Thursday, March 10, 2011

SEVERE EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN: 8.9 AMONG LARGEST ON RECORD


8.9 Earthquake hits Japan east coast-tsunami triggered

TOKYO -- Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, triggering a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.
In various locations along Japan's coast, TV footage showed severe flooding, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings being carried along by waters. A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed directly into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, according to footage on public broadcaster NHK.
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5 comments:

Raquel said...

Mawnin Linda Thanks for sharing!!! This is so tragic!!! sooo sad!!!!!

Frank said...

This is too freaky! My heart goes out to those poor people! Thanks for sharing, Linda!

Cassi Lynn said...

I am at a loss for words....tragic & heartbreaking, prayers are going up keep us posted

kea7 said...

why was it severe

Linda Crawford Elul said...

Because it was a 9.0 and many deaths.