At 2:46pm local time, a huge 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, causing a massive tsunami and fires in over 80 locations. With an epicenter just 231 miles from Tokyo, the earthquake, which was the largest in 100 years in Japan, has caused mass destruction to the country’s infrastructure. With over 30 aftershocks following the original quake, with the largest measuring 7.1, the earthquake wreaked havoc over and over.
Causing a sizeable tsunami wave that crashed onto the shores of Japan, washing away many buildings, cars and hills, the earthquake’s after affects are being felt round the world. With the tsunami racing across the Pacific, warnings have been put out to over 50 countries and territories by the National Weather Service. Beaches have been closed in both Hawaii and Southern California, and all locals have been told to move away from the shoreline. The tsunami is large enough that some believe it can wash over entire islands in the Pacific Ocean.
As the fifth-largest earthquake in the last 100 years, the event has closed down both Tokyo airports, Narita and Haneda, adding to the disruption and panic spread around Japan. Flights to Japan have been cancelled worldwide, causing delays at many airports.
Though the event has yielded strong results in the stock market, with the yen gaining against both the dollar and euro. Ironically, this reaction follows a historical one, where the same case followed after the Kobe earthquake of 1995.
In this difficult time, the thoughts and good-wishes of Magellan Jets are with the people of Japan. We wish them luck in the coming recovery.
For an idea of what the earthquake was like, view the video below, taken in a supermarket.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, (C), shakes hands with Chinese during a visit to a Californian food and beverage Festival at a hypermarket in Hangzhou in east Chinas Zhejiang province 11 September 2010. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is on a weeklong trade mission that will take him to China, Japan and South Korea. EPA/MU CHEN
Arnold Schwarzenegger will be flying to Asia today with an entourage of about 30 state employees. The private jet is being paid for by a Chinese billionaire who's hoping to boost foreign relations and help raise revenue for the state of California. California is still burdened with a $19 billion budget deficit which costs taxpayers roughly $52 million every day. Schwarzenegger stated that his travels are aimed at helping the budget and growing California industry. The six-day trip will include visits to Japan and South Korea where Governor Schwarzenegger plans on visiting US troops. All travel expenses are being provided by private donations and Schwarzenegger is extremely proud of his ability to save taxpayer money. Some legislators, however, say it is better to spend public money than to rely on private interests who may expect something in return. Critics, economists, and other legislative leaders are questioning the effectiveness of the Governor’s plans, but the people of California have their fingers crossed hoping that something good will come from the trip.
Angelina Jolie recently traveled to Japan via private jet along with her kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh. Angelina is no stranger to flying private and has been spotted jetting with the kids and husband Brad Pitt many times. The film star is attending the premiere of her hit movie, “Salt”, that will be taking place later this week in Tokyo. Angelina has had much success in the film industry and has had no trouble getting to her movie premieres with the convenience and comfort of flying private. No matter what occasion, whether it be an important business event, birthday, vacation, or premiere, Magellan Jets has the capability of getting you there safely, quickly, and stylishly. Check out the link for more information: http://bit.ly/9X1LrK