It’s the third anniversary of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami of 2011.  Hard to believe it’s been that long.  I remember that day very well as if it were less than a year ago.  I’m going to go back in time and show you my posts after this event.

On the day of the earthquake, I posted this short post, letting people know I was fine.  The next day, I posted this quick update. On March 13th, I posted this long account of my day. If you read any of these posts, that’s the one to read.  At the time, I was still doing my first Picture of the Week series, and I posted a picture of the supermarket shelves.  On March 16th, there was an earthquake at Mt. Fuji.

After the earthquake, there was a lot of media attention, much of it about the nuclear meltdown in progress in Fukushima.  The situation continues there, and it hasn’t improved.  It turned out that both the government and the officials at the nuclear plant covered up the truth about what was really happening.  I’m quite disappointed in how the government handled things.  It’ll be a very long time until anyone can go into the affected area again.

I’d also like to draw your attention to a post I made on my writing blog, I Read Encyclopedias for Fun.  It’s all about what an earthquake feels like.

Comments are always welcome!


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7 responses to “3/11

  1. Reblogged this on I Read Encyclopedias for Fun and commented:

    It’s been three years since the earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan. I got to experience it firsthand. It was a shocking event, and it’s something I will never forget for the rest of my life. Please read all about my experience. Comments are very welcome.

  2. I’m looking forward to reading your other posts about that terrible event. I wish I could have done more than send money…

  3. yes, me as well.. I’ve also learned to ‘listen’ for earthquakes before they happen.. that deep rumbling sound before the shaking, is something you just will never forget.

    • Unfortunately, I live next to a road that gets heavy truck traffic. I often feel and hear an “earthquake” coming, but it turns out it’s a truck. I’ve become somewhat desensitized to them.

  4. Pingback: 3/11 – Five Years After the Earthquake and Tsunami | I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

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