Sunday, March 20, 2011

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011 - The Aftermath

Philippines | International

Some 3,000 people have now been confirmed dead since last week's earthquake and subsequent tsunami but officials believe the death toll could rise into the tens of thousands, with a further 2,000 bodies washing up on the shores of north-east Japan yesterday.

With millions of people without electricity, thousands missing and warnings of an imminent second earthquake, the task for Japanese authorities is too daunting to imagine.

Survivors are also struggling to find food and water as supplies run low. There have been major power outages since the double disaster, many planned to reserve resources.

Bodies wrapped in blue tarpaulins were laid on military stretchers and lined up for collection while panic-buying has begun in Japan amid fears of a second quake and growing concern about nuclear leaks.

(click picture to enlarge)
A ship is seen perched on top of a house in the tsunami devastated remains of Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture

An astounding aerial view of the tsunami-devastated town of Rikuzentakata shows the full scale of the damage. Very little remains

Rescue workers are dwarfed by the scale of the rubble as they pick their way through the shattered city of Otsuchi

A boat dumped in the street in Hishonomaki, Miyagi, after being swept inshore by the tsunami

Cars drive along one of the few passable roads in the devastated Minamisanriku where 10,000 people are feared dead

A house drifts in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after being hit by the tsunam

Japanese survivors of Friday's earthquake and tsunami walk under umbrellas through the leveled city of Minamisanriku

Firemen put out fire at a devastated area hit by earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma

Heavy machines crawl through the rubble in Rikuzentakata (left) while a rescue crew surveys the damage in Ofunato, northeastern Japan

The disaster area where worst hit by tsunami

A house perches on top of a bridge in Ishinomaki after being swept away by the tsunami

Japan Quake Toll

The Japanese army search for bodies in Higashimatsushima City, in Miyagi, the state where up to 10,000 people may have died

Ships try to extinguish a blaze at oil refinery tanks in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, which has been burning since Friday's earthquake and tsunami


  1. very terrible :(
    i hope japan recover soon..!

  2. first thing we could do is to pray for the people of japan to survive this calamities and move forward again..


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...