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March 11, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

On the 11th of March –

We are all in awe of the tremendous force of Nature, shown by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the North-East of Japan. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their relatives. Only a few weeks ago I published a similar message after the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. This time the earthquake is compunded by a tsunami and a potential nuclear disaster…

Here are some related images form Europeana.

About or from Sendai::
A coin from Sendai, more can be found here:
coin, Mon, Far Eastern, Japan, Edo, Sendai Tsuho

A print from the Sendai region:
Grafiek in kleur, voorstellende een vrouw

An article describing coral species in the sea around Sendai:
Indo-Pacific coral species belonging to the subfamily Montastreinae Vaughan & Wells, 1943 (Scleractinea-Coelenterata) Part II. The genera Cyphastrea, Leptastrea, Echinopora and Diploastrea;Zoologische Mededelingen

Earlier earthquakes in Japan:
A 1914 earthquake and volcano eruption:
[2-2-14], tremblement de terre et éuption du Sakurapsima [Sakurajima] au Japon. Kagoshima, mur de pierres détruit par le tremblement de terre : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]
3-2-14, tremblement de terre et éruption du Sakurapsima [Sakurajima] au Japon : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]

The 1964 earthquake in Japan:
Aardbeving in Japan
Also a video about that same earthquake.

Japan - Earthquake Zones

And a 1570 description of an Earthquake in Italy:
Warhafftige:|| Doch erschreckliche be||schreibunge/ in vnd ausserhalb der Stad || Ferrar/ in Welschlandt am Po gelegen/ sampt der || grausamen geschicht vnd Erdbidem/ so sich ange=||fangen hat den 16. Nouembris/ vnd ge=||wehret bis auff den 21. Nouem=||bris/ dieses 1570.|| Jars.|| Jtem/|| Von der grossen vnd grewlichen Wasser||noth/ so geschehen ist zu Antorff im Nider=||landt/ den 1. Nouembris/ wel=||cher ist Aller heiligen || tag/ etc.||

The sitiuation around the nuclear power plant(s) brings back memories of Three Mile Islans (Harrisburg, USA):
Buildings of Disaster (série)/ Three Mile Island


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