An earthquake has hit Japan. Read this report from ‘First News’.
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Earthquake and tsunami hit Japan
A massive earthquake has hit the north east of Japan causing a powerful tsunami.
A huge 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan in Tokyo at 05.46 am this morning.
The huge earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.
Officials says that the waves from the tsunami were a high as 10m (33ft).
The earthquake has destroyed Tokyo’s Disneyland car park and caused severe fires in the surrounding area, including one at an oil refinery.
It is feared that many people could be injured, and at least forty people have been confirmed dead.
There have been aftershocks shaking the area since the quake hit this morning, including one tremour in particular that was felt in Beijing: almost 1,500 miles away from the epicentre.
The rest of Japan, the Philippines, Hawaii, Central and South America, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific coast of Russia are all on high alert as they could also be hit by tsunamis.
The UK has now cancelled all planes to Tokyo.
This is thought to be the biggest earthquake to hit Japan.
Here is the link to all the video footage of the Japanese earthquake.
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