Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan; Effects Expected Around the Globe [VIDEO]
Hundreds have been found or are presumed dead after a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami tore through Japan’s northeast coast. Some are already declaring the 8.9 magnitude quake the largest ever recorded and after-effects are expected to hit the west coast of the US, the Phillippines, Indonesia and other vulnerable spots. The Internet has sped into action, using Twitter to report updates and Google’s crisis response page to report missing persons.
See some of the devastation in the MSNBC video below.
Waves are hitting Hawaii right now according to CNN.
Tsunami waves resulting from Japan’s deadly earthquake rolled onto the Hawaiian Islands about every 15 minutes Friday morning, bringing waves of nearly 7 feet to a harbor in Maui, authorities said.
This is a developing story.
My thoughts go out to all those affected.