13 Mar 2011

Japan Earthquake / 日本地震

A magnitude 9.0 quake strikes Japan with a massive tsunami along the Japanese coast on 11 March, 2011.  Officials say more than 1,200 people are thought to have died and 10,000 people are still missing.  Another serious problem have been reported at first nuclear reactor at the Fukushima power station in northern Japan.  160 people might have been affected by the radiation.  The largest disaster in Japan History.

image via BBC
The International Committe of the Red Cross has launched a Family Links Website to help people seeking to re-establish contact with family members and friends missing since the earthquake and tsunami.  Here is the website: http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/

For donation, please visit the Red Cross website in your country.

Australian Red Cross:

American Red Cross:

British Red Cross:

2 コメント / Comments:

Brooke said...

I hope your friends and family are safe Felice. Australia has such strong ties with Japan that it's hard not to cry every time you hear updates. I've been there twice and love Japan so much.

- Felice - said...

Thanks Brooke.

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