My heart and thoughts are with all those people in Japan today, and to all the people who have Family and Friends in Japan as well, it is devastating watching the News on TV and seeing all of the destruction, and as the day goes on we are seeing just how bad this Earthquake and Tsunami was, and how destructive it was not only to the buildings, but the lives that have been lost as well.
A total of 45,000 people living within a 10km radius of the Fukushima nuclear power plant have now been told to evacuate their homes – a steep rise on the 3,000 who were told to leave yesterday evening. Aljazeera.
New York Times also has a good article on the Nuclear Plants.
Houses erupt in flame while the Natori river surges over the surrounding area in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan. AP Photo/Yasushi Kanno, The Yomiuri Shimbun
The tsunami triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Natori, Miyagi prefecture. AP Photo/Kyodo News
Pedestrians clamber over a piece of collapsed road in Urayasu city, Chiba. Picture: AFP
A house sinks into the ground at Sukagawa city, Fukushima. Picture: AFP
People watch the aftermath of tsunami tidal waves covering a port at Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan. AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun
See more amazing photo’s in the:-
Courier Mail Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Picture Gallery.
Live Updates from the Courier Mail.
If you are concerned about Australians in Japan you should in the first instance try to contact them directly. If this is unsuccessful, you can contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
BBC News has a stack of fantastic video’s on the Tsunami and the Earthquake.
Amazing video of buildings swaying.