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Mar 11, 2011 2:27 PM by Greg Boyce

Hundreds dead, hundreds missing in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Today's quake and tsunami in Japan have left hundreds dead and hundreds more missing. Police found 200 to 300 bodies in a northeastern coastal city, and more than 100 others were also confirmed killed. Hundreds more are missing. A large section of a town of 70,000 people is on fire.

Millions of homes are without electricity. The quake stopped commuter trains in the capital, shut down the mobile phone network and severely disrupted landline phone service.  One man who was working at a Tokyo trading company when the quake hit says he's been through a lot of earthquakes, but "never
felt anything like this."

The magnitude 8.9 quake and 23-foot tsunami were followed by more than 50 aftershocks for hours, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0.

Computer model from NOAA

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