! Pray for all the people in Japan!!!

    Following :)

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  40. It's terrible what's going on. And they workers in the power plant... It almost makes me ashamed that I would be too scared to ever put myself in the position, they're real heroes.

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  41. i hope everything will be ok for them! poor japan!

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  42. This is all quite humbling considering I live in England, the most I've got to worry about is the non-stop miserable weather.

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  43. Quite the tragedy, indeed. Love the Banksy photo, though.

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  44. Well let's hope everything will get better soon

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  45. My condolences to them.
    following

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