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Friday, 11 March 2011

Japan rocked by earthquake and tsunami

There have been some horrific images and video as a result of the earthquake that hit Japan earlier today . 

This is Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began and struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami.

Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude quake, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo.

Full coverage is available via the BBC News Japanese earthquake pages here. On these BBC pages you can view animated guides to tsunamis and earthquakes, maps, photos and eyewitness accounts, along with more video footage.

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