Earthquake Crisis Brings Out the Best In Japan's Gaming Greats
On Kotaku 11/03/2011
Other areas, like Osaka where I live, were seemingly untouched (and I and my family are fine). News reports warn of incoming tidal wave, and people are stocking up on food and water. Even areas outside of Japan are being impacted by the quake. A tsunami is slated to hit everywhere from Russia to Hawaii to Indonesia.
Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. In 1923, the 7.9 magnitude Great Kanto Earthquake leveled Tokyo, Yokohama and surrounding areas. But it wasn't until after 1995's deadly Hanshin Earthquake rocked Kobe and Osaka that the country doubled its efforts to mute the effects of quakes, whether it be automatic shutdowns for trains and elevators or waterways to divert tidal waves.