VIDEO: Tsunami Wave Hits Sendai Airport, Japan


Waves of muddy waters swept over farmland near the city of Sendai. At Sendai airport, north of Tokyo, was inundated with cars, trucks, buses and thick mud deposited over its runways.

Sendai Airport is located in Natori, Miyagi, 13.6 km (8.5 mi) south southeast of Sendai Station, Sendai, Japan. It was damaged on March 11th 2011 by the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami.

The Sendai Airport Line, which connects the airport to Sendai Station, opened on March 18, 2007. The journey to the city takes 17-25 minutes.

Sendai Station is the major railway hub of the Tōhoku region in Japan, serving more passengers than any station outside the Greater Tokyo Area. Sendai Station is a stop for all Akita and Tōhoku Shinkansen trains, the eastern terminus for the Senzan Line, and major stop on both the Tōhoku Main Line and Senseki Line. Sendai Station is located on the border between Miyagino and Aoba Wards in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.

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