Northeastern Japan has just been slammed by a 10-meter tsunami after the 8.9 quake which struck about 400km from Tokyo. The tsunami wept away everything in its path including houses, cars, farm buildings, and so on. Eighteen people are confirmed dead, 200 others were washed away, with several others missing during the disaster on the Sendai Island. People are still being evacuated to higher ground in coastal areas in order to survive from the powerful waves. Communication links are now broken, making it difficult to confirm the number of deaths and injuries. Let’s have a look at some first images of this deadly tsunami through the photos below
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggered a large tsunami, causing swathes of devastation across Japan on Friday.
The worst-affected regions during the tsunami are Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Chiba.
This is the biggest tsunami to hit Japan in 140 years.
Located on the "Pacific Ring of Fire” and dotted with volcanoes, Tokyo is considered as the most dangerous area.
A widespread tsunami warning was issued for Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Philippines, Indonesia, Fiji, Mexico, and so on.
Cars and houses are swept away by the powerful tsunami on early Friday afternoon in coastal area, eastern Japan
Capsized ships at a port of Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture on March 11.
The tsunami-hit area of Fukushima prefecture about 200km north of Tokyo
Houses are washed away by the tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture in eastern Japan.
The tsunami is hitting the shores of Sendai following the 8.9 quake
Boats are pushed across the waters in Kamaishi city port during the tsunami
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