11 Mar '11, 8am

Tokyo Disneyland hit by liquefaction after quake - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

Tokyo Disneyland hit by liquefaction after quake - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

TOKYO: The car park at Tokyo Disneyland was drenched with water-logged segments from the ground following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan's Pacific coast on Friday, police said. It was earlier reported that a tsunami might have caused the inundation but police said the phenomenon was due to liquefaction of soil caused by the intense shaking of the tremor. There were 69,000 people at the Disneyland and the adjacent Tokyo Disney Sea, built on a landfill in Tokyo Bay, when the quake occurred, a spokesman at the local Urawa police station said. There were no injuries or property damage reported at the theme parks, he told AFP. "The visitors have been evacuated to safe places but there are many puddles due to liquefaction around the theme parks," he said.

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