Japan was hit by a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake this afternoon, which trigger a tsunami up to 10 metres high. Video shows the three-metres wave hitting Sendai. Tsunami alerts have also been issued in other Pacific countries.
The tremor hit at 1446 local time, 130km off Japan’s Pacific coast. It’s the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the country.
The death toll stands at 26 at the time of writing, with many feared missing. God bless.
[Update] Over 1300 confirmed dead, death toll could exceed 10000.
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