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A tsunami-drifted house, bottom right, sits on the debris in Kesennuma, Japan, on Saturday morning after Japan’s biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday.

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Death toll rises from powerful quake, tsunami in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — For more than two terrifying, seemingly endless minutes Friday, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan shook apart homes and buildings, cracked open highways and unnerved even those who have learned to live with swaying skyscrapers. Then came a devastating tsunami that slammed into northeastern Japan and killed hundreds of people.

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