Friday, 11 March 2011

Breaking News - Japan Struck by 8.9 Earthquake & Tsunami

Tokyo,Japan .The northeastern coast of Japan was struck by a magnitude of 8.9 earthquake on Friday 11/3.The catastrophe has unleashed a 13 foot (4 meter) Tsunami that washed away and tore away the buildings along the coast near the epicenter.
Many injuries was reported from Pacific coastal areas of the main Honshu island and Tokyo.The officials says that they were trying to assess damage,injuries and the deaths from the earthquake but had no immediate details thus far.
In various places along the coast,TV footage showed the massive damage from the Tsunami,with dozens of vehicles,buildings were carried along by the fast streaming waters.The US Geological Survey  revealed the first quake struck just under 400 kilometers(250 miles) northeast of Tokyo.More than 10 fires were reported in Tokyo and the subway system were stopped as well.The people streamed out of buildings and sirens wailed all around.
The meteorological agency issued aTsunami warning for the entire Pacific coast of Japan.While  the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Philippines,Indonesia,Hawaii,Papua New Guinea and others.Google places its warning alert on the main page as well. 

Volcano was all over around in Japan.All quakes are felt everyday somewhere in Japan and people take part in regular drill at schools or even workplaces to prepare for the real one.The last time ''Big Hit'' on Tokyo was in 1923,when the Great Kanto Earthquake taken more than 140,000 lives,and most of them was sacrificed in fires. 
This is the video showed th current situation of Japan on Tsunami :

You can also have a LIVE view at Al JAZEERA Youtube Channel

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