8.9 quake Takes Over Japan

This early Friday morning, March 11th, an 8.9 earthquake hit the island of Japan, the strongest earthquake in Japan history. The death toll was estimated at about 44 a few hours after the quake hit but thousands of deaths are expected and hundreds are already injured and missing. The water swept across fields, towns, and villages with water as tall as 30 feet and waves as high as 27 feet. Hours after the quake, residents continued to feel after shocks as buildings collapsed and sidewalks cracked. Oil Refineries near Tokyo blew up in flames and officials could not fight it because of the heat. President Obama sends his condolences and has already planned to send FEMA and the National Guard towards the west coast of the United States for after shocks of the tsunami that could also reach up to 20 countries. The world’s largest earthquake occurred in Chile in 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5. Visit the Red Cross or CNN website for more updates about the earthquake and for ways that you could help and assist those in need.

Earthquake Aftermath in Japan

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