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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