Saturday, March 12, 2011

Aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 11032011

A devastating tsunami hit the coast of northeast Japan on Friday in the aftermath of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake about 80 miles offshore.
" keadaan mereka seperti keadaan pengikut firaun dan orang2 yang sebelum mereka, mereka mendustakan ayat - ayat kami, maka ALLAH menyiksa mereka disebabkan dosa2 nya ALLAH sangat berat hukumannya ". 
Surah al-Imran Ayat 11(3:11)
Houses on fire were swept away by the tsunami in Natori city. The spectacle was all the more remarkable for being carried live on television, even as the waves engulfed flat farmland that offered no resistance.
Homes and other buildings burning in Natori.
The magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland.
Debris swept away by the tidal wave in Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture, in northern Japan.
Buildings burned in Iwaki city, a coastal town in Fukushima prefecture.
Natural gas storage tanks burning at a facility in Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo.
Fishing boats and vehicles were carried ashore at Onahama port in Iwaki city.
Planes and vehicles that were swept away by the wave at Sendai airport, north of Tokyo.
Sendai airport was inundated with cars, trucks, buses and thick mud deposited over its runways. NHK television transmitted aerial images of flood waters engulfing the airport, where survivors clustered on the roof of the main building.
The scene in Kesennuma city. NHK reported that a large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed directly into a breakwater in the town.
The waves of the tsunami hit residences in Natori.
Kyodo News, via Reuters

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