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Scenes From the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years, measured 8.9 on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Service. The quake created a 10-meter Tsunami that washed away houses, cars and boats. Here are scenes from the devastation.

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A Jolt to Japan

The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years, measured 9.0 on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Service. The quake created a 10-meter Tsunami that washed away houses, cars and boats.

Here are scenes from the devastation, the rescue efforts and the resulting nuclear crisis.

Updated 16 March 2011

Photo: Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images