Japan earthquake


A dramatic shot of the damage caused by this week’s earthquake in Japan.

A powerful earthquake shook Japan’s northwestern coast on Monday morning, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 900, flattening hundreds of buildings and leaving thousands homeless.

Skyscrapers here in Tokyo, about 130 miles southeast of Niigata, swayed for almost a minute.

Japan’s meteorological agency said the magnitude was 6.8; the United States Geological Survey put it at 6.6.

The tremor occurred at 10:13 a.m. on what was a national holiday here.

The earthquake was centered off the cost of Niigata, a prefecture that was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2004.

From the New York Times.


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