Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.--Ernest Benn

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fukushima 3-11-11

I cannot find myself racing (even if it's just a virtual race) around Japan in March of 2012, without pausing to remember thousands of innocent lives lost there, one year ago today.


  1. Even after a year the level of destruction still seems unreal to me.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.