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A massive surge of water is moving across Japan after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off shore, prompting a four-metre tsunami.
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Live feed: http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/
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I just heard of this... I hope the Tsunamis don't hit the Philippines, but I feel equally sad for Japan
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After reconsideration I've re-opened this however PLEASE stay on topic, I cannot say that enough times. This is a major ongoing disaster (secondary 5.5+ quakes are being verified every half hour or so along with tsunamis) and it needs to be treated and respected as such.

Edit; those that are curious, as far as I can tell this is the largest earthquake in Japan's history (previous largest, 8.6 in year 1707), and the 7th largest ever.
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amount of quakes they are having about one major quake every half hour. . http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_all.php
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Anyone know the formula to find out how much power that earthquake generated?
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amount of quakes they are having about one major quake every half hour. . http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...quakes_all.php

Wow that is a lot of after shocks. Really hoping that people had time to get to safety in regards to the coastal areas and tsunamis.

Edit: Just heard it is now the 5th strongest earthquake in history.
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I've heard the tsunami wave was over 10 metres high.
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I've heard the tsunami wave was over 10 metres high.
Supposedly 100ft high last time I heard. Prayers go out to Japan and those affected by this tragedy.
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