8.9 Earthquake hits Japan

On March 11th a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in the pacific ocean with the epicenter east of Sendai which is northeast of Tokyo. It was the most massive earthquake recorded in Japanese history and was followed by more than 50 aftershocks. Only 15 minutes later a 10 meters high tsunami wave hit the coast and left nothing but ruins in its wake. Residents near the Fukushima I and II Nuclear Power Plants were evacuated in a 10 and 20-kilometer radius as a precaution of possible contamination.

Our hearts and hopes are with all the families impacted by this huge catastrophe.