Sendai Japan Earthquake Tsunami Swallows Bullet Train, Cruise Ship

A  Japanese bullet train with hundreds of passengers is missing after a 33 foot tsunami wave hit the Miyagi region at the town of Sendai. The wave swept a cruise ship into a breakwater with 100 passengers aboard. There are mixed reports about the ship. Some say it is missing, others say people were injured, with no mention of deaths, but  the bullet train has not been found. The city of Sendai is closest to the epicenter. UPDATE: if you are looking for the 7.4 mag. Honshu earthquake, I will be updating here.

Sendai, Japan

The New York Daily News:

The train – with hundreds of passengers – disappeared on a line outside the coastal city of Sendai, according to Kyodo. Another train was derailed by the powerful waves.

There were reports of hundreds of bodies found in Sendai, the city hit hardest by the natural disaster…

The tsunami also claimed a ship with 100 people aboard, Kyodo reported.

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The Daily Mail:

Drivers were seen fleeing the waves on highways close to the coast as the impact of the huge quake swept ashore while the car park at Disneyland in Tokyo was submerged.

The 8.9 magnitude quake hit about 80 miles off the eastern coast at a depth of 6 miles. The epicenter was 240 miles north east of Tokyo. Large aftershocks have continued throughout the day and evening.

 

 

  • The enormity of this disaster is unbelievable. Today I was thinking of the people and what will happen in the days ahead. So very sad. Prayers go out to Japan and it’s people.

  • Heartbreaking. So awful.

  • Pray for the people of Japan, especially the children.

  • Doomed

    This nuclear incident would be serious beyond all imagination IF the surrounding geography was in its pristine and serene condition. Given the destruction in this area by the Earthquake and Tsunami and the need to get into this area and contain this breech will be severely hindered by the surrounding destruction has turned this into a catastrophe of enormous proportions.

    I am not an end of the world type guy but Im beginning to get worried that the planet might be following a self fulfilling prophecy right now.

    Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, The melt down of the middle east, rising oil prices, food shortages, world wide recession, the USA’s massive debt, the worlds massive debt, the staggering devestation in Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, Earthquakes, Tornados.

    And thru it all when Americans in the midst of this start protesting…both sides…marching in the streets, being hauled off to jail…..

    And still our youth are more interested in who will be the next American Idol or what Charlie Sheen is up to next?

    Perhaps I will be moving in with my SURVIVALIST BROTHER in the near future after all.

    • Doomed, I’m beginning to wonder where a survivalist can survive. Everything does seem magnified (especially earthquakes) today.

  • Don’t worry … God’s still in control. Read the end of His book. We win.

  • What can be said, but to ask God to send the Japanese people a special blessing. Heartbreaking indeed.

  • I’m joining each of you in prayer, and Carl I do believe ‘we win.’ Still, it is daunting as we look around at the mess the world is in. One thing is for certain, we can’t fix it by ourselves.

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  • Doomed
    This nuclear incident would be serious beyond all imagination IF the surrounding geography was in its pristine and serene condition. Given the destruction in this area by the Earthquake and Tsunami and the need to get into this area and contain this breech will be severely hindered by the surrounding destruction has turned this into a catastrophe of enormous proportions.
    I am not an end of the world type guy but Im beginning to get worried that the planet might be following a self fulfilling prophecy right now.
    Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, The melt down of the middle east, rising oil prices, food shortages, world wide recession, the USA’s massive debt, the worlds massive debt, the staggering devestation in Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, Earthquakes, Tornados.
    And thru it all when Americans in the midst of this start protesting…both sides…marching in the streets, being hauled off to jail…..
    And still our youth are more interested in who will be the next American Idol or what Charlie Sheen is up to next?
    Perhaps I will be moving in with my SURVIVALIST BROTHER in the near future after all.

  • let us have faith with god. if this is his will we might as well shall follow his rightoeusness

  • Prayers for them.

  • Dale

    Is there any word about the missing bullet train and cruise ship? I only see these sensational reports from just after the earthquake/tsunami.

    • Dale, so far, I have found nothing more about this, other than various reports of trains being swept away.