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Posted by Trini Kid - - 1 comments

Sup Travellers?! Yesterday a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Philippines killing as much as 93 people. The very next day, another massive natural disaster in the form of a typhoon blew through the Tokyo area killing as much as 17 people [Nature seems to be angry]. The typhoon was recorded as the fiercest to ever hit Japan in over a decade.

Typhoon Wipha stormed through the island of Izu Oshima causing as much as 20,000 people to evacuate their homes. The BBC reported that at least 17 people have died and 50 people are still unaccounted for. "It is the strongest typhoon in 10 years to pass the Kanto [Tokyo area] region," Hiroyuki Uchida, the Japan Meteorological Agency's chief forecaster, told journalists on Tuesday.


Nearly 5 inches (12cm) of rainfall fell in just one hour on Izu Oshima island, some 120km south of Tokyo. The storm sent large volumes of earth down mountainsides and caused rivers to burst their banks. The majority of the deaths came from landslides and collapsing houses. As the storm moved up the coast toward the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, officials reassured the public that proper measures were in place to deal with contaminated water. GODSPEED! My name is Trinikid and you've just been infromed.

One Response so far.

  1. Oh my #GOD! I was told #Typhoons happen in May? I experience the beginning of a Typhoon during my visit to Japan in May. Praying for mi family n peeps. Imma Pray for Japan. ♥