Massive earthquake hits Japan – 2011 march, 11 An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Japan early 2011 marc...
Seismologist Bernd Weber of Germany's Geoscientific Research Institute GFZ in Potsdam poses for the media as he shows a ma...
A technician at the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS), points at a graph March 11, 2011 in Strasbourg, regis...
An energy map provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami ca...
This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) image released on March 11, 2011 shows model runs from the Cen...
This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Global bathymetry map image released on March 11, 2011 shows f...
People at a bookstore react in Sendai, northern Japan, as an earthquake hits Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)...
Reporters at the Associated Press Tokyo Bureau in Tokyo take shelter under a table while a strong earthquake strikes easte...
People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11. (Re...
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (C) reacts he he feels an earthquake as he attends a committee meeting in the upper house...
Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake ...
A tsunami carries boats across waters in Kamaishi city port in this still image taken from video footage March 11, 2011. A...
A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake h...
An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on...
A tsunami demolishes buildings in Sendai city (top-bottom, L-R) in this combination picture made from still images taken f...
Tsunami waters engulf Sendai in this still image taken from video footage March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hi...
A road is blocked by a landslide near Iwaki City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit n...
Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitud...
Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitud...
Natural gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo March 11, 2011. A ...
Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeas...
Broken windows of a building are seen after an earthquake in Tokyo , March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit nor...
A tsumani triggered by a powerful earthquake makes its way to sweep part of Sendai airport in northern Japan on Friday Mar...
Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of th...
An aerial view of a tsunami swamped Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit...
A fire burns at a passenger terminal at Sendai Airport after the airport was swamped by a tsunami in northeastern Japan Ma...
A truck is stuck on a road crack after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, ...
Evacuated employees are pictured near toppled tanks a brewery in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2...
Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake ...
This aerial shot shows houses in flames after being hit by a tsunami at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan o...
Natural gas containers burn at a facility following an earthquake in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. A ...
Houses burn at night following an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The bi...
A helmeted man walks past the rubbles and a burning building after a powerful earthquake, the largest in Japan's recorded ...
Fire flames raise from a coastal area after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki city, Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/...
Houses and cars are swept out to sea in Kesennuma city March 11, 2011.The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records be...
People evacuate to a street following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude ...
People evacuate along train tracks following an earthquake in Tokyo March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit nort...
Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A ma...
A building swept by a tsunami is pictured in Ibaragi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitud...
Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeas...
Houses are swept by a tsunami in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit north...
A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in north...
Buildings are damaged by a tsunami following an earthquake in Iwaki City, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9...
Stranded people take a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train services were suspended after an earthquake, in Tokyo ...
A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 ...
Earthquake-triggered tsumanis sweep shores along Iwanuma in northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011. AP / Kyodo News JAPAN
The oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest ...
Houses are damaged by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Ibaraki city, Ibaraki Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The bi...
Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The biggest ea...
A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit...
Tsunami swirls near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its nort...
Smoke rises from fire in an area flooded by a tsunami following an earthquake in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan,...
An oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest ea...
Hirono Power Station is seen as a wave approaches after an earthquake in Hirono Town, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011...
Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture March 11, 2011. The biggest earthq...
Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit J...
Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Yamamoto town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthq...
Fires burn in a harbour following an earthquake and tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 1...
Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern ...
A tsunami, tidal wave smashes vehicles and houses at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. (AFP/Getty Image...
An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki pref...
This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka river at Hitachinaka city in Ibarak...
Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by tsunami tidal waves in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, af...
An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Kyodo)  JAPAN
Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/YOMIURI)  JAPAN
A light aircraft and vehicles swept by the tsunami are seen in Natori city, Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Yom...
A factory facility burns following an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Kyodo)...
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11. (Jiji Press/AFP/Gett...
Buildings burn in Yamada town, Iwate prefecture (state) after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake hit March 11. (Associate...
Houses are shown in flames while the Natori river floods over the surrounding area with tsunami tidal waves in Natori city...
A large number of cars swept by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. (...
Sendai, Japan — The Natori area of the town was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los...
Sendai, Japan — Vehicles and debris litter the Natori neighborhood hit hard by the tsunami. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der B...
The owner of a ceramic shop checks his damaged wares following the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu T...
People queue to pay for goods in a store in Tokyo that has almost sold out of food and drink as people are unable to retur...
Rescue workers attend to injured people in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. A mas...
People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast o...
A man sits wrapped in a blanket after he was evacuated from a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake ...
Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the...
A woman wears a hard hat and talks on a phone after evacuating a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthqua...
People line up in front of public telephone booths at Shibuya station in Tokyo March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to h...
A man walks past gridlocked traffic in central Tokyo, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. ...
Stranded people wait for their train at Shinjuku station after subway and train services were suspended by an earthquake i...
Stranded people wait for their train at Kawasaki station after subway and train were suspended by an earthquake in Tokyo M...
A man looks for supplies in a store in Tokyo that has almost sold out of food and drink as people are unable to return hom...
Stranded people take a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train were suspended after an earthquake, in Tokyo March 11,...
Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Jap...
Residents walk between grid locked vehicles on their way home among chaotic traffic in central Tokyo, after an earthquake ...
A woman wearing a helmet walks through traffic chaos as people are forced to walk home between grid locked vehicles in cen...
Traffic is in chaos as people are forced to walk home between grid locked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake Ma...
Stranded commuters wrap themselves in blankets bracing for chilly evening at a park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, following a s...
A woman checks a map to find a route as she takes a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train services were suspended a...
Evacuees wait in an evacuation area following an earthquake in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, March 11, 2011. Japan was struck b...
Hotel employees squat down in horror at the hotel's entrance in Tokyo after a strong earthquake hit Japan. (Itsuo Inouye/A...
Stranded commuters watch a TV news on a powerful earthquake at Tokyo railway station as train services are suspended in To...
Residents check the damage done on a road and house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. (Fukushima ...
Workers inspect a caved-in section of a prefectural road in Satte, Saitama Prefecture, after one of the largest earthquake...
A station staff directs passengers at Tokyo's Shinagawa train station after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's eas...
A pedestrian road collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture on March 11. (Toshif...
Residents walk through the rubles of residents collapsed by a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture Japan. (K...
A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8....
Train passengers wait at Tokyo's Shinagawa station to get first-hand information on train service which was halted followi...
Stranded commuters sit inside Tokyo railway station as train services are suspended due to a powerful earthquake in Tokyo ...
Commuters sit stranded at Tokyo railway station as train services are suspended due to a powerful earthquake Friday, March...
Hundreds of people wait for busses at a Tokyo bus terminal as commuter trains stopped their services in the Tokyo metropol...
People watch the aftermath of tsunami waves after an earthquake at the Kessennuma port, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011....
People walk past a ruined bus stop which was crushed by part of fallen outer wall of a nearby building in Sendai, Japan Fr...
An earthquake-triggered tsunami washes away a warehouse and vehicles in Kesennuma, Japan, Friday March 11, 2011. (AP Photo...
A picture shows an office in disarray after tremors from a massive off-shore earthquake shook the building and knocked ove...
Women wrapped in disaster sheets sit together at a temporary shelter at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo for people who c...
People make their way through a street clogged with debris in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Yomi...
A building swept under a bridge following a tsunami and earthquake is seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. (...
A member of the Japan Self-Defence Forces carries a man in Natori city, in Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Yomi...
Sendai, Japan — A man wanders through the debris in the Natori area of Sendai. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles T...
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  1. 2. Massive earthquake hits Japan – 2011 march, 11 An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Japan early 2011 march, 11. The quake -- one of the largest in recorded history -- triggered a 23-foot tsunami that battered Japan's coast, killing hundreds and sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, and boats. Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai, the city in Miyagi prefecture, or state, closest to the epicenter. Another 137 were confirmed killed, with 531 people missing. Police also said 627 people were injured. The magnitude-8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot (seven-meter) tsunami and was followed for hours by more than 50 aftershocks, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0 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 March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake on record to hit Japan struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings. (David Moir/Reuters
  2. 3. Seismologist Bernd Weber of Germany's Geoscientific Research Institute GFZ in Potsdam poses for the media as he shows a map with information about the earthquake in Japan on monitors in Potsdam, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
  3. 4. A technician at the French National Seism Survey Institute (RENASS), points at a graph March 11, 2011 in Strasbourg, registered today during a major earthquake that hit Japan. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler JAPAN
  4. 5. An energy map provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning includes Hawaii and extends from Mexico down to South American countries on the Pacific, the center said. REUTERS/NOAA/Tsunami Warning Center/Handout
  5. 6. This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) image released on March 11, 2011 shows model runs from the Center for Tsunami Research at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory showing the expected wave heights of the tsunami as it travels across the Pacific basin. The largest wave heights are expected near the earthquake epicenter off Japan. The wave will decrease in height as it travels across the deep Pacific but grow taller as it nears coastal areas. In general, as the energy of the wave decreases with distance, the near shore heights will also decrease (e.g., coastal Hawaii will not expect heights of that encountered in coastal Japan). Tsunami waves rolled thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean after a massive earthquake off Japan and washed ashore in Hawaii early March 11. (NOAA)
  6. 7. This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Global bathymetry map image released on March 11, 2011 shows features of the ocean floor depth (or bathymetry) from a NOAA ETOPO-1 dataset. The image shows the entire Western Pacific basin. Notice how abruptly the Japanese islands rise out of the ocean. Other coastal Asian areas have much more gradual slopes. The islands and mountain ranges throughout the ocean, visible in this imagery, also affect the tsunami travel time and speed. In the open ocean, tsunamis can travel at speeds up to 500 mph (800 kph). This momentum is what creates such a destructive force as the wave moves inland. Tsunami waves rolled thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean after a massive earthquake off Japan and washed ashore in Hawaii early March 11, 2011, but the tourist hotspot appeared to escape major damage. As sirens blared and Hawaiian authorities rapidly evacuated low-lying areas, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported wave changes at Waianae Harbor at around 3:24 a.m. (NOAA/handout JAPAN
  7. 8. People at a bookstore react in Sendai, northern Japan, as an earthquake hits Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN
  8. 9. Reporters at the Associated Press Tokyo Bureau in Tokyo take shelter under a table while a strong earthquake strikes eastern Japan. (Itsuo Inouye/Assoctiated Press) JAPAN
  9. 10. People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11. (Reuters) JAPAN
  10. 11. Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (C) reacts he he feels an earthquake as he attends a committee meeting in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8 magnitude quake hit the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, causing many injuries, at least one fire and triggering a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami, NHK television and witnesses reported. REUTERS/Toru Hanai JAPAN
  11. 12. Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11. (Kyodo News/Associated Press) JAPAN
  12. 13. A tsunami carries boats across waters in Kamaishi city port in this still image taken from video footage March 11, 2011. An earthquake measuring 8.8 struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, causing many injuries, at least one fire and triggering a 10-metre (30-ft) tsunami warning, NHK television and witnesses reported. REUTERS/NHK via Reuters TV JAPAN
  13. 14. A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/Kyodo JAPAN
  14. 15. An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/Kyodo ) JAPAN
  15. 16. A tsunami demolishes buildings in Sendai city (top-bottom, L-R) in this combination picture made from still images taken from video footage March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. REUTERS/NHK via Reuters TV JAPAN
  16. 17. Tsunami waters engulf Sendai in this still image taken from video footage March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. REUTERS/NHK via Reuters TV . JAPAN
  17. 18. A road is blocked by a landslide near Iwaki City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  18. 19. Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  19. 20. Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  20. 21. Natural gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. REUTERS/Asahi JAPAN
  21. 22. Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  22. 23. Broken windows of a building are seen after an earthquake in Tokyo , March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  23. 24. A tsumani triggered by a powerful earthquake makes its way to sweep part of Sendai airport in northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011. The magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. (Kyodo News/Associated Press JAPAN
  24. 25. Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (Kyodo News/Associated Press JAPAN
  25. 26. An aerial view of a tsunami swamped Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  26. 27. A fire burns at a passenger terminal at Sendai Airport after the airport was swamped by a tsunami in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  27. 28. A truck is stuck on a road crack after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  28. 29. Evacuated employees are pictured near toppled tanks a brewery in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  29. 30. Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. AP / Kyodo News JAPAN
  30. 31. This aerial shot shows houses in flames after being hit by a tsunami at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images JAPAN
  31. 32. Natural gas containers burn at a facility following an earthquake in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  32. 33. Houses burn at night following an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  33. 34. A helmeted man walks past the rubbles and a burning building after a powerful earthquake, the largest in Japan's recorded history, slammed the eastern coasts in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. (Kyodo News/Associated Press) JAPAN
  34. 35. Fire flames raise from a coastal area after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki city, Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News JAPAN
  35. 36. Houses and cars are swept out to sea in Kesennuma city March 11, 2011.The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  36. 37. People evacuate to a street following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  37. 38. People evacuate along train tracks following an earthquake in Tokyo March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  38. 39. Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  39. 40. A building swept by a tsunami is pictured in Ibaragi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  40. 41. Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  41. 42. Houses are swept by a tsunami in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  42. 43. A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  43. 44. Buildings are damaged by a tsunami following an earthquake in Iwaki City, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  44. 45. Stranded people take a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train services were suspended after an earthquake, in Tokyo March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon JAPAN
  45. 46. A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  46. 47. Earthquake-triggered tsumanis sweep shores along Iwanuma in northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011. AP / Kyodo News JAPAN
  47. 48. The oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  48. 49. Houses are damaged by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Ibaraki city, Ibaraki Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  49. 50. Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  50. 51. A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Kyodo JAPAN
  51. 52. Tsunami swirls near a port in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11. (Kyodo News/Associated Press JAPAN
  52. 53. Smoke rises from fire in an area flooded by a tsunami following an earthquake in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  53. 54. An oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  54. 55. Hirono Power Station is seen as a wave approaches after an earthquake in Hirono Town, Fukushima Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  55. 56. Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI
  56. 57. Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  57. 58. Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Yamamoto town, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI
  58. 59. Fires burn in a harbour following an earthquake and tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  59. 60. Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Fukushima Minpo/AFP/Getty Images) JAPAN
  60. 61. A tsunami, tidal wave smashes vehicles and houses at Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. (AFP/Getty Images) JAPAN
  61. 62. An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (AFP/Getty Images) JAPAN
  62. 63. This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka river at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11. (AFP/Getty Images) JAPAN
  63. 64. Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by tsunami tidal waves in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11. (Keichi Nakane/Associated Press/The Yomiuri Shimbun) JAPAN
  64. 65. An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Kyodo) JAPAN
  65. 66. Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/YOMIURI) JAPAN
  66. 67. A light aircraft and vehicles swept by the tsunami are seen in Natori city, Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Yomiuri) JAPAN
  67. 68. A factory facility burns following an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Kyodo) JAPAN
  68. 69. Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images JAPAN
  69. 70. Buildings burn in Yamada town, Iwate prefecture (state) after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake hit March 11. (Associated Press/The Yomiuri Shimbun JAPAN
  70. 71. Houses are shown in flames while the Natori river floods over the surrounding area with tsunami tidal waves in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 11, 2011, after strong earthquakes hit the area. AP / Yasushi Kanno JAPAN
  71. 72. A large number of cars swept by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Kyodo) JAPAN
  72. 73. Sendai, Japan — The Natori area of the town was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times JAPAN
  73. 74. Sendai, Japan — Vehicles and debris litter the Natori neighborhood hit hard by the tsunami. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times JAPAN
  74. 75. The owner of a ceramic shop checks his damaged wares following the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images JAPAN
  75. 76. People queue to pay for goods in a store in Tokyo that has almost sold out of food and drink as people are unable to return home after an earthquake March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao JAPAN
  76. 77. Rescue workers attend to injured people in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  77. 78. People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo's financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai JAPAN
  78. 79. A man sits wrapped in a blanket after he was evacuated from a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan, March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, cars, farm buildings on fire and boats, media and witnesses said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
  79. 80. Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo's financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER) JAPAN
  80. 81. A woman wears a hard hat and talks on a phone after evacuating a building in Tokyo's financial district, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, cars and farm buildings on fire, media and witnesses said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon JAPAN
  81. 82. People line up in front of public telephone booths at Shibuya station in Tokyo March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  82. 83. A man walks past gridlocked traffic in central Tokyo, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake on record to hit Japan, with a magnitude of 8.9, struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings. REUTERS/Toru Hanai JAPAN
  83. 84. Stranded people wait for their train at Shinjuku station after subway and train services were suspended by an earthquake in Tokyo March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  84. 85. Stranded people wait for their train at Kawasaki station after subway and train were suspended by an earthquake in Tokyo March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  85. 86. A man looks for supplies in a store in Tokyo that has almost sold out of food and drink as people are unable to return home after an earthquake March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao JAPAN
  86. 87. Stranded people take a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train were suspended after an earthquake, in Tokyo March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon JAPAN
  87. 88. Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. 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. REUTERS/KYODO JAPAN
  88. 89. Residents walk between grid locked vehicles on their way home among chaotic traffic in central Tokyo, after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. 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. REUTERS/Toru Hanai JAPAN
  89. 90. A woman wearing a helmet walks through traffic chaos as people are forced to walk home between grid locked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan March 11, 2011. TA massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. 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. REUTERS/Toru Hanai JAPAN
  90. 91. Traffic is in chaos as people are forced to walk home between grid locked vehicles in central Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Toru Hanai JAPAN
  91. 92. Stranded commuters wrap themselves in blankets bracing for chilly evening at a park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, following a strong earthquake hit eastern Japan on Friday, March 11. (Shuji Kajiyama/Associated Press) JAPAN
  92. 93. A woman checks a map to find a route as she takes a rest at a hotel lobby after subway and train services were suspended after an earthquake, in Tokyo. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) JAPAN
  93. 94. Evacuees wait in an evacuation area following an earthquake in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, March 11, 2011. Japan was struck by its strongest earthquake on record, an 8.9-magnitude temblor that shook buildings across Tokyo and unleashed a seven-meter-high tsunami that killed hundreds as it engulfed towns on the northern coast. (Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg) JAPAN
  94. 95. Hotel employees squat down in horror at the hotel's entrance in Tokyo after a strong earthquake hit Japan. (Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press) JAPAN
  95. 96. Stranded commuters watch a TV news on a powerful earthquake at Tokyo railway station as train services are suspended in Tokyo. (Hiro Komae/Associated Press) JAPAN
  96. 97. Residents check the damage done on a road and house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. (Fukushima Minpo/AFP/Getty Images) JAPAN
  97. 98. Workers inspect a caved-in section of a prefectural road in Satte, Saitama Prefecture, after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Japan slammed its eastern coast March 11. (Saitama Shimbun/Associated Press/Kyodo News JAPAN
  98. 99. A station staff directs passengers at Tokyo's Shinagawa train station after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's eastern coast. (Hiro Komae/Associated Press JAPAN
  99. 100. A pedestrian road collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture on March 11. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images JAPAN
  100. 101. Residents walk through the rubles of residents collapsed by a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture Japan. (Kyodo News/Associated Press) JAPAN
  101. 102. A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. AFP/ Getty Images / Fukushima Minpo JAPAN
  102. 103. Train passengers wait at Tokyo's Shinagawa station to get first-hand information on train service which was halted following a very strong earthquake on Friday March 11, 2011. AP / Hiro Komae JAPAN
  103. 104. Stranded commuters sit inside Tokyo railway station as train services are suspended due to a powerful earthquake in Tokyo Friday, March 11, 2011. AP / Hiro Komae JAPAN
  104. 105. Commuters sit stranded at Tokyo railway station as train services are suspended due to a powerful earthquake Friday, March 11, 2011. AP / Hiro Komae JAPAN
  105. 106. Hundreds of people wait for busses at a Tokyo bus terminal as commuter trains stopped their services in the Tokyo metropolitan area on March 11, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images JAPAN
  106. 107. People watch the aftermath of tsunami waves after an earthquake at the Kessennuma port, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/YOMIURI JAPAN
  107. 108. People walk past a ruined bus stop which was crushed by part of fallen outer wall of a nearby building in Sendai, Japan Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN
  108. 109. An earthquake-triggered tsunami washes away a warehouse and vehicles in Kesennuma, Japan, Friday March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Keiichi Nakane) JAPAN
  109. 110. A picture shows an office in disarray after tremors from a massive off-shore earthquake shook the building and knocked over a row of cabinets in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. (HIROKI 'DUKE' KOBAYASHI/AFP/Getty Images) JAPAN
  110. 111. Women wrapped in disaster sheets sit together at a temporary shelter at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo for people who can't go home Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Reiri Kurihara)
  111. 112. People make their way through a street clogged with debris in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Yomiuri JAPAN
  112. 113. A building swept under a bridge following a tsunami and earthquake is seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Kyodo JAPAN
  113. 114. A member of the Japan Self-Defence Forces carries a man in Natori city, in Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Yomiuri) JAPAN
  114. 115. Sendai, Japan — A man wanders through the debris in the Natori area of Sendai. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times JAPAN
  115. 116. Students hold candles as they pray for Japan's earthquake victims inside their school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 11. (Amit Dave/Reuters
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