Friday, March 11, 2011

Team LoveHATE hopes go out to Japan

Waking up this morning I was greeted by the news of the Japan's unfortunate survivors and victims of the 8.9 earthquake that created a tsunami that has devastated northeastern Japan. For those of you that don't know, a tsunami is created by the shifting of land on the ocean floor. Here is an example:

How Earthquakes Cause Tsunamis
The illustration below shows a subduction earthquake (one where a denser plates shifts below its neighboring plate, at left). Energy is transferred and the displaced water forms a wave. As the wave travels and enters shallower water in the coastal area, it begins to increase in amplitude (National Geographic).

If you wish to help out by donating to the Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund, American Red Cross has already setup a donation process. Click here for the Red Cross Donation Form of their Site. 

1 comment:

  1. We all need to do what we can to help our allies, brother and sisters in the great country of Japan! They need our moral and financial support and I call upon all of us who love anime, cosplay and other Japanese related media to help out with what we can! I love my Japanese brothers and sisters and will be here for them always!

    With respect,

    Oscar Benjamin


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