Earthquake in Japan / by airi katsuta

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nyujmGVQQc?rel=0&w=480&h=390] There was an earthquake in Japan today, on March 11,2011. The magnitude was 8.9, and anything above 8.0 is considered tremendous damage. There has been a Tsunami on the northeastern coast of Japan and as you can see in the video above, it is devastating. There's cars, trucks, and homes floating inland.

In Tokyo, the city is in chaos since all public transportation is down and most of the people there take trains to where ever they go. And about 4 million homes are out of power there.

According to USGS, the largest recorded quake took place in Chile on May 22, 1960, with a magnitude of 9.5. This quake was the fifth-strongest in the world since 1900.

I'm from Japan and my family still lives there so this really breaks my heart.

I've gotten confirmation that my family is safe, thank god.

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