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Latest Japan Tsunami and earthquake images – updated

Here are a few of the latest images and pictures  showing the devastation caused by the Earthquake and Tsunami which recently hit Japan.

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Satellite image showing Tsunami forecast after Japan Earthquake

Satellite image shows Tsunami forecast after the massive earthquake in Japan.

Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific were braced for a destructive tsunami today. Tsunami sirens were sounded and coastal areas were evacuated in Hawaii, where the first waves were expected to hit about 3 a.m. (1300 GMT) today.

Meanwhile the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre widened its alert beyond East Asia to include Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the entire US western coast, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean.

Satellite image showing Tsunami forecast

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Japan Tsunami and Earthquake in pictures

Check out some of the latest images and pictures from the Tsunami after a  massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan.

The tremor hit at 1446 local time (0546 GMT). Seismologists say it is one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years.

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Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake

A massive earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan, triggering a tsunami that has caused extensive damage.

Japanese television showed cars, ships and even buildings being swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Officials said the wave could be 10m (33ft), and numerous casualties are feared.

The quake struck about 250 miles (400km) from Tokyo at a depth of 20 miles, shaking the capital.

The tremor at 1446 local time (0546 GMT) was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks.

Seismologists say it is one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years.

The tsunami warning was extended to the Philippines, Indonesia and the Pacific coast of Russia.

Tsunami waves hit Japan's Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, officials said.

Japan's NHK television showed a massive surge of water sweeping away buildings, cars and ships.

The earthquake also triggered a number of fires.

There were reports of about 20 people injured in Tokyo after the roof of a hall collapsed onto a graduation ceremony.

There were also reports of injuries in Tokyo after.

More updates to follow

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