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Japan quake: Baptist Seek to help & pray

by Susie Rain | Source: Baptist Press

A massive earthquake hit northeast Japan Friday afternoon, triggering tsunamis throughout the region.

A massive wall of water swept away cars, ships and even buildings after the 8.8-magnitude earthquake. It struck about 250 miles from Tokyo. Death and casualty tolls continue to rise as the nation begins to dig out amid a rash of aftershocks.

A spokesperson with the International Mission Board in Asia confirmed that all personnel in Japan are accounted for and suffered no injuries.

The tremor hit around 2:46 p.m. local time. Seismologists said it is the largest earthquake to hit Japan and the seventh largest to be recorded, according to the U.S. Geological Survey data. Tsunami warnings have extended to the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Pacific coast of Russia and Hawaii.

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