Earthquake Report indicates that several towns have been impacted and some have been completely destroyed. This massive earthquake was shallow, arising near the surface.
Fires are reported in several regions. The tsunami that was generated has moved across several regions carrying a large amount of mud and debris. Economic Times indicates that the Asian stock markets have been significantly impacted by the event.
Trains have been impacted throughout the northern Japan area due to damage on the rail networks. It is not known when services will resume to normal.
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