Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Details of the devastation in Japan

Kamaishi: A tsunami more than 13 feet high struck Kamaishi and Miyako at 3:21 p.m. local time.

Ofunato: A tsunami more than 10 feet high was observed at Ofunato Port. More than 300 houses were washed away in Ofunato city.

Kesennuma: NHK television showed footage of a huge fire sweeping across Kesennuma, a city of more than 70,000 people. Whole blocks appeared to be ablaze. TV footage also showed a large ship being swept away and ramming directly into a breakwater.

Ishinomaki: A tsunami more than 10 feet high was observed in Ishinomaki city and TV footage showed homes being washed away.

Sendai: In this city of more than a million people, the government put the official death toll at more than 300. Some 70,000 people evacuated to shelters, according to Kyodo News.

Soma: At 3:50 p.m. on Friday, a tsunami surging higher than 24 feet struck Soma Port. Many oceanside houses were underwater.

Oarai: A 14-foot tsunami hit Oarai Port about 4:52 p.m. Friday.

Tokyo: Power had been cut to 4 million homes in and around Tokyo; several fires were seen blazing across the city. Downtown buildings shook violently during the quake.

Ichihara: A large fire erupted at the Cosmo oil refinery and burned out of control with 100-foot high flames.

Okuma: A power outage disabled a nuclear reactor's cooling system, triggering evacuation orders for about 3,000 residents as the government declared a state of emergency.

Nagano: Two earthquakes, one measuring 6.2-magnitude and the other 6.6, hit north of here on Japan's west coast.

Sources: New York Times; AP

Details of the devastation in Japan 03/11/11 [Last modified: Friday, March 11, 2011 11:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rowdies shut out at Pittsburgh

    Soccer

    PITTSBURGH — The Rowdies lost their first USL game in nearly a month, 1-0 to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  2. Trump reveals that he didn't record Comey after all

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI director James Comey, ending a monthlong guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he didn’t record his conversations with James Comey.
  3. Lightning fans, don't get attached to your first-round draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announces his first-round pick tonight in the amateur draft at No. 14, he'll invite the prospect onto the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) eludes  Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period of Wednesday???‚??„?s (12/28/16) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  4. Investigation Discovery TV show profiles 2011 Landy Martinez murder case

    Crime

    The murder of a St. Petersburg man will be featured this week on a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery.

    Jose Adame sits in a Pinellas County courtroom during his 2016 trial and conviction for first-degree murder. Adame was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life in 2011. Now it will be featured in a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery. The episode will air on June 26 at 9 p.m. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  5. Uhuru mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel protests exclusion from debate

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG — Jesse Nevel, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement candidate for mayor, on Thursday demanded that he be allowed to participate in a July 25 televised debate between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker.

    Mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel holds a news conference outside the headquarters of the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday to protest his exclusion from the mayoral debate. Nevel is a member of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement.