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I live about 300 miles from where the earthquake hit, but I felt it. We all did. It wasn't big all the way down here, but it lasted for a long time and scared everyone, especially since my area has been expecting a huge earthquake for a few years now.

Then we turned on the TV in the teacher's room and watched NHK showing tsunami footage in real time. There was no tsunami here, thankfully, but the news coming from up north isn't good. The death toll varies right now depending on where you look but it's predicted to pass 1,000, and there are many, many more whose homes have been destroyed. It's only because Japan has some of the strictest building codes and disaster preparedness in the world that it wasn't worse - there have been tons of aftershocks. The worst of the damage is not in Tokyo, so you don't need to worry too much about people there, but if you have friends or relatives in the Sendai area, I hope you can get in touch with them.

If you want to do something to help, this article or this one are good places to start.

EDIT: There's also a person-finder here if you're trying to make sure someone's okay.

Date: 2011-03-12 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rainbowfragment.livejournal.com
((((;゚Д゚)))))))

I'm glad to see your post. Was worried about you.I hope you are okay and know you, your family and friends are in our thoughts. I will definitely check into how I can do a little something to help. Thank you for providing this post!

I wish you well and may you and your loved ones be safe and preservere in this disaster.

Sincerest Regards,
Shinigami Twin 04

Date: 2011-03-12 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asael.livejournal.com
Thank you! All my friends and family are safe, but there are a lot of people who aren't. This is a pretty big, terrible disaster. Thank you for worrying about me, though.

Date: 2011-03-12 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fantasygirl49.livejournal.com
i'm glad u r doing ok, it's sad to see the news about the damages done from the earthquake and tsunami in japan.

Date: 2011-03-12 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asael.livejournal.com
Thank you! It is really sad, I can't turn on the TV without seeing these horrible things. I hope people manage to rebuild.

Date: 2011-03-13 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fantasygirl49.livejournal.com
me too, i hope things will settle down and go back to normal for the people there.

Date: 2011-03-12 08:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zahho-mii.livejournal.com
Glad you're okay! I know some people in Shingu and my brother's girlfriend actually used to live in Sendai so I'm hoping people are okay! D;

Date: 2011-03-12 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asael.livejournal.com
Oh no! I hope they're all okay. Things are pretty bad up there... D: and I know it's really hard to contact people in Japan right now. I hope you're able to get through to them.

Date: 2011-03-13 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zysm.livejournal.com
To be honest I didnt know you were from Japan, but its good to know that you and your relatives are fine and safe.

I'll see what I can do from here to help the afected ones.

Cheers and take care :*

Date: 2011-03-14 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azurecerulean.livejournal.com
OMG IDEK that you lived in Japan. Thank goodness you're okay. And thank you for the person-finder link.

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