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.
> Find out more about the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami at Wikipedia
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