Эмоциональное единение для восстановления Японии

ТОКИО. Цунами стремительно пронеслось по городу со скоростью спринтера, завоевавшего золотую медаль, восемь метров в секунду. Высота волны достигала 15 метров, возвышаясь над самой высокой «планкой для прыжков с шестом». Корабли вышвырнуло на холмы, а машины плавали как корабли. Волна схлынула, оставив на месте Камаиси, старейшего города по производству стали в префектуре Иватэ, горы хаотичных обломков и руины. Картина напоминала последствия бомбардировки Токио зажигательными бомбами или Хиросиму и Нагасаки после падения на них атомной бомбы.

Аналогичные сцены можно было увидеть по всему району Тохоку, вдоль японского северо-восточного побережья Санрику. Например, предполагается, что во время стихийного бедствия в тихом сельском городе Рикузентаката с населением 23 000 человек было стерто с лица земли 5 000 из 8 000 домовладений. Единственными уцелевшими в городе зданиями являются здание муниципалитета и один супермаркет. Аэропорт Сендай, расположенный на побережье в префектуре Мияги, в настоящее время больше похож на морской порт.

Произошедшее 11 марта чудовищное землетрясение магнитудой 9 баллов по шкале Рихтера в районе Тохоку с эпицентром на побережье Санрику было самым крупным в Японии за всю историю ведения наблюдений. Точное количество жертв и размеры ущерба продолжают оставаться неизвестными, в то же время предполагается, что количество жертв может превышать 23 000 человек, а экономический ущерб рассчитывается на уровне 25 триллионов иен.

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