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Japan earthquake update: 26 reported dead, Tsunami warning raised to more than 20 countries (Video)

By on Mar 11, 2011 in Announcement, Natural Disasters, World Comments

A total of 26 people were reported to have been killed after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011 and eventually led to a huge tsunami as shown in the video below, as tsunami warning were raised to more than 20 countries around the world.

As of this writing, Aljazeera reported that the casualties due to the recent Japan earthquake have already reached to 26, where most of them have crushed to death by collapsed buildings.

A 10-meter tsunami (about 33 feet) hit Sendai airport, that washed away cars, boats, homes and even people, and fires broke in different establishments, as the story is still developing.

Apparently, the Japanese government was said to have quickly responded as rescue teams were immediately released and military planes were launched to assess the extent of the damage.

Meanwhile, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued tsunami warning to most of the parts that cover the Pacific Ocean, which includes Russia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, and Philippines.

On the other hand, the Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska also issued a tsunami watch for the entire US West Coast and in Canada from the Mexican border to Chignik Bay in Alaska.

The public is being strongly advised to coordinate with local authorities for possible evacuation and preparedness in the next hours, as well as to updates about the tsunami warning.

Powerful quake hits Japan
Video Credit: AlJazeeraEnglish/YouTube

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