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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tbstv#utm_campaign=unknown&utm_source=4939766
http://www.stern.de/panorama/live-ticker-zu-erdbeben-und-tsunami-in-japan-gebiet-um-akw-wird-evakuiert-1662366.html


My mother woke me this morning with the news from Japan. I was really scared and cried a little, since I not only have a lot of Japanese friens, one of my best German friends, chibi-Gwen, is on an intership at a kindergarten in Tokyo right now.

Luckily, by now I have news from her and one of my Japanese friends, Yuka, both are unhurt.

The Japanese got lucky. Every 60 years or so, a huge earthquake reoccurs in Japan. This one was late by several years (last Kanto eathquake was in 1923), and after the horrible catastrophe in Kobe, the government and people were reasonably prepared. The were a lot of victims, but while the earthquake was much worse than in Kobe, there were much less casualities.

Gweni just signed on on messenger, I'll write more when I know more.

Here's the chat log with Yuka, if anyone is interested:
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