The quake, which struck at 15:00 in Japan, reached at 8.9 on the Richter scale and is the largest recorded earthquake in Japan in 140 years.
At the moment, according to the latest reports of the local police, 288 people are dead and more than 349 are missing. The quake triggered a tsunami with waves ten feet high, which caused extensive damage in the port of Sendai in northeastern Japan.
Japanese television reported that Japan began experiencing tsunami two hours after the earthquake.
A boat with a crew of around 100 people has disappeared. The shuttle was swept away by the brutal impact of the tsunami in the Miyagi region, northeast of the country.
In addition, there was registered the disappearance of the railway company East Japan Railway Co., full of passengers.Self-Defense Forces continue to assist the victims by air, land and sea.
The Ministry of Defense is preparing 300 aircraft and 40 ships for the search of survivors.
The Japanese government has declared a state of nuclear emergency, as stated in its Constitution for such events. However, the government clarified that there were no radiation leaks.
Source: El Universo / Kyodo News / CNN