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March 11, 2011 Japan (Tsunami)-1

March 11, 2011 Japan (Tsunami)-1 - Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE...

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Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC Japan was struck by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday. This is one of the largest earthquakes that Japan has ever experienced. . USGS 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. New York Times In downtown Tokyo, large buildings shook violently and there is severe flooding due to a tsunami generated by the earthquake.
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Tsunami waves swept away houses and cars in northern Japan and pushed ships aground. The tsunami waves traveled far inland, the wave of debris racing across the farmland, carrying boats and houses with it. Houses were washed away by tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture in eastern Japan, after Japan was struck by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the northeastern coast. New York Times Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC The tsunami, seen crashing into homes in Natori, Miyagi prefecture. AP
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CNN reported “The quake rattled buildings and toppled cars off bridges and into waters underneath. Waves of debris flowed like lava across farmland, pushing boats, houses and trailers toward highways.” Additionally, a number of fires broke out including one at an oil refinery which at this time, is burning out of control. Giant fireballs rise from a burning oil refinery in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. Los Angeles Times Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC
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This earthquake occurred 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Honshu, Japan and 373 km (231 miles) northeast of Tokyo, Japan. Images courtesy of the US Geological Survey Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC
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Modified Mercalli Intensity Perceived Shaking Extreme Violent Severe Very Strong Strong Moderate Light Weak Not Felt USGS Estimated shaking Intensity from M 9.0 Earthquake Shaking intensity scales were developed to standardize the measurements and ease comparison of different earthquakes. The Modified-Mercalli Intensity scale is a twelve-stage scale, numbered from I to XII. The lower numbers represent imperceptible shaking levels, XII represents total destruction. A value of IV indicates a level of shaking that is felt by most people. Image courtesy of the US Geological Survey Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 9.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC
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USGS PAGER Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking Image courtesy of the US Geological Survey
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