Japan in the wake of the disastrous earthquake, that was one of the strongest ever recorded. It triggered a devastating tsunami, up to 10-metre-high along parts of the country’s northeastern coastline.
Media reports estimate at least 1,300 people may have been killed, most of whom appeared to have drowned by churning waters.
The damage and shock is so enormous that it will take much time to gather data to fully understand the extent of the catastrophe, that is still unfolding.
More than eight million homes lost power, mobile and landline phone systems broke down for many and gas was cut to more than 300,000 homes, meaning many people could not heat their dark homes during the cold night.
And now there is a threat of a nuclear melt down after a blast at a power plant.
If we are in Japan or not – this is all happening to us and a part of a new earth rising.