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I was going to write about the fact that six months have passed
since I touched down in Sydney, but tragic circumstances have occurred
in the northeast of Japan in the early afternoon.

After I finished taking a nap and turned on the TV,
some incredible pictures came into my eyes.
I thought it was like a scene from a movie,
but I felt shivers down my body after I found out that it was real.

According to the news, the earthquake was the biggest scale in the history of Japan.
The massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit east and northeast Japan
which include prefectures such as Miyagi and Ibaraki.
A Tsunami as high as 10 meters crashed ships and cars near the shore,
and also flooded into some coastal towns and some rice fields.

197508_10150443961200137_692155136_17762065_8076051_n.jpg (from yahoo)

Japan is known as a country with frequent earthquakes.
It is located on a seismic zone, and Tokyo is situated in one of its most dangerous areas.
Although the structure of the buildings are relatively strong,
the damage of the earthquake and the tsunami will be worse than people expect.

40 people are reported dead, around 250 people are injured,
and many people are still missing.
The news said that the power of this earthquake was 180 times stronger
compared to that of Hanshin Awaji earthquake (M 7.3),
which happened in 1995 and killed over 600 people.
I hope this earthquake will not do a lot of damage to people living in the east.
I am nervous and feel restless...
May everybody be and stay safe.

P.S. My relatives seem to be fine!!

Here are some new phrase(s) that I have come across in daily life.
1. Black Friday (in a newspaper)
=
2. fiery (in a newspaper)
= showing strong emotions, especially anger
3. deep-throat (in a newspaper)
=

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