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Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

One of the most powerful earthquakes since records began has struck the north-east coast of Japan, causing a massive tsunami.

One of the most powerful earthquakes since records began has hit the north-east coast of Japan, causing a massive tsunami.

Wikipedia already have a detailed page about the event, with the following information:

  • The magnitude of 8.9 makes it the largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history
  • It is the seventh largest in the world since records began
  • The tsunami waves were up to 10 metres high (33 ft)
  • The earthquake occurred in the western Pacific Ocean, 81 miles east of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
  • Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) has confirmed at least 200 dead and another 398 missing

These various videos and photos convey the devastation:

Google have created a Person Finder so people can look for lost loved ones or post a note saying they are safe.

BBC News have live coverage with regularly updated video and information.

> Find out more about the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami at Wikipedia
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By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail