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"mother love - the earthquake" by Zou Sen
Fire officers and soldiers dug under the collapsed walls the remains of two victims. At 4:30 p.m. on August 30, 2008, Panzhihua City, Sichuan, Huili 6.1 earthquake occurred at the junction, resulting in 36 deaths and 675 injuries. The picture shows the fire officers and soldiers dug under the collapsed walls the remains of two victims. Author Zou Sen Chinese “mother love - the earthquake” was the tragedy of war and other emergencies, and the Fifth Chinese Gold Class single picture awards race year.

"mother love - the earthquake" by Zou Sen

Fire officers and soldiers dug under the collapsed walls the remains of two victims. At 4:30 p.m. on August 30, 2008, Panzhihua City, Sichuan, Huili 6.1 earthquake occurred at the junction, resulting in 36 deaths and 675 injuries. The picture shows the fire officers and soldiers dug under the collapsed walls the remains of two victims. Author Zou Sen Chinese “mother love - the earthquake” was the tragedy of war and other emergencies, and the Fifth Chinese Gold Class single picture awards race year.

Buddhist monks, Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, firefighters, and other relief workers observed a moment of silence on “Hiyori Yama,” or Weather Hill, in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, on April 11, 2011, exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan. Local fishermen used to climb the manmade hump and decide whether it was safe to fish. (Koichi Nakamura,Yomiuri Shimbun/Associated Press) (via Japan’s crisis: one month later - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

Buddhist monks, Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, firefighters, and other relief workers observed a moment of silence on “Hiyori Yama,” or Weather Hill, in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, on April 11, 2011, exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan. Local fishermen used to climb the manmade hump and decide whether it was safe to fish. (Koichi Nakamura,Yomiuri Shimbun/Associated Press) (via Japan’s crisis: one month later - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

Dog watches over injured dog friend after tsunami hit http://mag.ma/excalipoor/1035246

Emotional video of a faithful dog standing guard over his injured pal after they survived the tsunami in Japan shows firsthand the struggles animal rescue groups will face in the coming weeks to save the lives of pets that are now alone and frightened. The clip was filmed by a crew from Fuji Television and is narrated in Japanese, but no translation is needed to understand the heartbreak the dogs are experiencing. (The video will bring tears to your eyes.) Ohmidog website reported that people in Japan are writing to the TV station asking them to disclose the location of the dogs so they can be rescued. The outcome of this tragedy is unknown at this time. But as the woman who revealed the story wrote to Ohmidog, “…ask your readers to pray for the dogs’ safety.”
I work at Apple as a manager at one of its stores in Japan. The earthquake hit while I was working on the first floor of one of their stores. As the entire building swayed, the staff calmly led people from the top 5 floors down to the first floor, and under the ridiculously strong wooden tables that hold up the display computers.
 
7 hours and 118 aftershocks later, the store was still open. Why? Because with the phone and train lines down, taxis stopped, and millions of people stuck in the Tokyo shopping district scared, with no access to television, hundreds of people were swarming into Apple stores to watch the news on USTREAM and contact their families via Twitter, Facebook, and email. The young did it on their mobile devices, while the old clustered around the macs. There were even some Android users there. (There are almost no free wifi spots in Japan besides Apple stores, so even Android users often come to the stores.)
 
You know how in disaster movies, people on the street gather around electronic shops that have TVs in the display windows so they can stay informed with what is going on? In this digital age, that’s what the Tokyo Apple stores became. Staff brought out surge protectors and extension cords with 10s of iOS device adapters so people could charge their phones & pads and contact their loved ones. Even after we finally had to close 10pm, crowds of people huddled in front of our stores to use the wifi into the night, as it was still the only way to get access to the outside world.

#urbancomputing

XXXXX, Great Tohoku Earthquake Survivor 2011 (via ericmortensen)

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thedailywhat:

Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day: A lost dog refuses to leave the side of his wounded canine companion in the aftermath of Friday’s earthquake.

According to a Facebook post from Butch Japan president Kenn Sakurai, both dogs were found alive in Mito, Ibaraki, thanks to the efforts of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support, and are currently in the care of a local shelter.

[lwd / facebook.]

See Also: Similar story in Arahama, Miyagi.

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