8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan – Epic Tsunami Follows

Wow, how news and reporting has changed. A massive Earthquake hit the ocean just a few miles off the Japanese coast just a few hours ago and now the whole World is buzzing about it. Twitter is 99% about the disaster, everyone is glued to a TV or some kind of live stream. It’s absolutely ferocious.

My stream of choice is the English language Al-Jazeera stream available here:

Al Jazeera English: Live Stream

The devastation is incredible, floating burning buildings on solid sheets of water devastating everything in it’s way. It’s like watching some terrible disaster movie…but even worse knowing that it’s real and real people are involved, people are dying, homes are being destroyed and families ripped apart.

Tsunami Japan

53 countries and territories are on the watch or warning list and the death toll is climbing in Japan. A 1 meter high Tsunami is expected to sweep along the entire coast of the Philippines and tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from islands in Russia.

Tsunami Japan

I remember when we felt the earthquake here in Malaysia back in 2009 and a Tsunami warning was issued.

I can’t imagine the chaos in Japan right now. My thoughts go out to those effected. The sad part is, it’s not over yet? Many more countries could be hit with a solid sheet of water.

Earthquake Japan

Predictions put the next to be Taiwan at 5.40pm, Philippines 6-7pm and Indonesia at 6.50-7.40pm.





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4 Responses to 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan – Epic Tsunami Follows

  1. Mellissa March 11, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    The last photo is … wow. 🙁

  2. Far March 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    I’m also impressed how the news spread out!!
    But of course, it seems to be so horrible there! 🙁 I hope people get over it soon~

  3. Schroddycat March 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    It was a horrifying event and the subsequent aftermath i.e. the possible nuclear meltdown is even worse than thought. Prayers and blessings for the people of Japan.

  4. ShaolinTiger March 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Mellissa: Shocking stuff.

    Far: Yah the news spread super fast, awesome to see social networks enabled people to spread news to their loved ones too.

    Schroddycat: Yup, crazy devastation.