Thursday, February 29, 2024

Major Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan

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In this image made off Japan's NHK TV video footage, vehicles are washed away by tsunami in coastal area in eastern Japan on Friday. (AP)

A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a 10 meter tsuanami that swept away boats, homes and cars along the coastline.

Video footage showed widespread inundation as mud waves carried debris over farmland in Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture. Large-scale damage could be seen in various locations along the coast. In Chiba prefecture, a massive oil refinery fire has broken out.

Adressing the nation, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the government would do anything it can to minimize the effects of the disaster.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warming for the entire Pacific coast of Japan following the quake, which struck Friday about 125 kilometers off the eastern coast, at a depth of 10 kilometers. Residents in the coastal areas were urged to immediately evacuate to higher ground.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning was in effect for Russia, Marcus Island, New Zealand, Hawaii, Wake Island, the Northern Marianas, Australia and the South American Pacific coast. Warnings were also issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia. The Hawaii-based center said waves could reach six to ten meters high.

The massive quake was felt in Tokyo, where it shook buildings and caused several fires. The Tokyo metro system says all train and subway traffic in the city has been stopped. Tokyo’s Haneda airport has reopened its four runways to accommodate traffic from other airports, including Narita. Aftershocks have also been reported in Tokyo.

[VOAnews.com]

25 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not how many times you fall that matters, but it’s how you stand up when you fall. This great nation will rise from this set back with renewed vigor and strength. Heart felt condolences to the families that have lost their beloved ones, you are in our prayers.

  2. Sad.

    Ba LT, your tittle is misleading, this earthquake happened in Japan but you still add Zambia to it headline as if its news coming from zambia – ifyakukopelesha. I cant even share this article on facebook coz its an embarasment. your professionalism guys is aparently terible.

  3. #4 You never know may be the earthquake has moved Japan to Zambia. But whats the explanation for the increase in quakes-by scientists please not from religious fanatics.

  4. So are these vehicles floating in flood debris going to be dumped somewhere ? or will we order them over the internet

  5. We are being plunged into a period of time about which the Bible says more than it does about any other period in human history – including the time when Jesus walked the shores of the Sea of Galilee or climbed the mountains of Judea.

  6. #6, I beg to differ, it’s not about religious fanaticism but the reality, these things taking place in our day have been prophesied and explained in the scriptures and no scientist can explain otherwise.

  7. Watching the unfolding news of the quake followed by the Tsunami in Japan, I long for a time when Zambia will offer aid to Japan in such moments of distress. No matter how small. Japan has helped Zambia enormously for generations. Its humbling.

  8. Most Zedians have no idea why earthquakes occurs, this is bad cuz it gives false prophets, fake priests, spiritual healers..etc a good chance to scare people with fake stories of ‘ THE SIGNS’ of the coming of a fictious ‘God’
    and rip them off big time! Watchout for greedy pastors asking you to get rid of your belongings and try to make you part with your money in a hurry!

  9. #16 (Shinto):
    what makes you think that there is no God? And who is your spiritual leader (if you have any)? – hope you’re not just blindly following the homos who dont acknoledge that they themselves are products of perfect design, not the unproved theories of evolution (the big bung). Obviously a mechanism as complicated as yourself cannot come by chance, and that might be a starting point for you to start thinking about the existence of mighty and inteligent spritual being.

  10. Just be thankful that earthquakes, Tsunami, floods, tornados, cyclones, heat-waves as God has spared us! Imagine where RB would be if he heard an earthquake (whilst he was in bed), he would think that it was “Captain Solo” or “Lieutenant Luchembe” who had visited him! He would quickly run out of his palatial bedroom and say “Thandi, neze naku uza kuti tekale ku farm, wabona lomba”!

  11. Every smart person like me knows how the world works, the eartquake in JP had nothing to do with signs of any mystical god’s coming, God is imaginary and cannot listen to your prayers! I can see you belong to the group of brainwashed niggas. Why would i need any spirtiual leader when god is imaginary and cannot listen to your prayers and your bible is full of nonesense!!
    Example:
    A marriage shall only be considered valid if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin she shall be executed. (Deutronomy 22: 13-21)
    What a savage GOD! If there is any, I AM the better one!!

  12. STRANGE????
    this really got me thinking

    SEPT 11(NY), JAN 11(HAITI) and MARCH 11
    (JAPAN)….weird…LUKE 21:10-11
    Then jesus said to his disciples:
    “Nation will rise against nation,and kingdom
    against kingdom. There will be great earth equakes,
    famines and pestilences in various places and fearful
    events
    and great signs from heaven.jesus says for behold i come
    quickly
    (so ask yourself are you ready?

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