March 11, 2011

My Prayers are with Japan

I'm sure most have you have heard by now the devastating news about the earthquake that has hit the Japanese coastline, and the wave that hit the Hawaii, South American and California coastline. The damage is devastating and the scoop of its reach will impact millions of people across the globe.

According to the USGS the earthquakes aren't over yet either. The tremors are still happening across the region. Here's how the earthquake looks on paper:

The Third
7.1
Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

The Second 
6.8
Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

The first 
8.9
Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan
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*This information is provided by earthquake.usgs.gov

 But it's not the paper facts that really put the devastation into perspective its the live video footage and the pictures that are truly heart wrenching.
Picture courtesy of news.com.au

Photo courtesy of asiaone.com
This is the largest earthquake in Japans history and the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded. Please keep in your prayers all of those affected, especially two of my former University of Memphis teammates, Shoko and Yuiko, who both live in Chiba, Japan. Chiba, is about 200 miles away from the earthquakes epicenter. Knowing that they or their families and friends could be effected really makes this travesty even harder to digest. Please keep them and the entire country in your prayers.

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