Earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale that occurred in Japan, on Friday (03/11/2011) afternoon, was recorded as the biggest earthquake in history that ever happened in the land of Sakura. Throughout the record of seismicity in Japan, has not been a strong earthquake which immediately followed the disaster.

Black smoke is rising from the industrial park in Yokohama area Isogo. Visible boats, cars, trucks, and aircraft drift swept by the tsunami. A bridge, its location is unknown, it appears collapsed into the water.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) had earlier stated that the earthquake measuring 7.9 Richter scale and centered at a depth of 24.3 km about 130 km east of Sendai on the main island of Honshu. However, the USGS later said that an earthquake measuring 8.9 magnitude.
source: kompas
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