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Japan Quake / Melissa Lane

Japan is reeling from the terrible earthquake and Tsunami that hit the North East coast . It started Friday afternoon local time, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan: magnitude 8 point 9. It’s now after midnight in Japan but reports of devastation are still pouring in. Hundreds of people are confirmed dead; Tens of thousands are missing. Homes, cars, boats have been swept away. There’s even a report of a missing passenger train.
An oil refinery is on fire and there’s a state of emergeny at a nuclear power plant. 4 million people are estimated to be without power in and around Tokyo. Melissa Lane is a St. John’s native living in Japan. To listen to this item click the link.