Twin disasters overwhelm Japan

Powerful earthquake that triggered massive tsunami said to be worst in recorded history.

    The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday is being described as one of the worst in recorded history.

    It struck undersea off the coast of Japan's northern Honshu island and sent devastating tsunami waves crashing ashore, killing hundreds.

    Authorities have launched search and rescue efforts, but they promises to be a massive undertaking.

    Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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