190,000 people still in temporary shelters
More than 190,000 people are still in shelters in the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.
NHK has learned that as of Sunday, 193,213 people were staying in temporary shelters across the country. That's 3,932 fewer than the previous day.
Miyagi Prefecture is sheltering the largest number, 83,537. Iwate Prefecture has 42,923 evacuees, followed by Fukushima Prefecture with 30,630 evacuees....
Monday, March 28, 2011 05:48 +0900 (JST)
March 11th tsunami confirmed up to 13 meters high
The March 11th tsunami that hit Japan's northeastern coast was as high as 13 meters in the city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture.
Researchers from the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology said on Sunday that the tsunami reached a gymnasium one kilometer from the shoreline and climbed as high as 13 meters.....
Monday, March 28, 2011 05:54 +0900 (JST)