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Killer Tsunami Hit Japan

11 Mar

A monster 8.9 earthquake hit Japan at 2:46 p.m. Tokyo time on Friday about 80 miles off the eastern coast of Honshu at a depth of six miles triggering a massive 23-foot tsunami, reports the USGS. Colossal, fast-moving waves moved inland washing away buildings, ships, cars and land. Reportedly, air and ground transportation is disrupted and limited.

Tsunami swirls near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

The tsunami reaching as much as three miles inland led to several casualties. 200 and 300 people have already been found dead in the city of Sendai alone. At least 90 other people are reported to have died, and many more are unaccounted for.

Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The largest earthquake in Japan

A tsunami warning was extended across the Pacific to North and South America.

See pictures of the aftermath…

 
5 Comments

Posted by on 03/11/2011 in Global News

 

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5 responses to “Killer Tsunami Hit Japan

  1. Kyoko

    03/11/2011 at 8:58 am

    Let’s pray for the Japanese people. It has been scary for them having such disaster.

     
  2. Keith

    03/11/2011 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve been watching this on tv all day. A 5 minute earthquake; must be terrifying. I can’t even imagine myself going through such terror. I would have had a heart attack in a few seconds.

     
  3. Mohammad Neyaz hasan

    03/12/2011 at 5:13 am

    God Bless them !
    – Mohammad Neyaz Hasan

     
  4. Jo

    03/12/2011 at 5:24 am

    It is so sad to see the disaster of epic proportion in Japan. Is someone up there sending us a message that anytime nature shows its fury nobody is safe. Is is time that we get the message?

     
  5. Chloe

    03/12/2011 at 11:00 am

    This is so scary. I don’t even know how will I react if I experience this kind of disaster. Knock on wood…I hope I won’t…

     

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