Earthquake Center

Japan damage from 9.0-magnitude earthquake, tsunami

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A magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan on Friday followed by a 23-foot tsunami that swept away cars, trucks, houses, ships and buildings. View an interactive map of the damage.

How to use the interactive map:

  • Click and drag the map to move it around
  • Click on icons for more information
  • Use the + or - to zoom in or out of the map
  • Get a larger view of the map


  • View Japan 8.9 Earthquake in a larger map