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Our thoughts are with people of Japan

11 March 2011 2 Comments

On December 26, 2004, when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit the Maldives, the capital Male did not face substantial damages due to the protective seawall constructed around it by the Japanese. Japan constructed the seawall as a grant after a strange storm surge hit Male in 1987 causing flooding.


The seawall around Male reduced the impact of the 2004 tusnami. Photo: Eagan

Today as several regions of Japan are reeling from an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami, with waves rising higher than 10 meters in some areas, our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people. We also extend our sympathy to all other countries and islands in the Pacific region which may be affected by this tsunami. For live updates and information on this earthquake and tsunami visit The Guardian’s Japan Earthquake – live updates page.

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  • Our thoughts are with people of Japan | Hilath Online said:

    [...] Today as several regions of Japan are reeling from an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami, with waves rising higher than 10 meters in some areas, our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people… Read more [...]

  • Simon said:

    Thoughts and prayers won’t help anyone.

    If you want to help donate to a charity.

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