Japanese in Detroit Worry Over Quake Victims at Home

By Peter Neumann

March 11, 2011

DETROIT, Mich. (My TV20 News at 10) - Japanese visitors and people here on business are worried over their friends and relatives at home in wake of the biggest earthquake there in 110 years.

The 8.9 quake shook eastern Japan early afternoon Japanese time. It was centered 230 miles off the coast, and unleashed a tsunami tidal wave that swept over towns two miles inland.

A nuclear power plant is shut down, but an emergency exists with one of the reactors not cooling down properly. An oil refinery is on fire.

Hundreds of people have been killed, and the death toll is expected to rise dramatically. Communications have been disrupted.

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