Saturday, March 12, 2011

8.9 Richter Scale Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan - 11 march 2011

I am intensely following the Live Feed from all over regarding this tragedy in Japan. And I am crying, really. I have a lot of friends there but I'm not sure where some of them actually stays. To see the tsunami ravage Sendai live on the news, to see people and cars, boat, house, all swept away like toys and the amount of damage done, I can't help feeling a foreboding sense of doom coming upon us. And then I found out a Volcano had erupted a few hours after the tsunami in Indonesia. The fact that there's been an increase of earthquake cases within the ring of fire and all these dreary news is more than my mind can comprehend.

I had to revert to Facebook to try to communicate with some of them but only one I know is alright, Lincoln Wright. His family is safe and he had helped his neighbours as well. God bless him.

I can only pray the rest are OK, but with the news that around 200-300 bodies were already found, and 88,000 still missing .... Oh Lord be merciful.

I'm done listening to the live feeds. Its depressing. So with the thought of those that have died, and families with missing ones, I urge one and all to pray for them. The earthquake that recently happened there was their biggest ever encountered for 100 years, and the third big one world wide.

A note to those who had recently made some purchases from Hobby Link Japan as well as Hobby Search, they were affected too and I'm not sure how bad as they are currently assesing their damages. You will need to give them some time to sort things there, and pray all of them including their families are OK.

News: Anime/Manga/Game Events Cancelled After March 11 Quake (Updated)posted on 2011-03-11 06:33 EST

Makoto Shinkai, Touhou, Precure, Nintama, Evangelion events among those affected
A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan at 2:46 p.m. on Friday, and a series of aftershocks have since followed. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the initial earthquake measured 8.8 on the Richter scale, while the U.S. Geographical Survey listed the earthquake's magnitude at 8.9. Tsunami waves have already hit Miyagi and other northeastern prefectures, and tsunami warnings have been issued for much of the Pacific Rim.

The following events have been cancelled in the aftermath of the earthquake:

Friday, March 11Tokyo - Ikebukuro: Makoto Shinkai Special Night (announcement)
Tokyo - Shibuya: Hiroyuki Imaishi Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Signing (announcement)

Saturday, March 12Tokyo Big Sight: Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai 8 (announcement)
Tokyo - Mikata: Ghibli Museum is currently considering whether it will open on March 12 and is offering a ticket change for all March 11-12 tickets (announcement)
Yokohama: Suite Precure Theme Song CD Mini-Concert (announcement)
Tokyo - Roppongi: 7th Media Arts Open Talk (announcement)
Tokyo - Shinjuku: Gekijō-ban Anime Nintama Rantaro Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudō! no Dan Opening Day Greeting (announcement)

Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13Hakone: Evangelion x Hakone-machi x Toyota Electric Power Instrumentality Project (announcement)

Sunday, March 13
Tokyo Big Sight: Gesai#15 (delayed to a later date)
Tochigi: Tochi-Tele Anime Festa! (announcement)

The broadcasts of several anime programs such as are being or will be pre-empted by news coverage of the earthquake.

Here are a few images of the tragedy I pray no one else have to go through.

Tsunami Strikes Japan After 8.9-Magnitude Earthquake

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