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2011 Earthquake effects in Tokyo(48 images)

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A magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit the Tohoku area of north east Japan at 2:46pm on March 11th 2011. The tremors were felt in Tokyo causing the rail networks to stop and mobile phone systems to crash trapping many people in the city centre overnight. The effects of the earthquake even bent the top of Tokyo Tower. After the earthquake and resulting tsunami on the 11th the problems at Fukushima...
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  • A Japanese man watches as aftershocks shake surrounding buildings shortly  after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Takadanobaba, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people check cellphones and email after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Takadanobaba, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • A Japanese man checks the news on his cellphone after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shin Okubo, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people make calls using public payphones, some wearing protective helmets, after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shin Okubo, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • A shop keeper wears a protective helmet in his shop after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shin Okubo, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • People watch large Television screens for the lastest news after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Large Television screens show fires blazing in areas affected by a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese women charge  mobile phone in a cellphone shop whille stranded in Tokyo after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks,. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • A mobile phone shop recharges the phones of people stranded in Tokyo after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks,. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese men and women stranded in Shibuya wear protective helmets as they wait for a bus to take them home after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese men stranded in Shibuya sit in the station and check cellphones or read after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • A Japanese policemen advises starnded commuters which buses to take in Shibuya station after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people watch television news in a hotel lobby after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people bed down in the lobby of a bank after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people bed down in the lobby of a bank after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people wait on the steps of Shibuya Station for the trains to restart after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people wait on the steps of Shibuya Station for the trains to restart after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • Japanese people crowd the street near Shibuya station after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • A notice in a hotel lobby in Shibuya reassures guests after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, March 11th 2011
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  • A hotel employee writes up to date information on a notice board in a hotel lobby in Shibuya after a magnitude 9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of Japan causing tremors in Tokyo that stopped the train and cellphone networks, stranding many people in the centre of Tokyo over night. Tokyo, Japan March 11th 2011
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  • Emergency tape signals the closure of the  Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to tourists due to the massive magnitude 9 earthquake that stuck the Tohoku region of north east Japan on March 11th Shinjuku,  Japan Sunday, March 13th 2011
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  • Sign on the Tokyo metropolitan government building saying the 45th floor observation decks are closed due to the massive magnitude 9 earthquake that stuck the Tohoku region of north east Japan on March 11th Shinjuku,  Japan Sunday, March 13th 2011
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  • A bend in the top aerial of Tokyo Tower caused by the massive magnitude 9 earthquake that struck North east Japan on March 11th at 14:46. Tokyo, Japan. Sunday, March 13th 2011
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  • Shoppers look at empty shelves at a super market in Tokyo. Panic buying due to shortage fears was a result of the massive magnitude 9 earthquake that struck north east Japan on March 11th. Tokyo, Japan Monday, March 14th 2011
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  • A gas station that has run out of gasoline after panic buying due to shortage fears after the massive magnitude 9 earthquake that struck north east Japan on March 11th. Tsukushino, Tokyo, Japan. Monday, March 14th 2011
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