Aftermath of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

16 Mar

Wednesday News Highlight

As predicted, more earthquakes are expected to hit Japan. On Tuesday night,15 March 2011 at 10:31 pm, an earthquake hit eastern Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan with a magnitude of 6.4.

In Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture a quake struck with an intensity of 6-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7 and was felt across the Tokyo and Tohoku areas.

On Wednesday, the level of radiation near the Fukushima Daiichi’s main gate rosed to 10 millisieverts per hour at 10:40 AM, but dropped to 2.7 millisieverts per hour within 30 minutes the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said.

At least 1.6 million households were still without water Japan’s health ministry said.

Death Toll and Missing

As of today, there are confirmed 3,676 deaths with 7,558 people missing. The death toll and missing had exceeded 11,000 – the first time that Japan had recorded so many victims in a natural disaster since World War Two.

  • Miyagi Prefecture : 1,816 deaths confirmed, 2,011 people remain missing.
  • Minami-sanriku Town : roughly 1,000 bodies discovered. About 8,000 people missing, nearly half the town’s population.
  • Iwate Prefecture: 1,296 deaths confirmed, 3,318 missing.
  • Rikuzen-takata and Ofunato : 373 deaths confirmed
  • Onagawa Town on the peninsula : about 5,000 people remain missing, half of its population.
  • Rikuzen-takata :1,282 missing.
  • Fukushima Prefecture : 509 deaths confirmed, 2,220 missing.
  • Namie Town : about 900 residents whereabouts remain unknown.
  • Oshika Peninsula : several hundred bodies were found on the beaches.

The rest of the survivors, over 440,000 people were scattered in 2,400 shelters in northeastern and central prefectures. More help are needed as some shelters have yet to receive food and water and other essential supplies.

Source : NKH World

So, for everyone of us, please do your part to help by donating to the local Red Cross.

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