A few earthquake-related links:
These before and after pictures bring home the scale of the devastation. (It's in German, but self-explanatory.) I saw the chief of the Miyagi Prefecture police quoted in English as saying deaths there would be "over 10,000," but what he actually said in Japanese was more like "in the tens of thousands."
Two excellent sites for news updates: NHK World and Kyodo News.
Interactive map of damage from the quake.
There was an explosion at a second reactor at the same nuclear power plant as the first one.
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