Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan 8.9 Scale Earthquake 2011

It was a sad day on 11 March 2011, to learnt the news that an earthquake of 8.9 scale occurred near Japan, and the subsequent Tsunami causing massive damage to properties and human lives.

2011 has not been a good year in terms of natural disasters.  First it was the flood in Australia, then it was the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, then followed by the earthquake in Indonesia and Yunnan China.  Now, it is the fifth largest earthquake since 1900, which is 8.9 scale earthquake in Japan.

It is reported in the news that transport in Tokyo area has come to a complete stop, the two airports, Narita and Haneda are closed.  There was an explosion at one of the nuclear plants, and fires in many locations.  People are being stranded near their office, without enough food and water.

It is so sad, everything looks like the movie 2012 unveiling bit by bit.  Everything is so gloom and doom.  However, we must remind ourselves that feeling sad, and gloom & doom is not going to change anything, or make life better.  Facing such devastating natural disaster, we must all stand firm and support each other, and have great hope of a better future.  We should never lose hope and give up.


In addition, it is also a reminder that we should always be prepared for natural disasters.  In Singapore, SCDF advises citizens to have water, can food, medical kit, torch light, battery and radio ready in your emergency kit.  Have you prepared all these?

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