Powerful Earth Quake and Tsunami Rocks Japan

Japan has been struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its north-east coast, triggering a huge tsunami that washed away cars and buildings along the coast.

The earthquake which hit Japan on Friday was the country's biggest ever and the seventh largest on record, according to US Geological Survey data, the

A tsunami warning covers Japan, the Philippines, Hawaii, the Pacific coast of Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and also Central and South America