50 Cent Makes Tasteless Joke About Japan Disaster
Mar 2011 14

50 Cent has once again gotten himself into trouble after joking around about the Tsunami and earthquake that rocked Japan this past weekend. The rap star took to Twitter and wrote, “Man I hate to say this but the world is coming to a end. Look at japan tell the people you value you love them.”

He then wrote, “It’s all good Till b*tches see there christian louboutins floating down da street sh*t gone get crazy. Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my h*e’s from LA,Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol.”

  • He then wrote, “Nah this is nuts but what can anyone do about it. Let’s pray for anyone who has lost someone.”
  • After fans lashed out at him for his tweets, 50 wrote, “Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. I’m cool either way.”

The Horrific Aftermath From The Devastating Earthquake In Japan
Mar 2011 13

Japan is crumbling from a violent earthquake and a devastating tsunami. Residents are hoping to be spared from further catastrophic fate. According to CNN, there is a widespread of radiation from damaged nuclear plants. This is the country’s strongest earthquake in more than a century

The death toll from both the earthquake and tsunami has risen to 801. An additional 678 are missing, said the National Police Agency. Officials are fearful the numbers will increase tremendously once rescuers reach more hard-hit areas.

The government has evacuated more than 200,000 residents from homes close to the nuclear plant and test 160 people for radiation exposure on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in neighborhoods devoured by the tsunami, rescuers and devastated residents scramble to reach survivors. The city of Sendai lay in ruins, cars are stacked on top of each other; and a carpet of sludge covered the remains of what used to be homes.

There are about 2.5 million households without electricity. “Aftershocks keep coming every 10 minutes and my house sways every time,” said one Tokyo resident.

The death toll is expected to surge. The number of dead in Miyagi prefecture alone “will undoubtedly be in the tens thousands.” Japanese public broadcaster NHK  reported, citing the prefecture’s police chief.

At least 48 other countries and the European Union have also offered relief.

Friday’s quake is the strongest earthquake in recorded history to hit Japan with a magnitude of 8.9, according to U.S. Geologic Survey records that date to 1900. The world’s largest record earthquake took place in Chile on May 22, 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5.

Powerful 8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan
Mar 2011 11

A magnitude-8.9 earthquake and powerful aftershocks hit Japan’s eastern cost Friday afternoon (March 11th), causing a 13-foot tsunami that swept miles inland. Major damage was caused by the tsunami, which slammed into dozens of cities along a 1,300-mile stretch of the country’s eastern coast, while fires trigged by the quake were burning out of control up and down the coast, including one in an oil refinery. The quake actually struck about 80 miles off the eastern coast, some 240 miles northeast of Tokyo.

  • Meanwhile, the tsunami warning was widened to include Hawaii and other nations in or bordering the Pacific Ocean, including Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America.