A resident walks past ships brought ashore by a tsunami in Hachinohe
A resident walks past ships brought ashore by a tsunami in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture March 13, 2011.
Strong aftershocks continued to shake Japan's main island as the desperate search pressed on for survivors from Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. State broadcaster NHK said more than 10,000 people may have been killed as the wall of water hit, reducing whole towns to rubble. REUTERS/Aly Song (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT MARITIME TRANSPORT)