Hundreds in Japan killed in tsunami after 8.9 quake

11 Mar

Japan is in turmoil after its biggest recorded earthquake hurled a 23-foot tsunami into its eastern coast, killing hundreds of people and leaving much of their surroundings in disarray.

The quake  reached as far as Tokyo, which was hundreds of mile from the epicenter, while shaking many cities along the 1300 mile coastline. Aftershocks followed for hours.

The entire Pacific was on alert, including  coastal areas of California, South America, and Alaska, but effects were not as bad as expected.

According to scientists, the quake ranked as the fifth-largest in the world since 1900.


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