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Monday, March 14, 2011

Earthquake and Tsunami strike Japan

Last week the largest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck with deadly force.  The quake measured 8.9 on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Service, and following the earthquake an enormous tsunami swept through the country.  To make everything worse two nuclear reactors were damaged in the earthquake, and now they are unstable.  One Japanese police official estimates the death total to rise to over 10,000 people, and should a nuclear reactor melt down that number would increase tremendously.  The destruction of the tsunami can be seen from a helicopter's vantage point in the above video.

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