Sony Factories Shut Down Due to Earthquake

Japan Tsunami
Today at 05:46:23 (UTC)/12:46 AM (EST), Japan was hit with a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, creating factories, among other infrastructures, to temporarily shut down.

According to the Kyodo news agency, Sony, who happens to be one of Japan’s mammoth exporters, had to shut down six of their factories as the earthquake caused fires and power failure in the northeast coast of the country. This earthquake will most certainly cause a humongous economic impact on Japan because of its damage to the factories.

On top of the earthquake, a tsunami came rolling in from the coasts of Japan, furthering the damage to the nation’s coastline. Reportedly, a 33 feet high tsunami hit the port of Sendai. The official death toll, so far, is more than 1,000 people, Japanese media outlets are reporting.

Other companies who have been identified to shut down their operations because of these natural disasters were Honda, Hokuriku Electric Co., JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., Cosmo Oil Co. and more.


Written by: Ace - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Jcmdaddy on March 11th, 2011 [ 114567 Points ]

    It’s never good to see any natural disaster happen, but at least it wasn’t in September, if there is any silver lining.

  2. #2 by Goten on March 11th, 2011 [ 155 Points ]

    This story is the worst thing ever (Well, except for Haiti, that was far worse). I hope things get better soon. 🙁

  3. #3 by premiersoupir on March 11th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    Terrible stuff. Seems like disaster after disaster for the past few years. Situation in Japan sounds just horrendous right now.

  4. #4 by Tosh on March 11th, 2011 [ 1127 Points ]

    I have some friends in Japan. Waiting to hear back if they are ok. 🙁

  5. #5 by WakYasuk on March 11th, 2011 [ 140 Points ]

    That sucks for Japan.. :/

  6. #6 by Oly on March 11th, 2011 [ 132605 Points ]

    Brutal stuff.. the vids are intense.. And now a nuclear reactor is overheating..

  7. #7 by EdEN on March 12th, 2011 [ 222946 Points ]

    It was something out of nowhere that completely change the rest of the lives of hundreds of thousands over at Japan. Hope that everything can be put back in place soon and our hearths and condolences go out to those that have lost a loved one during this crysis…

  8. #8 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on March 12th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    I really feel sad for what happened to Japan. Like this is a sad event that has happened. Repairs will take years. And the as stated it will have a big impact on the economy. But as of right now, I don’t care that the factories are shutdown, I just want the missing person count to go down, and well, I don’t want to see the Death count to go up. Other countries should start lending hands, if they havn’t yet.

  9. #9 by jscar2000 on March 12th, 2011 [ 50 Points ]

    I have to agree that it is a terrible thing that happened, with the loss of life and the destruction of property…but you have to admit that the footage of the buildings that were still burning getting swept along by the tsunami was just amazing!

  10. #10 by GoingLongCA on March 12th, 2011 [ 120 Points ]

    Hoping that the death toll remains low and the nuclear plants get fixed in time.

  11. #11 by pedro on March 14th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Things are not going well over there.

    Let’s all hope the worse doesn’t happen.

    Incredible country and people over there.

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