Friday, March 11, 2011


This article has the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available regarding the quake in Japan. The pictures are astonishing:

Japan Earthquake Latest

Some new facts emerging:

A large number of tourists are thought to be among 400 passengers feared drowned after a high-speed bullet train and cruise ship went missing following the devastating Japanese earthquake earlier today.The massive earthquake - 8,000 times stronger than the one that hist New Zealand last month - sent a catastrophic 33 foot tsunami hurtling across the Pacific Ocean.

This afternoon, the Japanese declared a state of emergency at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima after the 8.9 quake caused the cooling system to fail.

Meanwhile, a ship carrying 100 people was swept away by the tsunami and bullet train carrying hundreds of passengers in the Miyagi region was missing. Their fate is unknown.

At least 200 to 300 bodies have been found in Sendai city, while dozens others were reported to have been killed in other areas of Japan.

Miyagi police also said that a ship carrying more than 100 people was washed away by a tsunami, without providing more details.

Kahului, on the island of Maui, has been worst hit. It was struck by waves measuring at least eight feet.

Many people were panic buying in stores and stocking up on petrol as the wave sped thousands of miles across the sea.

The earthquake was 8,000 times more powerful than the one that devastated Christchurch in New Zealand last month, experts said.


1.Valdivia, Chile, March 22, 1960 (magnitude of 9.5)

2.Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA, March 27, 1964 (9.2)

3.Sumatra, Indonesia, December 26, 2004 (9.1)

4.Kamchatka, Russia, November 4, 1952 (9.0)

5.Arica, Chile (then Peru), August 13, 1868 (9.0)

6.Sendai, Japan, March 11, 2011 (8.9)

Note that 5 of the 6 "Worst Quakes in History" occurred in this last generation.

A few more facts:

Dramatic footage showed the surge washing away cars, a bridge and buildings at the mouth of the Hirose-gawa River, which flows through the centre of Sendai, while a roof caved in at a graduation ceremony in Tokyo.

A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed directly into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in the Miyagi region, according to footage on public broadcaster NHK, and numerous people are believed to have been injured.

A passenger train that was carrying dozens of travellers was unaccounted for prompting fears that it could have been destroyed amid the devastation.

More than four million people are without power and the Japanese army has now been deployed.

The quake struck at a depth of six miles, about 80 miles off the eastern coast, Japan’s meteorological agency said. The area is 240 miles (380km) north east of Tokyo.

There is a lot more contained within this article and it provides a comprehensive update of the situation.

Videos within this article are worth watching

BREAKING: Japan says radiation surges at nuclear plant: 1,000 times normal


Anonymous said...

this is sooo terrible!!

we are watching the days of Noah being fulfilled in these last days.

Lord please be with ALL Your children that are trapped and hurting. give them peace that only You can give. Let the power of the Holy Spirit convict the hearts of the lost today. in Jesus name. amen


Scott said...

Amen, sister.

Caver said...

Thought it might be useful to get an update. This from MSNBC splash page...

....3 nuclear reactors in trouble after Japan quake

Power company says it's lost control .... |

Don't sound good for the home team. Prayers needed.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the lost world paying attention yet? I think not. For most it is business as usual...hmmmm

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