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31 minutes agoAuthor: Julian Royal from Tokyo
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Japan had a magnitude-11 earthquake on March 11 in 2011. After 10 years of this disaster, people have started running again in the most devastated Minamisanriku, Ishinomaki and Liette.
Jabje’s other name is Japan. This is the reason that whenever tragedy struck, Japan stood by fighting with twice the strength. In 2011, there was a 9 magnitude earthquake on March 11 at 3 pm. Then the 40 meter high waves that rose on the coast turned into a tsunami. Whatever came in the way of these waves, it merged into it. 15,899 people died. 2500 are still missing. 10 years have passed since this disaster. Bhaskar reached the spot knowing the condition of the most devastated three places Minamisanriku, Ishinomaki and Liette. There, it was found out that these cities are not only getting up, but running. Read the ground report…
Ten years ago, people had seen such a catastrophe.
Where the tsunami started: Minamisanriku erased from the map, now the city inhabiting the highlands
The only tower left in Minamissanriku has been converted into a monument.
Winds of icy winds are blowing over Japan’s north-eastern Sunriku coast. The fourth most powerful tsunami in history can still be felt 10 years ago. On March 11, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck the Oshika Peninsula, about 85 km from here. Then the tsunami started from here. Rising at a speed of 700 km, the waves swallowed what came in the way.
These waves wiped out the city of Minamisanriku, located along the coast of Sanricu, from the map of Japan itself. The city had seen 4 earthquakes in the past 100 years. After every catastrophe, it stood up, but now it will never be settled. The reason is – the natural structure and being at the mouth of the river will remain a threat. 1206 people of this region were affected by the tsunami. Tsunami witness Choco Haga states, ‘My house was near the hospital in the middle of the city. After the flood stopped, only the foundation of the house was left.
Therefore, as a remembrance in the garden of the new house, he has planted a part of the foundation of the old house ravaged by the tsunami. ‘ People of the city are being settled in high altitude areas. The artificial beach has also been opened three years ago to attract tourists. The hospital that was destroyed. In its place a new hospital is being built at a cost of Rs. 3500 crores. Out of this, 1500 crore rupees have been given by Taiwan Red Cross.
Biggest catastrophe: Shinomaki no longer threatened by river, out of bridge to market
Tsunami in Shinomaki remained the only Psych temple salute. He had the debris itself.
To the south is the coastal city of Ishinomaki, which is also the largest city in the region. It was devastated in the 2011 tragedy. Roads that were ruined, bridges collapsed, have been rebuilt. Rivers have also been controlled by concrete dams. The city was destroyed by the Ketakami River a decade ago. The water submerged the streets of the city. Old traditional houses made of wood had collapsed. The foundations of new homes that were built emerged.
The waves of the river carried boats, carts and poles along with the debris. Due to this, the intertwined social system here was frozen. Even today, many empty pieces of land are seen in the middle of the city. However, shops and restaurants have now opened. The train station which was submerged in one meter of water has now started. The Psych temple located at the foothills of the hill is a major center of faith in this city. The entire city was swept away.
Debris had accumulated around this hill along with the temple. Cars, debris from the building were deposited on the roof of this temple. The chief Buddhist monk of the temple, Nobua Higuchi, said, “It is a miracle that despite such a big disaster, the temple remained standing.” Higuchi hopes that the people here will start to mingle with each other as before. The community will stand up.
The future was also at stake here: expectations left in the radiation affected area, people returning to their homes
The village of Fukushima is settling again. People are being appealed to return.
In the tragedy of 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant added fuel to the fire. The plant is 140 km south of Ishinomaki city. The air of radiation increased from here to the northwest with the help of air and poisoned the cities and villages, fields and forests that came in its way. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, as the plant’s three reactors had melted. Littet Village is one such example, which was evacuated after a nuclear leak.
Ever since 2016, people have resettled in Gulzar Littet from 5800 people. There are about 1500 people living here right now. Last year, the village elected 44-year-old Buddhist priest Makoto Sujiyaka as mayor. There are also people in contact with him who were children during the 1945 war. They say why should we worry about nuclear now when we have endured that difficult period. Suziaka explains that earlier most people were dependent on agriculture, but the radio active leakage destroyed farming.
Today, people are not coming to buy the crops which were given a certificate of health-friendly after investigation. My first priority is to bring back the migrants, especially the youth. About 3000 hectares of land is safe for cultivation here. 28-year-old Nana Matsumoto has the responsibility of motivating people to come.