Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan's Worst Earthquake!

On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered its worst natural disaster since the country started keeping records over 140 years ago. A powerful and deadly earthquake rattled the Pacific region in and around Japan. Many island nations in the South Pacific were affected, in addition to the West coast of the United States and Canada. However, the earthquake hit Japan the worst, and it was the consequent tsunami that added to the death toll.  Most people know that Japan is a country which is located on several tectonic plates collectively known as the ring of fire. Furthermore, Japan has the highest concentration of earthquake activity in the world. However, most people didn't expect something of this magnitude would happen on the island nation of 127 million people.

Earthquakes are something that Japanese people are used to and they happen often. However, the 8.9 magnitude earthquake which rattled the entire country and particularly devastated the rural areas of Japan was deadly because it was followed by a powerful and deadly tsunami. Reports say that at least 1,000 people are feared dead, however this video clearly shows that 1,000 is too small and unrealistic of a number. This tsunami had to have taken many more lives than that. Watch this shocking video and decide for yourself!

May God be with those people who perished in this terrible natural disaster!

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