Japan Earthquake Aftermath
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after an 8.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck on March 11 off the coast of north-eastern Japan, March 13, 2011 in Sendai, Japan. The quake struck offshore at 2:46pm local time, triggering a tsunami wave of up to 10 metres which engulfed large parts of north-eastern Japan. The death toll is currently unknown, with fears that the current hundreds dead may well run into thousands.