Friday, March 11, 2011

Japanese coastline struck by record earthquake, tsunami

Being reported from Tokyo, Japan, devastation struck on Saturday along the northeastern coast after the island-nation was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami. So far, it is believed about 1,000 people have died as a consequence of the quake.

On Friday, an 8.9 magnitude quake was registered. This magnitude has never previously been registered in the history of Japan recording such events. According to Sheila Smith, of the U.S.-based Council on Foreign Affairs, the humanitarian relief effort required will be on epic proportions.

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