Japan earthquake: Widespread impact
Fri, Mar 11 2011 at 11:07 AM
Japan was hit by a devastating magnitude-8.9 quake on March 11, 2011. The quake spawned a tsunami that raced across the Pacific. Though the tsunami left its mark on Japan, other nations were mostly spared. On March 12, the country awoke to scenes of devastation and a new concern: the safety of two nuclear reactors.