Friday, March 11, 2011

News of Tsumani Hitting Japan

A few hours after I'd gone to bed last night, my husband came into our bedroom and woke me. He said that a Tsunami hit Japan'. As he talked, he grabbed the TV remote and turned CNN News.  A reporter was in the midst of showing footage of the aftermath of the Tsunami 's and the 8.9 earthquake.  I believe it was about here in Milwaukee was between 2-3:00am.  When he got the channel on, I saw the footage where a spread out wall of water had hit the Japan shore and wash out miles of houses, cars and buildings. I've never seen anything like this before.  The quake's epicenter was 373 kilometers.  It's been 100 years since anybody's seen an earthquake of this magnitude.
Unfortunately, its wrath has not completely subsided. The first tsunami wave is expected to strike Hawaii at around 8 am (eastern) this morning, and San Francisco at around 8:16 am (west coast time), Santa Barbara at 8:24 am, Santa Monica at 8:39am and La Jolla at 8:48 am.  People are tweeting all over the world in support of those who've been affected by this disaster.  The earthquake, which struck about 20 miles below the earth surface, hit about 250 miles from Tokyo, though residents there felt the tremors.


How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she who was great among the nations!
She who was a princess among the provinces has become a slave.


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