JOE SATRIANI, IN FLAMES, MICHAEL SCHENKER Comment On Japan Tragedy
March 16, 2011, 6 years ago
According to Wikipedia, the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami was a 9.0 megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST on Friday, March 11th which triggered tsunami warnings and evacuations from Japan's Pacific coast and at least 20 countries, including the entire Pacific coast of North America and South America. The earthquake created tsunami waves of up to 10 meters (33 ft) that struck Japan.
The Japanese National Police Agency on Wednesday said 4,255 people have died in 12 districts as of 8 PM (Japan time) and 9,194 people remained unaccounted for in six districts.
More members of the metal/rock community have expressed their thoughts and condolences to the Japanese people:
JOE SATRIANI: "You can help Japan deal with earthquake/tsunami by donating through The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)."
IN FLAMES: "Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the people of Japan. The effects of the earthquake and tsunami have been chilling to witness. There are several organizations out there that are making an effort to help everyone like the Red Cross, Salvation Army. Beware of the scam sites out there preying on your heartfelt generosity. If you are able to, please donate what you can to make a difference to all those affected. Every bit will help!"
MICHAEL SCHENKER: "My heart goes out to everyone effected by the tragedy in Japan. As someone with an incredible fondness for the people of Japan, who have been some of my biggest supporters, I wish everyone the best in getting through these trying times. God be with all of you."