Aside from the horrible human tragedy, the Japanese earthquake is now punctuated by a potential nuclear plant disaster that will have a ripple effect worldwide.
The effect on the nuclear power energy may be significant at a time when nukes are being looked at again by many as a power source. Of course its important to remember the situation is fluid now and may not be as dire as early news accounts suggest...We can only hope.,
Meanwhile the pictures of the event are staggering and sobering.
Japan earthquake and tsunami: Nuclear meltdown after explosion at vast power plant Mail Online