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March 11 Earthquake Japonesa mostra:Sendai airport helicopter Hawaii tsunami footage

Japan’s most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami.Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude tremor struck north-east of Tokyo.

A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant, where pressure has exceeded normal levels.Officials say 350 people are dead but it is feared the final death toll will be much higher.In Tokyo many people are spending the night in their offices. But thousands, perhaps millions, chose to walk home. Train services were suspended.
There a tsunami triggered by the quake reached six miles inland in places carrying houses, buildings, boats and cars with it.

Japan’s ground self-defense forces have been deployed, and the government has asked the US military based in the country for help. The quake was the fifth-largest in the world since 1900 and nearly 8,000 times stronger than the one which devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month.

Thousands of people living near the Fukushima nuclear power plant have been ordered to evacuate.pressure inside a boiling water reactor at the plant was running much higher than normal after the cooling system failed.Officials said they might need to deliberately release some radioactive steam to relieve pressure.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the US Air Force flown emergency coolant to the site.But the Japanese had decided to handle the situation by themselves.
Four nuclear power plants were shut down safely.

The tsunami went across the Pacific at 500mph right before it smashed into Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.
Thousands of people evacuated in California, Oregon and Washington state.

The waves reached 6 and 7 feet near Crescent city California.
A tsunami warning was also in the Pacific to North and South America.
waves hit Miyagi and Fukushima and other coastal communities.A wave struck Sendai, destroying the farmland along with damaging cars and the airport runway.

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