Friday, March 11, 2011
Thoughts and Prayers With Japan
Buddha, Japanese National Museum, Tokyo
"A Balance of Shadows"
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan.
Video from Shinjuku,Tokyo showing skyscrapers swaying with the force of the March 11, 2011 earthquake centered off of northeastern Japan. Buildings in Japan are engineered to meet extraordinarily high governmental standards to help prevent earthquake damage.
(Video by escot2008)
" Friday’s quake was centered off the coast of Honshu, the most populous of the Japanese islands, at a point about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo and a depth of about 17 miles below the earth’s surface.The quake occurred at 2:46 p.m. Tokyo time, and was so powerful that buildings in central Tokyo, designed to withstand major earthquakes, swayed."
-United States Geological Survey
globalgiving has set up a well organized webpage for donations at Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Fund
Earthquake in Japan