Just a quick note to say that I hope all of my readers from the areas touched by the earthquake/tsunami are safe.
I know Anna and Yoshi are.
I don’t know about anybody else.
My thoughts are with you all.
EDIT (03/12/11 – 9:24PM GMT)): A few people arrived here today apparently looking for information about whether the Earthquake and the Tsunami affected Shikoku, Kagawa and Takamatsu.
Kagawa is located about 800 kilometers (about 500 miles) away from the epicenter and from the news I got, the earthquake couldn’t really be felt at all.
Concerning the tsunami, the Seto Inland Sea is relatively protected from tsunamis as it as an “inland sea” (unless a big earthquake happened right there in the sea, but I don’t know if it is possible) so Kagawa is too. I know there has been several tsunami warnings for the coasts of Tokushima and Kochi Prefectures but I haven’t heard of any damage there.
So basically the people of Shikoku are just like the people from many places in the world (and the Western part of Japan), sad and worried about people in the North-East of Japan, but safe and sound.