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We here at Best Gore would like to extend our deepest condolences to the people of Japan affected by the devastating earthquake and the tsunami that hit the country on March 11, 2011. Japan is a great and safe country, full of great hardworking people which allowed it to get developed into one of the world’s strongest economies. Unlike freeloading shitholes the likes of Haiti, which only feed off of hard working westerners by whining about how poor they are but would not move their ass cheek to contribute to the society, Japan’s involvement with the growth of human race as a whole is undeniable.
That also means that Japan was better prepared for a natural disaster than shitholes like Haiti, however a hit of such magnitude is bound to leave a mark any way you spin it. This earthquake appears to be the 5th most powerful earthquake since record-keeping started in 1900. The tsunami it triggered seems to be the most brutal yet (the wave got 10 kilometres into the land in Sendai area of Japan, one entire village of 1,000 people got literally wiped out of the surface of the Earth) making for a disaster of epic proportions. To show solidarity with our Japanese friends and to support the cause of recovery, I’m dedicating another non gore post to one of the major natural disasters to hit the earth in our lifetime.
Below you will find a set of high resolution pictures of the earthquake and the tsunami which hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Some pictures contains the aftermath and the reactions of Japanese people who were there to experience the horror. Stay strong Japan, you’re a great country and I wish you a swift recovery.
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Houses Swallowed by Tsunami Waves Burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
A Tsumani Triggered by a Powerful Earthquake Sweeps Parts of Sendai Airport (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Sendai Airport Surrounded by Water Brought in by Tsunami (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Light Aircraft and Cars Surrounded by Debris After Tsunami Struck the Sendai Airport (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Huge Tsunami Wave Sweeps Away Houses in Natori City, Japan (Photo Reuters)
Tsunami Wave Engulfs a Residential Area in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (Photo Reuters)
People Take Shelter as a Ceiling Collapses in Sendai (Photo Reuters)
Swirls Caused by Tsunami Near Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Energy Map by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Shows the Intensity of the 2011 Tsunami
Buildings Engulfed in Flames at Sendai Airport, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Facing the Damage Caused by the Most Powerful Earthquake in Japan’s History (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Coast of Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture Struck by Tsunami (Photo Reuters)
Shores Swept by Tsunami Tidal Waves in Iwanuma, Northern Japan (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan Reacts to Powerful Earthquake That Could Be Felt in Tokyo (Photo Toro Hanai/Reuters)
Owner of a Ceramic Shop in Tokyo Checks Stock for Damage (Photo Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images)
Tsunami Tidal Wave Pushes the Naka River at Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture Upstream (Photo AFP/Getty Images)
Houses, Cars and Other Items Get Washed Away by Tsunami Tidal Wave in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (Photo Keichi Nakane/Associated Press/The Yomiuri Shimbun)
Houses Near Sendai Airport Are Swept Away by the Tsunami Wave (Photo Reuters)
Many Grocery Stores in Tokyo Are Out of Supplies (Photo Yuriko Nakao/Reuters)
Residents of Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture Check the Damage to the Road and Houses (Photo Fukushima Minpo/AFP/Getty Images)
Road Caved In in Satte, Saitama Prefecture, Japan After 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hit (Photo Saitama Shimbun/Associated Press/Kyodo News)
Pedestrian Sidewalk Collapsed After 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan (Photo Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)
Shores Submerged by Tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (Photo Kyodo News)
Vehicles Crushed by Collapsed Wall at a Carpark in Mito City in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japane (Photo Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Residential Area Reduced to Rubble in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (photo by Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Oil Refinery in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture Caught Fire After Massive 8.9 Earthquake Shook Japan (Photo Kyodo News/Associated Press)
Mark from Best Gore Showing Support for Japan in These Challenging Times
I’m Not There, But I Still Care – Zwollum, Best Gore
Angie @ Best Gore Loves Japan
Cemeterian @ Best Gore – Stay Strong and Keep Your Heads Up
Japan was hit by several heavy earthquakes in the last few days, but today’s was the strongest yet. The original reports talked about a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, later it was upgraded to an 8.8 magnitude earthquake to finally settle at 8.4, but this number can still be adjusted. The earthquake had an epicentre off the coast in the north-east of Japan,
400km from Japan’s capital city of Tokyo. It is the largest recorded earthquake in Japan’s history. The tsunami it triggered hit the country almost instantly.
All 5 Japanese nuclear power plants have been shut down, but the tsunami has sparked many fires, including one in the oil refinery. The transport has been severely disrupted too. Many airports are shut down, trains are on hold and roads in the north west are under water.
20 people are known to have lost their lives already (UPDATE – the number of casualties reported to have grown to 26, UPDATE #2 – as many as 60 people are already known to have lost their lives), many more are missing. The tsunami warning was extended to Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hawaii and the Pacific coast of Russia.
UPDATE March 13, 2011: The number of confirmed deaths has grown to 2,000 – almost a double of what it was a few hours ago and it is expected that by the end of the ordeal, there could be as many as 10,000 dead. Northern area of the Miyagi Prefecture has been affected the most. Japanese authorities confirmed that they have 10,000 people from that area – more than half of its population unaccounted for.
The situation is developing as we speak. Stay strong, Japan. Video of the craziness triggered by the tsunami is below:
Another video of the whirlpool effect created by the tsunami just off the coast of north-east Japan:
And some photos of the damage caused by the eathquake and the tsunami in Japan:
Video of Devastating Tsunami Hitting Japan After Powerful Earthquake
Oil Refinery Burning Out of Control Outside of Tokyo Claimed Many Lives
Line of Cars Damaged by Crumpled Wall Following the Earthquake in Japan
Screenshot of a Video Showing Boats Being Swept by the Tsunami in Japan
Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate Prefectures Are the Worst Affected Areas
The Earthquake Struck off the Coast of North-East Japan, Damaging Buildings and Triggering a Tsunami Crashing on to Coastal Areas
Cars on a Flooded Street in Miyagi Prefecture in Japan
Sendai Airport Engulfed by Debris Carrying Water
Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture is Surrounded with Water Ater Tsunami in Japan
This is a very unique opportunity to see dead Brazilians who weren’t killed in a violent attack. Shocking!
These three men were driving in a car and tried to cross the road that got flooded but the water overtook their car and swept them under. The rescuers in red Speedos pulled them out and set them up with some upscale, Brazilian coffins. What a beautiful day.
They Look Quite Comfy in the Boat
Mission: Red Speedo Drowning Rescue
Victims of Flash Flood in Brazil Laid Out In Their Coffins Right Where They Were Fished Out
Almost 70,000 people died in Central Chinese province of Sichuan after it was shaken by a 8.5 Magnitude earthquake on May 12, 2008. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in Wenchuan County, mere 80 km from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province. Of 69,197 confirmed deaths, 68,636 were in Sichuan province, the rest were in neighboring provinces. The earthquake was so strong it could be felt throughout the country as far as Beijing and Shanghai which is 1,700 km away. Some of the neighboring countries also felt tremors.
The 2008 Sichuan Earthquake is considered to be the 21st deadliest earthquake of all time. Below is the gallery of photos of victims of this devastating natural disaster.
Epic Damage to the Buildings in Sichuan Province, China After 2008 Earthquake
Improvized Homes for People Who Lost Their Dwellings to the Earthquake
Where Did These Huge Rocks Come From?
Collecting Dead Bodies After 2009 Earthquake in Sichuan, China
Grieving Over the Death of His Loved Ones Who Passed in an Earthquake
Humans and Bicycles – Earthquake Destroys Everything Equally
Truly a Destructive Earthquake
This Man Was Probably Enjoying a Can of Chinese Beer Before He Got Killed by Crushing Stones
Very Undignified Way to Die
Victim of Devastating Sichuan Earthquake
How Do You Escape Everything Crumbling Around You?
Tsunami is a force that doesn’t mess around. The name comes from the Japanese tsu (harbour) and nami (wave). Tsunami is basically a very big wave(s) usually triggered by seismic activity in the ocean. Underwater volcanic eruption, a vertical displacement of the oceans, earthquakes of meteorite hits can all cause tsunamis. This post contains a gallery of tsunami victims pictures from several tsunami caused natural disasters which affected Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
Please be warned that some of the images contain dead children. Do not proceed if pictures of dead babies upset or offend you.
Tsunami Victims Wrapped in Plastic for Funeral
Man Watching Approaching Tsunami Wave
Picture of Boy Looking for His Family That Went Missing After Tsunami Hit
Heartbreaking Tsunami Victim Picture – Father Finds His Dead Child
Pile of Tsunami Victims About to Be Manhandled by Heavy Machinery
Loading Up the Tsunami Victims Storage with Fresh Corpses
Those Poor Tsunami Victims Look Like They Are Humping Each Other
WARNING – Photo of Dead Children – Victims of Tsunami
Handling Tsunami Victims with Excavators is Pretty Degrading, But Probably Necessary
Dozens of Tsunami Victims Mixed with Rubble Along the Sea Shore
Tsunami Victims Pictures Prove that It’s One of the Less Attractive Ways to Die
Bloated Tsunami Victim with Bloated Penis Making for Corpse with Hardon Impression
Bloated Body of a Tsunami Victim
WARNING – More Dead Children in Plastic Bags – Tsunami Victims Picture