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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. (Image credit: LiveScience/Karl Tate)
Karl Tate
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.