Massive earthquake and tsunami devastate Japan

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan started fires and created a tsunami that damaged a nuclear plant.

Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsunami that struck Sendai airport in northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsunami that struck Sendai airport in northern Japan on March 11, 2011. A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. (Associated Press/Kyodo News)

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