Japanese authorities have upgraded the catastrophic earthquake that centered on the northern city of Sendai to 9.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake is now officially the strongest earthquake to hit Japan since official recordkeeping began a century ago.
Japan is particularly vulnerable to tsunamis, as many roads and railroads are placed on by the shore because Japan’s mountainous terrain makes it very expensive to build further inland. The video above captures the unimaginable power of the tsunami.
Breaking news related to the aftermath of the earthquake can be found at NHK, Japan’s national news network.