Tsunami rushes towards coastal Japan
Tsunami engulfs Natori
Rushing wall of water engulfs coastal Japan
Whirlpool seen off Orai city
Water inundates Miyagi post tsunami
(There are reports that 10,000 of the 17,500 residents in Miyagi are "missing")
Aeroplanes lie in tsunami debris at Sendai Airport
Residents watch tsunami wreak havoc
People are rescued from tsunami-destroyed buildings
Houses and cars swept out to sea in Kesennuma city
Burning houses swept away in tsunami
Cars hang from a collapsed road at Yabuki
Road collapsed after earthquake in Japan
Quake wreaks havoc on Tokyo traffic
Sendai Airport swamped by tsunami
Images from Australian Broadcasting Commission - on-line news
"Around 10,000 people are unaccounted for in the Japanese port town of Minamisanriku in quake-hit Miyagi prefecture, public broadcaster NHK said. The 8.9-magnitude quake hit Japan on Friday, triggering a wall of water up to 10 metres tall to surge inland.
Japan's prime minister, Naoto Kan, has labelled the quake and tsunami an "unprecedented national disaster", and the full devastation is only just beginning to emerge.
NHK says the 10,000 missing people make up more than half of the population of roughly 17,000 in the town on the Pacific coast. Local authorities are trying to find their whereabouts with the help of Self Defence Forces.
Authorities have so far confirmed that around 7,500 people in the town were evacuated to 25 shelters after Friday's quake, but they have been unable to contact the other 10,000, NHK said." 10,000 missing in Japan port town