Breaking News of the 11th March 2011:
A monster 8.9 earthquake hit Japan at 2:46 p.m. Tokyo time on Friday about 80 miles off the eastern coast of Honshu at a depth of six miles triggering a massive 13-foot tsunami, reports the USGS. Television footage showed colossal, fast-moving waves moving inland washing away buildings, ships, cars and land. Reportedly, air and ground transportation is disrupted and limited, reports CNN.
A tsunami warning was issued for the entire Pacific coast of Japan, reports the AP, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii put a tsunami warning into effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas.
A tsunami watch was initially issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.S. state of Hawaii. Hawaii has reportedly been upgraded to a tsunami warning with the first wave is estimated to hit at 2:59 a.m., reports the National Weather Service.
UPDATE: Residents in area of Fukushima No. 1 power plant ordered to evacuate after damage reported; fire at Onagawa nuclear facility; Sony, Toyota, others shut down operations; Obama says US ready to help; no damage reported as tsunami hits Hawaii.
UPDATE 2: Latest figures from Kyodo: At least 137 killed, 539 injured, and 351 missing; disaster alert from the American Red Cross; interactive tsunami map; all clear at nuclear plants (CNN); devastating photos of the earthquake’s aftermath; how to follow the earthquake on the web.
UPDATE 3: Kyodo: Death toll expected to exceed 1,000; how Japan’s strict building codes saved lives; tsunami waves hit west coast, damage reported at Santa Cruz docks, Crescent City; despite reports that nuke plants “under control,” radiation levels rising, emergency declared; photo of major flooding at Sendai Airport; Jimmy Kimmel was in area at time of quake, had to be evacuated.
UPDATE 4: Small amount of radioactive vapor to be released at Fukushima Daiichi plant; earthquake’s magnitude reportedly revised to 9.0; scary: This wasn’t Japan’s “Big One”; buildings in Tokyo sway during quake; debunked: Supermoon had nothing to do with quake.
Waves of tsunami hit residences after a powerful earthquake in Natori, Miyagi prefecture (state)
Part of houses swallowed by tsunami burn in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast.
Houses are in flame while the Natori river is flooded over the surrounding area by tsunami tidal waves
Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsumani that struck Sendai airport
Things like this make moi think deep. Reality is a harsh and harrowing thing sometimes. You forget how insignificant your troubles are when you open your eyes to the world.
It’s just so sad that it takes tragedies like this for humans to finally put aside petty differences, come together, and realize how fragile life is. Every breath you take is one that some are not lucky enough to have. Be thankful & grateful to be live in country that outside tremendous nature disaster such as Malaysia. Lets pray for them. Pray for us Malaysian Sabahan & Sarawakian near all coast area to be all safe. Ameen.
Here something moi want share with all of you out there. It's quite eerie to know the truth behind the number 11
Pray and doa,