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Body Count Rises in Japan Quake



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    Stranded commuters wrap themselves in blankets bracing for chilly evening at a park in Yokohama, near Tokyo, following a strong earthquake hit eastern Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake - the fifth largest recorded since 1900 - hit off Japan's northeastern coast Friday afternoon, setting off a 13-foot tsunami that swept cars and buildings miles inland. At least 200-300 bodies have been found in the northeastern coastal area and there were reports of injuries in Tokyo, over 200 miles from the quake's center.

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