By Thia Mactaggart

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck northwest of Japan’s Ryukyu Islands. The earthquake occurred about 90 miles offshore of Makurazaki, Japan however it was not sufficient enough to cause a large tsunami; much to the locals relief.

Although the damage was small to their homes, a large amount of people still have yet to be found and return home since the 7.0 Earthquake. An astounding total of over 230,000.

Some student’s from Prairie are aware of the tragedy and feel for the people in Japan. One of which is senior Krystle Hewitt. “Scary. That was my first thought,” Hewitt stated. “The earthquake devastated many people. My thoughts and prayers are with them. I can’t imagine what they are going through, and I hope it all goes well for them in the end. I hope they come back strong from this disaster.”

While charities are being held and our hearts go out to those in Japan suffering, it seems almost impossible to ease their suffering or to understand what they are going through. Still, we hope the very best for them and will continue to help as we can.

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