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Live video on CNN and CNNI right now – lots of earthquake damage and even greater tsunami damage –

Tsunami’s are expected to hit other nations around the Pacific – Warnings

Hawaii estimated first wave of series at around 2.59 am Hawaii Standard time – according to CNNI

8.34 GMT the Tsunami will arrive in Russia

There is a list that was just given – a couple hours for people to get out of the way – Get to higher ground

Japan has fires – water massive – with debris everywhere

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.php

USGS info about the earthquake – click on the map tab at top to see where it centered – but the extensive damage from the tsunami being shown is near Sendai Airport, Japan

Tokyo and other areas have been affected – although the damages being shown are across the northern areas of Japan – Reuters pictures

BBC probably has live pictures also

Tsunamis are still rolling into the coastline in Japan

Other nations will be affected by tsunamis in the next few hours –

Suggestions by the news stations are that if you know anyone that lives in the areas that will be affected by the tsunamis heading toward those nations – to call them now and get them to go to higher ground and alert their neighbors to do so . . .

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/

Tsunami Warning Page – Warnings are Out – for these nations – & Hawaii –

http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.2011.03.11.073000

Message Text: click to read
Message Type: a Widespread Tsunami Warning is in Effect
Warning: Japan, Russia, Marcus Is., N. Marianas, Guam, Wake Is., Taiwan, Yap, Philippines, Marshall Is., Belau, Midway Is., Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Johnston Is., Solomon Is., Kiribati, Howland-baker, Hawaii, Tuvalu, Palmyra Is., Vanuatu, Tokelau, Jarvis Is., Wallis-futuna, Samoa, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, Mexico, Kermadec is, Fr. Polynesia, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Antarctica, Panama, Honduras, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru

Earthquake happened in Japan 2 and a half hours ago – it is 3.16 ET am now in Georgia where I live.

4 meter and then 10 meter wall of water crashed through Miyagi province and Sendai Airport area – There are huge ships laying on their sides and water everywhere in this area of Japan – the news is saying that there are more tsunamis still coming in now – just said but the damage is already done

8.9 earthquake – aftershocks – fires at a refinery and at some buildings – Japan a few hundred kilometers north of Tokyo has been hit by tsunami – they are showing pictures now

Tsunamis are racing to other nations now – these are not just one wave – it is a series of large waves with a lot of power to drive onshore carrying debris.

Tsunamis are expected to start hitting –

Hawaii at around 3 am local time about 2 1/2 hours from now

Taiwan at 9.30 GMT

Philippines 9.55 GMT

Mexico – Oregon Alaska – Chile Ecuador – arrival in the next twenty-four hours

The Tsunami of 7.3 meters which hit some areas of Japan means a wave of 24 feet  with massive water behind it – they said on CNN that the waves will wrap around the islands – as in Hawaii

One of the waves in Japan was 10 meters high ( 33 feet high wall of water) – this is a series of waves with a lot of water to carry inland

The suggestion is to get at least a half mile away from the coast and to higher ground

Civil defense warning sirens – mean to tell people there is a tsunami on the way to that area –

One of the reporters on Hawaii noted that many tourists have not known that these sirens meant to move to higher ground

They noted that this will not be buffered by any other land masses as the 2004 Tsunami had been when it arrived at the other side of the Pacific

At least 18 aftershocks have occurred since the earthquake in Japan according to the CNN reporters just now – There are still tsunami waves continuing to come in – the series has not completed yet

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(3.50 am ET right now)

More waves are expected for Japan – according to the news sources from the USGS and Tsunami warning centers

This is the second largest quake recorded – and the worst in Japan

It looks like a whirlpool they are showing on CNN out in the ocean right now – that is not good. – That is water.

The earthquake was centered 150 km off the coast of Japan. Sendai airport videos didn’t have any planes – – it was affected by the tsunami and is sitting in water as is the entire area. Apparently a number of buildings have been damaged.

There are 44 fires reported in six prefectures in Japan – according to ABC World News – just now.

There have also been pictures and video of a refinery on fire.

The reporters and anchors on ABC World News just mentioned that there are 2 million people that live in Sendai. The earthquake hit during the daytime there while people were at work. There are 13 million people in Tokyo – the earthquake happened northeast of Tokyo.

from CNN and Bloomberg earlier –

4 million homes without power.

Earlier on the Japanese news press conference they mentioned that the nuclear power plants were not leaking and had been secured after the quake.

on CNN a minute ago – there was either a really large boat or a large low building moving in the water like it was nothing but a toy. Probably video from a little while ago actually – maybe.

A rise in the sea level of the Pacific basin has been noted already,

This is the chart of the aftershocks –

from the USGS site –

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php

Update time = Fri Mar 11 9:12:19 UTC 2011

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
Region
MAP 5.5 2011/03/11 08:46:48 37.421 142.453 37.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/11 08:40:56 37.465 141.122 38.6 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.5 2011/03/11 08:19:24 36.338 140.633 19.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.2 2011/03/11 08:15:41 37.034 144.612 27.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.2 2011/03/11 08:12:05 36.606 141.557 19.8 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.4 2011/03/11 08:10:47 34.695 139.655 30.5 NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/11 08:01:59 37.071 142.734 22.6 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.6 2011/03/11 07:56:16 37.130 142.305 34.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.7 2011/03/11 07:54:45 37.742 141.565 45.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8 2011/03/11 07:42:55 36.406 141.919 29.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/11 07:38:27 39.250 142.783 29.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.1 2011/03/11 07:28:12 36.802 141.911 24.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.1 2011/03/11 07:25:33 37.916 144.621 15.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/03/11 07:14:59 36.648 141.811 25.0 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.9 2011/03/11 07:13:47 36.051 142.347 28.5 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.8 2011/03/11 07:11:00 37.899 142.734 30.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/03/11 06:57:15 35.758 140.992 30.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/03/11 06:48:47 37.993 142.764 22.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 7.1 2011/03/11 06:25:51 38.106 144.553 19.7 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.8 2011/03/11 06:15:46 36.126 140.234 30.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.4 2011/03/11 06:07:22 36.401 141.862 35.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.4 2011/03/11 06:06:11 39.025 142.316 25.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 8.9 2011/03/11 05:46:24 38.322 142.369 24.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.3 2011/03/11 00:14:51 -54.369 -116.808 10.0 SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

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Google Person Finder available after earthquake in Japan to help you get information about loved ones. http://goo.gl/rlR07
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CNN just reported a dam has broken in Japan washing away homes below it – also one nuclear plant in danger of meltdown is being managed

!2.14 pm ET

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reported that US military planes are providing coolant for Onagawa Nuclear reactor acc to Jill Dougherty on CNN at 12.30 pm ET

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Secretary Ban Ki-moon made a statement just a little while ago – says United Nations stands ready to do anything to stand by people of Japan

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President Obama is speaking now

 

an IReport on CNN says that phones are down in Japan but internet available and some power restored – people using Skype to communicate

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My Note –

I looked at the USGS charts and the last two days there are a swarm of earthquakes before the 8.9 magnitude quake – and apparently every fifteen minutes or so, they are still occurring with many now around the 5.5 magn.

Amazing to see the buildings that stood and provided safe harbor during the earthquake – some videos showing them from inside as the earthquake hit.

CNN reports now that there were 80 fires across Japan

The dam that has broken swept away 1800 homes – Fukushma ( my guess on the spelling) – The Fukushma Onagawa nuclear plant has been secured now Japan government says radiation rising in a containment building? But, the area has been evacuated within 3 km of it. Supposedly the US military has brought coolant? to it – according to an earlier note to reporters made by Secretary Clinton.

– cricketdiane

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And, thank God the tsunami wasn’t large by the time it got to California because people had come out to see it – that has got to change.