Japan earthquake devastation in pictures Massive 8.9

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Japan earthquake devastation in pictures
Massive 8.9-magnitude temblor triggers tsunami alerts across Pacific
March 11, 2011, 11:24 a.m. EST
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/slide-show-powerful-earthquake-rocks-japan-2011-03-11?pagenumber=1
Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city in Japan
on Friday. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago
struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a tsunami that swept away everything in
its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire.
Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi
Prefecture, Japan.
The oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern
Japan on Friday. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast
coast on Friday, triggering a tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including
houses, cars and farm buildings on fire. A tsunami warning has been issued for the
entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge
earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Tsunami engulfs Sendai in still image taken from video footage after the earthquake.
Houses and debris burn near Sendai Airport.
Facade of a damaged apartment building in central Tokyo's Higashi-Azabu district.
Natural-gas-storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo.
A bicycle lies under rubble in central Tokyo.
A fire burns at a passenger terminal at Sendai Airport after the airport was swamped by
a tsunami in northeastern Japan in the wake of a major earthquake.
Stranded people take a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train were suspended
after an earthquake, in Tokyo.
Seismologists pose for the media as they display a seismographic graph showing the
magnitude of the earthquake in Japan, on a monitor at the British Geological Survey
office in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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