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Japan Devastation

A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. Dozens of people were killed. Tsunami warnings blanketed the entire Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL SIZE, START SLIDE SHOW.

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. Enlarge Tarmac, parking lot and surrounding area are covered with mud and debris carried by tsunami at Sendai Airport in Sendai,...
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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. Enlarge In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, cars are washed away in a coastal area of Kamaishi, Iwate ...
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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. Enlarge In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, an oil refinery burns in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture Japan Friday March ...
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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. Enlarge In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, ships and boats are washed ashore in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefectur, Japan ...
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This image provided by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center shows  a Enlarge This image provided by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center shows a "tsunami forecast model" created by the Pacific Tsunami Warning ...
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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. Enlarge In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, a wave from the tsunami heads to the coast in Miyagi ...
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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. Enlarge In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, water surrounds the airport building at Sendai Airport, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan ...
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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. Enlarge Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged in tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by ...
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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. Enlarge People walk past a ruined bus stop which was crushed by part of fallen outer wall of a nearby building ...
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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. Enlarge Tokyo Fire Department rescue workers arrive at Kudan Kaikan in Tokyo as local media said its ceiling was damaged after ...
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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. Enlarge Train passengers watch TV at Tokyo's Shinagawa train station to get first-hand information on a very strong earthquake on ...
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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. Enlarge In this image taken from NHK television, smokes rise from houses in Soma, Fukushima, northern Japan Friday, March 11, 2011 ...
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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. Enlarge In this image taken from NHK television, a flame rises from petrochemical complex in Ichikawa, near Tokyo Friday, March 11,...
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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. Enlarge Part of houses swallowed by tsunami burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake ...
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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. Enlarge Broken bottles litter on the floor of a food shop in Sendai after a powerful earthquake hit northern Japan on ...
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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. Enlarge In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, houses, cars and debris half submerged is swept towards a highway ...
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The town of Oarai is submerged after a tsunami in Ibaraki prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. Enlarge 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. Enlarge A port is submerged after a tsunami spawned by a powerful earthquake in Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture (state), Japan, Friday,...
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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. Enlarge A smoke billows from a fire as an area of Soma port is flooded by waters after tsunami spawned by ...
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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. Enlarge Smoke billows from residences on fire as a coastal area is flooded by waters after a tsunami in Iwaki, Fukushima ...
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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. Enlarge In this video image taken from Japan's NHK TV, houses, cars and debris half submerged is swept towards a highway,...
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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. Enlarge An earthquake-triggered tsunami washes away a warehouse and vehicles in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, on Friday, March 11,...


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