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From the BBC:

A massive earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan, triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage.

Japanese television showed cars, ships and even buildings being swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake.

The quake has sparked fires in several areas including Tokyo, with at least 15 people reported dead.

It struck about 250 miles (400km) from the capital at a depth of 20 miles. There have been powerful aftershocks.

The tremor hit at 1446 local time. Seismologists say it is one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years.

Japanese earthquake & tsunami

This is just horrible. Obviously things are still developing in Japan and across the Pacific.

My thoughts, prayers and sypathy go to all those affected.

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Apparently, there is possibility of a nuclear meltdown:

via twitter: #Tokyo Electric Power Co. is reporting that they have lost control of the pressure in their No. 1 & 2 nuclear reactors with temps rising.

The canadian coast is on high alert too. :unsure:

Thankfully, not much came out of it.

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Terrible news here......my God its so devastating...sad.

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News from Gizmodo on Twitter a few hours ago warned that they were potentially hours away from a meltdown, with the situation not improving at all.

Done a little more research on it - doesn't seem like it could turn into Chernobyl or anything, experts say it would have a small radius of only a few KM.

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Done a little more research on it - doesn't seem like it could turn into Chernobyl or anything, experts say it would have a small radius of only a few KM.

As a light-water reactor, it's not the type that would go up like chernobyl. But it's still not good news for those in the locality.

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