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Massive Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan

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Cable news and Japanese news channels are the best spots for breaking news on the quake and devastating tsunami, but browsing the galleries at The Big Picture is a pretty amazing way to see the true magnitude of natures one-two punch.

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This is a terrible event. I... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

This is a terrible event. I offered up a prayer for the poor souls there. I sure hope that God wants to hear from me.

What struck me was that des... (Below threshold)
jim m:

What struck me was that despite the violence of the earthquake their buildings stood. It is a testimony to their engineering ability that there were no significant colapses. I just think of so many other earthquakes where we see countless buildings that have fallen and how weeks are spent pulling people from the wreckage.

Certainly thousands have lost their lives but they saved so many more with their forethought and brilliant engineering.

This is a terrible disaster... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

This is a terrible disaster. I pray for the safety and swift recovery for the Japanese people.

You know, something like th... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

You know, something like this makes the squabbles we've got here look like ... nothing. It's a real shot of perspective.

They've been planning for this for decades - as Jim says - and all that planning paid off.

it's all Bush's fault... (Below threshold)
epador:

it's all Bush's fault

Both the earthquake and tsu... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Both the earthquake and tsunami damages are terrible, but the footage I've seen of the tsunami is absolutely horrifying.
The Japanese are probably the most earthquake/tsunami-prepared country in the world and that has probably just saved countless thousands of lives yesterday.




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