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Locals Frustrated In Attempts To Contact Family In Japan

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Angelenos with relatives in Japan are having trouble getting in touch with their loved ones in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake on Friday.

KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports so far, it’s been mixed results for many of those who want to find out if relatives made it though the giant quake.


One woman in the Little Tokyo district was able to quickly get ahold of her brother by telephone in Tokyo, but effort to reach her mom — who had had been traveling in the affected area of northern Honshu Island — were a bit more complicated.

The M8.9 earthquake, which caused a 30-foot tsunami, has killed more than 300 people in Japan.

It is believed to be the strongest earthquake ever to strike near Japan, and the fifth largest in recorded history.

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