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Japan earthquake: Widespread impact

Burned vehicles are swept together in the port of Hitachi.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Piles of cars

Burned vehicles look like Matchbox cars after they are swept together in the port of Hitachi. Tsunami waves swept through coastal areas and reached as far as 3 miles inland. Survivors of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami huddled over heaters in emergency shelters on Saturday as rescue workers searched a mangled coastline of submerged homes, wrecked cars and stranded boats.