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A massive earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan, triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage.

Japanese television showed cars, ships and even buildings being swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

The quake has sparked fires in several areas including Tokyo, and numerous casualties are feared.

It struck about 250 miles (400km) from the capital at a depth of 20 miles. There have been powerful aftershocks.

The tremor at 1446 local time (0546 GMT). Seismologists say it is one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years.

The tsunami warning was extended to the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Pacific coast of Russia and Hawaii.

Tsunami waves hit Japan's Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, officials said.

Japan's NHK television showed a massive surge of debris-filled water sweeping away buildings, cars and ships and reaching far inland.

The earthquake also triggered a number of fires, including one at an oil refinery in Ichihara city in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo.

There were reports of about 20 people injured in Tokyo after the roof of a hall collapsed onto a graduation ceremony.

Bullet train service to northern Japan was halted, rapid transit in Tokyo was suspended and some nuclear power plants automatically shut down.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan said there had been no radiation leaks.

source : http://www.bbc.co.uk...acific-12709598

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peace and condolences to the bereaved ones .....

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Wow.. it is horrendous now(this one)

Condolences to all suffered and related. :mellow:

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saw the whole thing going down on CNN, it was horrific T_T

heard it will also hit 20 more countries along the pacific

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Sad news. May they have the power to fight this disaster. :beg:

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yeah i hope this wont be going for more countries

God Be with them . Japanese always suffer either from Humans or Nature

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OMG....t has begun.....

If you want the full truth on whats happening, tune into the Alex Jones show or visit infowars.com.

Yeah we get you like that idiot alex jones,but to use a terrible event like what happened in japan to post links to his show is nothing short of shameful.

You disgust me.

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Saw it in the news today... What a tragedy... :( R.I.P. those who died in the tsunami and are about to (hopefully not, when it hits Hawaii and the people would be evacuated in time)

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on a more sad note, massive amounts of manga and hentai anime has been destroy. any word if the great manga and anime makers and the voice of the characters are okay and alive? if there is a god maybe all the bs masked adult porn creeps that prey on trains and public places ate it.

but really, it ehe people involve with the anime okay???????

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news update ---

>>Toyota, Honda, Nissan Close Factories After Quake

Japan today experienced one of the most powerful earthquakes in its history. Though the extent of the damage is still not known, companies with factories based in the country are starting damage assessments and some have opted to shut down operations as a result of the destruction.

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>>Radiation leak confirmed at quake-hit nuclear plant in Japan

Radioactive cesium leak has been registered at the first unit of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which was badly hit by a powerful earthquake on March 10, the Kyodo news agency said on Saturday.

People from nearby areas have been evacuated.

Increased radiation levels were registered at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northeast Japan as power shortages caused the reactor to overheat, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said.

In some parts of the plant, radiation levels rose up to 1,000 times above the norm, and are about eight times above the norm outside the station, the Kyodo news agency said on Saturday.

Until now, Japanese officials have been making controversial comments on the accident, mostly denying the leak.

Japan has more than 54 nuclear energy units in operation, and about one quarter of all energy produced in the country comes from nuclear power plants.

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck about 373 km (232 miles) northeast of Tokyo on Friday afternoon, sparking a series of tsunamis. Police said at least 413 people were dead, 1,000 injured and hundreds went missing. Several aftershocks occurred shortly after the initial quake. The strongest was measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale.

TOKYO, March 12 (RIA Novosti)

Radiation Leak

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pray to God , ,,,

please,, not another Nuclear disaster for the mankind ( after Chernobyl ) , in a land that has already witnessed one of the worst Nuclear holocaust already ... nono.gif

God be with the nation , the people , and the mankind .....

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I hope things improve soon for everyone.

O.T.

Please avoid things from InfoWars (or discussing them) in this topic please. This should only be used to share our thoughts with the people of Japan.
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oh man..the death toll is continuously rising,it could go up to 2000 :(

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there has been a melt down. dang it.

6 are heavy damaged before this melt down on one of them.

it feels like an old SIM CITY game . you get the earthquake and now you deal with the aftereffects or power out, fires and power plants. just need a monster or two now.

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Anyone willing to help the japnese victims can help with little part of contribution

ARRANGED BY GOOGLE CLICK HERE :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Just saw on tv that the 3rd silo over at on of their nuclear power plants blew up a few hours ago, and now the whole reactor is in danger of blowing up

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think of all the anime that is giong to be made about quakes, tsunami and plants.

they actually have an anime where the main island is broken into two islands. afterwards the usa helps in the southern and i believe china in the northern. total bs of course on that part ever happening

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think of all the anime that is giong to be made about quakes, tsunami and plants.

they actually have an anime where the main island is broken into two islands. afterwards the usa helps in the southern and i believe china in the northern. total bs of course on that part ever happening

One episode of Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! depicts the tsunami hitting the city

ochinko-jishin-anime-001.jpg

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Terrible news... I have a bad feeling of the Japanese economy recovering after this one given the already unstable environment they were in before!

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