Damage Church Buildings in Japan Suffer Damages from Series of Earthquakes

Some of the destruction at Grace Church, Japan (courtesy Grace Church)

Just over 10 years ago, on March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake devastated Japan, resulting in nearly 25,000 deaths and total destruction. This, combined with a tsunami and nuclear meltdown, destroyed multiple churches and ministries in its aftermath.

Amazingly, 10 years later, a series of dramatic earthquakes, which authorities have concluded are aftershocks of the previous earthquake, have hit Japan, including one with magnitude of nearly 7.0. The resultant shaking throughout the country has once again caused serious damage to churches in the island nation.

One such church, Grace Church in Tokyo, which recently celebrated 50 years of existence, survived the 2011 earthquake with only minor damage. The recent earthquake, however, has resulted in major damage, including the loss of part of the church’s roof.

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SOURCE: Charisma News, Amir George

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