Japan Tsunami info gathering

Big earthquake hit Japan. That’s about the extinct of what I know. I want you to create a post that gives as much information as possible in about 200 words (new brief length). Should be complete sentences, as if some attractive person would be reading it off a teleprompter.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/raw-tsunami-washes-cars-away-19983 (some video if you want to see)

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  1. This just in, a major earthquake has hit japan and caused tsunami to hit Hawaii and later on, maybe California. Im Dalton Caviness, and this, is your news today. A huge earthquake has just ravaged Japan and has created a huge tsunami that can do some major damage. the earthquake was believed to be an 8.9 and occured just 80 miles away. First, in Kamaishi, Japan, the earthquake has done great damage to the city and everything in it. There has been video footage of a rolling tide engulfing lots of stuff including boats, cars, and people. this wave is measured to be around 13 feet tall. The earthquake has also triggered huge fires. So far, an estimated 8 people are dead and 44 injured in just Tokyo. Even after the real damage was done and just when people thought it was safe, an aftershock hit thirty minutes later that was measured to be a 7.4. Tsunami warnings are in issued for other places too, including the coasts of Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Guam, Australia, Hawaii, South America, California, and Oregon. Hawaii has also had two very small earthquakes this morning that are around 4.5 and 2.5. Most people have been told to evacuate or get to higher ground before the tsunami waves start coming in. Please pray and keep hope for these people. Im Dalton Caviness, and this is your news today.

  2. The earthquake in Japan today was a unexpected disaster. This earthquake was categorized a 8.9 earthquake. This earthquake caused a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean, cars, houses, boats, even a ship with more than one hundred people on it was swept away with these waves. There has been recorded that there have been 19 aftershock, all of which have been greater than 6.0 on the Richter scale. Due to the earthquake a nuclear power plant has caught on fire, there has been no report of any radioactive leaks. The death total has risen from 40 dead to 60, this number is expected to rise even greater. The tsunami that was caused by the earthquake is said to hit Hawaii in the next couple of hours. Due to the warning, Hawaii residents have taken extra precautions, this includes the roads and beaches being closed off. the Tsunami is expected to hit the west coast somewhere around 11:00 A.M. The Tokyo Tower, which is like the Eiffel Tower in Tokyo, has been reported that it is bent from the impact of the earthquake. This earthquake in Japan is the worst earthquake Japan has ever had since people have started recording earthquakes in the 1800’s, it is in the top 5 range of the worse earthquakes ever to hit the world. We will keep you updated on the future outcomes of this event.

  3. The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water Friday that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evaucations of tens of thousands.
    The quake, which struck at 2:46 pm local time, sparked fires in at least 80 locations, Japan’s Kyodo News Service reported, and prompted the U.S. National Weather Service to issue tsunami warnings for at least 50 countries and territories.
    Police in Miyagi Prefecture say between 200-300 have been found in the coastal city of Sendai alone, Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported late Friday. The death toll is likely to rise as there are few casualty counts yet from the worst-hit areas.
    The epicenter was offshore 373 kilometers (231 miles) away from Tokyo, the United States Geological Survey said.
    But residents there continued to feel aftershocks hours after the quake. More than 30 aftershocks followed, with the strongest measuring 7.1.

  4. There was an earthquake in Japan today, residents near Tokyo Electric power Co. were asked to leave due to a radiation spill. The earthquake shut down power companies and oil refineries. 1,800 have reportedly left then home around the Fukushima Dai-Ichi No. 1 reactor. Firefighters are working with Cosmo Oil Co.’s refinery that caught ablaze after the massive earthquake. Millions of homes are without power. At 2:46 p.m. local time the 8.9 earthquake hit causing a tsunami that kill 26 people. People in the Philppines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guienea are some of the 20 countries bracing to get hit.

  5. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast, causing a 33-foot tsunami that swept away everything in it’s path, including houses, cars, and farmbuildings. The earthquake will suddenly rise, creating a mound of water that turns into a tsunami as it rolls ashore. That what happend in Japan. I got all of this information from http://washingtonpost.com

  6. Japanese geologists have long deemed that there would be a eathquake along a major fault line southwest of Tokyo. The earthquake that did come was their largest yet, off the coast of Honshu, Japans largest island. In Japan it hit 2:46p.m., local time(12:46a.m. in Washington). It was a 8.9 , which is one the strongest on the seismology. The earthquake made tsunamis that were upward to 20 feet tall. Tsunami warnings or alerts have issued for dozens of places such as the west coast of the United States, Hawaiin and Alaska. The tsunami struck Kauai about 3a.m. (8a.m. in Washington). This quake killed thousands of people and the tsunami killed some hundred people and there have been about 35 fires reported afterward. Prime Minister of Japan hase said the goverment will do “everything possible to minimize the damage” after calling international assistance. Several other countries including Russia and South Korea plegded support, putting emergency crew on standby. President Barack Oboma says the United States” stand sready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial.” So everybody is coming together to help Japan in their time of need. We only will have to wait and see how Japan comes back from this disaster.

  7. Early this morning (at 2:46 local time) a 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan. (5th largest on record) The quake has caused the Cosmo Oil Co.’s refinery to catch on fire and the local fire department is working on getting it under control. Also residents near Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s nuclear reactor were ordered to evacuate because of a possible radiation leak.
    Wthin an hour of the quake it triggered a massive tsunami as high as 10 meters engulfing towns along the coast. The waves are coming in and just sweeping everything away like sand. An aftershock followed at 4:25 with a 7.1-magnitude. Right now as far as we know there have been 26 fatalities. Police in Miyagi Prefecture say between 200-300 have been found in the coastal city of Sendai alone, Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported late Friday. The death toll is likely to rise as there are few casualty counts yet from the worst-hit areas.
    Now the tsunami has reached Hawaii. We are waiting for some insight on how much damage is being made and how bad the waves are. It is also predicted to hit the the coast of California sometime today.

  8. There was an unexpected earthquake that hit Japan this morning and it was a 8.9 with winds up to 80 miles per hour. The earthqauke devistated parts of Japan and left some people homeless.

  9. On March 11 2011 a earthquake hit japan. The earthquake was a level 8.9 magnitude which triggered a tsunami. At 5:59 a.m. General Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says five foot tsunami is being indicated by the bouys at midway Atollin the Pacific. At 6:15 a.m. Japan government issues an emergency for the power plants to be shut down but are have electrical problems. At 6:41 a.m. CNN international reports a ship with 100 people aboard have been swept away by the tsunami. At 7:05 the death toll from the earthquake in Japan has risen to more than 50. At 7:35 the US department issues a travel alert in Japan, saying that U.S. citizens should avoid going there the alert ends April 1. At 7:35 four nuclear power plants closet to the quake were safely shut down. At 7:56 Kauai is believed to be where the first waves are to be as high as 10 feet. At 8:35 police in Miyagi say between 200 or 300 bodies have been found in Sendai.

  10. Breaking News, A massive earthquake has hit Japan. It was the largest quake ever in Japanese history. Its magnitude was 8.9. The quake has created a massive tsunami. It has also created deadly fires across the nation. The deadly tsunami is now threating Hawaii and also the West Coast of the U.S. Police say they have found 200-300 bodies in the northeaster coastal area. More than 300 homes have been warshed away so far. The tsunami was 23- foot long. The quake is one of the top five in the world. Stay tuned, we will keep you updated when we get more news in. Reporting live, Steven White

  11. At 2:46 local time a major earthquake hit Japan. It was so powerful it dragged houses down the highway and engulfed towns. The magnitude was 8.9. This earthquake also sparked over 80 fires. The National Weather Service had to send out tsunami warnings for at least 50 countries. Tens of thousands of people have had to evacuate Japan and the death toll is already in the hundreds. The earthquake has caused over 30 aftershocks in which the largest was a magnitude of 7.1. This earthquake also caused Hawaii to have a tsunami at around 3:00 local time in Hawaii. The goverment of Japan sent out 8,000 troops and has also asked the U.S. military to assist them. Thats all we know of as of today, but we will keep you updated on the events unfolding in our world today.

  12. Breaking news, we are all going to die, A magnitude 8.9 earthquake , the biggest in modern Japanese history ,slammed the island nation’s eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 23-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompting a “nuclear emergency.”
    Hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii and warnings blanketed the Pacific, putting areas on alert as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast.
    According to police, 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai. The death toll was likely to continue climbing given the scale of Friday’s disaster. Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was of horrific proportions because of the tsunami that crashed ashore, swallowing everything in its path as it surged several miles inland before retreating.The highways to the worst-hit coastal areas were severely damaged and communications, including telephone lines, were snapped. Train services in northeastern Japan and in Tokyo, which normally serve 10 million people a day, were also suspended, leaving untold numbers stranded in stations or roaming the streets.

  13. Friday, March 11 an 8.9 magnitude quake and foot tsunami rock northern Japan. At 2:46 p.m. a massive earthquake wreaked havic on northern Japan for 5 minutes. The quake sparked a 23 foot tsunami which quickly followed. The current death tole is at 300 and rising; 544 are injured and many are missing, including a bus full of commuters. This is the 5th largest recorded quake in history. The quake bent national Tokyo landmark, the Tokyo Tower, destroyed nuclear power plants, washed away cars, and destroyed homes and lives. The quake set off warning sirens as far away as Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. We’ll continue to keep you posted 🙂

  14. On Friday March 11th 2011 the Sendai earthquake and tsunami was an 8.9-magnitude megathrust earthquake that created massive tsunami waves. It was measured at 7 on the Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale in the northern Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, with an initially-reported magnitude of 7.9, while the warning listed the magnitude as 8.4,it was later updated to 8.8. The earthquake focus was reported to be off the Oshika Peninsula, the east coast of Tohoku on Friday, March 11, 2011, at 05:46 (UTC ) at a depth of 24.4 kilometres (15.2 mi). News reports by Tokyo Broadcasting System indicate that hundreds of people have died and others are missing although it is feared the total number of dead could be far higher than expected.
    The magnitude of 8.9 made it the largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history.

  15. March 11,2011, Japanese Geologists Have A long Forecast a Huge Earthquake along a Major Fault Line Southwest of Tokyo. But Now The nation’s Largest Earthquake Has Hit, and It’s 231 Miles Northeast of Tokyo – 80 Miles East of The City of Sendai, Off the Coast of Honshu, Japan’s Largest Island. The Earthquake is Near a Deep Trench in the Sea Floor that Marks the Boundary Between Two Plates of the Earth’s Crust. The One Plate Dives beneath the Other. The Process is Not Smooth, and Enormous Amounts of Strain Build up Before, Finally, the Fault “Breaks” and the Strain is Released. These are the Most Powerful types of Earthquakes, and the 8.9-Magnitude Quake in Japan Ranks as one of the Strongest Events in the History of Seismology. The Sea Floor in Such Earthquakes will Suddenly Rise, creating a Mound of Water that Turns into a Tsunami as it Rolls Ashore. This Event could Roil the Geological Community in Japan. Scientists in Japan had Developed a Scenario in which a Catastrophic Earthquake Would strike Southwest of Tokyo on a Different fault. That Hypothetical Earthquake had a Name – The Tokai Earthquake – even Though it hadn’t Happened yet. Geologists placed Strain Meters Throughout that Region of Japan and Closely Monitored any Signs of what they Called “Pre-Slip,” a Hypothesized Precursor to an Earthquake. Maps showed very Precisely where Landslides Would Occur, and Officials Enumerated in Advance the Expected Number of Casualties and the Amount of Property Damage. The Seismic Hazard maps for Japan, Including one On the U.S. Geological Survey Web Site, shows a Relatively more modest Earthquake Hazard for the Region where Friday’s Quake Struck. At least 200 People Are Dead.
    Japan Rail has Suspended all Train Services in the Tokyo Region for the Remainder of Friday. Hundreds of Thousands of People are Stranded in the City or Have Faced a Long Walk Home.

  16. On March 11, 2011 a 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan. Many after-shocks have occurred since then and a 7 ft tsunami brought boats in land. A reported 300 people have been found dead and much more are missing. The tsunami created much damage. Washing away cars, homes, and starting fires. Japan has now declared a nuclear emergency, and tsunami warnings are out for 56 coast lines. Tsunami waves have begun hitting Hawaii but they are not unusually high. Oregon residents have begun moving inland because of the warnings. There are several evacuations on the West coast due to the warnings also. The waves in Hawaii are supposedly only a foot higher than normal. The waves are expected to hit around 5 a.m. Pacific time. Authorities believe the waves may be about 6 feet high. As for Japan, the world’s fifth- largest earthquake since 1900 and the biggest in Japan in 140 years struck at 2:46 p.m. their time. About 1,100 people are waiting to be rescued from Sendai’s airport. At least 80 fires have been reported. A ship carrying 100 people was carried away from the Tsunami. Oregon’s governor says “my heart goes out to Japan.”

  17. This just in one of the largest earthquakes on record invaded Japan’s eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it swept away ships, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control.two hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii but did not cause major damage. Warnings covered the Pacific, putting areas on alert as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West coast.Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai, the city in Miyagi prefecture, or state, closest to the epicenter. Another 110 were confirmed killed, with 350 people missing. Police also said 544 people were injured.The magnitude-8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot tsunami and was followed for hours by more than 50 aftershocks, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0.Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the epicenter.
    This is Dallas Moore breaking off with the news.

  18. A large tsunami created by one of the largest earthquakes on record hit Japan’s eastern coast Friday, March 11. It killed hundreds of people as it swept away ships, cars and homes. Also large fires burned out of control.

    Hours later the same tsunami hit Hawaii but did not cause much damage to it. Warnings are covered as far as Alaska, Canada, South America, and the entire west coast of the United States.

    In Northeastern Japan an area around a nuclear power plant had to be evacuated. There were 410 bodies confirmed dead and 350 still missing at this time. The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.9. It unleashed 23 foot tsunami and it was followed by more than 50 aftershocks, with a magnitude of at least 6.0. President Barack Obama said the U.S. “stands ready to help” Japan.

  19. Thursday, March 10, 2011 a major tsunami spawned and started by a record breaking earthquake and hit the coast of Japan sweeping the country of homes, cars, and ships with the floods. While these events were happening, fires broke loose. Hours later the tsunami hit Hawaii causing very damage. The earthquake was said to have measured a 8.9 offshore and had more than fifty aftershocks! The tsunami was created by the quake and had twenty-three feet waves. The quake and tsunami combined made one destructive feature. It caused damage to a radiation plant which will cause major radioactive damage to the country. The quake caused major damage to many of the coastline cities in Japan and took many peoples lives. They have said the quake and tsunami has caused around possibly 500 deaths with many missing. President Barack Obama says he is standing by ready to help Japan with the problems that have occurred by the quake and the tsunami. That is most of the information that they have at this time.

  20. Japan was struck by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, triggering a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter.
    The quake that struck 2:46 p.m. was followed by a series of aftershocks, including a 7.4-magnitude one about 30 minutes later. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.8.
    The meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific coast of Japan. National broadcaster NHK was warning those near the coast to get to safer ground.
    The quake struck at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast, the agency said. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.
    In downtown Tokyo, large buildings shook violently and workers poured into the street for safety. TV footage showed a large building on fire and bellowing smoke in the Odaiba district of Tokyo.
    Thirty minutes after the quake, tall buildings were still swaying in Tokyo and mobile phone networks were not working. Japan’s Coast Guard has set up task force and officials are standing by for emergency contingencies, Coast Guard official Yosuke Oi said.

  21. We have just been informed that an earthquake, caused by a tsunami, has struck Japan Friday, March 11. This major disaster has killed thousands of people and demolished many homes, cars, and buildings. The earthquake was said to be categorized as an 8-9, and also unleashed a 23 foot tsunami. This has been the 5th largest earthquake in history. So far, 110 people have been killed, 350 missing, and 544 injured. The tsunami has crashed ashore, pulling everything with it in its path. Waves of muddy waters flowed over farmland near Sendai, highways collapsed, airports destroyed, and telephone lined snapped. President Obama has just said that the United States are standing ready to help. A tsunami warning has been issued over the areas of the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The first waves have started to hit Hawaii around 9 A.M. this morning. It had very little damage, but the waves may grow bigger and larger. Warnings blanketed the Pacific, putting areas on alert as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West coast. Stay tuned for more information at 5 tonight.

  22. In today’s new we are following the massive 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan Early this morning. The earthquake triggered a killer 13 foot tsunami that left hundred of people dead. The earthquakes was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded. Among all the destruction, one huge one is the nuclear power plant. They are now under a nuclear emergency. Though no one knows for sure what cause the earthquake some skeptics believe the thing to blame, the full moon. Others say the full moon has nothing to do with it. There has been a number of earthquake within the past few months. Perhaps the word is coming to an end?

  23. An 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook northwest Japan on Friday afternoon, March 11, 2011, creating a tsunami that sent 30-foot waves. This was the most powerful earthquake that Japan has ever experienced. It killed hundreds of people, swept ships, cars, and homes away and fires burned out of control as it violently shook the country. Some people were killed by the flooding that happened. Streets were flooded and houses were destroyed. Other people were killed by the quake or tsunami itself. Many other countries are under warnings for earthquakes as well as a result of the events that have happened in Japan today.

  24. Earthquake causing problems in Japan, one of the most powerful earthquakes in over a 100 years. this earthquake unleashing a huge flood of water reaching 26 ft moving over the area killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands with no choice but to leave. the quake struck at 2:46 p.m about 230 miles away from Tokyo causing damage including a big nuclear plant. The storm reaching 7.1 caused damage to many houses and vehicles. Although the government sent assistances of 8000 trops they are still asking for help. Barack Obama offered his condolences and said the United States is standing by to help “in this time of great trial.

  25. We’ve just received word that one of the largest earthquakes in world history hit Japan Thursday morning local time Friday evening in Japan. The earthquake that hit was an 8.9 the largest recorded in Japan’s history and swirled up a massive ferocious tsunami that killed hundreds of people and has left many people homeless. We know now that 110 people have been confirmed dead and there are 350 missing. Let’s just hope that we can find some of the people missing and put their family’s worries to rest. The tsunami that hit Japan was a massive 23 feet tall and swept through the eastern coast terrifying everyone in the area. Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the epicenter. A large section of Kesennuma, a town of 70,000 people in Miyagi, burned furiously into the night with no apparent hope of being extinguished.

  26. An earthquake of 8.9 magnitude caused a 23 foot tsunami in Japan today on Friday, March 11, 2011. The tsunami killed at least 300 people and washed away many cars, homes, and bridges and knocked out many nuclear power plants. Japanese officials have already discovered 200 to 300 bodies in a northeastern coastal city of Sendai, 110 of those people have been confirmed dead and 544 people have been reported injured. The earquake is now the fifth largest in recorded history according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake hit at 2:46pm local time in Japan. The earthquake hit the northern part of Japan the hardest out of all of Japan.

  27. A on Friday March 11, 2011 devastating earth quake that started a tsunami that slammed in Tokyo Japan. The earthquake was the 5th largest earthquake in the world and the largest earth in Japan. The earth quake hit about nine o’clock in the morning. Hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii but did not cause major damage. The tsunami and about 23 feet tall. The tsunami killed hundreds of people and many are missing. Police said that they found over two hundred bodies in the cit sendai. The tsunami stared many fire and destroyed many home. The earth quake was ten times stronger than the one that hit new Zealand. The earth quake also destroyed an nuclear power plant.
    Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile 2,100-kilometer stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the epicenter. A large section of Kesennuma, a town of 70,000 people in Miyagi, burned furiously into the night with no apparent hope of being extinguished, public broadcaster NHK said .

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