2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

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A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami. God bless Japan, praying for its people…

A member of the Japan Self-Defence Forces carries a man in Natori city, in Miyagi prefecture.


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A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan

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Houses are swept by a tsunami in Natori City in northeastern Japan

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A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan

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Sendai Airport is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan

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People make their way through a street clogged with debris in Sendai city

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A large number of cars swept by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan

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A factory facility burns following an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan

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A light aircraft and vehicles swept by the tsunami are seen in Natori city, Miyagi prefecture

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A building swept under a bridge following a tsunami and earthquake is seen in Sendai, northeastern Japan

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Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan

 
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This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka river at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture

 
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An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture

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Residents check the damage done to a road and house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan

 
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Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture

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A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan

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Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city

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Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture

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Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo

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A fire burns at a passenger terminal at Sendai Airport after the airport was swamped by a tsunami in northeastern Japan

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Hotel employees squat down in horror at the hotel’s entrance in Tokyo after a strong earthquake hit Japan

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Natural gas storage tanks burn at the Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo

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Houses are in flame while the Natori river is flooded over the surrounding area by tsunami tidal waves in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan

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Cars and airplanes swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-meter tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo.

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Buildings are damaged by a tsunami following an earthquake in Iwaki City, northeastern Japan

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People watch the aftermath of tsunami waves covering a port at Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area

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Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by a tsunami in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan

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People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan

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Police, firefighters and Japan Ground Self-Defence Force soldiers search for missing persons at the site of a landslide caused by the earthquake at Komanoyu-Onsen Ryokan, the Komanoyu hot springs hotel, in Kurihara

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A mother reads to her son at a relief center at Kurihara city in Miyagi prefecture

 
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Hotel employees gather at the hotel’s entrance in Tokyo, Japan while an earthquake hits Friday, March 11, 2011.

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Train passengers wait at Tokyo’s Shinagawa station to get first-hand information on train service which was halted following a very strong earthquake

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Passengers sleep at a lobby as they wait for their transportation at Haneda Airport in Tokyo

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Passengers sleep at a lobby as they wait for their transportation at Haneda Airport in Tokyo

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Evacuees take shelter at an evacuation centre during a blackout after an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northeastern Japan

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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

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People wait for buses at a bus terminal near Tokyo railway station as train and bus services are suspended due to a powerful earthquake

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A mother and child crouch on a street in Tokyo while an earthquake hits Japan.

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A woman, carrying a child on her back, walks over tsunami-drifted debris and mud in Rikuzentakada, Iwate Prefecture

 
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Local residents take shelter in a school in Ichinoseki, Iwate following the quake

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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

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