Sunday, March 13, 2011
Japan Disaster Relief
By now many of you are aware of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan and caused a tsunami on Friday. According to The Huffington Post, this event has had a massive effect on both the surrounding terrain and the planet as a whole.
Dr. Daniel McNamara, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, told The Huffington Post that the disaster left a gigantic rupture in the sea floor, 217-miles long and 50 miles wide.
According to CNN, the earthquake moved the planet's axis approximately 4 inches, though other sources, like The Vancouver Sun and The Montreal Gazette, report the estimate even higher - around 10 inches.
Animals are often forgotten in times of such tragedy. World Vets has been monitoring the situation in Japan with regard to the impact of the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that hit the island nation. They are currently working to coordinate relief efforts for the animal victims affected by these unfortunate disasters.