Japan earthquake: Residents were disturbed by the 5. More Dates in History January. Archived from the original on 9 April East of Japan, the Pacific plate dives beneath the overriding Eurasian plate. Entire towns were destroyed in tsunami-hit areas in Japan, including 9, missing in Minamisanriku ;  one thousand bodies had been recovered in the town by 14 March For journalists. Hide story thumbnails.
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Christchurch, New Zealand 6. The tsunami raced outward from the epicentre at speeds that approached about miles km per hour. The warning system was supposed to be updated about 15 minutes after the earthquake occurred, by which time the calculation for the moment magnitude scale would normally be completed. The city-owned plant for importing liquefied natural gas in Sendai was severely damaged, and supplies were halted for at least a month.
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It killed 15, people altogether, due in large part to a tsunami that was triggered by the collapse of nearby Mount Mayuyama's southern flank into the bay. March 24, November 22, JST. It measured 8. The break caused the sea floor to rise by several metres.