Report: Fukushima's radiation damaged more souls than bodies. March 11 is the second anniversary of the great quake and tsunamiThe cancer risk rose only slightly in very small areas near the reactors, the WHO saysYoung men, who battled the plant disaster, may see a rise in thyroid cancerPeople exposed as children have a slightly elevated risk of certain cancers in their lifetimes (CNN) -- Two years ago, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake generated a tsunami of historic proportions that waylaid Japan's northeast coastline, including a nuclear power plant.
As Fukushima Daiichi unraveled in global public view with fire, explosions and radioactive emissions for weeks, people living nearby were exposed to radiation and trauma. The trauma was worse, the World Health Organization said in a report released Thursday on the health effects of the "Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. " New video shows Japan nuclear disaster How to prevent another Fukushima What caused the Fukushima disaster The woman powering Japan's nuclear hopes post-Fukushima Stories of hardship. Japan earthquake and tsunami: photographs of devastated areas then and now. Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan. Japan's crisis: one month later. Japan is just in the beginning of the long term recovery effort from the earthquake that struck off northeastern Japan on March 11.
The crisis alert level from the damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has now been raised to the highest level of impact, the same as the Chernobyl Russia incident 25 years ago. Searchers continue to look for the dead, displaced Japanese live in shelters, protests continue over use of nuclear power, Japan's economic engine may be disrupted, the massive cleanup of debris is just underway, aftershocks are feared and many continue to mourn those who were lost. The photos collected here are from one month to the day of the quake and beyond. -- Lloyd Young (36 photos total) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Hi-Res Photos.
Vite dit. Les dégâts vus du ciel. 7b27e287-5bc7-4404-b5d3-e1aaed775da1_500. Yakitori-don time ! Miam. Terremoto de 8,9 Richter causa tsunami en Japón. Earthquake in Japan - Alan Taylor - In Focus. A massive 8.9-magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing dozens of deaths, more than 80 fires, and a 10-meter (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline.
Homes were swept away and damage is extensive. As more images of this historic event become available, they will be added below. [Update, Sunday 3/13 - new entry added with Scenes from the Aftermath] [48 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Buildings burn after an earthquake near Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. People take shelter as a ceiling collapses in a bookstore during an earthquake in Sendai, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. Japan earthquake and tsunami: The moment mother nature engulfed a nation. By Daily Mail Reporter Created: 12:48 GMT, 11 March 2011 Japan was today plunged into chaos after a cataclysmic earthquake sent merciless tsunami waves rushing through its helpless streets.
The unforgiving tide of water unleashed after one of the biggest quakes in recent history obliterated tens of thousands of buildings, devouring almost anything in its path. As the death toll soared, dozens more countries braced themselves for similar scenes of destruction as the full force of the mother nature powered through the Pacific ocean. Stretching into the distance, waves caused by the tsunami pour over the coastline and rush inland swamping all before them. As the seawater passes over the land it mixes with the soil and begins to change colour to a dark brown. 8m6k8n7f8q7z7. Seen from above, the awesome scale of Japan's destruction (big photo gallery) A whirlpool is seen near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011.
The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-meter (33-foot) tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. (REUTERS/Kyodo ) Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City. (REUTERS/KYODO) A massive tsunami hits the coastal areas of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Sendai Airport is flooded after a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai. Massive earthquake hits Japan. j7Ekj.jpg (JPEG Image, 1280x720 pixels) - Scaled (78. Pictures of the day: 11 March 2011. Japan earthquake and tsunami: The moment mother nature engulfed a nation.