Friday, March 11, 2011

Record earthquake hits Japan triggering major Tsunami

***Breakiug News***

Early this morning, an incredably powerful earthquake struck of the coast of Honshu, Japan. The 8.9 magnitude quake triggered a 26 foot Tsunami which struck the northeastern quadrant of Japan in a largely agricultural area. The sea just simply came ashore on these people, litterly washing away small tiwns and villages. At last report, up to 300 bodies were found floating in the streets. The earthquake has been called one of the most powerful in recorded history. Estimates are ranging from the worst in Japan in 100 years, to the worst ever, and it isnt over. Since the main tremor, there have been no less than 75 aftershocks, most measuring from magnitude 5.0 to 7.0. These alone would be big events in other parts of the world. The major story however, is the Tsunami, which triggered warnings in 50 countries, including the U.S. Hawaii was hit with three waves earlier today ranging from 5-7 feet. There are some reports on damage. We are still awaiting a possible Tsunami event along the U.S. west coast. At time of writing, this had not occured yet. There are reports of over 4 million people in Tokyo without power and even fires at at least one nuclear power plant. These people really need our prayers.

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