Watching the coverage on several news feeds right now. The damage is almost beyond comprehension.

Just read this and not to take away from the damage and suffering in the recent Christchurch earthquake. The earthquake in Japan really puts the scale of it into perspective...

The quake was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that struck New Zealand late last month, devastating the city of Christchurch.

Msnbc website link
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