World 11 March 2011 In pictures: Japan earthquake Scenes of devastation from Japan after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit the country’s north-eastern c Print HTML An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki Prefecture. Broken chinaware lies scattered in the window of a porcelain shop in Tokyo following the huge 8.9-magnitude earthquake. Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a car park in Mito city in Ibaraki Prefecture. A pedestrian walkway in Urayasu city, Chiba Prefecture, buckled by the force of the earthquake. This aerial shot shows tsunami tidal waves moving upstream (left side) in the Naka River at Hitachinaka city, Ibaraki Prefecture. › Picture of the day George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has lost his NEC majority - and worse could be to come If Seumas Milne leaves Jeremy Corbyn, he'll do it on his own terms Andy Burnham quits shadow cabinet: "Let's end divisive talk of deselections"