Even after a year the level of destruction still seems unreal to me.
How many lost? 15,000? Can that be right?
Yesterday there was a 6.9 magnitude offshore of Aomori prefecture. We felt it in Ibaraki as a 3 on the Japan scale of 1 to 7. Fortunately, there was only a very small tsunami. Then in the evening, a 6.1 magnitude just 25 miles from us, which we felt as a "lower 5" - the same intensity as we felt on 2011/3/11, just shorter duration. Mother earth continues to remind us that she is still very restless. Last year: 15,853 dead. 6,023 injured. 3,282 missing. Over 330,000 people are still living in temporary housing. The mind boggles. Sail on Doc. Good luck. Thanks for remembering.
Americans on the Pacific Coast can never forget, Panda! 4,620 nautical miles away we experienced a real, if microscopic, version of the cruel blow Fukushima felt.