11 March 2011 @ 03:37 pm
Personal Entry No. 67  
I can't write for long, so please forgive me for being so brief:

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan northeast of Tokyo this morning, and both a tsunami against the eastern coast and mass fire outbreaks have followed. This is worse than the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 -- even though the death toll is smaller at roughly 1,000.

The Asahi Shimbun is still reporting, so you can get local updates on the quake. Live comments can be found here; Al-Jazeera is running a live blog here. There's also a livestream from NHK available.

If you're looking for anyone you know in Japan, the Red Cross has opened up a directory; there's a Person Finder to look through, too. As for providing relief, so far I've read that ShelterBox is a good source to donate to -- it apparently provided a lot of help during the earthquake in New Zealand. The American Red Cross and Global Giving are also accepting donations.

Finally, if you're in Japan or in any of the areas affected by the tsunami: I'm praying for you, and I hope that you're safe and unharmed.
6 | +
( Post a new comment )
[identity profile] lmeden.livejournal.com on March 12th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the links. I hope that you and everyone you know is okay.
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com on March 25th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Two-weeks-late response is late! I'm glad you found the links helpful. (Everyone I know, fortunately, is accounted for and fine by this point.)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] lmeden.livejournal.com on March 25th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful. I'm glad to hear that everyone's doing okay. And don't worry about lateness. I love all comments. ♥
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
[identity profile] mina-akira.livejournal.com on March 13th, 2011 07:48 am (UTC)
Thank you SO very much for sharing these ♥
Let's keep hoping for everyone's safety.
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com on March 25th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
I already thanked you for cross-posting, but thanks again! And I hope everything's going well for you now, too.
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on December 24th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com on March 25th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm sorry for responding so lately to your comment.
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)