Japan earthquake: tens of thousands missing as full devastation emerges

Sunday, March 13, 2011 / Posted by ishak /

Water surrounds the terminal at Sendai Airport after it was hit by an earthquake-triggered tsunami
WATER SURROUNDS THE TERMINAL AT SENDAI AIRPORT AFTER IT WAS HIT BY AN EARTHQUAKE-TRIGGERED TSUNAMI.
Japan is battling to avoid a nuclear disaster after an explosion at one of five reactors critically damaged by a ?superquake?

The oncoming tsunami strikes the coast in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan
THE ONCOMING TSUNAMI STRIKES THE COAST IN NATORI CITY, MIYAGI PREFECTURE, NORTHEASTERN JAPAN.

Hirono Power Station is seen as a wave approaches after an earthquake
HIRONO POWER STATION IS SEEN AS A WAVE APPROACHES AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE.
Houses are damaged by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Ibaraki city, Ibaraki Prefecture
HOUSES ARE DAMAGED BY WATER FOLLOWING A TSUNAMI AND EARTHQUAKE IN IBARAKI CITY, IBARAKI PREFECTU.

Houses are swept away by a tsunami in Natori

A fireball rise from an oil refinery after a powerful earthquake in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture
A FIREBALL RISE FROM AN OIL REFINERY AFTER A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE IN ICHIHARA, CHIBA PREFECTURE.
HOUSES ARE SWEPT AWAY BY A TSUNAMI IN NATORI