2011 Japanese Tsunami Timeline

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  • Widespread destruction from Japan earthquake and tsunami.

    Widespread destruction from Japan earthquake and tsunami.
    A first-hand look at the initial effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami from CNN. Article found here.
  • Powerful quake, tsunami kills hundreds in Japan.

    Powerful quake, tsunami kills hundreds in Japan.
    Associated Press's reaction to the tsunami and description of the international aid being sent. Article found here.
  • Tsunami Footage.

    Tsunami Footage.
    Youtube footage showing a first hand look at the devastation brought by the Japanese tsunami. Video found here.
  • NOAA: Honshu, Japan tsunami propagation

    NOAA: Honshu, Japan tsunami propagation
    An tsunami forecast model courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Video found here.
  • Live Blog: Japan Earthquake

    Live Blog: Japan Earthquake
    The Wall Street Journal's live blog of the Japan crisis, or JAPAN REALTIME. Read the live updates.
  • Away from Japan, Tsunami's Effect is Diffuse

    Away from Japan, Tsunami's Effect is Diffuse
    Tsunami warnings are issued along the Pacific Rim, including Hawaii and California, but sea levels remain fairly stable. Read the article here.
  • Tsunami Waves Close in on Japan

    Tsunami Waves Close in on Japan
    Breaking news of the Japanese tsunami. Watch the video right here.
  • Japan Quake Triggers Giant Tsunami

    Japan Quake Triggers Giant Tsunami
    More footage of the devastating tsunami. Here it is.
  • After Quake and Tsunami, Japanese Citizens Flock to Social Networks for Informantion

    After Quake and Tsunami, Japanese Citizens Flock to Social Networks for Informantion
    People use social media to contact friends and relatives, as well as to get news on the disaster. Read the full article here.
  • On Edge of Disaster, Town Reels from Tsunami

    On Edge of Disaster, Town Reels from Tsunami
    Interviews with survivors of the tsunami from the seaside town of Nakaminato. Read it here.
  • Japan Pushes to Rescue Survivors as Quake Toll Rises

    Japan Pushes to Rescue Survivors as Quake Toll Rises
    Japanese news media estimates the death toll from the natural disasters at around 1,300 to 1,700, mostly from drowning. Read it here.
  • The moment the tsunami hit Japan

    The moment the tsunami hit Japan
    Al-Jazeera's look at the exact moment the tsunami struck Japan. Watch the clip.
  • How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

    How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
    Two days after the incident, the NY Times publishes an explanation of the cause of the devastating tsunami. Interactive visual found here.
  • Japan Announces Emergency Budget for Rebuilding

    Japan Announces Emergency Budget for Rebuilding
    Japan recently launched a $50 billion rebuilding effort, although the government estimates the total cost of damage at $300 billion. Check it out here.
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    Date of Tsunami to Present