The Greatest Japanese Disaster

Japan hit by worst earthquake in its recorded history. And now a nuclear disaster could worsen the great natural disaster. Some naive people or religious fanatics think that the world is near its end (but why 2012 ? until now 2011seem more Apocalyptic !!) The yesterday quake was the sixth largest earthquake it has recorded [since 1900]. An earthquake in Chile ranked 9.5 on the Richter scale, is the strongest ever measured. It released as much energy as 66,000,000 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs. It is estimated that a magnitude 12 earthquake would release enough energy to split the earth in half Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake exceeding even the 1923 disaster that leveled much of Tokyo and nearby Yokohama and killed more than 100,000 people. The Kobe earthquake, in Japan, in 1995 measured 7.2 and killed 6,433 people. Japan accounts for about 20% of the world’s quakes of magnitude 6 or greater. The other risky situation is in Chile. The earthquake which struck Chile last year was 8.8 magnitude.

Tehran waits for a big earthquake, too. 12 million people live in Tehran and they are really worried . The Japanese researchers said that a 6 Richter earthquake (a quite possible scenario) could level a large part of Tehran, and at least would kill 1 to 2 million. But If we have an 8 Richter earthquake in Tehran, what would be happened? Even thinking about it is so maddening. The f-u-c-k-i-n-g nuclear facilities are another constant source of worry. In Japan, The nuclear disaster just worsen the natural disaster. But it was not inevitable. The nuclear disaster is made by humans, i.e. by the foolishness and greed. Japan that was a victim of nuclear weapons and nuclear disaster, should be pioneer in fighting against nuclear facilities, not vice versa. Before it is too late, all human beings should do something about nuclear facilities. We hope that the Japanese terrible nuclear disaster could be a lesson for all human beings, especially for those that live in the earthquake zone, like California, Iran, etc. We, all, Should Say No to the Nuclear Power.

The tragedy of Japan are really great. Japan Police reported a ship carrying more than 100 people was swept away in the giant tsunami that crashed into the country’s north-east. A bullet train was reported missing on the line connecting Sendai and the nearby city of Ishinomaki, while later another train was feared to have been swept away. A major blast rocked a petrochemical complex in Chiba, outside the capital. The earthquake shut Japan’s busiest main international airport, brought the capital’s entire train network to a halt and sent thousands of office workers spilling out on to the streets. In Miyagi, fire broke out at the Onagawa nuclear plant and at least three other plants were automatically shut down. The government declared a state of emergency – Japan’s first – at the Fukushima No 1 plant after reporting that its cooling system had failed. A report by Kyodo News said one reactor in the plant “could not be cooled”. A safety panel said radiation levels inside the reactor were 1,000 times higher than normal, the agency added later. Residents living within 10km of the plant had been told to evacuate the area.

Japan police say 200 to 300 bodies have been found drowned in Sendai. The earthquake triggered a tsunami with 10m-high waves hitting the northern port of Sendai. The violent wall of water swept away houses, cars and ships. Fires burned out of control. Thousands people were believed dead or missing. A Japanese disaster management says: “We don’t even know the extent of damage. Roads were badly damaged and cut off as tsunami washed away debris, cars and many other things,” Phone voice services were out of order in much of the north-east, but data services allowed some people to contact friends and relatives. Mobile phone networks crashed as millions tried to call family and friends. “I thought I was going to die. It felt like the whole structure was collapsing” said a Japanese. Another Japanese who was waiting for a train in Tokyo Station when the earthquake struck, says: “It just seemed to go on for ever. I’ve never experienced anything that terrifying in my life .” Some other Japanese say:”I live in Tokyo. Without doubt this is the worst earthquake I’ve experienced. The building I was in was shaking badly, it was very scary. I managed to get a taxi back home as all the trains have stopped … Tokyo’s relatively calm, no panic here. Everybody came out of the building, we waited 2 hours in the park. Building shaking like a jelly – so scared … I am in Yokohama, very scared at the moment. I am at home but my gf is still at work, not good. No mobile, trains, buses, hot water … I’m in Ibaraki. For some reason I never lost internet connection but mobile phones and television were dead for a while. None of the houses or buildings around me seem to be damaged.” A native of Nevada who lives in Chiba, north of Tokyo says: “I’ve lived in Japan for 10 years, and I’ve never felt anything like this before. The aftershocks keep coming. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t know whether it’s me shaking or an earthquake

We, all, should help the Japanese, they are part of our great family, i.e. the human being family.

One Response to The Greatest Japanese Disaster

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have been trying everywhere on the Internet to find out what the reactions of Iranian people are to the catastrophe in Japan where a massive earthquake gravely damaged peaceful nuclear reactors that supply much of Japan’s energy. How much do people in Iran realize that their country, too, could be devastated, radioactively poisoned by peaceful nuclear reactors. If people aren’t worried, what are they thinking?

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