Devastating Earthquake in Japan!
Written by Nicole | March 11, 2011
A devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 rocked Japan Friday afternoon, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Triggering a 10-meter tsunami that violently swept away cars and other objects in its paths, and shutting down phone lines and transportation in most parts of the country.
The quake — the world’s fifth-largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey — struck at 2.46 p.m. local time.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Hawai’i following tonight’s 8.9 earthquake in Tokyo, with the first wave expected to hit the islands at 2:59 a.m. Hawaiian time. “Urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property,” the warning states, and sirens sounded a few minutes ago, at 9:59 p.m.
May God be with the people who’s lives have been lost and affected in this devastating earthquake, and that it won’t damage and kill more people in the West Coast of the US. God Bless.
Photo by: Karl Baron, Source: Flickr