8.8 earthquake that struck Japan today and the tsunami that followed caused many victims (estimated at over 1000 at the time of this writing) and widespread destruction.
Even if Japan is certainly the country with the best building codes and earthquake resistant architecture, powerful damages cannot be avoided when the country is hit by such a tremendous earthquake and especially by the huge 10-meter tsunami that followed. This was the largest earthquake to hit Japan in the recorded history and the
seventh largest earthquake in the world.
For me, it was heartbreaking to see some of the places I love severely damaged by earthquake and tsunami…
My thoughts are with my many good friends from Japan, some of them living right in the most affected areas. I hope all of them are safe.
Many photos, videos, live coverage and and valuable information can be found on these pages:
The live coverage on Twitter was (and still is) huge, here are some of the video recordings that shocked us today: