Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Huge Earthquake Hit Japan

Japan tsunami causes major damage after 8.9 earthquake -
Early Friday morning a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit about 125 km (80 miles) off the coast of Japan. A 7.4 magnitude quake struck about half an hour later. The earthquakes sent a tsunami that flooded much of the coast of Japan, washing away buildings, cars, and roads. Hundreds of people were killed. The tsunami sped across the Pacific ocean at a speed of about 500 miles per hour, so it struck Hawaii about 6 hours later, and the west coast of the U.S. mainland in about 12 hours. There was some damage, but there was enough warning to give people time to prepare.

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1 comment:

used construction equipment supplier said...

yes I know about this earthquake it's very painful.It did much damage to Japan.