Posted by: Andrew Skelton | 11/03/2011


Today has seen the worst earthquake to hit Japan since records began, the type that only occurs once every hundred years. The epicentre was some 25 miles out to sea towards the top of the south island and was of such magnitude that it was felt 250 miles away in Tokyo.

The shock waves were then followed by a Tsunami, a giant wave, which at time was over 30ft high and has caused more devastation and loss of life than the actual earth quake.

A short blog, and one totally unrelated to today’s photo, which is rather trivial in comparison,this disaster is on such an epic scale that to not blog about it seemed quite wrong. Having visited the South Island in 2002 I fell in love with the people and culture of this Island Nation, I even tried to learn the language, but enough about me.

Thoughts and prayers go out to all those suffering, let’s hope the world’s nations mobilise the resources they have already promised to help this great nation recover.



  1. Nice photo… prayers to Japan…so sad!

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