Magnitude 8.8 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN2011 March 11 05:46:23 UTChttp://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.php
Tsunami hits Japan after quakeJapanese television has shown major tsunami damage in northern Japan, following an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.Public broadcaster NHK showed cars, trucks, houses and buildings being swept away by tsunami in Onahama city in Fukushima prefecturJapan was struck by a magnitude 8.8 earthquake off its northeastern coast, shaking buildings in Tokyo for several minutes.Japan's meteorological agency had warned that a tsunami as high as 6 metres could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicentre.Read more:http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/4758653/Tsunami-hits-Japan-after-quake
I had heard varying stories on this. First they said it was 7.2, then 7.3. Now this story appears claiming it was 8.8, proving only one thing: never trust the media. I havent seen anything like this on other news sources so i don't know what to think or to tell you.EDITED ON 3/11:Woops. I thought this was about the previous earthquake in the news! I had not seen anything in the news last night when i went to bed and my above post is what i left regarding this. Now today when i got up all the headlines are screaming about this quake. Sorry people, i got my wires crossed and thought this was about the other earthquake. Yea, this is a very bad one. They are worried it may have damaged a nuclear reactor there. Scary stuff.
Fox news verifies 8.9......occurring about 6 miles deep and 80 miles from Tokyo....with tsunami Headed toward Hawaii...A big one hit the coast of Japan.This has to be one of the biggest in recent times.
prayers for everestama and others
I was trying to think of the name of this SI member....all I could remember was Kobe, Japan....Has anyone heard news from him? (sorry, can't even remember if it's he or she)....
Oh how very sad for Japan, Hawaii is relatively fine, I lived there for quite a while, but our prayers must go out for the people who must recover and keep on living
A prayer for the Master's disciples out there..."Spare thy people, O LORD" Joel 2:17
And may the Lord open up tremendous doors for sharing the Gospel!