Monday, March 14, 2011

Tsunami and earthquake devastate Japan

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"The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai, 1826-1833
The news is now filled with images and stories of the continuing destruction on Honshu, the most populous island in Japan. After a magnitude 8.9 earthquake that shifted the sea floor in the Western Pacific and displaced a huge quantity of water, a massive tsunami rolled over Japan's coast.The damage is immeasurable: billions of dollars, threats of a nuclear meltdown, and over1,600 lives confirmed lost.

More posts on this event will follow, but I want to take this moment to wish good luck to all those who are still searching for friends and family. We should also all hope that the major damage is done and that no more pain will be visited on the victims of the tsunami.

Stay safe.

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