Tsunami and earthquake hits Japan on ET NOW
Big disaster in Japan...
Cars, homes, farms, airports are flooded in the nrothern areas! (Luc1f3rk0)
A Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake has hit Christchurch, New Zealand, at a depth of 5 km and centred 10 km south-east of the city. There are reports of major damage to buildings and infrastructure. (legendarychandu)
CNN's Ivan Cabrera reports as a powerful earthquake triggers tsunami waves in Japan. (DAILYNEWSANDNATURE)
EMSC earthquake notification (REVISION)
Magnitude 8.8 11/03/2011 05:46 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
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A magnitude 8.8 earthquake has occurred NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN at:
38.33N 142.40E Depth 30km 11/03/2011 at 05:46:24 (Universal Time)
Earthquake location with respect to nearby cities:
97 km E Ishinomaki (pop 117233, local time 14:46:24.4 2011-03-11)
90 km SE Kesennuma (pop 59116, local time 14:46:24.4 2011-03-11)
Manual location disseminated on 11/03/2011 06:35 (UTC)
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This location has been computed thanks to the data provided by the
following seismological institutes:
BGSG GFZ NEIR SC3
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This EMSC service is jointly operated by the LDG (Laboratoire de
Detection et de Geophysique, Bruyeres-le-Chatel, France) and the
IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Madrid, Spain).
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan's northeastern coast around 0546 GMT on Friday.
It caused a four-metre tsunami in the port city of Kamishi and its tremors shook buildings in the capital Tokyo, over 300 kilometres away.
Now Taiwan has issued a tsunami warning.
Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee has more.