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Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered

Death toll rises after 8.9 magnitude earthquake strikes north east Japan, causing huge damage

Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
An aerial view shows debris that remained on the ground after a tsunami wave to have hit Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed road at a carpark in Yabuki, in southern Fukushima Prefecture on March 11, 2011 after an earthquake rocked Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan unleashing a monster 10-metre high tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (Darren Gubbins/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka river at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
A picture shows an office in disarray after tremors from a massive off-shore earthquake shook the building and knocked over a row of cabinets in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded hit Japan on March 11, unleashing a 10-metre high tsunami that tossed ships inland and sparked fears that destructive waves could hit across the Pacific Ocean. (HIROKI 'DUKE' KOBAYASHI/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a massive earthquake rocked Japan. (Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
Black smoke raises from a building in Tokyo's waterfront Daiba in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
This aerial shot shows boats being carried away at a flooded marina in Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a tsunami hit following an earthquake. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, setting a nuclear plant ablaze, unleashing a 10-metre tsunami that tossed ships inland and leaving at least 32 people reported dead. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
Water from the massive tsunami remain on the street of Hakodate city in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on March 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
A lone car rests among the remain of water on a street in Chiba city, suburban Tokyo on March 11, 2011. A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
A tsunami hits Japan following a massive earthquake. (Getty Images)
Massive earthquake hits Japan, tsunami triggered
Ambulances gather outside the Kudan Kaikan hall where the ceiling of a school collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Tokyo on March 11, 2011. (Getty Images)