As Japan deals with the day after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and powerful tsunami, we'll be following along with live updates here.
Although Japan didn't expect the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked the country Friday, they have long been ready for something like it.
Japan was struck with a massive 8.9- magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks Friday afternoon. The first earthquake struck at 2:46 p.m. local time (12:46 a.m. in Washington), causing buildings to sway in Tokyo for several minutes.
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