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8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan, 13-Foot Tsunami Triggered

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« on: March 11, 2011, 02:18:43 am »

DISASTER IN JAPAN
8.9 Earthquake Among Largest In Recorded History.. Tsunami Sweeps Inland, Reports Of 30 Foot Tall Wave..
'WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WARNING' ACROSS PACIFIC




TOKYO -- Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, triggering a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.

In various locations along Japan's coast, TV footage showed severe flooding, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings being carried along by waters. A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed directly into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, according to footage on public broadcaster NHK.

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Officials were trying to assess possible damage from the quake but had no immediate details.

The quake that struck 2:46 p.m. was followed by a series of aftershocks, including a 7.4-magnitude one about 30 minutes later. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.9.

The meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific coast of Japan. National broadcaster NHK was warning those near the coast to get to safer ground.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.S. state of Hawaii.
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The quake struck at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast, the agency said. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.

In downtown Tokyo, large buildings shook violently and workers poured into the street for safety. TV footage showed a large building on fire and bellowing smoke in the Odaiba district of Tokyo.

In central Tokyo, trains were stopped and passengers walked along the tracks to platforms.

Footage on NHK from their Sendai office showed employees stumbling around and books and papers crashing from desks.

Several quakes had hit the same region in recent days, including a 7.3 magnitude one on Wednesday.

Thirty minutes after the quake, tall buildings were still swaying in Tokyo and mobile phone networks were not working. Japan's Coast Guard has set up task force and officials are standing by for emergency contingencies, Coast Guard official Yosuke Oi said.

"I'm afraid we'll soon find out about damages, since the quake was so strong," he said.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 02:19:53 am »

Today 2:18 AM Fifth Strongest Quake Since 1900
BreakingNews    @ BreakingNews : Japan quake's 8.9 magnitude makes it the 5th-strongest in the world since 1900 - USGS http://1.usa.gov/hnCXNP

Today 2:14 AM Warning Of Possible Aftershocks
BBCBreaking    @ BBCBreaking : Japanese Cabinet Secretary warns of possible #aftershocks after massive #earthquake in Japan

Today 2:12 AM Google Sets Up Person Finder Site

Google has set up a Person Finder site that you can access here to help people get information about those affected by the earthquake:
Today 2:11 AM Confirmed Death In Earthquake

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

    Many injuries were reported from Pacific coastal areas of the main Honshu island and the capital Tokyo, police said, while TV footage showed widespread flooding in the area. One person was confirmed dead.

Today 2:09 AM Tsunami Warning Sirens In Hawaii
BreakingNews    @ BreakingNews : Tsunami warning sirens sounded in Honolulu - AP

Today 2:07 AM Video Of Tsunami Waves

Shocking footage of tsunami waves hitting land:

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Today 1:46 AM Video Footage Taken During Earthquake

WATCH:



Today 1:43 AM Tsunami Watch Issued For West Coast Of U.S. And Hawaii
BBCBreaking    @ BBCBreaking : West coast of US and Hawaii placed on #tsunami 'watch'; western Alaskan islands on tsunami 'advisory' after huge #Japan #earthquake

Today 1:29 AM 10 Meter Tsunami Reported

From Reuters:
Reuters    @ Reuters : FLASH: Tsunami of 10 metres hits port in Sendai, northern Japan; Power outage hits 4 million homes in Tokyo, surrounding area - Kyodo

Today 1:27 AM Videos Of Devastation Following Earthquake

See the video here.
Today 1:26 AM Cars Swept Away

Footage of the devastation.
Today 1:13 AM 7 Meter Tsunami Hits Japan

From Reuters:
Reuters    @ Reuters : FLASH: Tsunami of 7 metres hits northern Japan - Jiji

Today 1:06 AM Multiple Tsunami Warnings Issued

BBC reports in this tweet:
BBCBreaking    @ BBCBreaking : #Tsunami warnings issued for #Japan, Russia, Taiwan, Mariana Islands plus other countries and islands futher afield after #earthquake

Today 0:54 AM 8.9

USGS is now reporting that the earthquake was Magnitude 8.9.
Today 0:50 AM USGS Report

The U.S. Geological Survey report of the earthquake in Japan can be found here, indicating a Magnitude of 8.8.
Today 0:42 AM 'Many Injuries'

Reuters writes that NHK is reporting "many injuries" in Japan.
Today 0:37 AM Sixth Largest Earthquake

CNN's Lateef Morgan tweets:
CNNLateef    @ CNNLateef : #Japan earthquake -- There have been only 5 other earthquakes larger than this one since 1906

Today 0:35 AM Live Coverage

Watch live coverage from Japan via NHK.
Today 0:32 AM 8.8

The United States Geological Survey has upgraded the massive earthquake to an 8.8.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 02:24:12 am »

This is horrible.

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