Friday, March 11, 2011

Devastating aftermath unfolds in Japan

A man walks past vehicles that were washed away by a tsunami in Sendai on  March 12 after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake hit its coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) 

Watch raw footage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northeast Japan spawned a ferocious tsunami that's caused massive destruction; flattening whole cities, starting raging fires, and killing hundreds. Nearly 88,000 people are reported missing, according to the official Kyodo news agency.
We've gathered some videos that show the scope of the disaster, and you can also see The Atlantic's collection of photos of the quake.
Footage of the tsunami quickly enveloping the city of Sendai, Japan. Officials say hundreds are dead, and the death toll is rising. As the sun rose on Japan, the rescue operations began:



 Nuclear reactor warnings compound fears in the wasteland left behind by the deadly quake and tsunami.



Images capture tsunami's devastation

A plane and vehicles are submerged in debrls washed away by a devastating tsunami in Natori city, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Saturday morning, March 12, 2011, one day after strong earthquakes hit the area. (AP Photo/Hiroto Sekiguchi, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

New photos show the shattering impact of the massive quake and tsunami that
 struck Japan.

Devastating aftermath unfolds in Japan

Firefighters and others watch smoke from burning buildings in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 after Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Nuclear reactor warnings compound fears in the wasteland left behind by the deadly 
quake and tsunami.

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Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans against the Houston Texans at LP Field on December 19, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Texans, 31-17. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) 



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Brad Rhoades (Yahoo! Sports Blog) 

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Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens lies on the ice after being body checked by Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins (not pictured) during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 8, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) 

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Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith. (Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection) 

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Footage gives startling views of tsunami

Cars and containers are swept by a tsunami wave in Miyako (Reuters/TBS via Reuters TV) 

A 30-year-old Secret Service audiotape sheds light on the chaotic aftermath of the attack.

Massive quake, tsunami ravage Japan

Hundreds killed in tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake


Earthquake-triggered tsumanis sweep shores along Iwanuma in northern Japan (AP/Kyodo News)

 A 23-foot tsunami unleashed by one of the strongest quakes in history leaves hundreds dead.