- Posted March 18, 2011 by
Urayasu City, Chiba Prefectur, Japan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Recovery in Japan: After the earthquake
More Photos From Urayasu City, Chiba After the 3/11 Earthquake
Here are a few more photos of my immediate neighborhood. We are still experiencing many earthquakes daily and have learned to sleep with one eye open.
Our area is built on reclaimed land, and we experienced the land liquification factor, where the area between the surface (street level) and the harder ground up to 2 meters under us loosens up and sinks in the weaker areas.
I think most of us in the harder hit areas still feel like we have "sea legs" and it is hard to tell the real earthquakes from the feeling of moving, or sounds make us jump up and head for the doorways...
It seems the possibility of a nuclear meltdown has lessened somewhat as the plant now has electric power and is restarting the pumps to pump in cooling water.
Many of us foreigners here have been glued to CNN to get the news from the "outside" as well, so we can try to see the present situation from all angles and try to grasp with it.