Japan was hit by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, March 12, 2011 Friday at 2:46 p.m. local time. Minutes later, the earthquake unleashed a 33-foot (ten-meter) tsunami along the northeastern coast of Japan near Sendai. Reports said that more than 1,000 people were feared dead and hundreds were missing.
Below are some photos of the devastated areas in Japan after the strong earthquake and tsunami:
Photo: Two Japanese women leaning to each other for support knowing that the earthquake took many lives
Photo: A liitle girl was rescued from a wrecked building
Photo: Buildings and houses were destroyed by the strong earthquake and tsunami
Photo: Buildings and houses, oil refineries and gas facilities were engulfed by flames because of the earthquake
Photo: A massive 33-foot waves (tsunami) engulfed houses and parked cars
Photo: Dozens of destroyed homes and cars were caught in the raging
waves. Muds and debris were seen flowing towards the fields.
Photo: The strong earthquake splits the road in to two on the island of Honshu
This devastating disaster in Japan caused many people to grieve in the lost of many lives, homes and jobs. Let us continue to give our support and love to the people in Japan that were affected by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
Our thoughts and prayers goes to JAPAN!
Remember, "Prayer changes everything".
*credits to Reuters and AP for the images*