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Today, in one image.
Star fish are dried for plant food on Tashirojima Island, off Ishinomaki, Japan, two days before the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami.
Photo by Itsuo Inouye (AP)

Today, in one image.

Star fish are dried for plant food on Tashirojima Island, off Ishinomaki, Japan, two days before the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami.

Photo by Itsuo Inouye (AP)

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Two years and 10 minutes ago, a 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles underneath the Port-au-Prince region of Haiti. Complete coverage of the event | The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning photos | Signs of progress two years later
Photo by Carol Guzy (The Washington Post)

Two years and 10 minutes ago, a 7.0 earthquake struck 8 miles underneath the Port-au-Prince region of Haiti. Complete coverage of the event | The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning photos | Signs of progress two years later

Photo by Carol Guzy (The Washington Post)

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"The first warnings of the earthquake may have occurred at the National Zoo, where officials said some animals seemed to feel it coming before people did. The red ruffed lemurs began ‘alarm calling’ a full 15 minutes before the quake hit … In the Great Ape House, Iris, an orangutan, let out a guttural holler 10 seconds before keepers felt the quake. The flamingos huddled together in the water seconds before people felt the rumbling. The rheas got excited. And the hooded mergansers — a kind of duck — dashed for the safety of the water."

Joel Achenbach in his elegant Virginia earthquake wrap-up.

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Monica just got back to her apartment and assessed the damage from the earthquake. She thanks you for your thoughts and good vibes as she begins the rebuilding process.

Monica just got back to her apartment and assessed the damage from the earthquake. She thanks you for your thoughts and good vibes as she begins the rebuilding process.

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nightline:

mrgif:

I survived NYC earthquake of 2011.

Despite the fact that this just makes us dizzy. 

Dudes. “New Yorkers.” The epicenter was in Virginia. If anything, this is OUR quake. So step off. And take your GIFs with you. #ownershipofharmlessnaturaldisasters

nightline:

mrgif:

I survived NYC earthquake of 2011.

Despite the fact that this just makes us dizzy. 

Dudes. “New Yorkers.” The epicenter was in Virginia. If anything, this is OUR quake. So step off. And take your GIFs with you. #ownershipofharmlessnaturaldisasters

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So a bit of a spire at the National Cathedral fell off. Look closely.
Latest on the quake is here.
Photo by Laura Blumenfeld

So a bit of a spire at the National Cathedral fell off. Look closely.

Latest on the quake is here.

Photo by Laura Blumenfeld

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"I think Chris Christie just jumped into the race."

Alex Pareene in a tweet after the 5.8 earthquake.

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In 2008 I visited a school in Sendai, the Japanese city hit hardest by Friday’s quake. Took this clip of schoolchildren singing. Can’t remember the school’s name, or what the song was called, but I remember the kids. — DZ

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Today, in one image. Or four.
Three. Two. One.
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Today, in one image. Or four.

Three. Two. One.

Photo via Reuters

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Swaying skyscrapers in Tokyo.

How many lives were saved today by structural engineers and judicious building codes?

Comprehensive earthquake updates here.