Friday, March 11, 2011

Pray For Japan!

The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years has unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds, while triggering a devastating tsunami.

Japanese TV showed cars, ships and buildings swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude quake. A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant but officials said there were no radiation leaks. At least 60 people have been killed by the quake, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. The death toll is expected to rise significantly.

Japan map

"Roads were badly damaged and cut off as the tsunami washed away debris, cars and many other things," said Hiroshi Sato, a disaster management official in Iwate.

Bullet train services to northern Japan were halted and rapid transit in Tokyo was suspended, stranding many workers in the city centre. About four million homes in and around Tokyo suffered power outages.

Japan tsunami map - 11 March 2011

Let's pray for all those who have been caught up in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake andtsunami.

Sources:, CNN, BBC


Holly said...

This is such a tragic series of events! The people of Japan will definitely be present in my prayers.

Kris said...

The photos are unbelievable! Thank you for posting!