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Earthquake and Tsunami Hit Japan

The most powerful earthquake in recorded history to hit Japan struck on Friday, triggering a deadly tsunami that is destroying coastal towns and killing hundreds.

The quake also caused trouble for two Japanese nuclear power plants, causing a fire at one and issues with cooling at another.

Governments and aid organizations from around the world are already lending a helping hand and have pledged to do more in the coming days and weeks ahead.

If you would like to help too, click here for a list of organizations helping on the ground.

Events like this remind us that the oceans are a source of great power and mystery; while they bring peace and calm to many, they are also capable of great destruction. Our thoughts are with the people of Japan and coastal communities throughout the Pacific.

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