One of the Biggest Earth Quake of World's Recorded History in Japan
People flee for their lives as ten-metre high tsunami washes away buildings after massive 8.9 quake strikes Japan.
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 7:26 AM on 11th March 2011
- People in cars try to outrun waves on coastal highways
- Tokyo's Disneyland car park under water
- Hundreds injured after ceiling caves in at Tokyo graduation ceremony
- Physicist describes event as one of history's 'great quakes'
- Buildings rocked in China's capital Beijing, 1,500 miles away
Huge tsunami waves have washed away buildings and cars after a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Japan.
The earthquake, measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, sent ten-metre waves surging inland and caused fires in Tokyo.
Japan's meteorological agency said the tsunami struck Sendai, which has a population of about one million.
Drivers were seen fleeing the waves on highways close to the coast as the impact of the huge quake swept ashore while the car park at Disneyland in Tokyo was submerged.