Earthquake Strike Okinawa, Japan

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.

Okinawa Flag
Amami Flag

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.

Haiti Was Hit By A Strong Aftershock

A 5.9 magnitude aftershock hit Haiti at 6.03 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince.

ET means Eastern Time.

This is the strongest aftershock after the 7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010.

Aftershocks are earthquakes that happen after the first earthquake.

People screamed and ran to the streets because they are scared that the buildings will fall on them.

It is very dangerous because the buildings are not strong after the 7.0 earthquake hit them.

The rubble from the damaged buildings can fall on people’s head.

The damaged buildings can also collapse and hurt more people.

Maybe more people are injured and more buildings are damaged and more rubble block the streets.



The Heritage Buildings In Kuala Terengganu Is Now Gone.

A row of historical heritage buildings in Kuala Terengganu is now gone.

This is a disaster.

Was there an earthquake in Kuala Terengganu like the one in Port-au-Prince?

There was no earthquake in Kuala Terenggganu.

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After

It was a man made disaster and not a natural disaster!

The heritage buildings were very beautiful and so strong.

They were more than 100 years old but did not collapsed on their own.

We should have kept the buildings and paint them to make them more beautiful.

The Haitian were sad to see their historic buildings collapsed.

But a government demolished a row of strong historical buildings using bulldozers.

Just like in the Earth Song video clip when people used bulldozer to destroy trees.

If I can go to the United Nations I’ll tell everybody to stop destroying historical heritage buildings.

We should make a law to protect historical buildings.

Please read Uncle Awang Goneng’s Blog: http://kecek-kecek.blogspot.com/2010/15/1/earth-trembling barbarism

http://warisantrengganu.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/gone/

People Protested Againts Demolishing The Historical Heritage Building.


Before and After Earthquake in Haiti Pictures.

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After
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After

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After

Above are pictures of some buildings in Port-au-Prince before and after the 7.0 earthquake.

The earthquake destroyed most buildings in Port-au-Prince.

Thousands and thousands of people were killed.

The whole city is almost gone.

It is worse than what I thought when I first read the news on CNN.

It is a really big disaster.

I feel very, very sad for the people in Haiti.

Aftermath of Earthquake in Haiti.

The 7.0 earthquake destroyed lots and lots of buildings in Port-au-Prince.

There is no electricity and water in the city.

People sleep outside; in the parks, by the streets or just outside their houses.

Thousands and thousands of people died in the earthquake.

People cannot find their family members.

They must be very, very, very sad.

The President’s residence is destroyed.


Dead bodies are by the streets.

Bodies lie covered on the side of the road in Port-au-Prince

People cannot clean themselves because there is no water.

People can get sick if they don’t wash their hands or drink dirty water.

More people could die.

Children may be lost.

They can’t go school and their books were destroyed.

It is a big disaster.

CNN said it is a catastrophe of major proportions.

I pray that there won’t be too much major earthquake in Haiti.

A Major Earthquake Struck Haiti

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, about 10 miles (15 km) South East of Port-au-Prince just before 5 pm.

Haiti is one of the Caribbean countries.

CNN said it is a ‘catastrophe of major proportions’.

It means like a very big disaster.

CNN reported bodies in the streets of Port-au-Prince.

Lots of people were injured and dead.

They still can’t count the number of the dead and wounded yet.

The earthquake caused heavy damage to the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Lots of buildings and houses were damage and collapsed.


Power lines were knocked down so there is no electricity on Tuesday evening.

The Associated Press reported that a hospital collapsed.

The President’s residence is also damaged by the earthquake.

In Port-au-Prince lots of houses were built on the steep hillsides.

So when there is an earthquake the houses can fall onto other houses down the hill.

Houses on the hillside in Port-au-Prince. Are these houses still there?

I am very sad because lots of people in Haiti lost their houses and family.

There had been lots of earthquakes in January 2010.

I wrote about ‘ Three Countries Hit By Earthquake’ and Earthquake Strikes California Coast’.