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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby phreadom » Tue 03.15.2011 6:23 am

I just wanted to share that people can also donate to the Red Cross (which is independent of race, religion, country, politics, etc charity organization, and one of the very best available) to help the Japanese recovery at:

https://american.redcross.org/site/Dona ... df_id=5052

Please give what you can to help our brothers and sisters there.

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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby tōkai devotee » Tue 03.15.2011 6:30 am

Hektor6766 wrote:What is the status of the food, medicine, clothing, sanitation supply?


The news in Australia reported that blankets are needed urgently as it's really cold now, and that food and fresh water is in short supply in the worse hit areas. Vision of almost empty supermarket shelves was shown. Food supplies are being rationed. Each person received 1 bag of rice and 5 bottles of water. The elderly and young children are apparently receiving the bulk of the food.

I wish I could just reach inside the TV and share my food with them. I feel kind of guilty eating a big nutritious meal.
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby NileCat » Tue 03.15.2011 12:22 pm

The death toll has risen to 3,373. And 7,558 people are still missing.
In Shizuoka prefecture (Tokai district), a M6.4 earthquake occurred three hours ago. Fortunately, only 19 people suffered slight injuries.
The situation at the nuclear power plants seems relatively stable at the moment.
In Tohoku district, it seems freezing tonight.
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby persephonequinn » Tue 03.15.2011 10:42 pm

If not mistaken it snow, wish I can send my blankets to them right now. But all I can do is donate to Red Cross Japan through google.

Wish I have a credit card instead of debit card!

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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby hyperconjugated » Wed 03.16.2011 8:37 am

Only positive thing I can think about this is that the quake&tsunami didn't happen at nightime. The number of casualties would have been overwhelming.
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby NileCat » Wed 03.16.2011 9:56 am

In Japan, I think the spread of harmful rumors is remarkably few compared to the past disasters although the governmental tardy provision of information has been harshly criticized.
At the moment, the biggest problem at the suffered area seems to be the shortage of gasoline and oil. That’s because, in addition to the damages of the access roads, currently only 3 out of 9 refineries are in operation in the eastern area of Japan.

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I agree. The earthquake hit at 2:46 PM. When we had a massive earthquake in 1995 in the western area of Japan, it happened at 5:46 PM. At that time, right after the quake hit, a lot of fires started and they added to the damage because many people were preparing the supper using the gas stove.
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby clay » Wed 03.16.2011 11:45 am

If you are like me, PayPal is an easier option than trying to find my wallet and typing in my credit card information. PayPal has a Japan relief page here: https://www.paypal-donations.com/pp-charity/web.us/campaign.jsp?cid=-12

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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby NileCat » Wed 03.16.2011 12:36 pm

As of today, the death toll is 4,340. The number of missing people is 9,083.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2011031 ... 31000.html
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby Dustin » Wed 03.16.2011 3:19 pm

These numbers are getting worse and worse ><
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby persephonequinn » Wed 03.16.2011 8:44 pm

not only the number is getting worse, the weather too.
this is really a bad time for japan.
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby persephonequinn » Wed 03.16.2011 9:33 pm

clay wrote:If you are like me, PayPal is an easier option than trying to find my wallet and typing in my credit card information. PayPal has a Japan relief page here: https://www.paypal-donations.com/pp-charity/web.us/campaign.jsp?cid=-12

100% of your donation goes to the organization you send it to.


Thanks for sharing, going to do it immediately..

updated ... it charged me 1.5$ for my donation @@''
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby chikara » Wed 03.16.2011 10:29 pm

Before and after images of Minami Senriku (南三陸町).

Minami Sanriku, the town that disappeared, as it was before the disaster

95% of the town was destroyed and over 9,000 people are missing. :cry:
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby themonk » Wed 03.16.2011 10:46 pm

@NileCat

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Please stay safe.

Even at work, i check the news several times a day. Our thoughts are with you and Japanese people.

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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby SakeIt2Me » Wed 03.16.2011 11:21 pm

I really couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the footage of Sendai getting hit with that unstoppable water. Absolutely gutwrenching.
Though I hardly know any of you...let me just say, I hope that the wonderful community and individual strength that is already shown in Japan can keep up, despite what must seem a neverending catastrophe. From what is on the news, I don't think it's out of line to say that Japan is handling this with complete class. Please take care.
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Re: 9.0 Magnitude hits Japan (Miyagi Prefecture)

Postby burstandbloom » Thu 03.17.2011 3:34 am

I unfortunately held my breathe for awhile logging on here, at first I made sure the immediate people I know over in Japan were ok..fortunately most of them are from the Kansai region, so they're ok. Then I sucked it up to get on here...this site has meant a lot to me over there years, I may not have contributed as much as I should but I come here for lots of things and have for many years.... this site means a lot to me. I sincerely hope anyone over there that is on this sight is ok (and all the countless people who are affected in that area) and I have been thinking about you. All the best. Much love.
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