My Internet Wanderings

The Sendai Earthquake From My Perspective

It feels strange to blog like I normally do. I arrived in Japan on the day the earthquake struck. Almost to the hour. I was in the air over Narita when it hit and I took a picture of our route on the plane. Our plane diverted to Yokota AFB, then we went on to Osaka. That was good luck for me, since that was my final destination. They gave all the passengers a piece of paper as they got off the plane that basically said, “You have arrived in Osaka. Please make hotel and transportation arrangements on your own to get to your final destination”.

Now I’m in Osaka. It’s pretty calm here since it’s not close to the reactor nor the epicenter. I haven’t felt any aftershocks that I know of. My wife and in-laws didn’t feel the quake. Of course, our house is old, it shakes when trucks pass by!

I’ve been to Sendai. They are known for their beef tongue and oysters. A very sad day. This is my Facebook album from my trip 2 years ago.

Various views from around the Net:

IHeartChaos: The Internet Stays Classy

Gawker: Bing’s Tasteless Tsunami Tweets Spark Twitter’s Rage

Time: Photo Essays

Mashable: How to Follow The Japan Earthquake Online, The ‘Godzilla’ Incident


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