My wife told me this morning after watching The Today Show that she thinks Japan is just going to cease to exist. I'm not sure if there were actual scientists on there explaining how Japan is going to cease to exist or she just got sucked into Lauer's fear-mongering but the point remains...Japan is fucked. This is going to make Hiroshima look like whatever it is that makes getting an A-Bomb dropped on you insignificant.
In case you've been living under a rock for the past three days...a massive earthquake followed by a massive tsunami has completely detroyed Japan's coastline, killing thousands of people, and leaving in it's wake a path of destruction, terror, and mayhem the likes of which people only write about. If that's not bad enough, nuclear power plants are exploding all over the place* and depending on who you ask, there's a real possibility of a complete nuclear meltdown. So yeah...that would be horrific. Hey...at least the volcanoes still work?
It seems like the past 5 or 6 years have brought us an unusual amount of natural disasters (not to mention the man-made disasters) but what we have here in Japan could eclipse all of them combined. I don't really have a point here but your empathy for that place would be well beyond warranted.
*Bonus crazy rapture discussion in comment section under video