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Japan hit by powerful earthquake, tsunami; explosion reported at nuclear plant

A massive 8.9-magnitude quake Friday triggered a tsunami along the coastline north of Tokyo. A nuclear reactor was left unstable by the events, stoking fears of a meltdown.

 
 

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An elderly woman is assisted by rescue personnel in Sendai, the area hardest hit by Friday's quake. At least 1,000 people are believed to have died in the quake and its aftermath.


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