Fri, March 11, 2011
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Buildings burn after earthquake in Japan

2011-03-11 08:37:13 GMT2011-03-11 16:37:13(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A building burns after an earthquake in Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011.(REUTERS/KYODO)

An office building burns in Tokyo after an earthquake March 11, 2011.(REUTERS/Kyodo)

A building burns after an earthquake in the Odaiba district of Tokyo Japan March 11, 2011.(REUTERS/Kyodo)

A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries,fires and a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline, NHK television and witnesses reported.

There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo.

(Agencies)

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