Friday, 11 March 2011

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Tsunami hits north-eastern Japan after massive quake

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Eric Due from the Japan Times describes the moment the quake struck

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A massive earthquake has hit the northeast of Japan triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage.
Japan's TV showed cars, ships and even buildings being swept away the Fukushima prefecture, after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
Officials said a wave as high as 6m (20ft) could strike the coast.
The quake struck about 250 miles (400km) from Tokyo at a depth of 20 miles, shaking building in the capital for several minutes.
The tremor at 1446 local time (0546 GMT) was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks.


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