The Biggest Earthquake in Japan

Posted March 11th, 2011 in Japan 2 Comments »

Today, just 2 hours ago, huge earthquakes hit northern Japan island.  The magnitude is 8.8 – which is much bigger than Kobe Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.

As soon as I heard the news from D, I contacted my families to check if they are ok.  They all live in Shiga (some of my relatives live in the prefectures near Nagano), so they said the damage is not that big.  Luckily there is no ocean around Shiga (just a big lake) so no tsunami will attack there.  My grandma said it was shaking for quite long time though.

I have friends who live in Hokkaido and eastern side of Japan.  I hope they and their families are ok too…

There are so many natural disasters happened around the world lately…  Brisbane’s flood and cyclone, earthquake in New Zealand, and now Japan is the victim.  What’s going on?   Tsunami, fire, flood and landslide…  There’ll be so many side effects.  I hope the damage of this earthquake to be as minimum as possible.

2 Comments on “The Biggest Earthquake in Japan”

  1. 1 Megan said at 10:37 pm on March 11th, 2011:

    I’m happy to hear that your family are OK in Japan.
    What a shock!
    I think people in Hokkaido are OK. Although, I don’t know anyone on the coast there.
    I hope your new role as ‘Mummy’ is bringing you lots of happiness.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 10:45 am on March 12th, 2011:


    I actually can’t contact the friend in Hokkaido, and there is one person (a person I know, should I say..) who had just went back to Fukushima (near Sendai) before the earthquake and is now missing. Hope they are all ok.
    Thanks for the thought. 🙂

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