Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan and planet Earth changed forever after record earthquake

Smoke rising from Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear facility

Two days after Japan was hit with the worst earthquake and subsequent Tsunami in it's history, the  country is facing many sobering realities. It is now feared that the death toll could reach into the tens of thousands. Towns and village were utterly swept away by the surging water. One of the more pressing issues at the moment is the serious danger of nuclear meltdown at at least two of Japan's nuclear power plants. At the Fukushima Dai-ichi, there are fears that a meltdown may already be underway. More than 180,000 people have been evacuated as a precaution. The quakes magnitude has now been raised from the preliminary 8.9 to 9.0. The intense shaking actually moved Japan' island of Honshu 8 feet and shifted earths axis by as much as 10 centimeters. Hundreds of aftershocks have occurred and experts say they may lasts for decades.

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