Friday, March 11, 2011

Jishin + tsunami

Jishin is earthquake and tsunami is tsunami and Japan had both today. Terrifying video of the unstoppable surge of black water making its way inland near Sendai, setting off fires and carrying off everything in its path. The amazing thing about earthquakes and tsunamis these days is not just the scale & the terror & the destruction, but that I can see it on my computer, thousands of miles away, as it happens. I remember driving down that coast ten years ago on the way back from Hokkaido. Lots of little fishing villages, which wouldn't have stood a chance... Emailed friends in Tokyo and they're all OK, though deeply shocked and finding it difficult to get home.

1 comment:

  1. Terrible stuff! Early days yet, but massive destruction. And effecting Tokyo I see. Glad your not still there....