2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Resources related to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.


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