A Japanese bullet train with hundreds of passengers is missing after a 33 foot tsunami wave hit the Miyagi region at the town of Sendai. The wave swept a cruise ship into a breakwater with 100 passengers aboard. There are mixed reports about the ship. Some say it is missing, others say people were injured, with no mention of deaths, but the bullet train has not been found. The city of Sendai is closest to the epicenter. UPDATE: if you are looking for the 7.4 mag. Honshu earthquake, I will be updating here.
The train – with hundreds of passengers – disappeared on a line outside the coastal city of Sendai, according to Kyodo. Another train was derailed by the powerful waves.
There were reports of hundreds of bodies found in Sendai, the city hit hardest by the natural disaster…
The tsunami also claimed a ship with 100 people aboard, Kyodo reported.
Drivers were seen fleeing the waves on highways close to the coast as the impact of the huge quake swept ashore while the car park at Disneyland in Tokyo was submerged.
The 8.9 magnitude quake hit about 80 miles off the eastern coast at a depth of 6 miles. The epicenter was 240 miles north east of Tokyo. Large aftershocks have continued throughout the day and evening.