Lately, i heard this news that is already spread quickly like a flash throughout the world, so i think i like to post here since i said that this blog will be a variety-type.
First of all, i hope that everyone there are now safe, “daijobu desu ka?”, although there are many casualties and missing victims reported by the officials. I feel very sorry for the incident. I’m also glad that my friends wasn’t there during that time.
FYI, this massive earthquake measured around M8.8-9.1 occurred around 2.46pm JST (1.46pm MST). The epicenter was to be around 130km off the east coast of the Oshika Peninsula, Tōhoku region. This was one of the five largest earthquakes in the world’s modern history. The worst case scenario, this earthquake was followed by the tsunami waves of up to 10 meters, which caused massive destruction in most population areas, especially Sendai.
Watch these videos to find out the situation:
(Courtesy of JNN)
(Courtesy of TBS)
Indoor and outdoor scenes of devastation:
(Courtesy of NHK World)
The explosion of an oil refinery in Chiba prefecture, during the aftershocks after the earthquake:
Another worst thing, a strong radiation were detected around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant because of the cooling system failure due to the earthquakes. The explosion of the plant:
The amateur videos recorded during the earthquake, including the footage from Tokyo, which also one of the locations affected by the tremor:
If you want to look for more, you can Google or find in YouTube with the keyword “2011 Sendai Earthquake”.
P/S: Thanks to the earthquakes, the anime time block in some TV channels were delayed to give follow-ups about the incident.