Photos and Video of Japan Earthquake/Tsunami – March 11, 2011

 

People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011.

Ceiling Collapses

Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a carpark in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011 after a massive earthquake rocked Japan. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Residents check the damage done to a road and house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011.(FUKUSHIMA MINPO/AFP/Getty Images)

Houses lie flattened after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture March 11, 2011.

A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo.

Office Building Burns

An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a four-meter (13-foot) tsunami along parts of the country’s coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-meter (32-foot) tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. (photos: REUTERS/Kyodo)

Office burns

Houses and buildings burn following earthquake in Iwate Prefecture. (Reuters)

Buildings Burn

Natural gas storage tanks burn at Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city. (Reuters)

Natural Gas Storage Burn

Natural gas storage tanks burn at a facility in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. (Reuters)

Natural Gas Storage Burns

Houses burn at night following an earthquake in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Reuters)

People evacuate to a street following an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan. (Reuters)

Evacuation

People evacuate along train tracks following an earthquake in Tokyo. (Reuters)

People evacuate along train tracks following an earthquake in Tokyo. (Reuters)

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan reacts he he feels an earthquake as he attends a committee meeting in the upper house of parliament in Tokyo (REUTERS / Toru Hanai)Japan's PM

Rescue workers hurry to a building following reports of injuries in Tokyo’s financial district after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Rescue Workers

Woman wears hard hat and talks on phone after evacuating building in Tokyo’s financial district, after earthquake off the coast of northern Japan. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung Hoon)

Woman in Hard Hat

People stand outside after evacuating buildings in Tokyo’s financial district in Tokyo after an earthquake off the coast of northern Japan. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

People Outside

Hotel employees squat down in horror at the hotel’s entrance in Tokyo after a strong earthquake hit Japan Friday, March 11, 2011.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Hotel Workers

Evacuees stand around Shinjuku Central Park in Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011.

An oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/KYODO)

An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

This aerial shot shows the tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka river at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture on March 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (REUTERS/KYODO)

Sendai Airport is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai. (REUTERS/KYODO)

Tsunami at Sendai Airport

An aerial view of a tsunami swamped Sendai Airport in northeastern Japan. (Reuters)

An earthquake-triggered tsunami washes away a warehouse and vehicles in Kesennuma, 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/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Keiichi Nakane)

Buildings burn after an earthquake near Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011.

People stand on top of a building near cars and airplanes among debris swept by a tsunami at Sendai Airport. (Reuters)

People stand on top of a building near cars and airplanes among debris swept by a tsunami at Sendai Airport. (Reuters)

A massive tsunami sweeps in to engulf a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori.(REUTERS/KYODO)

Massive Tsunami in Residential Neighborhood

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City. (REUTERS/KYODO)

Houses swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan. (Reuters)

Boats are swept by a wave after a tsunami and earthquake in Asahikawa city. (Reuters)

Boats Swept Away

Fishing boats and vehicles are carried by a tsunami wave at Onahama port in Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan on March 11, 2011. (FUKUSHIMA MINPO/AFP/Getty Images)

A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Reuters)

Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by a tsunami in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan

Debris

People watch the aftermath of tsunami waves covering a port at Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan

Buildings are damaged by a tsunami following an earthquake in Iwaki City, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/KYODO)

Houses are in flame while the Natori river is flooded over the surrounding area by tsunami tidal waves in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 11, 2011, after strong earthquakes hit the area. (AP Photo/Yasushi Kanno, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Houses in Flame, River floods

Buildings burn following an earthquake in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011.

Cars and other Debris swept away by tsunami tidal waves are seen in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

More Debris

Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake in Kesennuma city, Miyagi Prefecture, March 11, 2011. (REUTERS/YOMIURI)

A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-meter (33-foot) tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. (REUTERS/Kyodo )

 

TV Captures

BBC News – The moment when the powerful earthquake struck Japan

BBC News – Japan quake Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake

BBC News – Japan quake ‘High rise buildings were swaying’

BBC News – Japan hit by tsunami after massive earthquake

BBC News – Huge whirlpool created after Japan quake

Tsunami Reverses Flow of River:

Tsunami Mud Wave Overtakes Town:

Skyscrapers Swaying in Earthquake:

The US Geological Survey is reporting that the coast of Japan has shifted 8 feet (2.4m) because of the earthquake in Japan. The Earth’s axis has reportedly been shifted 10 inches too. Other datapoints can be foundhere. [Vancouver Sun]

Red Cross – Disaster alert and further links

 

Japanese Red Cross Society – Official site

 

 

 

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