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Breaking News: Explosions at Nuclear Plants Follow Japan 8.9 Earthquake
Mei Bo Chan
NHK, Japan's national broadcast system, reports more than 1,000 people have died or are missing after an 8.9 earthquake (8.8 on the Japanese earthquake magnitude scale). A tsunami of 30 feet or higher struck the northeast coast of Japan near the city of Sendai Thursday at 9:46pm California time. The nuclear agency in Japan reports 8 times normal radioactivity at a reactor called Dai-ichi in the prefecture of Fukushima, about 200 miles north of Tokyo. UPDATES are being added as comments by indybay reporters following NHK news in Japanese, Al Jazeera English, and other key sources. Please post your comments as well.

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