Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquake in Japan

A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, cars and farm buildings on fire.
Photograph by: Stringer, Reuters
Early this morning, there was a Great earthquake in Japan, measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale. Keep in mind each step on the Richter scale is ten times worse than the precedent so this was about  100 000 000 times worse than a 1 on the Richter scale. Enormous damage was caused and the death toll so far is at about 44. Following the earthquake a huge tsunami hit Japan and surrounding areas, moving on to Hawaii. A tsunami warning is in effect for the West Coast. This is a sad day for Japan. The Red Cross is accepting donations.

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