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March 11, 2011 6:44 AM

Japan earthquake experience retold by California woman

Japan was hit by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday afternoon, which shook buildings in Tokyo and caused a 13-foot tsunami that ravaged communities near the quake's epicenter, according to media reports. A California woman, whose daughter-in-law lives on Yokota Air Base near Tokyo, recounts her family's experience.

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