Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan

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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN - MARCH 12: A house is left damaged by landslides after an 8.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 12, 2011 in Fukushima, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll is currently unknown, with fears that the current hundreds dead may well run into thousands.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Debris is seen on a road in Minamisanriku, Myagi prefecture, one of the hardest hit areas affected by the tsunami on March 13, 2011. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast where more than 10,000 were feared dead.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
A damaged gas station shows the destruction after a 9.0 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, on March 13, 2011 in Sendai, Japan.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
A fishing boat lies on the road near the port in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture on March 13, 2011 two days after a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the region. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant on March 13, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast with thousands feared dead.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Soldiers carry a body in front of piled up vehicles at Higashimatsushima city in Miyagi prefecture on March 13, 2011. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast where more than 10,000 were feared dead. An explosion at the aging Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant blew apart the building housing one of its reactors on March 12, a day after the biggest quake ever recorded in Japan unleashed a monster 10-metre (33-foot) tsunami.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Bodies recovered by Japanese Self Defence forces are marked by a yellow flag on a tree branch sticking out among debris in Rikuzentaka, Iwate Prefecture on March 13, 2011. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast where more than 10,000 were feared dead.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Two men walk through devastation at Otsuchi town in Iwate prefecture on March 13, 2011. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast with thousands feared dead.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Japanese rescuers carry a dead body in Sendai on March 13, 2011. The massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11 left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for with panic has caused shortages of food and fuel in many parts of eastern Japan.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Self Defence troops walk through devastation to search for missing people at Otsuchi town in Iwate prefecture on March 13, 2011. Japan battled a feared meltdown of two reactors at a quake-hit nuclear plant, as the full horror of the disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast with thousands feared dead.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Elderly people, evacuated from the area near the Fukushima nuclear plant, read a newspaper, with reports about the explosion at the plant at Tamura city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011. An explosion at a Japanese nuclear plant triggered fears of a meltdown after a massive earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,000 dead and at least 10,000 unaccounted for.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
People queue up to buy food, drinks and daily necessities outside a supermarket in Shiogama, Miyagi prefecture on March 13, 2011 two days after a massive 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami hit the region. Japan desperately tried to bring an overheating nuclear reactor under control on March 13, as the full horror of its quake-tsunami disaster emerged on the ravaged northeast coast with thousands feared dead.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Collapsed houses and debris remain on a field in Kesennuma city, Miyagi prefecture on March 12, 2011. More At least 613 people have been confirmed killed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan -- but the government voiced fears that more than 1,000 had died. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Local residents walk through an area damaged by a tsunami caused by yesterday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake on March 12, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck off the country's north-east coast at 2:46pm local time yesterday, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan and prompted tsunami alerts throughout countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. (credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan Local residents walk through an area damaged by a tsunami caused by yesterday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake on March 12, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck off the country's north-east coast at 2:46pm local time yesterday, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan and prompted tsunami alerts throughout countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. (credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
Cars and debris litter an area of Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture on March 12, 2011. More than 1,000 people were feared dead after a monster tsunami unleashed by a massive quake which wreaked destruction across northeast Japan and triggered an emergency at a nuclear power plant. (credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan Cars and debris litter an area of Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture on March 12, 2011. More than 1,000 people were feared dead after a monster tsunami unleashed by a massive quake which wreaked destruction across northeast Japan and triggered an emergency at a nuclear power plant. (credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere at one plant to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere at one plant to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
This aerial shot shows houses in flame after being hit by a tsunami at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
A tsunami, tidal wave smashes vehicles and houses at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Local residents watch the devastation provoked by a tsunami tidal wave smashing vehicles and houses at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Honolulu, Hawaii, residents evacuate on March 11, 2011 as they prepared for a possible tsunami. The first waves to hit Hawaii from a tsunami triggered by a massive earthquake off Japan washed up onshore at Waikiki on Friday, with no initial reports of any damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported wave changes at Waianae Harbor at around 3:24 a.m. (1324 GMT), shortly before the relatively small waves were seen at Waikiki.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Rescuers search for survivors under a damaged building on March 11, 2011 after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang county on on March 10, in southwest China's Yunnan province. At least 19 people were killed and 174 others injured in the earthquake that struck a remote area of southwest China near the border with Myanmar, a local official said.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Residents check the damage done on a road a house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture on March 11, 2011. The earthquake shook Japan, unleashing powerful tsunamis that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Black smoke rises from an oil industrial complex caused by the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Ichihara city, Chiba prefecture on March 11, 2011. The earthquake shook Japan, unleashing powerful tsunamis that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Waves hit the deserted Waikiki shoreline on March 11, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale has hit the northeast coast of Japan causing tsunami alerts throughout the Pacific Ocean. Thousands along the coast are evacuating their homes in Hawaii as the state prepares for tsunami waves.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
An aerial view shows debris that remained on the ground after a tsunami wave to have hit Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Vehicles rest on a damaged road at a carpark in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
A monitor displays the seismological chart of the earthquake which hit Japan on March 11, 2011 at the Geozentrum geological science center in Hanover, central Germany. At least 40 people were killed and 39 missing in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan, unleashing huge tsunamis along its Pacific coast, police said.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Photo shows the remains of a supermarket in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed road at a carpark in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Photo shows the remains of a supermarket in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Commuters make their way after train services are suspended after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter Scale has hit the northeast coast of Japan causing Tsunami alerts throughout countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka river at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
An aerial shot shows a ship sitting on the ground in the port of Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a tsunami tidal wave hit following a a large earthquake. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
An aerial view shows debris that remained on the ground after a tsunami wave to have hit Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
People continue to work in an office after tremors from a massive off-shore earthquake shook the building and knocked over a row of cabinets in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit Japan on March 11, unleashing a 10-metre high tsunami that tossed ships inland and sparked fears that destructive waves could hit across the Pacific Ocean.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a massive earthquake rocked Japan. massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on March 11, unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Water from the massive tsunami remain on the street of Hakodate city in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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Earthquake, Tsunami In Japan
Black smoke raises from a building in Tokyo's waterfront Daiba in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
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