The day's most popular stories
People stand amid debris on a flooded street in Iwanuma city, Miyagi prefecture, Saturday morning.
March 11th, 2011
11:03 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Devastating earthquake, tsunami hit Japan: As the ground continued to twitch with aftershocks the morning after Japan was struck by the most powerful earthquake in the nation's  recorded history, the disaster's massive impact was only beginning to be revealed.

U.S. man killed trying to photograph tsunami: California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday in four coastal counties, saying the ocean surge from tsunami waves spawned by an earthquake near Japan is imperiling infrastructure and public safety.

Japanese plants struggling, official says: Reactors at two Japanese power plants can no longer cool radioactive substances, a government official said Saturday, adding that a small leak had been detected at one of the facilities.

Japan, world watches tsunami strike live: Within an hour after a major earthquake rattled Japan, the nation and the world watched a surreal and unprecedented scene from a helicopter hovering above the

Tsunami warning issued for at least 50 areas: Tsunami waves that raced across the Pacific Ocean triggered warnings in more than 50 countries and territories Friday, but there were few immediate reports of major damage outside Japan.


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. maddie

    that is so terrible. i can not believe this happened it so devastaing, when you watch it your heart gets sore. You wanna do something but dont know what to do, you wanna help someone but there too many to help and you cant do it all. im really glad we decided to help.

    March 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Deborah

    My heart just goes out to all of the people wondering if there loved one's are alive tonight.
    How will they begin again? Then the possible Nuclear disaster.
    I would love to go and help ....even give hugs. Somehow I want them to know we care.

    March 12, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. heidi-ho

    My condolences go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Im glad America is going to help them in their time of need. I can only imagine what an experience like that must feel like? Just terrible. Lets just pray noone else dies and hope the worst is over, even with the nuclear disaster looming.

    March 12, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. veeyesvee

    I am sorry for this happened, but pls. understand the developed nations exploited the nature by saying technology and developments. they invaded many countries for further rich and killed many.. those who supported are UN and other countries. All these to whose developments? and see now how nature reacts back. leave world as it is to the younger generations...

    March 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ed Bailey

    Watching the wall of death roll onto that beautiful seaside town gives one a cold quite empty feeling of Helplessness. Some people have little if any compassion. They are losers.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. aida

    I agree with veeyesvee leave the world alone for the next generation.Because nature can get worse.

    March 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. david campbell

    If you help send money to only known legitimate organizations such as the red cross.

    March 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    *+#

    March 14, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    **** 4 Star General****

    March 14, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |