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Friday, March 11, 2011

Major Earthquake in Japan triggers Tsunami waves in Hawaii and California

TOKYO (AP) - A magnitude 8.8 earthquake has hit northern Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo and prompting the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami alert for the northeastern coast.
The meteorological agency says the quake hit at 11:45 a.m. local time Wednesday and was centered about 200 miles (300 kilometers) north of Tokyo at a depth of about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
Tsunami warnings were issued for all of the Hawaiian Islands. Tsunami surges were reported in Kahului Harbor on Maui and Hilo on the Big Island.
A fence was damaged at Kahului Harbor.
Apparently, the Ka'ahumanu mall is flooded.
Apparently, on Front Street Lahaina has fish flopping. No video confirmation.


Effective at 7:30 a.m. the tsunami warning is now downgraded to a tsunami advisory for the entire state of Hawaii.
Road closures are still in effect until the "All Clear" has been given.
Tsunami waves have now crossed the state of Hawaii and have diminished to advisory levels.
Sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbors and marinas.
The threat may continue for several hours.
This advisory does not mean it is safe to return to evacuated areas.

The public is urged to remain out of tsunami evacuation zones until the "All Clear."
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  1. Following earth quake, tsunami and nuclear reactor crack, the Shinmoedake volcono erupts.