Earthquake, Tsunami Devastate Japan

A devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Friday that killed hundreds of people and set off an enormous tsunami with 30-foot waves.

The earthquake was the strongest to ever hit Japan, and the world's fifth-strongest on record, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Los Angeles Times reported.

About 400 people have been confirmed dead so far, and the number is only expected to rise.

The quake destroyed buildings and caused fires in oil refineries around Japan, the Christian Science Monitor reported.

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