8.9 Earthquake hits Japan, causes tsunami

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    Massive tsunamis coming on shore. It's on CNN now.

    Unbelievable!
     
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    8.9 is friggin' huge.

    Being a life long so cal resident, save for 11 1/2 years in the Army, I've been through some huge ones. But 8.9?.......That's friggin' sheer terror on steroids right there.

    The footage coming out of there is amazing.
     
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    Thanks for those links.

    I live about a 1/2 mile above the ocean in Malibu. Should be quite interesting to see the swells in a few hours. So far the local news hasn't said anything about a possible threat. But, the night is relatively young.

    8.9........I can only imagine what those people must have gone through.
     
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    Well hopefully surf will not be too up for you there. My family lives between Del Mar and La Jolla but we are up high enough so unless it is over 100 foot wave we should be fine. And still no warnings.

    I don't like even the little things we get that the news calls earthquakes at 3.0.
    I cannot imagine being in anything like that. Scary.
     
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    Hawaii just went on severe alert. We'll probably see some good swells this way sometime tomorrow. Surfers will be in heaven.

    And yeah, 8.9 is just amazing.

    When I think of that compared to the San Fernando quake in '70, where I was thrown out of bed down in Anaheim at 6 years old, and the Northridge quake where our neighborhood in Burbank was trashed, I can't even imagine what that 8.9 would be like.
     
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    Well, if we get any warnings be safe
    I am off to try and get some sleep since have to be up at 6 am and now midnight. Hopefully our job, which is a coastal home, will not have any tsunami issues if one should hit here.
     
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    :night:
     
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    Reporting from Beijing and Tokyo An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking office buildings in Tokyo and setting off a devastating tsunami that swept away cars and boats.

    The quake — the world's fifth largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey — struck at 2.46 p.m. local time.

    There were reports of injuries in Tokyo as officials tried to assess damage, injuries and deaths from the quake and tsunami, but there were no immediate details.

    Japanese television showed aerial footage of an ominous 13-foot muddy wave washing across land along the northeastern coast near the epicenter.

    In various locations, live TV coverage showed massive damage from the tsunami, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings being carried along by waters. A large ship swept away by the tsunami rammed into a breakwater in Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture. Waves could be seen splashing into city streets and over bridges.

    All trains in Tokyo were stopped, and black plumes of smoke rose over the skyline. Office workers rushed out of their buildings. Subways were halted, trapping commuters underground. In the nation with the world's third-largest economy, all airports were closed.
    Japan earthquake: Magnitude 8.9 quake rocks Japan - latimes.com
     

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