Scary, yes? But this is how Japanese buildings are designed to withstand earthquakes like these.

I hear up to 10,000 people may have died, 9,500 of whom are from the northeast town of Minami-sanriku. Every hour this becomes more nightmarish.

Worse still is the increasing possibility of a partial nuclear meltdown, from Fukushima (another explosion?) and Onegawa (now in a state of emergency). Someone mentioned this resembles a typical Hollywood disaster movie and, apparently, he isn’t far from the truth.

I sleep. But it will be uneasy.

Goodnight. Another morning of uncertainty awaits.~