Tens of thousands of rescue workers are descending on Japan's northeast coast following the devastating earthquake and tsunami Friday that killed at least 10,000, according to a recent Associated Press estimate. More than half a million people have been evacuated…

Aftershocks continue to rock cities across Japan after an 8.9-magnitude struck off the country's east coast. To see a live view of seismic activity in the region we created a Google Earth map, overlaid with…

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck coastal Japan on Friday, devastating large swaths of the coast and spawning a powerful tsunami, was caused by the Pacific tectonic plate thrusting underneath the country, and forcing the seabed and ocean water upward.

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