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8.9-Magnitude Quake Hits Japan, Tsunami Devastates

From CNN:

The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years struck offshore the island nation on Friday, collapsing buildings, touching off widespread fires and unleashing walls of water up to 30 feet high.The waves swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways, tossed cars and boats like toys — reaching as far about six miles (10 kilometers) inland in Miyagi Prefecture on Japan’s east coast.

88,000 people have been reported missing. Hundreds of bodies have been found, but I’m sure the death toll will be in the thousands.

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