217 confirmed dead, over 1,000 feared dead in Japan's megaquake
217 confirmed dead, over 1,000 feared dead in megaquake
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The death toll from Friday's catastrophic earthquake in Japan reached 217 Saturday in nine prefectures, including Tokyo, with the toll likely to rise to well over 1,000 as some areas suffered devastating damage, according to the National Police Agency and the Defense Ministry.
March 12, 2011
Japan's devastating earthquake in pictures
TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's history slammed the eastern coast Friday, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. A local news report said at least 15 people were killed.
The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake was followed by at least 19 aftershocks, most of them of more than magnitude 6.0. Dozens of cities and villages along the 2,100-kilometer stretch of the country's eastern shore were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of kilometers from the epicenter in the sea off the northeastern coast.
March 11, 2011
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The Mainichi Daily News:http://mdn.mainichi.jp/photospecials/graph/earthquake/index.html
The CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com
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