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Thursday 17 March 2011

Massive earthquake Tsunami hits Japan [Photos]











Obliterated: Where there was once a thriving town, buildings are now covered with mud in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi after the tsunami drowned the entire town
 
 

Still smouldering: White smokes rise froml burning house in Yamadamachi in Iwate, today after the earthquake caused pandemonium in the area
 

Catastrophe: The true scale of the devastion that the tsunami unleashed is clear in this picture of the port city of Minamisanriku town where 10,000 people are unaccounted for
Save our souls: Stranded people wait to be rescued from the roof of a building in Miyagi Prefecture
Loss: Eiji Kanno, left, and his wife Matsuko are comforted rescue workers after finding out their 18-year-old daughter Mizuki is dead in Yamamoto, south of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Carnage: Amidst tsunami flood waters burning houses and ships are piled in a mass of debris in Kisenuma city, Miyagi prefecture
houses that managed to withstand the force of the tsunami wave are clogged up with bricks and wood
Cars of a train lie overturned in Shinchi town, Fukushima prefecture, Saturday, March 12, 2011 after being washed away by an earthquake-triggered tsunami.
 
 
 Ships tossed ashore by a tsunami following an earthquake are seen in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan March 12, 2011.
Damage control: Firefighting ships spray water over burning oil refinery tanks in Ichihara in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo
Scale of destruction: A tanker has been washed ashore by the massive wave in Kamaishi City
Counting the cost: People walk past a car that has been washed into a wall in Miyako
Survival: People use a floating container to escape from floodwaters in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture
Blaze: Thick black smoke rises from burning buildings in a factory zone in Sendai, north-eastern Japan
Chasm: A passing car keeps a safe distance from the giant rip in the road in Futaba, Fukushima prefecture
Devastation: A train sits derailed in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture
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Carnage: A man cycles past a car overturned by the tsunami on a street in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture
Crippled: A Japanese military plane has its nose struck in a building at Matsushima air base, north-eastern Japan
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Bathers wade in the Pacific Ocean as a dense school of fish approaches the beach in what residents said was unseen before in the resort city of Acapulco March 11, 2011.
Fishermen flocked to the water to take advantage of the surge
The fish were so tightly packed they looked like an oil slick from above
 
Catastrophe: The true scale of the devastion that the tsunami unleashed is clear in this picture of the port city of Minamisanriku town where 10,000 people are unaccounted for
 
































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