so big earthquake in JP
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Fri Mar 11 08:11:28 CST 2011
On Mar 11, 2011, at 8:50 AM, Daniel Belin wrote:
> Are we aware of how much the infrastructure has been damaged yet? Are aftershocks still going?
Subway & bus lines are still down. Fire at the nuke plant has been put out, no radiation detected, but they still evacuated a couple thousand residents because the backup generator failed & the water pump is not pumping.
The Japanese gov't has sent troops into some areas, asked Washington to let the US service men in .jp (about 50K) help. I don't know if D.C. has agreed, but I can't imagine Obama would say no.
A few hundred bodies have been found so far.
It is very bad. But it could have been worse, the Japanese are very well prepared (building codes, emergency procedures, etc.).
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