Japan Earthquake: Update

15 March 2011

The earthquake, now known as the Tohoku earthquake, has ruptured a segment of the fault line approximately 350km long, located 125km off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at a shallow depth of 32km. The main shock itself is the worst earthquake to be felt in Japan since records began. The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 and thousands are still missing. The police in Japan warn the death toll in Miyagi prefecture alone will exceed 10,000 - more than the 6,500 lives that were lost during the Kobe earthquake in 1995. Read full report…

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