Japan earthquake: Watch the quake hit Japan (VIDEO).

Japan earthquake: Watch the quake hit Japan (VIDEO).

Japan earthquake: Watch the quake hit Japan (VIDEO).

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March 11 2011 11:26 AM

8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan

Watch video of the seventh-largest quake in recorded history.

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Japan on Friday, generating a tsunami on the country's east coast. Hawaii was hit by tsunami waves, but no major damage was reported, and waves were also expected to hit the West Coast of the United States.