A Chicagoan finds himself in Tokyo during the earthquake

March 11, 2011

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People watch as tsunami surges from the massive earthquake in Japan hit Half Moon Bay, California.

A massive earthquake has struck Japan. In magnitude, the 8.9 quake was the largest ever in Japan’s history. It set off a 23-foot tsunami and more than 50 aftershocks. Chicagoan Roberto Montano joins us by phone from Tokyo. He’s there on a Rotary International scholarship to study, of all things, infrastructure.