Japan earthquake, 8.8

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    Watching live a huge tsunami sweep through towns and fields.

    PSU stating that this is the 8th largest on record since the seismograph was invented.

    Cars on roads trying to outrun the tsunami, some not making it.

    Tsunami warning to Hawai, probably for the West Coast, also.

    Just raised the estimate to an 8.9, 7th largest on record.
     
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    Aftershocks, in the 6's and 7's. This is going to be very bad.

    Just stated that we will get a tsunami here.
     
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    This is almost the maximum intensity that an earthquake can generate. There will be massive damage all over the place. Truly a sad day for Nippon.
     
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    Depth only 6 miles, about 80 miles off of the Japanese coast. Just about the worst possible case for creating devastating tsunami.
     
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    Showing a refinery on fire. Much smoke in the background. Japan is already calling for outside assistance.
     
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    Yikes ...
     
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    Initial tsunami estimated up to 10 meters in places.
     
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    The Japanese are insane ...

    My bank's Tokyo office is staying open and is still sending inquiries to us.
     

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