Update: Japan Earthquake Results In The Worst Death Toll Since World War II, 10,000 Feared Dead!!!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Elsewhere In The World, For Discussion, For Your Information

We’ve had some terrible tragedies here in the states over the past few years, but nothing compares to what’s going on in the east.

1,597 deaths have already been confirmed by the Japanese government, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

That does not include the 200 to 300 bodies that washed up on the shores of Miyagi following the violent tsunami that came shortly after the 8.9-magnitude quake.

1,841 people are now being officially counted as “missing.”

Japanese officials in the Miyagi region, which was among the hardest hit by the tsunami, are saying that up to 10,000 people may have been killed.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan described the on-going events in Japan as the worst disaster since World War II. The Japanese are dealing not only with the human and infrastructural losses brought on by the quake but also by the damage inflicted by the tsunami and Japan is also doing everything in its power to off-set a possible nuclear disaster as the Fukushima nuclear power plant situation remains dire.

Millions of people remain without electricity and approximately 310,000 people have been evacuated to government-run shelters.

Onagwa, another nuclear site, is now under a state of emergency as radiation levels climbed beyond permissible levels.

10,000 is an obscene number of people to die at any one time, but considering this was a natural disaster it makes it all the more difficult to fathom that kind of destruction.

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  • spoken

    When the last tsunami hit asia a few years ago 300,000 people died. This is just sad all around. Sending prayers to Japan

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      The radiation part is really sinister because, travelling in the air, a lot of people will be affected.

  • Amber

    were are all the idiots that thought globel warming was a hoax???? speak up i cant hear yall.

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      The tectonic plates of the earths crust have been moving since the crust cooled millions of years ago. They are hindered in their movement by the friction between the plates. When the pressure caused by the movement overcomes the friction, the plates slip against each other. This is an earthquake. Global warming is a phenomenon caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases. These gases trap heat in the atmosphere. Please explain how the two are connected, because I don’t know.

    • Reality

      What are you? a pon and puppet supporter of the Elitest and Illuminati agenda? lol next….

  • ebonyblonde

    Ohmg😥

  • duh_cystal

    Global warming is a theory to which scientists believe the climate weather is getting warmer. It has nothing to do with natural disastors like this, maybe you should spend sometime reasearching global warming instead off sitting in front of a false hollywood propaganda ridden film like the day after tommorow. Also if Global warming was real why is it snowing in texas? Yeah that’s what I thought.

    • twilight

      duh_cystal…PLEASE READ A BOOK!
      Rebounding crust

      One particular feature that can change the balance of forces in Earth’s crust is ice, in the form of glaciers and ice sheets that cover much of the area around Earth’s poles plus mountains at all latitudes. The weight of ice depresses the crust on which it sits.

      As the ice melts, the crust below no longer has anything sitting on top of it, and so can rebound fairly rapidly (by geological standards). (This rebounding is actually occurring now as a result of global warming.)

      Areas of rebounding crust could change the stresses acting on earthquake faults and volcanoes in the crust.

    • me

      @Twilight It delights me to see when people on here actually know what they are talking about for once. Well Done my friend, well done.

    • Shameful

      I agree with ‘me’. That’s some good information, twilight. Where’d you get that from?

    • Sharock1

      Global warming produces OTHER unusual weather patterns, besides heat – hence,snow in Texas.

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      @ twilight

      Ice packs vary throughout the world with changing seasons. The continents started out all joined together as Pangea hundreds of millions of years ago. Imagine how many earthquakes occurred during the time it took for them to move into their present position. Over that period there have been numerous ice ages and warmer periods. Global warming may be occurring. It may be due to the actions of humans. But the fact that certain people try to tie every natural occurence to global warming leads others to believe something other than a search for truth is behind its proponents.

  • if anything be noble

    I think the headline means it’s the worst disaster for Japan since WWII.

  • Judy

    My prayers are with anyone affected by this disaster.

  • yvonne

    Jesus take the wheel!

  • Sharock1

    My prayers and support have always been with Haiti because they don’t have real support from the outside world and the internal political turbalence obstructs rebuilding.(Aristides will arrive there in a few days. He and Duvalier on the same turf is bound to be combustible.)HOWEVER, In three days, Japan has experienced an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear explosion and a volcanic eruption – and they were suppossedly prepared! Plus, prior to these catastrophes, their economy had been stagnant. When was the last time a single country experienced all this at once and what will be the outcome? The radiation part is really sinister because, travelling in the air, a lot of people will be affected.

    • Shameful

      Thank you, sharock1. That’s all I’m trying to say, myself.

      Speaking of radiation, put ‘uss ronald reagan’ in google, and guess what the top hits are? “After contamination, US military fleet repositions” from cnet, and “USS Ronald Reagan hit by month’s radiation in just one hour” from Daily Mail.

      The Japanese government has been trying to say it’s alright, it’s alright, for a little bit. When help arrives and has to reposition because of a radiation cloud at sea… it ain’t alright. Couple that with the bodies which washed up on shore this morning… it ain’t alright.

      This game folks are trying to play with ‘well Haiti was worse’.. it ain’t the time for that. People need to be praying for both, instead of sticking their nose up at Japan.

  • sexylove

    Prayers to Japan this is a terrible tragedy. We are at our end of days. God is coming soon. He is warning us but we are not heeding his warning!

  • JustAshley

    I also heard that the Shinmoedake volcano erupted in Japan right after the tsunami hit.
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    I feel so bad for these people. They are getting it from all sides.

  • Jay

    This is the beginning of the end y’all. Our global economy was already in the sh*thole before this quake even happened. Now it’s just gonna get even worse. The effects won’t be immediate but we’ll all be feeling the pain in the near future.

    Alot of people need to understand just how interconnected we all are on Earth, even though we may be on different continents. That said, we people in America should be bracing for the worst. If you think sh*t is bad now, we ain’t seen nothing yet..

  • white male

    So sad

  • herudagod

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  • Shannon

    WHY are all you Black people “sending prayers to japan”???? When the quake hit Haiti…THEY LAUGHED AT SAID BLACK PEOPLE WERE TO PRIMITIVE AND STUPID AND NOT EVOLVED TO BUILD DECENT BUILDINGS AND THEY SENT NOT ONE RED SENT TO HELP!!!!!! THEY LAUGHED…SO WHY ARE YOU FEELING SAD ABOUT THIS ???? JEEZZ…WAKE UP PEOPLE

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      I googled it and Japan originally promised $ 5 million to Haiti. They were criticized for sending too little and upped it to $ 70 million.

    • gb

      Any sources as to where/when you read/heard/saw that “they” said “black people were to primitive and stupid and not evolved”? Is this anecdotal on your part? The least you can do is point to where you obtained this information before you post something inflammatory?

    • Godzilla

      They never said that sh*t Shannon and you know it, they may have been criticized for sending too little aid, but that other sh*t is a figment of your small pea size brain.

    • tiger

      Frankly Haiti has been a screwed up place for 200 years. The fact is so many did die because they failed to follow modern building codes and practices. Nations around the world sent aid & experts to Haiti. One of them was Japan…

  • Anthony

    Godzilla…Godzilla!……

  • Godzilla

    Damn I aint seen this much damage in Japan since I fought Mothra in 1967!

  • swap meet louie

    prayers for the world or light some incense or something.

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    these are the signs of the last days

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    These are the last days signs of the times revelations wake up people and get right with God.

  • hmk

    This is just a reminder of what is soon to come–May 21, 2011, remember that date and look it up.

  • Illuminate Truth "I'd rather die as a lion than live as a lamb"

    This is an astronomical amount of deaths. If you are saddened by this death toll you should put something into perspective…the death toll of civilians (non military combatants…we’re talking elderly, women and children) in Iraq was said to be about 30,000 – 50,000 by US and British military sources…an independent group did a count and it was closer to 600,000.

    I’m not belittling or ignoring the human tragedy in Japan but if 10,000 UNAVOIDABLE deaths bothers us then we should be that much more troubled when there are up to 60x more AVOIDABLE deaths at the hands of YOUR tax dollars. Maybe if we paid more attention to human suffering on a daily basis, not just when there is a “reminder”, we could avoid these types of “natural disasters”…..feel free to translate that last statement any way you feel.

    • http://bossip GAT TURNER buuudddat!!!!

      Understood, but, human suffering is a human condition. It’s man who defines what TYPE of suffering is at hand sir. Yes Death is tragic, but suffering & struggle is ordained. The weather gives me more 411 about the world than any other media outlet. I see where you are going with it and I must say brotha….With a heart like yours, may Allah kontinue to bless you!

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      @ Illuminate Truth

      I think that figure came from the medical journal, “Lancet” and the methodology was somewhat suspect. Most of the deaths in Iraq are due to Sunni-Shia violence and Islamists, many from other parts of the world, who don’t want to see the democratic, secular outcome that the U.S. wants. Those are the people blowing up places specifically to cause civilian deaths. Of course, they wouldn’t be doing it if Saddam Hussein was still in power, but Saddam Hussein was responsible for many deaths on his own which are not now occurring. Some have estimated that he was responsible for more than 1 million deaths.

      The justification for war is generally that while some may die in it, the outcome will be worth it. In hindsight, I think most people would say that the results of the Iraq war have not justified the costs. Although we can’t go back and make better choices, hopefully we can learn from our mistakes and not get involved in this type of conflict in the future, for example in Libya.

    • JustAshley

      @Illuminate

      Point taken.

    • Illuminate Truth "I'd rather die as a lion than live as a lamb"

      @ Gat Turner and Just Ashley

      Asante sana…(thank you)

      @ Commenter

      lol @ calling Lancet’s methodology “suspect”. I think its safe to say that the US and British numbers are probably more so. For the sake of argument lets say the number of 30-50,000 (US numbers) are correct…and your point being? My original point remains constant regardless of which numbers you want to use.

      The Iraq war was obviously unjust…I knew that before they even set up Powell to go in front of the UN with pictures of a building, truck and a railroad car and called that their evidence of WMDs. I don’t claim to be a foreign affairs expert but I didn’t even buy that garbage. The world body didn’t either…but for some reason people here did. Admit it, collectively the population of the US is stupid.

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      @ Illuminate Truth

      Saddam Hussein was in power for 24 years. If the number of 1 million killed by him is correct, then he killed about 40 thousand a year. If he could be removed from power at the cost of one years worth of people that he was killing anyway, and following the war, Iraq turned into a peaceful nation in which the government attempted to what was best for it’s citizens, then it would be worth it.

      Of course, that didn’t happen. But that was the rosy scenario that was predicted by the war’s architects. The WMD was chosen as the one reason out of many to make war, because it could be sold to the American public. As dumb as the American public is, the Bush administration was even stupider. Going into Iraq to destroy WMD’s is more logical than going in with too few troops and expecting to turn it into an Israel friendly, shining example of free market, right wing capitalism in the Middle East.

    • tiger

      Those figures are bullshit.

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  • mixed bad chick

    It seems like a lot of natural disasters are just so called happening lately. This seems strange to me. Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis all over the place.

  • Shameful

    – 10,000 is a VERY conservative number.
    – when the official numbers come in, those in the know say it’s going to be a tragedy, but they have to identify everyone first. international rules regarding this sort of thing, apparently.
    – Haiti had an earthquake. Japan had an earthquake which topped Haiti, a tsunami, near half a dozen nuclear reactors in bad shape, and the volcano which only started becoming active in January after like 60 years, then went to sleep for a couple weeks has now become active again. Yeah, I’d say Japan is in a worse situation than Haiti, natural disaster wise.
    – I understand the desire for folks not to let Haiti be forgotten. People expect Haiti to be screwed, what was it after Haiti was hit? people saying God hates Haiti, and other people nodding ‘yep’? Japan is one of the richest countries in the world, and one of the most prepared, if not THE most prepared countries in the world. And they got screwed. It doesn’t look good for a Japan to be on the brink, because that means everyone else is in even worse shape and just haven’t been tested yet.

    Pray for both Haiti and Japan. I have no scientific background, but I believe both are connected.

    Pray for New Zealand, too. They were recently screwed into the ground, too, and should not be forgotten.

    It’s getting closer. Something is going to give which makes Japan look like a day in the park; and then no one will be worried about which disaster has been dissed. God help us all.

  • JustAshley

    @bobby

    Makes my heart ache. SMH

  • MacMoon

    They said since,meaning after WWII!

  • gb

    They mean in Japan, since World War II

  • Shameful

    Thank you, if anything noble.

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