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In terms of serious, or life threatening effects, not much. The earthquake was strong, and caused some damage in areas closest to the epicentre, but further away, people were just shaken. The tsunami is what caused the most damage, and that really fucked stuff up. Although again, serious damage was along a stretch of a few hundred kilometers of coastline, and up to 4 or 5 kilometers inland from the coast. Of course, other places saw smaller waves hit, but didn't cause as much damage as we're seeing on the news.
The nuclear reactors is another issue, and locally in Fukagawa, people are being evacuated. At the moment, no one is really sure how thats gonna turn out, so potentially many more could be affected.
Alot more people will be affected indirectly, currently by rolling power cuts, lack of water, communication, travel difficulties etc. This obviously isn't life threatening.
In short though, your grandmother will be fine. A 2.0 is nothing, and something the Japanese people will regularly experience.
The media is painting this as Armaggedon in Japan, but outside of Iwate, Sendai and Fukushima, this simply isn't the case and life goes on.
damn. they just can't get a break, can they
i hope those reactors don't melt. shit would be even more hairy