At least 10,000 people were killed in the earthquake and tsunami disasters.
This is the world’s most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986.
Nuclear power plant is a place where people produce electricity.
But nuclear radiation is very, very dangerous.
It can kill human, animals and plants and it can also caused cancer.
It could cause a big disaster and the effect will last for a long, long time.
This is the worst nuclear disaster in Japan after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in 1945.
On Friday 11th March 2011, a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a huge tsunami hit northeast coast Japan.
At least 1,300 people were killed in the disaster.
A lot of people were hurt.
This s the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan and the 5th in the world.
Houses, buildings, vehicles, roads, farms and others were swept by the tsunami.
The disasters also caused fire and floods.
I am sad and sorry for the victims and their families.
It is a very hot summer almost everywhere.
Just a few months ago, it was freezing in Florida, U.S.A.!
Now Japan, Serbia, Germany, Italy, U.S.A.,Hungary, Russia and Poland are being hit by very hot weather and heat wave.
And people get into the rivers, fountains, beaches, sprinkles and others places where there are water to cool off 🙂
This is the 7th strongest earthquake in the world.
The president of Chile, President Michelle Bachelet said at least two million people were affected and 214 were killed.
The earthquake damaged buildings, roads and bridges.
Houses, offices, hospitals and highways were damaged.
Highway overpasses collapsed on the road and cars were thrown away.
The president declared ‘areas of catastrophe’.
A town named Chillan that was destroyed in the 1939 earthquake is one of the most effected.
Santiago lost electricity, water and telephone services.
Santiago is the capital of Chile.
The Santiago airport is shut down for at least the next 24 hours.
Tsunami waves were reported in the countries around the Pacific Ocean.
Boats were thrown ashore, buildings were damaged and some areas were flooded.
In Talcahuano, Chile the waves were as high as 7.7 feet.
On the island of Juan Fernando the tsunami waves killed 3 people and 10 were missing.
Tsunami activities is reported as far as in Tasmania, Australia.
CNN reported a 9 feet high tsunami may hit Japan and tens of thousands of people has been evacuated.
There have been lots of powerful aftershocks; one with a magnitude of 6.9.
In Argentina a 6.3 magnitude quake killed 2 people in separate towns.
There have been lots and lots of damage in Concepcion.
Any way things are not as bad as the aftermath of the 7.0 Haiti earthquake.
I am very sorry for the victims in this natural disaster.
I think we should build high quality buildings with air bags to protect the buildings and people during earthquake.
Okinawa was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
It happened at 5:31 am (3:31pm Friday ET) early Saturday.
ET means USA’s Eastern Time.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to the people in the Okinawa Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.
They should avoid the beaches and the sea.
Tsunami is giant waves.
The quake was centered about 6 miles (10km) deep and about 53 miles (85km) from Okinawa.
So far CNN said they haven’t received any news about the damage or casualty on the islands.
Anyway, I guess the aftermath will not be as bad as in the Haiti’s earthquake.
On 12 January 2010 Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that almost destroyed Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds thousands of people.
Earthquake is a natural disaster.
I think we must avoid earthquake.
On Monday 1st of February, I went to Putrajaya after lunch.
I had lunch at the ‘Black Canyon Coffee’.
I did not drink coffee but I drank ‘Blueberry Delight’.
I saw a lot of flags of the states of Malaysia in Putrajaya.
There are a lot of beautiful buildings over there 🙂
The buildings are new because it is a new city 😆
I also saw nice new bridges over the man made lakes.
We went to the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque.
It is very big and beautiful but there is almost nobody there ❓
We prayed Asr at the Putra Mosque.
I found a red ‘autumn leaf’ on a bench near the mosque.
There are lots of beautiful lamp posts too and they must be very expensive.
Then we went to Kuala Lumpur International Airport(KLIA).
We had dinner at McDonald’s.
Then we said good bye to Aunty Selina.
Aunty Selina was going to Tokyo, Japan by Japan Airlines (JAL).
After that she’ll be flying United Airlines to the United States.
Aunty Selina works at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
I wish Aunty Selina can visit Malaysia again and bring me more nice books, jigsaw puzzles and tasty chocolates.
I miss Aunty Selina very much.
These are the news from CNN:
A pair of earthquakes hit Solomon Islands Monday morning, and another struck the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological Service.
One quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, hit the Philippines at 5:38 a.m. (4:38 p.m. Sunday ET), near the eastern-most island of Mindanao, the agency reported.
The Solomon Islands experienced a 6.3-magnitude quake at 8:48 a.m. (4:48 p.m. Sunday ET), and another 7.2-magnitude tremor hit less than an hour later.
The quake shook Tajikistan’s mountainous Gorno-Badakhshan province about 7:15 a.m. local time.
The 20,000 people were left homeless in the villages of Rog and Gishkon, where 1,050 mud dwellings were destroyed, according Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.
The U.S. Geological Survey classified the quake as a magnitude 5.3. It was centered 80 km (50 miles) north of Korough, Tajikistan, and was about 44.5 km (27.7 miles) below the Earth’s surface, the USGS said.
Earthquake is a disaster.
Earthquake can kill many people and animals.
If a strong earthquake happens in the sea it can cause a tsunami.
Tsunami is also a disaster and can kill many people and animals.
A lot of tsunamis happened in Japan.
Japan is in Asia, in the western Pacific Ocean.
Solomon Islands is near Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean.
The Philippines is in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.
Tajikistan is in Central Asia near Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.
A total solar eclipse can be seen in some places in India, China and Japan.
Solar means sun.
In Malaysia we can only see a partial solar eclipse.
This morning we saw the solar eclipse at the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Kuala Terengganu.
The cloud was too thick so we cannot see the solar eclipse clearly.
Anyway we cannot stay long because we have to drive back to Kuala Lumpur.
A FedEx cargo jet from Guangzhou, China crashed in Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan on Monday March 23,2009.
The FedEx jet crashed and burst into a huge fireball maybe bigger than my house when it tried to land at the airport.
Pilot Kevin Kyle Mosley 54 of Hillboro, Ore and co-pilot Anthony Stephen Pino 49 of San Antonio, Texas were killed and all the things in the plane were destroyed.
The plane was a MD-11.
I am sorry that the pilot and the co-pilot were killed during the crash and for all the people who lost their letters and parcels .
They must be very sad especially the pilot’s and the co-pilot’s families.
I had been to the Tokyo Narita International Airport on the way to Chicago.
Anyway I had not been to Guangzhou, China.
I think FedEx will try to send new things to the people who lost their things in the plane crash.