MASSIVE 8.9 QUAKE IN JAPAN- ONE OF LARGEST IN HISTORY
At least 32 are dead following a 24 foot high tsunami that slammed the coast of Japan.
8.9 magnitude as it’s being reported. Not just big, but one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. Prayers go out to the victims. An aftershock of 7.1 hit which is still greater than Haiti quake.
We will continue to update this post so please check back.
*Update* From Twitter RT @romeoinottawa: CNN just reported the wall of water that hit northern Japan was 24 feet high
*Update* The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has put in place a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific, including Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hawaii and Australia.
*Update* So far there have been 18 aftershocks: 8.9, 6.4, 6.4, 6.8, 7.1, 6.3, 6.3, 5.8, 5.9, 6.3, 6.1, 6.1, 5.9, 5.8, 5.7, 5.6, 5.9, 6.2
Drew from Ace of Spades tweets: Japan Meteorological Agency: Town of Kurihara has been completely destroyed…population 77,000…http://bit.ly/faW3ny
Crack in road caused by Japan earthquake (Pic) http://ht.ly/1bImCT
Here are a few breaking videos. This Quake looks absolutely devastating.
This shows the huge Tsunami approaching the coast:
More videos are emerging:
A fire broke out at a nuclear power plant following the massive quake.
UPDATE: Between 200-300 bodies have washed up on Sendai beach.
Here’s the Tsunami engulfing the tarmac at the Sendai airport. Incredible…