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Hundreds killed in tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake

 


Hundreds killed in tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake

MALCOLM FOSTER, Associated Press

TOKYO — A ferocious tsunami unleashed by Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it carried away ships, cars and homes, and triggered widespread fires that burned out of control.

Hours later, the waves washed ashore on Hawaii and the U.S. West coast, where evacuations were ordered from California to Washington but little damage was reported. The entire Pacific had been put on alert — including coastal areas of South America, Canada and Ala...



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