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Tarmac, parking lot and surrounding area are covered with mud and debris carried by tsunami at Sendai Airport in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011.

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In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, cars are washed away in a coastal area of Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake.

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In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, an oil refinery burns in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake.

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In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, ships and boats are washed ashore in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefectur, Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a masive earth quake.

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This image provided by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center shows a "tsunami forecast model" created by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii predicting the wave height of the tsunami generated by the Japan earthquake Friday March 11, 2011. The Hawaii's islands are located at the edge of the yellow pattern, but waves could be higher along the coastline when the tsunami arrives.

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In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, a wave from the tsunami heads to the coast in Miyagi Prefecture on the north east coast of Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake.

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In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, water surrounds the airport building at Sendai Airport, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake.

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Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged in tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011.

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People walk past a ruined bus stop which was crushed by part of fallen outer wall of a nearby building in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Tokyo Fire Department rescue workers arrive at Kudan Kaikan in Tokyo as local media said its ceiling was damaged after a strong earthquake and injured people inside the hall Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Train passengers watch TV at Tokyo's Shinagawa train station to get first-hand information on a very strong earthquake on Friday March 11, 2022. The quake unleashed a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland.

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In this image taken from NHK television, smokes rise from houses in Soma, Fukushima, northern Japan Friday, March 11, 2011 after an earthquake.

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In this image taken from NHK television, a flame rises from petrochemical complex in Ichikawa, near Tokyo Friday, March 11, 2011. Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.

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Part of houses swallowed by tsunami burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Broken bottles litter on the floor of a food shop in Sendai after a powerful earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011.

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Japan-Quake-debris

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, houses, cars and debris half submerged is swept towards a highway by a tsunami in the Sendai city area, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake.

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The town of Oarai is submerged after a tsunami in Ibaraki prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011.

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A port is submerged after a tsunami spawned by a powerful earthquake in Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011.

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A smoke billows from a fire as an area of Soma port is flooded by waters after tsunami spawned by a powerful earthquake in Soma, Fukushima prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Smoke billows from residences on fire as a coastal area is flooded by waters after a tsunami in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Japan-Quake-Sendai-Miyagi-fields

In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, houses, cars and debris half submerged is swept towards a highway, unseen, by a tsunami in the Sendai city area, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan Friday March 11, 2011 following a massive earth quake.

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An earthquake-triggered tsunami washes away a warehouse and vehicles in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, on Friday, March 11, 2011.

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