Sunday, March 11, 2012

1 year from 3.11

Today March 11, across Japan, people paused at 2:46 pm - the moment the magnitude-9.0 quake struck a year ago - for moments of silence, prayer and reflection about the enormous losses suffered and monumental tasks ahead.
The areas most affected by last year's March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing. continue to struggle. Thousands of people still remain without homes living in temporary dwellings.
Japan must rebuild dozens of ravaged coastal communities, shut down the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and decontaminate radiated land so it is inhabitable again.

Please take a moment of silence for victims of 3/11.


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