Monday, August 31, 2015

Tsunami hits Japan after 8.9 Earthquake

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Robert Taylor

Japan Earthquake

Travelers rest on the floor stranded at the Haneda international airport in Tokyo after a massive earthquake Friday, March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Wally Santana

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With a tsunami warning in effect for Northern California, a man and woman walk along a pier at Fort Point near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Friday, March 11, 2011. The warnings came after a 8.9-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami struck Japan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Jeff Chiu

Japan Earthquake

Smoke billows from houses in Natori, northern Japan, after the area was hit by a powerful earthquake and a tsunami on Friday March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing scores of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. (AP Photo/Mainichi Shimbun, Taichi Kaizuka) JAPAN OUT NO SALES ONLINE OUT MANDATORY CREDIT

Taichi Kaizuka

Japan Earthquake

An earthquake-triggered tsunami approaches the shore of Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes on record slammed Japan's eastern coasts. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING ALLOWED IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Robert Taylor

Japan Earthquake

Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

Robert Taylor

Chile Pacific Tsunami Americas

Fishermen move a boat ashore from the sea due to a tsunami warning in effect for the Pacific coast in Duao, Chile, Friday March 11, 2011. Latin American governments ordered islanders and coastal residents to head for higher ground on Friday as the vast Pacific seaboard readied for a possible tsunami raised by Japan's magnitude-8.9 earthquake. (AP Photo/Cristobal Fuentes)

Crsitobal Fuentes

Japan Earthquake

Earthquake-triggered tsunami sweeps the shore as Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

Robert Taylor

Japan Earthquake

Earthquake-triggered tsunami sweeps the shore as Sendai Airport is surrounded by waters in Miyagi prefecture (state), Japan, Friday, March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

Robert Taylor

Japan Earthquake

Vehicles remain overturned at Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, slammed Japan's eastern coasts Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

Robert Taylor

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Oil refinery facility is on fire in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, Friday, March 11, 2011 after strong earthquakes hit Japan. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Kenji Tada) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

Kanji Tada

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Robert Taylor

Japan Earthquake

Fishing boats get stranded on shore at Oarai town, Ibaraki prefecture (state), Japan, after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coasts Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

Robert Taylor