Earth Shakes and Water Waves Cause Widespread Destruction (Infographic)

The magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the coastline of Japan's island of Honshu created a vast disturbance in the Pacific Ocean that could be felt all around its rim.

The magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the coastline of Japan's island of Honshu created a vast disturbance in the Pacific Ocean that could be felt all around its rim.
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